Nutrient absorption is critical to all-around health and wellness. If the body is not absorbing the nutrients it needs daily, it is likely that not everything is working correctly.
When is the last time you thought about nutrient absorption?
If you are like most people, the answer is likely ‘never’, or ‘not often’. Too often, we tend to think more about the physical exercise we should be doing. We think about the foods we shouldn’t be eating. It is time to change the dialogue.
What happens if you are not absorbing minerals and vitamins that you need?
This is a loaded question, but let’s try to answer it in four sentences or less. A lack of essential minerals and vitamins such as magnesium, iron, vitamin B12, zinc, vitamin D and others could lead to sleep disruptions, body discomfort from head to toe, lack of energy, inability to cope with mental stressors and more. If you are not properly absorbing essential vitamins and minerals, it may allow heavy metals to start mimicking these essential nutrients and cause further issue in all-around body function. You may also want to consider the butterfly effect. If you are not getting the nutrients your body needs daily, other areas of your life may also seem ‘harder’ than they should be.
How do I know if I am absorbing nutrients?
The first tip may be if you feel like you are constantly operating under 100%. Now, we aren’t saying you need to be firing on all cylinders all day, every day. However, if you consistently feel like you can’t keep up it could mean you are operating under extreme tiredness, lacking a good night’s rest, or dealing with unnecessary body discomforts whether in the head, gut, or bone and joints. These things will slow you down and sometimes the underlying cause could be a nutrient deficiency.
There are many tests available to us today to learn more about our nutritional profile, including the Mineral Hair Analysis Test. You may also talk to a Nutritionist, or other trusted healthcare professional.
How can I increase nutrient absorption today?
Okay, so you took the test you are waiting on your results. Maybe you made an appointment with a healthcare professional and are patiently waiting for a callback with their availability to bring you in as a new patient. Either way, there are things you can start doing today to absorb more nutrients.
Add fulvic acid to your diet. Fulvic acid is a powerful nutrient that is naturally found in healthy soils. It has numerous benefits including increasing the bioavailability of minerals and vitamins in the body. Think of it as an air traffic controller. Fulvic Acid can latch onto minerals such as magnesium and then direct that mineral exactly where it needs to go in the body so it can do its job.
After a long day of directing vitamins and minerals where to go, it will even ‘take the trash out’. By trash, we mean heavy metals and other toxins that have no business floating around in your body.
Fulvic acid is a great addition to most diet and supplement programs and could be the key to helping you make the most out of your journey to health.