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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (208) Last page : (214)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5835

Interrelationship of Micronutrients: Antagonism and Synergism

Tripathy S.1, Dhaduk J. J.2 and Kapadiya S.3
1Research Scholar,2Professor, 3Senior Research Assistant
Department of Food Science and Nutrition,
ASPEE College of Home Science and Nutrition
Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar-385506
*Corresponding Author E-mail: sucharitatripathy1994@gmail.com
Received: 5.10.2017  |  Revised: 13.11.2017   |  Accepted: 16.11.2017  


Vitamins and minerals are considered as micronutrients for body but they play vital role in different body functions. These minerals and vitamins interact with each other’s either synergistically to increase each other’s activity or antagonistically to decrease their effectiveness in body. Major vitamin antagonisms include antagonism between vitamin A and D, vitamin C and vitamin K, vitamin K and some antibiotics, vitamin C and vitamin B12, Fe, Co etc. Some of the important synergism between micronutrients includes thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin D, B12, E. So during diet formulation these factors should be taken care to avoid any disorder.

Key words: Antagonism, mineral, synergism, vitamin

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782

Cite this article: Tripathy, S., Dhaduk, J.J. and Kapadiya, S., Interrelationship of Micronutrients: Antagonism and Synergism, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 208-214 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5835