I ran the "mouth only" experiment. Jumping ahead, No, the absorption from the "mucous membranes" in the mouth is not the explanation for the 3 minute jump in AA in the blood.
I did this experiment in the afternoon, 2 hours after lunch. Had the basal insulin (Lantus) in the morning.
I made the 10 gram AA drink - more concentrated (less water) and held it in the mouth for 1 minute after the baseline.
When nothing happened by minute 15, I did the same thing with 10 grams of dextrose. Held in the mouth for one minute.
Baseline 120 mg/dl
Drank glass of water
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0 124 Took 10 grams of Ascorbic Acid UltraFINE in mouth. Held for one minute. Did not swallow
15 132 (Now took another 10 gram drink of dextrose - did not swallow. Held for one minute in mouth)
Just wanted to verify that the absorption through the mucous membranes in the mouth was not the explanation for the rapid rise in blood levels of AA (and not SA and not dextrose). Apparently not.