Vitamins and minerals can be absorbed by the body either through the food that we eat or through the taking of supplements. There are two different methods of taking these supplements which are either as liquid vitamins and minerals or in the more traditional tablet or capsule form. There is some discussion whether the advantages of taking liquefied vitamins and minerals outweigh the disadvantages, assuming that there are any.
Liquid Vitamins and Minerals are More Effective
Because of their form, liquid vitamins can be assimilated immediately into the blood stream for a more systemic administration of the vitamin and its average absorption rate is approximately 90 to 98%. It is also three to five times more concentrated than vitamin tablets which leads to a higher bio-activity and greater therapeutic benefits.
Have you ever wondered whether or not liquid vitamins contained oxidants as well? Vitamins A, C and E are examples of antioxidants, and they are commonly found in multivitamin supplement tablets but what about liquid multivitamin supplements.
Liquid vitamins must in fact contain such antioxidants, or they will prove to be ineffective compared to other vitamins. Remember that the most important of all antioxidants are Vitamins A, C and E which are not internally produced by the human body. Consequently, they must be a regular fixture in our diet.
Antioxidants are our best defense against various diseases and without them, we are basically weaker and less healthy.
Another problem cited with liquid vitamins and minerals is the amount of colloidal minerals they contain. Colloidal minerals are those minerals found in plants as opposed to the soil and are sometimes termed living minerals.
All plants and fruits contain a trace of colloidal minerals which are naturally occurring. For instance, apples contain between 3 and 5 mg of aluminum as it is one of the most abundant elements that can be found in the surface of the Earth. But do you hear anyone telling you that apples are dangerous to your health. On the contrary, what we are more likely to hear is that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
And so it must be with liquid vitamins as well. Containing a slight amount of colloidal mineral does not mean that it is bad for our health. After all colloidal minerals are naturally occurring elements and can not therefore be avoided.
One reason why people refuse to acknowledge the benefits of liquefied supplements is because of the supposed destruction by digestive acids of any vitamin or mineral that it does not recognize as part of the process of digestion. The opposite is, in fact true. Our digestive system actually prefers or is able to better absorb liquid vitamins and minerals rather than those made in pill or capsule form.
A vitamin pill or tablet has to be digested completely before it can benefit the human body. It must be broken down into absorbable nutrients otherwise only around thirty percent of it will be absorbed by the human body. Liquid vitamins and minerals however provide a better and easier solution for the digestive system. Because it does not depend in any way on mechanical digestion, an estimated 90% of it can be absorbed directly by the body.
It is important to remember that digestion does not mainly function to destroy vitamins and minerals but rather to transform them into substances it can use to improve the general constitution of the body.
At the end of the day, however, it is still up to the individual whether or not to take vitamin supplements in liquid or solid form. What really matters is what you prefer and which will ultimately work best for you.