Digestibility and AssimilationHere are two rates that are critical for anyone that needs to know how efficiently food or feed is being used. These rates were initially developed for livestock producers but apply to many living things. Digestibility is a measure of how well the digestive system is working at breaking down food or feed: 61.75 – 88.25
Assimilation is a measurement of how well the digested food is absorbed by the intestines: 39 – 82. Consider any food or feed. If it cannot be digested, it makes no difference how well the minerals and vitamins in it are balanced. Likewise, if the cells and tissues cannot use it, then it is still wasted.
When these indicators are out of balance, it may mean that there are enzyme deficiencies or toxin issues interfering with digestion. In mammals. it may mean there are issues in the stomach (digestion) or intestine (assimilation).
Early in my radionic career, I used these two rates to evaluate feeding programs in large livestock operations. Digestion gave me a good idea of the quality of the feed. Assimilation also gave me an early warning indicator of intestinal issues long before other symptoms occurred.
These are terrific rates to help you evaluate your own diet and supplements. If the pills are not digestible, they are not useful. Even if you are able to digest them, if you cannot absorb the nutrients from them, they are useless as well. These rates don’t provide any information as to why there are issues with the food. But, issues in these areas can provide you valuable insight into other health or wellness issues.