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

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Articles about Vitamins

Many university medical newsletters are urging people to increase dosage above the RDAs. The University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter, which recently reversed a long-standing policy against vitamin supplements, now advises its readers to daily take 10,000 to 25,000 IU of beta carotene, 100 to 800 IU of vitamin E, and 250 to 500 mg of vitamin C.

Dosage recommendations also vary based on age, sex, lifestyle, and diet habits. Before taking any supplements, talk with your doctor about what amount may be best for you. Also, tell your doctor that you are taking supplements if prescribed medication.

Are they safe? Vitamins are regulated by the government. With the growing public interest in the health benefits of vitamins, the Food and Drug Administration is watching the industry more closely than ever to evaluate health claims.

In response to concerns that the FDA was blocking health information about vitamin supplements, Congress passed The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. The legislation, approved last October, sets up regulatory and safety controls for the industry, ensures continued access to products, and allows manufacturers to distribute some limited health and disease prevention information, according to John Cordaro, president of the Council for Responsible Nutrition in Washington, D.C.

In light of the new law, the FDA is currently developing a plan to design new rules on how to track health claims and ensure product safety.

Vitamins are not a substitute for eating well. No one lifestyle factor holds the key to longevity.

The best way to give your body the nutrients it needs is to eat well-balanced meals every day that are high in fruits and vegetables. Here is where you can find some natural antioxidants:

Vitamin C Oranges, cantaloupe,
broccoli, brussels sprouts,
papaya, grapefruit,
strawberries, kiwi fruit,
Vitamin E Almonds, hazelnuts, egg
yolks, butter, wheat germ,
mayonnaise, cottonseed and
sunflower oil
Beta carotene Dark green and yellow-orange
vegetables and fruits:
carrots, sweet potatoes,
tomatoes, spinach, squash,
mango, papaya, broccoli
Source: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Antioxidant Revolution


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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