Liquid Vitamins vs. Pills What’s the Difference?
When it comes to taking a daily nutritional supplement to help maintain optimal health and wellness, there are a variety of options. Each individual will have his or her own preference whether to take liquid vitamins, tablets or pills, or even powdered forms. Keep reading to learn the differences among these delivery methods.
Pros: The best part about taking liquid vitamins is that you can use a convenient travel-sized dropper to either place a few drops of nutrients from a liquid extract into your favorite beverage to mask the taste and absorb it quickly, or in some cases, you can place a few drops directly on your tongue. Brands like Herb Pharm offer a diverse selection of liquid vitamins, herbal extracts, and various blends to make sure you’re getting the targeted health support you need.
Cons: Liquid vitamins are quick and convenient but also very potent, so it is usually recommended that you dilute the concoction in water, juice, or food.
Tablets or Capsules
Pros: Tablets and capsules are the most common way to take vitamins. There are many types available, including vegetable-based ones, which are great for vegetarians and vegans. These are also not as heat-sensitive as other vitamins and can be stored easily in a daily vitamin or pill box.
Cons: Some tablets or capsules are very large and hard to swallow. Known as “horse pills,” these may not be the best bet for kids or adults with digestion issues.
Pros: Softgels are usually easier to swallow and digest than tablets or capsules. You can find softgels available for most liquid vitamins, including such essential nutrients as omega 3’s from fish oil.
Cons: If you keep softgels too long in hot temperatures, such as your pocket, they have a tendency to melt or turn gelatinous.
Chewables and Gummies
Pros: Adults and kids alike love chewable and gummy vitamins! They come in fun flavors, shapes, and sizes, so you’re sure to find ones you enjoy.
Cons: Chewable and gummy vitamins sometimes include extra sugar, so if you’re watching what you eat, opt for a sugar-free brand.
Pros: Powdered vitamin supplements can be mixed in protein shakes, water, milk, or juice. They’re a great way to start the day and offer a convenient way to get extra hydration. Brands like Mountain Rose Herbs offer many different types of nutrient-rich herbs in powdered formats.
Cons: Sometimes the hardest part about a powdered vitamin mix is getting the powder from the container into your beverage, especially if you’re trying to fit a large spoonful into a tiny water bottle. The powder tends to spread everywhere, including all over your clothing. Stay clean by doing this over a sink or a trash can, and use a napkin to wet and wipe off any excess powder.
What do you prefer – liquid vitamins, tablets, capsules, softgels, chewables, gummies, or powders? Let us know in our comments section!
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