Reasons Your Body Might Not Be Absorbing Vitamins

Reasons Your Body Might Not Be Absorbing Vitamins

Jun 06, 2023 Alex Brecher

Taking your vitamins is something you may do because your doctor ordered them or you know that you need optimal nutrition for optimal health, but what if your body isn’t absorbing them? It’s possible to have nutrient deficiencies, even while taking vitamins, for a variety of reasons. PatchAid Vitamin Patches offer an alternative to capsules, tablets, liquids, and other oral supplements, and they avoid many problems that oral supplements can cause. Ask your healthcare provider which topical patches may be best for you.

Signs You’re Not Absorbing Vitamins

There are many ways to tell that you may not be getting the benefits of the nutrients you’re taking. These are common signs of deficiency, which can alert you to the possibility that your body might not be absorbing vitamins optimally. 

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trouble focusing
  • Feeling cold
  • Tingling or numb fingers or toes
  • Frequent infections

Even without noticeable signs, it’s possible to be low in vitamins. If you’re concerned or have risk factors for low vitamin status, be sure to check with your healthcare provider for an evaluation.

Reason 1: They Don’t Disintegrate in Time

In general, your digestive process allows for about 20 minutes for absorption to occur. Trouble can happen if your vitamin capsules don’t dissolve within that time. This can happen for reasons such as the following.

  • There are too many fillers or binders for the capsule to break down in time.
  • There’s a lot of wax, which is there to increase the shelf life, but which doesn’t break down fast.

With PatchAid Vitamin Patches, you leave the patch on for eight hours to allow for nutrients to be absorbed through the skin.

Reason 2: Nutrients Compete for Absorption

Some vitamins and minerals use the same absorptive pathways in the digestive tract. When you take them at the same time in an oral supplement, you risk having them compete for absorption, and some may not absorb completely. This isn’t an issue with PatchAid Vitamin Patches, which are absorbed transdermally.

Reason 3: They Trigger Gastrointestinal Symptoms

It’s possible for oral supplements to trigger flare-ups if you have a gastrointestinal condition, such as IBS or celiac disease. If this happens, nutrient absorption can decrease, leaving you low in nutrients. PatchAid Vitamin Patches are not going to lead to flare-ups. 

Reason 4: You’re Not Taking Them

Capsules and other vitamins can be tricky due to complicated regimens. If you have lots of pills to take, you might forget to take them - or not want to. It’s easier to use PatchAid Vitamin Patches, and you can use up to eight at a time. 

Reason 6: You Have a Malabsorptive Condition

Some people have malabsorptive conditions that limit vitamin absorption. Bariatric surgery patients, especially gastric sleeve patients, are an example. PatchAid Vitamin Patches avoid the digestive process and aren’t affected by nutrient malabsorption, since the active ingredients go directly into the skin.

There are many reasons why your body might not be absorbing vitamins, including the formulation of capsules or malabsorption issues in your body. Unlike oral supplements, PatchAid Vitamin Patches avoid the digestive process, so you don’t need to worry about things like poor disintegration of capsules, nutrients competing for absorption, or anything else related to digestion. Instead, nutrients are absorbed transdermally from topical patches, so they’re easy to use and don’t cause side effects. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the best patches for you to use.

*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.

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