02-29-2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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Zinc Supplement-any recommendations

My son tested low for zinc. Dr recommends 15mg supplement. Does anyone have recommendation for brand, liquid/pill, zinc form? Thanks for your help.
02-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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Location: Ontario

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Don't have any recommendations re zinc supplements but you might find more info in the Supplements sub-forum...

Tess, mom to S, 22
Diagnosed May 2011

May-July 2011 - 6 wks Exclusive EN via NG tube - 2000 ml/night, 1 wk IV Flagyl
July 2011-July 2013 - Supplemental EN via NG, 1000 ml/night, 5 nites/wk, Nexium, 40 mg
Feb. 2013-present - Remicade, 5 mg/kg every 6 wks
Supplements: 1-2 Boost shakes, D3 - 2000 IUs, Krill Oil
03-01-2012, 05:05 AM   #3
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Sorry hun, no recommendations here either, but as Tess has suggested you might get some responses if you ask in the diet and supplement forum.

Dusty. xxx
Mum of 2 kids with Crohn's.
03-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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Location: San Diego, California
It was hard to find non-cold ones without echinacea or other herbals when my son needed a zinc supplement last year. I found Source Naturals Wellness Zinc lozenges at Henrys/Sprouts market. It's zinc gluconate with vitamin C. A decent Peach-Raspberry flavor, I've taken a few myself.
Jennifer ~ son dx at age 8, Sep 2010
currently on Humira, Feb 2012+, MTX (20mg) Aug 2017+, folic acid
past use: 6mp for Sep 2010-Apr 2011 (not effective enough), then Remicade April 2011-Dec 2011 (built antibodies); additional 6MP Aug 2012-Sep 2013; Periactin for appetite Sep 2010-Sep 2013
other: Centrum chewable multi; calcium-vitD;
Derma-Smoothe for psoriasis rashes; Alrex, Zaditor eye drops for vernal conjunctivitis; history of asthma, ear infections

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