Everything you need to know about bioavailability

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Have you ever wondered why certain nutrients you take in your diet or supplements sometimes work better than others?

It has to do with a crucial concept called "bioavailability". Bioavailability is an important factor that influences how well your body absorbs, processes and utilizes nutrients to support your health.

What is bioavailability?
Bioavailability describes how efficiently your body can absorb and utilize the nutrients you consume through food or supplements.
A high bioavailability value means that a large proportion of the ingested nutrient enters your bloodstream and can be used by the body. A low value, on the other hand, indicates that only a small proportion of the nutrient is absorbed and therefore higher doses may be required to achieve the desired benefits.

For example, let's say you are taking a supplement containing iron because you have an iron deficiency and feel tired all the time. The bioavailability of the iron in this supplement determines how much of the iron you take actually gets into your bloodstream and can be used by your body to correct your iron deficiency.

Why is bioavailability important?
Bioavailability plays a crucial role when it comes to determining the effectiveness of supplements and certain foods. Because even if you are taking the right nutrients, it is just as important that your body can absorb them properly. High bioavailability ensures that your body receives the essential nutrients it needs to perform its functions optimally and keep you healthy.

Factors that influence bioavailability
Bioavailability can be influenced by various factors, including
  • Delivery form: the way a supplement or nutrient source is presented affects the speed and efficiency of absorption. For example, capsules generally dissolve faster than compressed tablets and can therefore be absorbed more quickly by the body.
  • Interaction with other substances: Some nutrients can interact with each other, either by supporting or inhibiting each other's absorption. A balanced ratio of nutrients can therefore improve bioavailability. See these two articles on the subject.
    - You should ALWAYS combine these micronutrients
    - You should NEVER combine these micronutrients
  • Digestive health: The health of your digestive system is an important factor for bioavailability. A well-functioning gut can absorb nutrients better than a weakened digestive system.

Indyvit: Tailor-made supplements for optimal bioavailability
At Indyvit we know how important bioavailability is for your health. That's why we make customized supplements that are specifically tailored to your individual needs. Each product is manufactured in Switzerland and is subject to strict laws and regulations.

Our unique formulation is based on current scientific knowledge and takes into account the optimal dosage forms and combinations of nutrients to ensure high bioavailability. We only use high-quality and well-tolerated ingredients to ensure that your body can make optimal use of the nutrients.

Conclusion: The importance of bioavailability for your health

Overall, bioavailability is a decisive factor for the effectiveness of nutrients and food supplements. High bioavailability allows your body to effectively absorb and utilize nutrients to promote your health and enhance your well-being.

At Indyvit, we are committed to providing you with the best possible support for your health. Our customized supplements offer optimal bioavailability and are specifically tailored to your individual needs. So you can be sure that your body is getting the right nutrients in the right form and quantity.

Important note: Our products are dietary supplements and are not intended as a substitute for a balanced diet.

With this in mind, we wish you all the best for your health and look forward to supporting you on your journey!

Your Indyvit Team
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