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Why Liquid Multivitamins are Superior
Why is Nutritional Absorption a Concern?

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Vitamins & minerals - Wellness Ingredients Guide

Vitamins and minerals are essential for metabolic and physiological functions. They play roles in nutrient absorption, energy production and cell replication. Consumers are well aware of the importance of the more publicized vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C and calcium. However, others play essential roles in disease prevention as well.

Chromium may have the potential to overcome insulin resistance and, as a result, elevated blood pressure. Chromium deficiency results in diabetic symptoms including high blood glucose, decreased insulin binding and increased total cholesterol.

Selenium is receiving attention for its role in reducing the risk of cancer. Researchers believe that selenium may destroy early cancer growths by inducing cancerous cells to die. Selenium also prevents the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. When LDL oxidizes, it may combine with calcium to form plaque on arterial walls.

Vitamin A aids in the maintenance and growth of tissue, teeth and bones and is vital for vision. It is also a possible cancer preventative and may lower the risk of heart disease.

Folie acid protects against neural tube birth defects and possibly against heart disease. Research also points to its potential role in protection against colon cancer.

Vitamin E, in the form of alpha-tocopherol and tocotrienols, is a potent antioxidant. Evidence points to tocotrienols' ability to lower cholesterol, reverse and stabilize stroke, reduce clot and platelet aggregation. They may hold promise in breast cancer treatment as well.

Natural and synthetic vitamin E have the same molecular formula, but they differ in three-dimensional structure. Recent published work has shown that the bioavailability of synthetic alpha tocopherol is roughly half that of natural.

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Absorption of Liquid Vitamins

"Liquids, aside from offering the obvious benefit of being easy to swallow, have another very important trait. According to the Physicians Desk Reference,

Liquid is absorbed at a 98% rate, versus

Only 10 – 20% in hard capsules or tablet forms.

This very important distinction is extraordinarily important. It is not uncommon to have [hard] capsules pass right through the body in a way that the product name is still visible after the pill has left the body completely. This does not happen with liquids, as they are absorbed completely and are not wasted."

The National Advisory Board states that:

'100 mg consumed in tablet form translates to a minute stabilized 8.3 mg or 8.3% concentrated in the blood.'

This is simply not the case with liquids!"

"Pills and capsules may cost less, but in reality you get far less absorption for your money. No wonder they cost less!

Liquids are fast--you do not even have to wait for them to dissolve. They start working as soon as you swallow and

Many have very pleasant flavors."


Why Liquid Multivitamins are Superior
Why is Nutritional Absorption a Concern?

Articles about Vitamins & Health

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