b 5152 Absorption of nutrients

Last modified
20 June 2020

Functions of passing food and drink nutrients into the bloodstream from along the intestines.

Functional Disability

The small intestine absorbs most of the nutrients in your food, and your circulatory system passes them on to other parts of your body to store or use. Special cells help absorbed nutrients cross the intestinal lining into your bloodstream.

Social Support

Caring for oneself by being aware of the need and by selecting and consuming nutritious foods and maintaining physical fitness.