16 Nov The Mouth is a Virtual Sponge for Small-Molecule Nutrients
Summary table comparing the different routes/forms of nutrient absorption, and how quickly they go to work to produce their beneficial and intended effects in the body.
|Route/Form of Delivery||Site of Absorption||Therapeutic Onset|
|IV injection, Inhalation||Blood, Lungs||2-10 sec|
|Soft Chew||Oral Mucosa||2-30 sec|
|Tablet, Capsule||Stomach, Intestines||5-45 min|
As the table shows, if you want to get a small-molecule nutrient or drug into your body FAST – to produce its intended benefits (short of IV injection/inhalation) – the best way is to CHEW it!
Simply put – the mouth is a virtual sponge for neutral, small-molecule nutrients. The process of chewing exposes a large surface of the oral cavity to the small-molecule ingredients – allowing for immediate uptake into the bloodstream.
It’s as God and nature intended it. The act of chewing promotes the immediate absorption of vital, life-giving nutrients into our bodies.
Hundreds of different small-molecule nutrients (e.g. vitamins, minerals, antioxidants) are absorbed directly into our bloodstream through the highly vascularized oral mucosa of the mouth.