Zinc

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Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds

Zinc competes for absorption with copper, iron,322, 323calcium,324 and magnesium.325 A multimineral supplement will help prevent mineral imbalances that can result from taking high amounts of zinc for extended periods of time.

N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) may increase urinary excretion of zinc.326 Long-term users of NAC may consider adding supplements of zinc and copper.

Interactions with Medicines

Certain medicines interact with this supplement.

Types of interactions:beneficial= Beneficialadverse= Adversecheck= Check
dnicon Beneficial Diet & FitnessReplenish Depleted Nutrients
dnicon Beneficial Diet & FitnessReduce Side Effects
dnicon Beneficial Diet & FitnessSupport Medicine
dnicon Avoid Diet & FitnessReduces Effectiveness
dnicon Avoid Diet & FitnessPotential Negative Interaction
dnicon Check Diet & FitnessExplanation Required
The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, click a medicine and click through to "More about" or refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

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