This Pygeum Blend - too much Zinc
Hey guys, I’ve read that too much Zinc is bad for men, even those who are looking for a sexual boost. I’ve been taking this pygeum blend according to the instructions for some time now..
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)
Zinc (as Zinc citrate)
Selenium (as Selenium yeast/Selenium monomethionine)
Copper (as Copper citrate)
Pygeum extract (bark), 13% sterols
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Pumpkin seed oil, Gelatin (softgel), Glycerin, Water, Yellow beeswax, Carob extract concentrate, Titanium dioxide, Sodium copper chlorophyllin.
Each 2 capsules contain the above, and you are supposed to take 2 caps twice a day, so that would be a total of 60mg of Zinc. So far I haven’t experienced any ill effects of Zinc poisoning (vomiting etc.) and I’ve been taking this for awhile, but I’m concerned about the long term effects. It’s worth it to note that this contains lots of copper too, so maybe that balances the zinc out?
Think I should stay with this? Or move to a separate Pygeum capsule + ZMA for the zinc and whatnot. Oddly enough, ZMA doesn’t contain any copper, which I thought you were always supposed to take with zinc.