How Chitosan interacts with calcium

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

An animal study showed a decrease in calcium absorption when taken with chitosan for long periods of time. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary. (1)


  1. View Abstract: Deuchi K, Kanauchi O, Shizukuishi M, Kobayashi E. Continuous and massive intake of chitosan affects mineral and fat-soluble vitamin status in rats fed on a high-fat diet. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. Jul1995;59(7):1211-6.