absorption of calcium and iron body



amount of intake of iron in the body is directly related to food components that inhibit or accelerate its absorption, while the use of these components.Thus, the most potent stimulator of iron absorption is vitamin C, contained in fruits and vegetables that need to have pregnant women.

also accelerator iron absorption may make fermented foods - such as sauerkraut.

acid supplied in the diet, forms a complex with iron and prevents phytate iron, which is poorly absorbed and inhibits the absorption of the drug.Also, a more rapid absorption of iron affect some kinds of grinding and heat treating, reducing plohousvoyaemogo phytate content in plant foods.The strongest phytates are cereals, vegetables, nuts
and seeds, as well as tea, coffee, cocoa and some herbs.For example, tea drinks reduce the absorption of iron from food is 62% - this is due to polyphenol tannin contained in tea composition.

How to drink calcium and iron during pregnancy



Recently, scientists conducted a study with the participation of twelve pregnant women.They took drugs in the form of calcium or iron, or iron alone, but in smaller amounts (two times).Thereafter, they had taken a blood test that showed that the absorption of iron from both preparations were almost identical.According to scientists, this effect is related to the fact that the second drug is completely absent calcium.

Earlier studies have shown that from monotherapies to 65 milligrams of iron assimilated its 12%, while from polymineral complex (with calcium) assimilated only 3-5%.

To prevent interference of iron and calcium preparations should be taken separately.For example, if a pregnant woman have breakfast with milk and cheese, meat or fish intake 2-4 hours later, her body completely saturate the desired dose of iron.Therefore, scientists and nutritionists recommend to separate the reception of products containing calcium and foods rich in iron, to use the first category for breakfast and the other for lunch or dinner.The same applies to calcium and iron preparations - allow them to use separate completely absorbed in the body.