Liquid vitamins

Very recently there were some quite remarkable claims made about liquid vitamins, and they were even hailed as a miraculous breakthrough in the diet supplement industry. However once the FTC became involved, it was soon found that these claims were unsubstantiated and therefore legal action was taken. So it appears that there was no miracle breakthrough although not all liquid vitamins can be considered bad.

One of the main reasons that liquid vitamins became popular is that they are far easier for people to consume, especially those who have difficulty in swallowing pills. Many people who suffer from certain illnesses, such as the elderly, may have extreme difficulty in swallowing large prescription drugs and therefore find the use of liquid vitamins far better. However one possible drawback of the liquid variety of medication is that when they interact with the stomach acid, their effectiveness may be destroyed prior to them doing their job. It is known that most medications and vitamins are best absorbed once they reach the upper intestines however when they do come into contact with stomach acid this may not be possible each and every time.

There are certain liquid vitamins that use a delivery system known as enteric coating which can overcome this problem. They will help the vitamin to last and retain its potency until they reach the upper intestines and will ensure that the body receives the optimal amount of nutrients. However not all vitamin tablets will use this specific delivery system and you will need to check whether the medication you are taking contains enteric coating or not.

Another potential problem with liquid vitamins is that they may only contain a negligible amount of enzymes. As we are now very well aware, enzymes are extremely important to your health. Unfortunately enzymes are not believed to be viable within liquids for any more than 24 hours. Although if your tablets are enteric coated this can allow the enzymes to survive for the full shelf life of your vitamins.

Liquid vitamins are definitely a viable option for many people although their typical higher price tag seems very untoward. This is not to say that the solid form of vitamins and tablets are better, as many of them are prone to falling apart in the stomach prior to reaching the upper intestines. You may also find that certain solid form of vitamins are so hard that they are unable to dissolve at all and will simply pass through the body without having any effect. You will actually find that most nutritionists will state that the best way to ensure that the body absorbs the nutrients that you are paying for in the form of vitamins is to buy the pills that have an enteric coating.

Enteric coating is used in many pharmaceutical tablets and it is a very carefully designed delivery system. It is a way to ensure that all the essential ingredients are carried right to the walls of the upper intestines and, as we are now aware, this is the best place for them to be absorbed through the lining and directly into the bloodstream. Unfortunately if this does not happen, the likelihood is that your body will not benefit from a large percentage of the vitamins. This will merely mean that you are wasting your money by buying vitamins, and you may even be putting your health at risk.

A recent study produced by the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR) actually stated that the nutritional supplements that vitamins and pills in tablet (solid) form are only producing a 10% to 20% absorption rate within the body. However the absorption rate with liquid vitamins that have been encased in enteric coating is as high as 85% to 95%. So in actual fact you may consider the liquid vitamins are not merely a solution for people who suffer from swallowing and digestive problems. A vitamin in liquid form is possibly the best way to ensure that your body is getting all the vital nutritional supplements that it needs.

One of the most popular products is Vitacerin which is a comprehensive liquid multivitamin. The liquid is actually sweetened with agave cactus nectar and fruit juice which gives it a great taste. The majority of the ingredients are made from the highest quality fruits, vegetables, herbs, fibre, whole food based vitamins and minerals, enzymes and amino acids. In actual fact it is believed that Vitacerin will supply the body with up to 270 nutrients. This specific liquid vitamin is known to cleanse and detoxify the internal organs of the body, acts as an antioxidant, it supports digestive and colon health, it supports your heart and circulatory system, and also provides support for your muscles, bones and joints.

Last updated on Feb 20th, 2011 and filed under Vitamins and Minerals. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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