Digestion is the key to making sure that your body gets the best from food. If your body doesn’t absorb the nutrients from food that you ingest properly, you are missing out on the full benefits. There are vitamins that can help you with your digestion and overall health so that you can absorb more nutrients form food. The combination of the vitamins, plus the absorption of more nutrients in food, can boost your general health- so it’s a win win! Here are five vitamins that help you with this task.
The small intestine is where vitamin and nutrient absorption happens in the body. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin (meaning it doesn’t need stomach acid for absorption) that is able to be absorbed through this intestine’s cell walls. After that occurs, the vitamin is then deposited into the body and enters the bloodstream. The issue with this vitamin is that it leaves the everyday through urine. If you take this vitamin, though, with an orange or other citric fruit high in Vitamin C, the vitamin helps aid in absorption of vitamin C from foods- which last longer in the body.
All B vitamins are also water-soluble, but they are bound to proteins and need stomach acids to break down this protein. B vitamins are known as the treasure troves of vitamins because they serve so many functions. One of those functions is helping proteins get absorbed properly in the body, so taking them with foods like chicken help you absorb more form the chicken.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamins, meaning it doesn’t require daily consumption because it sticks inside the body, specifically the liver and body fat. It is used when needed. When drinking milk with this vitamin, you can help increase the absorption and retention of the vitamin in your body.
Iron is an essential mineral that many people lack. It is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body. If you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough red blood cells, meaning it can’t get enough oxygen. This will make you exhausted, and a tied body cannot process nutrients in foods properly.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil is the oil from the seed of the evening primrose plant and it has long been used to help induce labor, naturally. It shouldn’t be used without a doctor’s approval. It is also used to help with eczema, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high cholesterol, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia. Importantly, though, it has also been long used for obesity and weight loss. It helps you absorb your food better, making you feel fuller for longer. You should always take it with a meal and a full glass of water. It is an essential fatty acid, as well, and breaks down like Vitamin D in your body.