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I had stomach cancer 10 years ago.  I lost my stomach and take B12 gel, via my nostrils.  Am I getting full value of the taking vitamin pills?  Since I don't have a stomach, where does the vitamin pills breakdown and distribute the vitamins to my body?  What's the best way for me to get vitamins into my body?

Hello Gary!

Thank you for your nutrition question.  The intestine is the primary area in which absorption of nutrients and vitamins takes place not the stomach.

Here also a some ways to maximize vitamin absorption:

-Do not refrigerate vegetables and fruits (raw and uncut) for more than two days.

-Do not go by the advertisements that show refrigeration slowing down loss of nutrients from fruit. It can't stop the process altogether and fruits certainly do not get any fresher by refrigerating them for a long time.

-Eat your fruits whole rather than cutting them into pieces. When exposed to air (oxygen), vital vitamins are lost. By that logic, raw fruits are better than fruit juices and pies.

-Take a sunbath around nine am for 15-20 minutes and you do not need to pop any vitamin D supplements, except if otherwise advised by a medical practitioner.

-Give full attention to food while eating rather than sharing the meal with your favorite soap on TV, so that your parasympathetic nervous system is dominant and the digestive system works to its optimum level.

I also recommend checking out www.juiceblend.com where you will find a product that is made from fresh fruits and vegetables and is completely bioavailable!   

For more answers to your nutrition questions check out www.planetyorgos.com

-George Rapitis, MS

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