Nutrients Interactions

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Nutrients interact in various ways within our bodies. For example, some nutrients work together to enhance each other's absorption or function, such as vitamin D enhances the absorption of calcium in the intestines. Conversely, certain nutrients can inhibit the absorption or function of others, such as excessive calcium intake can interfere with the absorption of magnesium. And some nutrients may interact with medications, such as vitamin K can interfere with the action of blood thinners like warfarin which prevents blood clots.

So knowing nutrients interactions and getting the right balance of nutrients is essential for overall health and well-being. It can help us to prevent nutrients deficiencies and toxicities, enhance nutrient absorption, avoid adverse reactions, support nutrient synergy in the body, and manage individuals unique health conditions.

Here are some nutrients interactions:


Protein
Magnesium, Mg
Adequate protein intakes (not too much or too little) can improve magnesium absorption and retention  



Calcium, Ca
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
Vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption  
Phosphorus, P
High phosphorus or high calcium can reduce the absorption of the other if the other intake is low  
Iron, Fe
Calcium can inhibit the absorption of iron  



Iron, Fe
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
Vitamin C enhances nonheme iron absorption  
Zinc, Zn
Iron and zinc supplements may decrease each other's absorption  
Calcium, Ca
Calcium can inhibit the absorption of iron  



Magnesium, Mg
Phosphorus, P
High phosphorus intake reduces magnesium absorption  
Fiber, total dietary
High amount of insoluble dietary fiber decrease magnesium absorption  
Potassium, K
Low magnesium levels can lead to low potassium levels  
Protein
Adequate protein intakes (not too much or too little) can improve magnesium absorption and retention  



Phosphorus, P
Magnesium, Mg
High phosphorus intake reduces magnesium absorption  
Calcium, Ca
High phosphorus or high calcium can reduce the absorption of the other if the other intake is low  



Potassium, K
Sodium, Na
High intake of sodium can lead to increased potassium excretion through urine  
Magnesium, Mg
Low magnesium levels can lead to low potassium levels  


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Sodium, Na
Potassium, K
High intake of sodium can lead to increased potassium excretion through urine  



Zinc, Zn
Iron, Fe
Iron and zinc supplements may decrease each other's absorption  



Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
Iron, Fe
Vitamin C enhances nonheme iron absorption  



Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
Calcium, Ca
Vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption  



Fiber, total dietary
Magnesium, Mg
High amount of insoluble dietary fiber decrease magnesium absorption