Those big, hard, chalky vitamins that stay stuck in your throat, suck.
But since you probably need a supplement to make up for any nutrients you’re not getting from food, I suggest trying a different form of vitamins like gummies, capsules or liquid.
But liquid vitamins taste AWFUL!
Yeah, some of ’em do. But I’m of the opinion that liquid vitamins are, indeed, better than pills (which I plan to explain in a bit) and once you’re convinced, check out my tips to take liquid vitamins if you’re picky.
Why Are Liquid Vitamins Better?
When you take vitamins of the horse pill variety, there’s a good chance you’re flushing them (and your hard-earned money) right down the toilet… LITERALLY.
Most vitamin companies save money by using cheap ingredients that include fillers, binders and hard coatings that inhibit pill absorption.
“…they could potentially go through your body without releasing all the nutrients” – 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.” – “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” that are still intact in your feces when you go to the bathroom.
But a liquid vitamin is, well… liquid – no dissolving or breaking down necessary. And that alone makes it better.
All you need are the right INTERNAL conditions to ensure your body absorbs it.
Is your body properly absorbing nutrients?
Some folks’ bodies, regardless if they take pills or liquid supplements, aren’t.
One, main reason is due to a severely-impacted colon, seeing as that’s where the absorption of nutrition from food & supplements takes place.
So, you could be taking a high-end liquid multivitamin but not gaining much benefit if your colon is backed up and in need of cleansing.
Other factors that may hinder your ability to absorb vitamins and minerals are age, weight, and state of health.
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.
You’ll also want to be certain the source of vitamins & minerals in the supplement are from natural sources as opposed to synthetic.
And again, be sure your body is in a position to readily absorb whatever you decide to take, by making sure your digestive system is functioning properly.
Now, should you decide on a liquid vitamin and you want one that’ll give you the energy boost and nutritional kick in the arse you need, click here to check out the one I use.