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does anyone take Zinc for their immune system please let me know thank you

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does anyone take Zinc because of their health problems for Immune System please let me know if you are talking these thanks

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Alanna012 profile image

I take 50mg Zinc gluconate at bedtime.

I can't say I've seen a difference in my allergy symptoms but mine are pretty severe and I started supplementing regularly only a short time ago after having previously been very haphazard in taking it previously. So not expecting to see any benefits for a while in my case, I think.

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Alanna012 in reply to Alanna012

Also just to say I was advised by a private doctor to take zinc as I have thyroid antibodies and autoimmune issues. I didn't take it seriously enough

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buddy99 in reply to Alanna012

Zinc, copper and selenium are essential for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, and deficiency of these can result in hypothyroidism. I also have thyroid issue and have been taking these three for years now in addition to thyroid hormones. Don't really know for sure whether they make any difference :)

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LisaSnowFMA UK Volunteer

Hi Magi, I take it every other day (alternate it with vit. C) since the pandemic started. I wasn't taking it to help any of my symptoms though, so really can't say how it has affected me.

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Magi54 in reply to LisaSnow

thank you very much for getting back to me

Kitten-whiskers profile image

Good afternoon, yes I take Zinc with chelated copper, I have done since my thyroid troubles - I also find that it helps my sense of taste and smell, I soon notice if I forget to take it

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YassytinaFMA UK Volunteer

Hi there, I am taking vitamin c with zinc , doctor recommended it as I have CFS along with multi vitamins too try build up my immune system, just run anything you take by your doctor or pharmacist too be sure xx

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Alanna012 in reply to Yassytina

Following on from your reply to my post, and reading this your doctor sounds knowledgeable.

When I asked my GP years ago whether he thought magnesium might help with my pain he looked at me blankly then said 'just eat a balanced diet' 🙄

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Magi54 in reply to Alanna012

really wow you don’t have a very good doctor

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Alanna012 in reply to Magi54

Doctor(s). There's one who can be good depending on what frame of mind she's in but she kept trying to foist anti-depressants on me and told me only those sitting around at home have Fibromyalgia for longer than a year or so as it eventually burns itself out.

I haven't met one who's really conversant with it.

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yes I will thanks xoxo

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