Ask an expert
Question

24 Jan 2003

zinc intake,
Dear Doc, having just had a non-malignant brain tumour removed, some-one suggested I take zinc tablets to increase immunity . Is this so and how many milligrams should one take per day for maximum benefit. I am also taking spirulina - 6 tablets daily. I weigh 55 kgs and i am 38.
Thank you.
Answer 319 views
Expert
CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

MOFH, taking zinc will only help if there is a shortage in the body. Overloading with zinc is of no benefit. Taking a multivitamin that contains zinc will be enough. Good luck.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
34% - 9260 votes
No
66% - 17841 votes
Vote