Amino Acid Transdermal Adhesive Patch vs Protein Powders
Most athletes are accustomed to taking their daily protein supplements in powdered form. Besides the inconvenience of juggling tubs of powder and mixing shakes, the effectiveness of that oral delivery is in question:
The gastro-intestinal tract presents a significant barrier to the efficient absorption of orally administered metal, drugs and dietary essential trace minerals.
Once a Protein powder mixture arrives in your stomach, it is immediately coated in a cocktail of powerful digestive acids.
Depending on what else you may have eaten, the protein mixture in your stomach stays there for 2 to 4 hours. During this digestive process, the protein mixture continues to be degraded by these powerful digestive acids.
After 2 to 4 hours, the remaining supplements nutrient value begins to move into and through the small intestines where it is slowly absorbed into the bloodstream. After first swallowing the mixture, about 10% (or less) of the original mixture’s dosage strength survives the harsh acidic environment of the digestive system before entering the small Intestine where it is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Thankfully, there is an alternative to the traditional protein shake. Time-release transdermal adhesives (patches) are the latest, most effective and most convenient way to absorb amino acids into your bloodstream. It takes at least 100mg delivered orally to equal a 10mg dose delivered by a transdermal patch (and the AA HomeoPatch contains nine essential amino acids in ratios optimized for rigorous endurance exercise).