January 10, 2021
👉🏽DO YOU SWALLOW VITAMIN D CAPSULES?
You may want to try a different route.
👅CHEW IT, THEN LEAVE UNDER TONGUE:
Try CHEWING the capsule and leaving it under your tongue for faster, sublingual absorption.
🤷🏼♀️🤷🏽♂️SUBLINGUAL VS SWALLOWING (ORAL):
While sublingual absorption takes vitamin D directly into the systemic circulation like vitamin D from skin; orally ingested vitamin D, in contrast, is absorbed into the portal circulation from the intestines, which takes it to the liver first before entering into the systemic circulation (Salam et al., 2014).
The absorption of vitamin D from the GI tract is incomplete, and also there is local intestinal degradation and hepatic metabolism.
✅BENEFIT OF SUBLINGUAL FORM:
Sublingual absorption takes vitamin D directly into the systemic circulation just like when vitamin D is naturally synthesized in the skin from exposure to sun.
💲CAN THIS SAVE YOU MONEY?
Potentially. If sublingual absorption increases vitamin D levels more effectively at a lower dosage, then it may be possible that you can reduce your NET overall consumption of vitamin D supplements.
Sublingual (Under the tongue) may be a more effective way to raise vitamin D levels and at a faster rate than oral consumption. This also applies to vitamin D spray.
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