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Why is Nutritional Absorption a Concern?

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Why is Nutritional Absorption a Concern?

by Dr. Marc Grossman and Jeannette Manning


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DR. MARC GROSSMAN, Optometrist and licensed Acupuncturist, is the director of Integral Health Associates located in New Paltz, New York and Rye Learning Center in Rye, New York. Dr. Grossman has been in practice for 20 years, lectures internationally on eye disease, nutrition and alternative approaches, and is the co-author of Natural Eye Care – An Encyclopedia, published by Keats, April. 1999. CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information on eye disease, nutrition and prevention, Dr. Grossman can be contacted through his website at, by calling 888-735-8475, or by writing to 3 Paradise Lane, New Paltz, New York 12561.

JEANNETTE MANNING is a Vision Nutrition Consultant focusing on prevention and improvement of visual loss from macular degeneration and other related visual disorders. She speaks and writes on nutrition and vision health, maintains a private nutritional practice and serves as staff Nutritional Consultant for a supplement manufacturer in Southern California. Her areas of expertise include the unique challenges of senior digestion and absorption. CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information on nutritional and visual health, contact Jeannette Manning, Nutritional Consultant; 10855 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92121; Phone 800-819-5631, Fax 858-455-9399; Email

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."


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