How Calcium interacts with zinc

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

It has been reported that diets high in calcium can decrease the amount of zinc absorbed in the stomach. This may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed. (1)


  1. View Abstract: Wood RJ, Zheng JJ. High dietary calcium intakes reduce zinc absorption and balance in humans. Am J Clin Nutr. Jun1997;65(6):1803-9.