Can one have an allergic reaction to vitamin and mineral supplements?

Back in March, I had begun taking zinc supplements. After a couple of weeks, I began getting rashes over my arms. At first, I thought the root of the problem was bed bugs. I got topical medication for my rashes and it worked. I discontinued my zinc supplement intake. I recently began taking zinc again, and sure enough, my skin began to itch and get rashes. How is this possible?

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  1. Certainly you can be allergic to zinc. I have a friend who has the same exact problem. Either stay away from it or look for a health kinesiologist in your area who may be able to help you with this. If you don’t know what that is, feel free to visit my blog at where I have a posting explaining it.

  2. It’s probably something inside the supplement

  3. onlymatch4u says:

    Almost all supplements sold in stores are not good. That is a very sad thing to say, but they all contain things like Magnesium Stearate, Silica, and all kinds of fillers and synthetic chemical activators that they call vitamins. Many people are not as lucky as you and don’t get a rash, but just keep taking the garbage thinking they are being helped.

    It is a fact that 5% of the population who take multivitamins live shorter lives. This is primarily due to the fact that the supplements are not from living sources and contain many chemicals that damage the DNA of cells.

    I have only found one or two companies that sell products that are actually very good with none of the excipients and other garbage found in most of the other pills.

    good luck to you

  4. there might be something else in the multivitamin your taking that your having a reaction with. zinc Supports the body’s immunity and nerve function; important in reproductio. note u should ot take more then 40 mg per day of zinc

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