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Taking Folic Acid and Vitamin D3 with Oatmeal ?


I have oatmeal (Porridge) in the morning for breakfast. I do this because I have high cholesterol and GP put me on statins but I don’t take statins because adjusting my diet and especially having Oatmeal works very well and lowers the cholesterol so I never take statins.

So my question is Oatmeal absorbs the fat to lower your cholesterol levels so if I take my Folic Acid and D3 tablets after having Oatmeal will the Oatmeal also absorb the Folic Acid and D3 or is it ok to take them and Oatmeal doesn’t affect their absorption ?

I don’t understand how Statins or Oatmeal only absorb fat without absorbing other vitamins and minerals in the body ?

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Oats contain soluble fibre. In the gut this forms a gloop that doesn’t absorb fats, but it does absorb bile acids, preventing them from being reabsorbed. That means that the amount of cholesterol (a major part of bile acids) in the blood is reduced.

This research suggests that it doesn’t affect folate absorption ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/120...

If you take VitD as a gel capsule containing olive oil - then that should overcome the need to take it with the fattiest meal. Healthy Origins from Amazon could fit the bill ... 😊

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