How Chitosan interacts with calcium

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

In one study, animals that were administered high doses of chitosan for two weeks exhibited decreased mineral absorption (especially calcium) and reduced levels of serum vitamin E. Supplementation with the affected nutrients 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.