It takes a lot of energy to stay healthy in the crazy-busy world we inhabit. The hustle and bustle of a fast-paced life often means many of us put our health on the back burner. It’s easy to fall into the trap. Hungry? Grab a hot dog at the vendor down the street or turn to fast-food “just this one time.” Tired? Stop by your local coffee shop for a low-fat, artificially flavored, double-shot latte. And who has time to sort, schedule, and track vitamin and nutrient intake?
The problem is, the more we ignore our health, the less energy we have to maintain the pace we need to keep up. We’re setting ourselves up for failure, not to mention a whole array of health problems. There has to be a better way to stay healthy despite our busy schedules.
Living a healthy - even if hectic - life begins with eating right. When the pace of life makes healthy eating difficult, multi-vitamins and other supplements can help us maintain our good health and feel good. If traditional supplementation seems like too much of a hassle, transdermal delivery through vitamin supplement patches can be a better solution.
The Need for Supplementation
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans state that our nutritional needs should be met primarily through our diet. But the guidelines also say that for many people, supplements may be a useful way to get nutrients we might otherwise lack, especially those that are essential to maintaining an active healthy life.
Vitamin B12, for instance, is often referred to as the “The Energy Vitamin.” Without healthy levels of vitamin B12 in your bloodstream, you may suffer from constant fatigue. Other vitamins and nutrients help us stay focused, maintain happiness, and reduce the risk of potentially fatal disease. Multi-vitamins provide as much as 100 percent of the recommended daily intake of a vast array of helpful, healthy vitamins and nutrients.
The Hassle of Supplementation
Traditionally, vitamin supplementation required that you swallow pills, often several times a day, to maintain healthy levels of required nutrients. But a number of factors make it problematic for many people. For some, certain physical conditions can make absorption through the digestive tract difficult. After you swallow a pill it enters your digestive system by absorption, and is then carried into the liver before reaching the rest of your body. Next, the liver metabolizes most pills, meaning that only a small percentage of the drug reaches the rest of your system. This means that pills are not the most efficient way to get the nutrients you need.
Our busy schedules also make pills problematic. When you’re always busy, the extra time it takes to sort your tasteless pills out of their clunky bottles and chug them down with a glass of water means many people forget or simply give up. And some of those pills are so big it’s as if they were designed for a large animal. And many people find that taking supplements orally results in unpleasant side effects ranging from gastrointestinal distress to excessive flatulence… and nobody wants that!
Why is Transdermal Delivery the Answer?
Transdermal delivery systems, or supplement patches, comprise several methods of delivering nutrients to the bloodstream by absorption through the skin. The patch contains the vitamin or supplement and is designed in such a way that it permeates the skin in a controlled fashion attaining steady levels in the body. Patches can be worn anywhere and they provide the convenience of simply putting them on your skin and forgetting about them. Since the vitamin is absorbed through the skin, it bypasses the digestive system thus eliminating annoying side effects and problems with absorption. There are no bottles to handle, no horse-pills to swallow, and no little baggies to carry around.
When your life is busy and hectic, eating right can sometimes slip beneath your radar. But vitamin and supplement patches from Nutri-Patch can help you stay healthy, energized, and happy without the hassle of traditional supplements. Everything from multi-vitamins to vitamin B-12, Vitamin D, and Omega-3 fatty acids can be absorbed through the skin to keep you healthy and feeling your best.