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Having grown up on a farm I learned about the importance of nutrients in the soil. Sadly, it has been greatly depleted over the years and the same goes for the foods grown in that nutrient-deficient soil. It has always been clear to me that even with the cleanest diet and lifestyle, it is helpful to supplement to keep our immune system strong in times of stress and to enhance the body’s detoxification process. Recently I heard a nutritionist say that it takes several bowls of spinach today to get the same level of nutrients we received from one bowl of spinach a few decades ago. Now that I follow a plant based diet, I also know the importance of supplementing B-12. Being that supplements are an investment, I always wondered what percentage of the supplements that I ingested every day actually made it to where they needed to go. I have had digestive issues in the past due to food allergies, so I have learned a lot about the health of our gut – the ‘second brain’. Those with chronic digestive problems like Crohn’s and Celiac need the nutrients from whole foods so that their body can repair itself. Unfortunately their digestive systems do not absorb nutrients the way they should.
I have received B-12 shots before but who has the time to get to the doctor every week for a shot? I finally decided to work with a naturopath doctor to create a B-12 patch, a D3 patch, a melatonin patch, a menopause/energy patch, a turmeric patch, and an immunity patch. They are located in the WELLNESS area and they not only work really well, they fit into the tiniest clutch, so you can apply them at any time. Personally I find they are especially handy when traveling. When you ingest a pill, absorption is delayed and potency diluted due to the long journey it must take through the digestive system and then you receive the dose all at once. With our IV needle-like wellness patches, the nutrients are time-released and delivered continuously over 12 hours in their most potent form, directly into the bloodstream.
In the last blood test results I had received before starting on these supplements myself, I had been low in B-12. So I was eager to be my own guinea pig and see what kind of difference the SHOT OF B-12 WELLNESS PATCH made in my results. I applied the patch once a week as directed and I will admit, a couple weeks before my blood test, I applied two patches a week for good luck. I did not take any other type of B-12 supplement during this time. When I received my results, I was really surprised. I have done a screenshot of my online chart so you can see for yourself:
That little mark that looks like an A is actually a flag symbol. I was flagged for my B-12 being too high. My doctor did not call me in to talk to me about this as it is no threat to my health. One cannot overdose on B-12, the body will just excrete what it does not need. I am confident that properly designed wellness patches deliver the same results as ingestible supplements, and possibly more! It is also evidence that what we put on our skin is absorbed into our body, and not through the liver first like what we ingest. It is absorbed through the skin into the capillaries and that is a highway to the whole rest of the body. If this were not true, the birth control patch and nicotine patch would not work. The skin is our largest organ and it is like millions and millions of tiny little mouths. We must remember to nourish it and treat it well every day.