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Does drinking coffee deplete vitamins or minerals, such as magnesium, in the body? Can adding magnesium or other minerals reduce the acidity or improve the flavor of coffee?
Coffee may reduce the absorption or increase the excretion of certain vitamins and minerals, although in some cases the impact is not clinically significant and, in other cases, can be avoided by separating the timing of coffee and nutrient intake.
Sign in as a member to learn how coffee intake affects the absorption and blood levels of B vitamins, calcium, iron, and magnesium, and learn how magnesium, potassium, and eggshells may affect the flavor of coffee. Also find out if collagen, added to hot coffee, may get destroyed by the heat.
Latest Research Updates (Clinical Updates)
Adding Collagen to Coffee?
January 17, 2023
Coffee's Effect on Vitamins & Minerals
December 20, 2022
Can coffee reduce the absorption, or increase the loss, of certain vitamins and minerals? Yes, it can. Find out which nutrients are affected, and what steps can be taken to reduce these effects of coffee in our updated Answer about coffee and nutrient absorption/depletion.
Eggshells for Coffee?
November 18, 2022
A CL member asked if adding crushed eggshells to coffee could reduce its acidity. Find out what research suggests in our Updated CL Answer about reducing the acidity and improving the flavor of coffee.
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