The Problem With Pills
As a reader of this article there is already a good chance that you are well aware of the many benefits the supplementation with vitamins and minerals and other supplements can provide for your health. You’re also probably like the vast majority of people who have been consuming numerous dry pills daily as the way to reach your nutritional supplement goals. If you’re like me, and like many others I know, you may find yourself swallowing more than 20 dry and sometimes large pills a day in order to meet your nutritional and other supplement goals. There is an alternative you may not be aware of however, and that is liquid vitamins and minerals.
Benefits Of Liquid
So why would you want to take vitamins and minerals in liquid form rather than pills.? That seems a lot less convenient, doesn’t it? It is true that there is maybe some loss of convenience in lugging around liquid bottles as opposed to a few portable pills, and some of these supplements require refrigeration as well. However, you are most likely taking supplements, vitamins and minerals in order to achieve specific health-related goals, and as we will go into in this article, the health benefits of liquid vitamins and minerals far away the minor inconveniences. We have many more Vitamins Help Articles Now Available.
Regarding the specific benefits of taking liquid vitamins and minerals, the first reason that naturally comes to mind is the ability to avoid the unpleasant swallowing of numerous dry pills daily (and if you have ever taken some of those especially large multivitamin pills, you’ll know what I’m talking about). Speaking of multivitamins, you’ll be pleased to know that liquid vitamins and minerals and other liquid supplements are incredibly varied, and include multivitamin formulations as well, so that in a single liquid dose you can achieve your daily balanced nutritional needs. The reason why most of us are left swallowing so many pills to begin with is that after you factor in the coating of the pill itself and all the other filler agents, there is simply not much room left over for the supplement itself. Therefore these pills suffer from limited space, requiring us to swallow so many of them in order to reach our nutritional goals. Although more of a minor issue, you also may not have considered a psychological problem with traditional supplement pills, in that they look too much like normal medicine. Feeling like you’re consuming a bunch of medicine every day goes against your health goals of taking supplements in the first place, which is to be proactive with your health in terms of avoiding illness before it starts. Taking liquid supplements feels much more like consuming a simple energy drink than taking medicine.
Besides these minor benefits, the fundamental reason why you would want to take a liquid vitamin and mineral supplement over their dry counterparts is the much higher bioavailability and absorption rate that liquid supplements offer. This simply means that when compared to dry pills, a lot more of the supplement you are trying to take actually reaches your body’s cells where it is needed. This is because liquid supplements are somewhere in the middle between the fully synthetic world of pill supplements and completely natural food.
Of course there is no substitute for the consumption of nutritious whole natural foods in order to reach our nutrition goals. However we are also well aware that in order to reach the doses required by some supplement regimes, the consumption of natural food alone is not an option. For example, many people prefer to consume 500 to 1000 mg of vitamin C a day as an immune system booster. We all know that is a whole lot of oranges! So, in this example, the typical route that 99 % of us have taken (including myself) has been to reach for those readily available and cheap vitamin C supplements. Critically however, what I didn’t know until recently, is that the bioavailability of those dry pills are so low that perhaps less than 10% of the nutrient is reaching your body. Compare this to the over 90% bioavailability possible with liquid vitamins and minerals.
The final benefit of liquid supplementation relates to the fact that far less chemicals and other preservatives are required. Yes, pills are highly convenient with their long shelf lives of often many years at room temperature. How is that achieved however? Well unfortunately through lots of additional chemicals and preservatives. Such nasty additions not only hinder the bioavailability of the supplements you are trying to take but can potentially harm your body, especially the kidneys and liver which are responsible for eliminating such wastes. In light of all these benefits, I would highly recommend giving liquid minerals and vitamins a try, despite being much less-known than supplements in pill form. We have many more Vitamins Help Articles Now Available.