However, if it is take in large quantities, it can lead to toxicity. Because of this, zinc supplements should only be take by people with conditions that cause a loss of zinc from the body, or where there is good evidence that zinc deficiency exists. Such conditions include large skin burns, following an injury, and in some metabolic diseases where there is interference in the way zinc is absorbe from food.
zinc sulphate is used in a completely different condition known as Wilson’s disease. This is a genetic disorder where there is a build-up of copper which causes serious symptoms because the body is not able to get rid of it. Treatment with zinc helps to remove the excess copper and/or prevent a further build-up. This is a specialist treatment.
Use under medical supervision.