Drug-Micronutrient Interactions

Time: 4:35 pm - 4:55 pm

Date: 30 April 2019

30-april-2019 16:35 30-april-2019 16:55 Europe/London Drug-Micronutrient Interactions

Micronutrients usually have an effect on many biological systems, hence it is no surprise there are both positive and negative interactions with pharmacological substances. Often this interaction will depend on precise genotype of the individual receiving treatment. A positive example is the use of certain B vitamins in conjunction with NSAID s which can be… Read more »

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Synopsis

Micronutrients usually have an effect on many biological systems, hence it is no surprise there are both positive and negative interactions with pharmacological substances. Often this interaction will depend on precise genotype of the individual receiving treatment. A positive example is the use of certain B vitamins in conjunction with NSAID s which can be shown to have a synergistic effect on severe pain relief. Vitamin E has been shown to have a beneficial effect as an adjunct to conventional pharmacological therapies in the treatment of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Micronutrients often show most promised when two or more are combined e.g. a combination of B vitamins and marine omega 3 acids is showing promise in delaying the rate of cognitive decline in early stage dementia patients. The dose levels of micronutrients when used in such adjunctive therapies often has no resemblance to those recommended to provide an individual with their daily nutritional needs.

Speakers

  • Dr Robert Winwood Manager Nutrition Science and Advocacy EMEA - DSM Nutritional Products

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