julibub
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How do I test the absorption rate of gummy vitamins?

Postby julibub » Mon May 20, 2019 12:00 am

For our project, we will be evaluating the bioavailability/absorption rate of different gummy vitamin brands. Do we have to use a substance similar to stomach acid in order to test it, or is the combination of water and vinegar enough to test it?

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Re: How do I test the absorption rate of gummy vitamins?

Postby DrSullivan » Tue May 21, 2019 12:27 pm

In general, using a model closest to the actual situation will provide you the best answer. However, in this case your question is a "relative" one, meaning you're comparing different samples in the same situation. Since you are testing different brands of vitamins, using water and vinegar should give you a similar answer as something more similar to stomach acid. In addition, water and vinegar are safer to work with in a home environment.


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