The Truth about Vitamin Tablets
There has been an ongoing debate for a number of years regarding the effectiveness of vitamin tablets. Some health experts claim that vitamin tablets are a waste of money because they pass right through the body without being absorbed. Others say that it depends on how the tablets were manufactured. As long as the tablet is not to densely packed digestion and absorption is not a problem.
People don't like swallowing horse pills so manufacturers try to make tablets as compact and easy to swallow as possible. The problem this creates is a tablet that is so tightly bound that it cannot be disintegrated and absorbed before it passes through the body.
A good test to see if a vitamin tablet will absorb in your stomach is to try to take a small bite out of it or put a crack in it with your teeth. If it feels like a rock you know it's not going to be absorbed in your stomach. You will find some manufacturers have pharmeuceutical grade vitamin tablets. This means they have been proven to completely breakdown in your stomach within 1/2 hour.
There is a lot of infommercial hype about liquid vitamins being more absorbable than vitamin tablets or capsules. This is true only in the case of the poorly manufactured vitamin tablets that goes right through the body. The truth is liquid vitamins may be absorbed more quickly but not more effectively.
The advantage of taking liquid vitamins is not having to swallow pills. The disadvantage may be the taste.This is the first step to choosing effective vitamin supplements. When you have found a company that has a highly absorbably product the next step is to make sure the product contains vitamins from quality sources in adequate amounts per dose.
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