Tag Archives: phytase

Bad Actors

by in Articles, Digestion and Immunity January 21, 2016

  Bad Actors We mention bad actors all the time here at Shield Nutraceuticals. We do this because there are so many of them in the industrialized food system and it is our goal to raise awareness and protect your health. To better understand what these bad actors are and why they are a problem, keep […]

What is Phytate?

by in Articles October 31, 2015

Phytate or phytic acid is simply the storage form of phosphorus in plants. It has been identified as an anti-nutrient or bad actor in our diet because we lack the proper enzyme, phytase, to convert it to usable phosphorus. It has a tendency to bind to important mineral nutrients like calcium, iron, and zinc, making […]