View Full Version : zinc and magnesium??

11-06-2006, 10:29 AM
What would be a side effect of too much zinc and magnesium in my diet?? Thanks

11-08-2006, 04:58 PM
Why is too much of these two bad?? Anyone know?? Thanks

Max Thunder
11-08-2006, 08:15 PM
You need to get a really high dose of zinc and magnesium for these to be toxic. For zinc, you'd need at least 100 mg for a good time. Mg quickly gives you diarrhea if you overdose, diarrhea from zinc is also possible but is rarer due to the lower amounts.

Any minerals in excess will tend to displace other minerals. Zinc is actively absorbed by the same intestinal proteins that absorb copper, so it could create a copper deficiency.

There's no way you can overdose on these minerals with diet alone unless you'd eat 50 oysters a day (they're extremely rich in zinc).

11-08-2006, 08:16 PM
Well the popular supplement ZMA is just zinc and magnesium, and it's intented to help you sleep, so you might feel drowsy if you take a lot, but i'm not sure.

11-09-2006, 12:16 PM
Well I started taking ETS by at large. and I was going to be taking multi plus to but I was told to hold off on the multi plus while I am taking ETS. Would I be safe to take the multi plus or should I hold off??? Thanks