What Does Zinc Antagonize/use Up? (same Question For B6)

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  1. lvysaur

    lvysaur Member

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    I read cursorily somewhere that zinc and selenium antagonize each other somewhat. I know that zinc is antagonized *by* calcium, or at least its absorption is prevented by it.

    In other words, after taking a lot of zinc and/or b6, what should one make sure to take?
     
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    Copper and zinc are also antagonistic. High doses of supplemental zinc are known to deplete copper.
     
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    Copper and iron.
     
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    http://traceelements.com/Docs/The Nutritional Relationships of Selenium.pdf

    calcium just binds to zinc iron and other minerals and prevents them from being absorbed

    Vitamin and Mineral Agonists and Antagonists
     
  5. Johnathan5544

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    It antagonises copper as other commenters said. There are studies where people come to the ER feeling tired, and with some other symptoms, they do blood tests, and it shows low copper, and the patient had been taking high doze zinc for months / years. High copper foods are liver/digestive glands of squid/octopus, then oysters, then beef liver. Or there are copper glycinate supplements.
     
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