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15 Aug 2007

post surgery zinc supplements
Hello, I hope this finds you well.
After a double hip replacement, a friend suggested I take zinc to aid in the healing of the incision. I found a daily supplement of 50mg but from what I've read this seems like it could be too much. Is it safe to continue with this dosage?
I received the first surgery on June 8th and the second on July 20th. I'm a 58 year old active male and healing very well. But of course, it's not going fast enough.
Thanks for reading this and good afternoon,
Jim
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Jim
They have given up to 40mg of Zinc per day to promote healing but if your zinc levels are normal, it won't make a huge difference. Normal daily allowance is about 10 - 12 mg per day for an adult.
See http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/cc/zinc.html
Anyway, hope you get better soon!
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