Nutrient absorption is crucial for maintaining overall health of your body. When deprived of essential vitamins and nutrients, our systems can end up deficiencies that can lead to health issues. While you may be trying to eat a balanced diet and take supplements for nutrient gaps, your body may not be fully absorbing all that you are taking in. But there are ways you can help fill those gaps and improve your overall nutrient absorption.
So, how does nutrient absorption actually work? And, more importantly, how can you help improve your health through increased nutrient absorption?
Why Nutrient Absorption Is Important
The body takes in various nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water every day and delivers them to your body cells for use. If you aren’t eating a balanced diet, it’s very easy to fall into nutrient deficiency. Unfortunately, we do not always meet these nutrient requirements.
Even if you’re eating nutrient-rich foods, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to absorb them all. If your digestive system isn’t functioning well, then you can lose precious nutrients during digestion. Digestive enzymes break down the food into macro and micro nutrients and transport them to the small intestine where the nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream. If your digestive system is inefficient, you may lose a percentage of the nutrients your body requires that help maintain good health.
How to Improve Nutrient Absorption
Below are general health tips for those who are interested in maintaining everyday habits to help boost your nutrient absorption and in effect help your overall health.
- Remain hydrated. Water helps to break down food so that nutrients become more available.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Foods like salmon, broccoli, peppers, garlic, berries and lentils are some of the most nutrient-dense foods you can consume. Try to limit caffeine and alcohol that can inhibit digestive enzymes as well.
- Limit stress. As you may be aware, stress can have a dramatic impact on your digestive system that can lead to other health issues.
- Utilize supplements. Supplement with products proven to benefit the nutrient absorption and digestive health like probiotics and Aloe vera.
Why Lily of the Desert’s Products Improve Nutrient Absorption
Lily of the Desert is serious about innovating effective products backed by science. In 2007, we added a patent-pending concentration of high-molecular weight aloe polysaccharides, derived from our aloe vera plants, to our products. We call it Aloesorb, and it was designed to optimize aloe benefits and one incredible result was its dramatic impact on maximizing nutrient absorption that is vital to overall health.
Want even more health benefits? Our juices and gels balance stomach acidity, reduce toxins, and enhance antioxidant support. These all contribute to a healthy digestive system, allowing your system to effectively absorb those crucial nutrients.