Mineral Absorption Questions
I seem to max out around 500-600mg/day from food sources alone. Since we're not eating calcium-inhibiting grains and legumes and providing everything else is in balance (potassium/sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, etc), our calcium absorption should... (more)
Dried coconut has so much fibre, does this bind to and stop absorption of certain minerals? I think the fibre is mainly soluble so shoudnt be affected by this problem, such as with in-soluble fibres and phytates.
What's important isn't whether it has phytate, it's whether the phytate:mineral molar ratio is high during digestion of mineral-rich foods. You could stop eating it, but it'd be just as effective to segregate it from foods like meat, organs, etc.... (more)
I am having some tests done soon for food intolerance for my 5 yr old. I put her on a paleo diet 5 months ago, though when she is at school, she eats pasta daily. (that is the menu in Italy) I am a bit alarmed that she gained so much height since... (more)
For example: http://www.angstrom-mineral.com/angstrom-minerals/...Here it says"Angstrom liquid zinc supplement is the smallest cell ready zinc supplement today. It can enter the cell directly with out digestion. You get 99.9% of the zinc you... (more)
How does phytic acid deplete minerals? Mean if I eat rice with a steak will I not absorb any zinc? I don't understand. Phytic Acid is an anti-nutrient component found in rice, (also found in some nuts and seeds) which bonds minerals and can... (more)