Have you ever purchased vitamins that PROMISED you a boost in your energy levels, while giving your body the nutrients it needs, only to find out they were a complete BUST?
Was it in liquid form or pill form?
IS one better than the other?
Before we can answer that, there is something that needs to be understood…
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Liquid vs Pill Absorption
When asking the question, “are liquid vitamins better?“, one must FIRST recognize that there are two factors at hand: absorption and solubility.
Absorption in this context is basically your body’s ability to take in and USE the nutrients found in food & supplements. Kinda like a sponge’s ability to absorb & hold water.
Solubility, on the other hand, is the ability of that supplement to actually dissolve & break down in your body.
And in all actuality…
There are some people who’s bodies would NOT absorb the nutrients whether they came from a liquid or from a pill.
Why Some May Not Properly Absorb Nutrients
One main reason many people have a hard time absorbing nutrients is due to a severely-impacted colon… which is where much of the absorption of nutrition from food & supplements takes place.
So unfortunately, you could be taking a high quality liquid multivitamin and not gaining much benefit, just from the fact that you need to cleanse your colon.
Other factors that may hinder a person’s ability to absorb vitamins and minerals are age, weight, and state of health among other things.
And when you read that one serving of a supplement provides x amount of milligrams, the expectation is that for a relatively healthy, average adult, THAT is the amount that will be absorbed.
If the supplement has poor dissolution and never even breaks down, then the individual is NOT going to absorb anything from it, no matter HOW healthy they are.
So, Do Liquid Vitamins Absorb Better?
Perhaps, if for no other reason than the fact that it’s already pretty much ‘dissolved’ due to it’s liquid state and now all you need are the right INTERNAL conditions to ensure your body absorbs it.
If you’re taking vitamins in pill form, ESPECIALLY the huge “horse-pill” variety, then there’s a good chance you’re flushing them AND your hard-earned money right down the toilet…LITERALLY!
Chances are good that those pills are NOT being completely dissolved in your body because, unfortunately; many vitamin companies save money by using cheap ingredients and questionable methods of making their products.
Many of these methods that utilize fillers, binders and hard chemical coatings that typically inhibit pill absorption.
“…they could potentially go through your body without releasing all the nutrients”, says Consumer Lab president, Dr. Tod Cooperman.
“If the pill is compacted too tightly, or the pill coating is too thick, it will pass through your system without dissolving.” – From “Vitamins: How to Shop Wisely,” Los Angeles Times (June 24, 2002)
The bottom line is that pills MUST dissolve in the digestive tract BEFORE absorption can take place. If they don’t, they become “bedpan pills” – pills that are still intact in your feces when you go to the bathroom.
Is that to say that ALL vitamins in pill form don’t get absorbed?
No, not at all. How the pill was made, along with the quality of it, is what it really boils down to.
How to ENSURE You’re Benefitting From Your Multivitamin
The best way to ensure your body is actually absorbing the nutrients from your supplement is to, first, make sure you choose one with GOOD ingredients.
Next, consider making the switch from hard, indigestible pills to liquid form or, at the very least, a soft gel, chewable or sublingual pill.
You’ll also want to be certain the source of vitamins & minerals in the supplement are from natural sources as opposed to synthetic, for best results.
And naturally, be sure that your body is in a good position to readily absorb whatever you decide to take by making sure your colon is clean & functioning properly.
Now, if you should decide on a liquid but you’re not really certain which one or where to even begin looking for a good quality, natural multivitamin in liquid form, click here to take a look at the one I personally use.