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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Zinc supplementation


I am a 41 yr old female, 5'7" and 117 lbs. I am currently dosing 4 grains of Erfa thyroid after being on T3 only for 8 weeks. That's all I could stand. Had tons of weight gain(weighed 108 before starting T3 only and went up to 119!) and tons of digestive problems on T3. Here are my zinc etc labs:

Zinc 69 (60-130)
Copper 99 (70-175)
Ceruloplasmin 30 (18-53)

I had supplemented with a multivitamin up to the morning before the blood was drawn so not sure how that affects things. My cortisol saliva test revealed that I have high morning and bedtime cortisol so I hoping zinc will help with this also.

Please let me know how much zinc to take and when. I currently take Metagenics Multigenic multi, 5,000 B12, 750 Vit E, 4000 Vit C, life extension D/K/Sea Iodine one a day, milk thistle/yellow dock/dandelion twice a day, acidophilus twice a day, and just started Betaine HCL for digestion. I also take Ferrets iron once a night.

Thank you!

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