my zinc and copper come in the same capsule. if anything, you could take some copper with zinc, some away. up to you. i have a requisition kicking around from last july with a zinc and copper test on it, when i get those results i'll let you know how it's working out!
yep largely when it comes to some of the antioxidants the body should be making on its own, i prefer not to provide a crutch that may weaken natural mechanisms. i like to go for nutritional support of natural mechanisms. that's just me though. for example i don't take inosine to boost uric acid, i take zinc to fix the urea cycle and from there uric acid normalizes on its own. uric acid is a kick ass antioxidant.
as for calcium, i guess with my d3 and dietary intake, i get enough and am absorbing well. if i take extra calcium i feel like i have too much in my system, out of balance with the magnesium. muscles get spastic. so i stopped using it and feel better.
good re fish oil!
my approach: no meds so far - just balanced whole foods (partial 'paleo', much less outright elimination), science, supplements, & bloodwork
my regimen - www.thisisms.com/ftopict-2489.html