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by 5 · July 12, 2014 at 07:38 PM

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)

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raydawg 0 · July 12, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Um, since when do minerals need digestion to enter the cell in the first place? Zinc isn't a protein, fat, or carb! Yes, supplements do go through the digestive tract, but we don't actually digest them as such, we more, absorb them.They don't... (more)

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by 43 · March 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM

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)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 14, 2014 at 05:04 AM

Contrary to what has been stated here, phytate can and will bind with the zinc etc. from meat in a mixed meal. An adult male only needs to absorb about 1.5mg of zinc per day, so a paleoer eating a lot of red meat doesn't really have to... (more)

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by 11113 · September 10, 2011 at 01:33 AM

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)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 10, 2011 at 12:15 AM

I started getting cardiac arrhythmias from 400mg a day of calcium citrate. I stopped taking it, tripled my k2 intake and stopped getting sun and it stopped. A proper vitamin D level greatly increases intestinal absorption of calcium, so the RDAs... (more)

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by 123 · September 10, 2011 at 06:34 PM

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.

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 10, 2011 at 06:34 PM

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)

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by 1049 · March 07, 2011 at 09:41 AM

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)

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Carly 0 · March 07, 2011 at 09:41 AM

Do you have the option of making her lunch so she isn't exposed to pasta everyday? Robb Wolf mentioned that Italy is incredibly accomodating to Celiacs as it is so prevalant out there (they screen for it at birth apparently!) so maybe you could... (more)