Phytase is used to increase the absorption of minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc. It might help to prevent or treat deficiencies in these minerals, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Low levels of healthy red blood cells (anemia) due to iron deficiency. Early research shows that taking phytase with a meal containing iron increases the absorption of iron from the meal. But it isn't clear if taking phytase can help to prevent or treat iron deficiency.
- Zinc deficiency. Early research shows that taking phytase with a meal containing zinc increases the absorption of zinc from the meal. But it isn't clear if taking phytase can help to prevent or treat zinc deficiency.
- Aging skin.
- Tics or twitching of the eyelids (blepharospasm).
- Child growth.
- Infant development.
Special Precautions and Warnings
We currently have no information for PHYTASE overview.
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