Bioavailability and Bioefficacy

The failure of supplementation and fortification is an issue of bioavailability and bioefficacy. Bioavailability is about absorption and it is a prerequisite for bioefficacy. If a micronutrient is not absorbed, it cannot be effective. When, for example, ferrous sulphate or zinc chloride is added to milled grain, the phytic acid…

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A Fly in the Ointment

I have recently attended two meetings in Amsterdam and Frankfurt in support of Ashoka’s Nutrients for All initiative. Within this framework, HETN is solidly behind Ashoka’s aim to promote and build a Nutrient Economy – a value chain built around nutrient repleteness, encompassing the environment, agriculture, food and human health.…

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