Vitamins in Tablet Form vs. Liquid Drops
Vitamin supplements in tablet form are intended to bypass the stomach and be time-released in the small intestine for it is here that some vitamins and minerals are best absorbed. However, many vitamins can be absorbed directly from the stomach as liquid vitamins and thus eliminate the need for tablet-form.
Tablet supplements contain fillers and starches (of concern to gluten-sensitive individuals) to facilitate the manufacturing of the tablet. Vitamin tablets also contain stabilizers to increase the stability and shelf life of the vitamins and minerals. It is surprisingto realize how small a base quantity of any vitamin is actually required to meet the minimum RDA.
One popular product called Ddrops™ Vitamin-D3 liquid supplement provides 1000 IU per drop.
This daily drop is taken orally either from a spoon, directly from a food item or from the back of a clean washed hand. Such is the potency of supplementation in liquid form that such a small quantity can be taken.
By some estimates, solid vitamin tablets only provide the body with about 10% of their stated value. Likely they do little more than pass directly through your system, imparting color to your urine. Liquid vitamins are estimated to be closer to 90% absorbed by the body, providing much greater benefits.
Some vitamins such as Vitamin-B12 tablets are best absorbed sublingually, -held under the tongue instead of swallowing the tablet. How the vitamin is introduced to thebody makes a difference how effectively it is absorbed.
Eating the right foods and avoiding the things that rob your body of vitamins and nutrients such as soft drinks and alcohol helps to build and maintain health, but the need for supplemental vitamins and minerals remains. Taking just the minimum daily requirement of tablet-form supplements may not be enough provide optimal health and thus to stave-off infections and sickness.
Switching to a liquid multivitamin supplement is a smart and healthy choice.
Disadvantages of Liquid Vitamin Supplements
Supplementing with liquid vitamins has some drawbacks. Liquid vitamins because they lack the stabilizers, do have a shorter shelf-life. They may also require refrigeration after opening.
While some vitamins and minerals are partially nullified by stomach acids and are best absorbed via small intestine as a time-released tablet, the greatest benefit from many vitamins and minerals can be realized in liquid form.
Consult your health care provider for exact stipulations regarding any prescribed vitamin tablet regimen you are currently on, and about the benefits of taking liquid vitamins and minerals supplements.