Pharmaceutical Forms Containing Trace Elements for Humans

  • Jean Nève


Nutritional or therapeutical doses of trace elements are administered to humans though different forms including modified and fortified diets or medicinal-type preparations. The latter actually are the most common. However, the diversity of their presentations, characteristics and even legal status involves many questions. As trace element bioavailability in the preparations may considerably differ, it is of interest not only to assess them comparatively but also to optimise the forms proposed. Some factors affecting bioavailability will be reviewed showing examples of procedures adopted to document and/or solve practical problems (1).


Iodine Deficiency Ferrous Sulfate Sodium Selenite Trace Element Supplementation Ferrous Lactate 
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  • Jean Nève
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  1. 1.Free University of BrusselsBelgium

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