Why is gastric (stomach) emptying time so important? The answer is simply this: the longer the supplements stay in the stomach, the longer the time before absorption can begin, because no appreciable absorption occurs from the stomach. Often the rate-limiting step in the absorption process is the time it takes for the tablet or capsule to disintegrate, and the nutrients to dissolve and equilibrate to the proper state (isotonic) to leave the stomach. When all this has been completed, up to 40 minutes after ingestion, the diluted, acid-attacked nutrients can enter the small intestine for absorption.
Why is gastric emptying time stressed when talking about Isotonix? Because the fastest emptying time occurs when isotonic solutions enter the stomach. When the biological sensors in the gastrointestinal tract detect that the ingested solution is isotonic and at a correct pH, the pyloric or duodenal valve at the lower end of the stomach remains open, and the solution is squirted into the small intestine. At that point the pancreas secretes digestive enzymnes in a physiologic sodium bacarbonate solution that neutralizes the acidic material flowing from the stomach. Absorption of the nutrients by the intestinal mucosa then starts to occur.
RAPID GASTRIC EMPTYING IS THE KEY TO RAPID ABSORPTION!
Isotonix products are the key to rapid gastric emptying.
What is Isotonic?
Concentration and Absorption
What's All This About pH?
The Isotonic Base
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