Have you ever impatiently waited for a lift at a hotel? And then when the door opens, you sigh because it’s so packed with people and luggage that you have to wait for the next one? The vitamin and mineral supplements you take each day face a very similar situation. Your digestive system has specific absorption sites for nutrients. But to be absorbed into the bloodstream, they must use a transport shuttle – the equivalent of a lift or taxi. Like any transportation, nutrient shuttles have limited capacity and can become overwhelmed if too many nutrients show up at once.
Unlike people, vitamins will not wait in line for absorption. If a site is unavailable, they will move on down the digestive tract to eventually be eliminated in our waste. Read More