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Author Topic: zinc supplements  (Read 5226 times)

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Offline rickbc

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zinc supplements
« on: June 13, 2007, 10:42:37 AM »
hey:  anyone take zinc supplements.  I am currently on truvada and kaletra, also take a multi-vitamin and fish oil and heart meds.  I was curious about taking 50mg of zinc a day.  I have read good and not so good things about this so just wondering what you think.   Thanks

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Offline fondeveau

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Re: zinc supplements
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 04:17:01 PM »
I like zinc.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: zinc supplements
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2007, 08:09:41 AM »
hey:  anyone take zinc supplements. 


Only what is in my Multi-vitamin, which is 15mg zinc ( Centrum Silver)

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 66 years young.

Offline geraldinapell

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Re: zinc supplements
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007, 02:41:34 AM »
I take Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc & Copper supplement called Osteocare, I order it in from England as I can't get it here in Holland and certainly not for a better price.
I originally started taking it as I have a tremor, but have found it to be a good cure for diarrhea, sometimes I don't order in time and then just take Magnesium and vitamin C with zinc and then it's back to the toilet 10 times a day and when I start on the Osteocare again it stops I even get light constipation .... which can be nice after having diarrhea for the last 6 or 7 years :P.

Anyway I have included a link to where you can order the Osteocare just in case you want to get some to try.

https://www.vitabiotics.com/login.aspx  it is a login page but just go to the home page from here.


Offline Oh501sguy

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Re: zinc supplements
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007, 05:38:00 AM »
I've been taking zinc and vitamin E. It was a suggestion from someone in the AOL chat room to help with the sex life.  I haven't found Zinc to do anything. Im just finishing the bottle and be done with it.

Offline boylikertampa

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Re: zinc supplements
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2007, 12:13:30 PM »
For info on supplements for HIV'ers, I go to Dr. Mary Romeyn's article at thebody.com titled "Vitamins, Mineral, and Trace Elements"...check out info on thebody.com...I use her suggestions when planning my supplements, which I admit I take irregularly.  Never was sold on the idea of vitamins even when negative, but hear often that HIV'ers should take them.


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