What Should You Know About Your Supplements? l Jeri’s Corner Food and Fitness

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A fantastic article written in Oxygen Magazine December 2006 gave great steps to find out if your vitamin is being absorbed into your body.

This test will take about 30 minutes.

  1. Combine equal parts of warm water and white vinegar in a transparent glass or bowl.
  2. Drop the supplement you want to test in the mixture

The pH of the vinegar is similar to your stomach acid reaction and should occur in 30 minutes.

What do you get after 30 minutes?

  • Has not dissolved?  You are most likely excreting the entire supplement without the nutritional benefit.
  • Has dissolved but is at the bottom of the glass? You are most likely excreting the the majority or all of the nutritional benefit.
  • Has just about dissolved but is floating to the top and its stuck on the side of the glass? You are most likely excreting some or most of the nutritional benefit with the likelihood of an upset stomach.
  • It has dissolved and is floating freely at the top?  You are reaping all the benefits.

So, what have you been taking and is it working for you?

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