Nutritional deficiencies - gut health, nutrient absorption, vitamins

Yes, poor nutrient absorption can cause you to feel miserable (irritability, joint pain, diarrhea, etc.).

Yes, poor nutrient absorption can cause skin issues, hair loss, brittle nails, etc.

Wouldn't it be really nice if improving nutrient absorption (from a gut perspective) was really simple and fast? We wish it were too.

From a gut health perspective, we are very conscientious about the complexity of nutrient absorption. We assume all causes for poor absorption may be present and try to help them all with our gut protocols. Many people may not know this, but even Motility was built to help with nutrient absorption (bile acid production).

Now on to the other areas.

1️⃣ We suggest you consider looking at your medications and reviewing how these may affect nutrient absorption. Certain medications reduce nutrient absorption, which may require you to take additional supplementation of key vitamins and nutrients.

2️⃣ There are many popular diets and medications. With these diets and medications tend to come nutrient deficiencies. If you are on a restrictive diet, please consider additional supplementation of key nutrients and minerals.
For example, those on the Macro Diet tend to be deficient in vitamins A, B, C, D, and K along with minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron). People on the Macro Diet are also more likely to be deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. When on a diet, make sure you are getting adequate amounts of vegetables and fruit. Additional supplementation may also be advisable.

3️⃣ GLP-agonists (Semaglutide and Tirzepatide) are also known to reduce appetite resulting in deficiencies in key vitamins (A, B12, D, E, and K).

What questions do you have regarding nutrient absorption?

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