Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Do you like swallowing pills?
- Do multivitamins in tablet form upset your stomach?
- Do your vitamins in pill form have a strong, bitter or objectionable taste?
- Have you ever choked on pills?
- How much money are you spending on solid form vitamins a month?
- Are you willing to pay more for a liquid formula that yields significantly higher absorption rates?
- Are you concerned about taste when it comes to a liquid multivitamin?
As I'm sure you are aware, the benefits of multivitamins and minerals are more important today than ever before. In today's hectic world, various factors, such as our busy schedules and poor nutrition make it difficult for us to eat a balanced, healthy diet. For most people, supplementing your diet with a multivitamin is now a necessity.
Why you should not take vitamins in solid form:
- Research suggests that only 10-20% of vitamins in solid/capsule form are absorbed by the body.
- Pills contain up to 80% fillers, binders, chelating agents, stabilizers (crospovidone) and film coatings.
- Vitamin capsules have powdered ingredients placed into pork-based gelatin or vegetable capsules with additives such as talc, binding agents, blue vitriol (insecticide) and other fillers, which leads to digestive distress.
- Many pill manufacturers use hazardous ingredients such as hydrogenated oils, polyvinyl alcohol (adhesive), dyes, overdoseable iron, synthetic Vitamin E (dl-alpha tocopheryl) and hypromellose (used in eye drops).
- Many pill manufacturers double and triple the amount of certains vitamins that you ultimately pass through your system without absportion as a way to make you think you are getting a better product.
Here is a great analogy for the structure of capsules:
Think of a capsule as if it were a nearly full suitcase. The suitcase itself (read: casing) is filled with clothes and everything else you need for your trip (read: fillers, additives, stabilizers, inactive ingredients). The often limited remaining space in the suitcase is for the things you want to buy on your travels (read: actual vitamins).
Why you should choose vitamins in liquid form:
- Research shows that liquid vitamins have an absorption rate of up to 95%.
- Vitamins in liquid form bypass the digestive process and are absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
- Liquid formulas should not upset your stomach.
- Liquid multivitamins are easier to swallow, especially for children and seniors.
- Quality liquid formulas are sugar-free and naturally sweetend, gluten-free and safe for diabetes.
- Children with immature digestive systems can assimilate liquid vitamins easier and more effectively.
- Seniors with attenuated digestive enzymes can absorb liquid vitamins easier and more effectively.