We are all becoming aware that the nutritional value of the food we rely on day to day contains less vitamins and minerals than it did 50 years ago and that our modern, pressured lifestyles impact on our natural health balance.
For most of us we look to capsules, tablets and drinks to supplement our intake. However, recently a number of research bodies have reminded us that ingesting these nutrients is not the only way of ensuring an adequate supply… and maybe there are more efficient ways.
Our digestive health has never been so poor. The human body requires hydrochloric acid in the stomach to break down our food sufficiently in order for it to absorb the essential nutrients within. Historically, as we age our production of hydrochloric acid reduces but this process is becoming evident earlier and earlier in our lives.
When we are ill, production further reduces. Hospitals will provide intramuscular injections or intravenous drips rather than tablets for certain nutrients for this very reason. The key therefore is to get the nutrients or medication into the bloodstream as soon as possible, reducing opportunity for wastage.