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Amylase inhibitors



Depletions

Amylase inhibitors/Nutrient Depletion:
  • CarbohydratesCarbohydrates: In humans, powdered amylase inhibitor decreased amylase activity by greater than 96% and increased malabsorption of wheat starch (25). Thus, use of amylase inhibitor may decrease absorption of dietary carbohydrates.
  • GlucoseGlucose:In humans, amylase inhibitors may reduce postprandial glucose (19; 27; 3). In rats, the use of amylase inhibitors with a starch load decreased postprandial glycemia (20).
  • MineralsMinerals: In rats, amylase inhibitor increased fecal zinc and copper (26). This may indicate decreased absorption.

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