Harvard Report: Two Nutrients are Better than One

July 1, 2009

New research suggests that some of the daily nutrients we seek are actually influenced by other nutrients, according to reports in July’s Harvard Health Letter.

New research suggests that some of the daily nutrients we seek are actually influenced by other nutrients, according to reports in July’s Harvard Health Letter.

The reports suggest that certain nutrient levels in our bodies can be increased and decreased by other nutrients. Calcium absorption is said to be assisted by high levels of vitamin D. When sodium levels are too high in the kidneys, potassium can encourage sodium excretion. Vitamin B12 is also cited for its ability to help folate be absorbed, stored, and metabolized, the report says.

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