Dr. Low Dog explains how a woman can determine her body is absorbing the vitamins she takes.
Dr. Low Dog:
Well, if a vitamin has undergone the USP, the United States Pharmacopoeia bioavailability and dissolution kind of testing then those will be bio available. A kind of down and dirty quick test you can do is just to take your multivitamin, throw it in a glass of water and leave it for 20 or 30 minutes. If it doesn’t mostly break down into kind of a powdery substance, if it’s still is like a bullet that you put in 30 minutes ago, I’d say that that’s probably not going to be very well absorbed inside of you. So that’s kind of a quick down and dirty test that you can do at home on your multivitamin.
About Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.:
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog’s extensive career in studying natural medicine began more than twenty-five years ago. She studied midwifery, massage therapy, and was a highly respected herbalist, serving as President of the American Herbalist Guild and running a teaching clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico before receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She currently serves as the Director of the Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.