Let’s start at the top!

Each part of the digestive system plays a role in our digestion AND the absorption of nutrients.

  1. Esophagus
  2. Stomach – water, ethyl alcohol, iodide, fluoride, molybdenum
  3. Duodenum – calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper, selenium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, folate, vitamins A, D, E and K
  4. Jejunumthis has 2 parts but let’s just lump them in together shall we? – thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenate, biotin, folate, B6, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, manganese, vitamins A, D, E, and K, lipids, monosaccharides, amino acids, small peptides
  5. Large intestinemultiple sections here too! water, vitamin K, biotin, sodium, chloride,potassium, short chain fatty acids
  6. Ileum – (you guessed it…multiple sections here also) bile salts and acids, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin K and magnesium

It was a challenge to get those arrows to line up but the general idea is there. We have multiple parts in the large intestine and other areas that absorb a variety of nutrients – we are this fine tuned machine when we are working right.

Have you tested YOUR micronutrients?