What 3 things can decrease the absorption of most minerals? Phytates (phytic acid) in whole grains, seeds, legumes, some nuts—can decrease the absorption of iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium. [2,3] Saponins in legumes, whole grains—can interfere with normal nutrient absorption. Tannins in tea, coffee, legumes—can decrease iron absorption.
What causes low absorption of vitamins? Possible causes
damage to the intestine from infection, inflammation, trauma (injury), or surgery. prolonged use of antibiotics. other conditions such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, chronic pancreatitis, or cystic fibrosis. lactase deficiency, or lactose intolerance.
What can interfere with the absorption of vitamins? Caffeine: Similar to alcohol, caffeine can promote excretion of vitamins and minerals. In excessive amounts, tannins (a type of plant compound) found in caffeine can also inhibit the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium and B-vitamins.
What are three factors that can affect mineral absorption into the body? Mineral absorption is regulated by both external and internal factors. These factors primarily include temperature, light, H+ ion concentration, oxygen concentration, ion interaction, plant development, and aging.