an impossible choice between my skin and my guts
April 22, 2008 8:11 AM Subscribe
An embarrassing question regarding zinc and digestion.
posted by Sara Anne to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've recently started to take zinc supplements to clear up my skin. It's been working beautifully, I haven't had a new zit in two weeks. The trouble is, the zinc upsets my stomach, loosens my bowel movements and has caused me some distressingly moist farts.
I've tried taking the zinc with my biggest meal of the day and also at bedtime. Because of a potential medication interaction, I can't take the zinc in the morning. I've tried it with fibrous food and fatty food, with a big glass of water and big glass of milk. Can anyone advise on how to get my gut back in balance? I really like what zinc is doing for my skin, but don't know how long I can put up with the side effects.