|MadSci Network: Biochemistry|
As I understand it phytates from certain uncooked foods (oats, nuts, etc) can interfere with mineral absorption. I am interested in the real world affect this would have on disrupting absorption of minerals from mineral supplements. For example, if taking a zinc or iron supplement in the AM would it be ideal to avoid foods high in phytates to increase absorption? If so, for how long after taking said supplements would one refrain from eating foods high in phytates? If taking mineral supplements in the evening, how long should one wait after having a meal high in phytates before consuming supplements? I know there are many variables which might affect absorption, however I am just looking for a general guideline. I have already read answer #1129354245.Bc, and my request is different in nature. I am looking for information regarding maximal absorption as I am a professional bodybuilder. Thank you!
Re: Phytate Interference With Mineral Absorption
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