Dietary supplements have always been a part of our daily lives as shown by a more than $25-billion market share for the year 2008 alone. As this market boom climbs the chart slower but steadier until this year, more and more people are using them as primary, if not alternative, sources of vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids. However, the general dietary supplements game has already been divided into two, giving consumers more options.
Liquid vitamin supplements are now established choices in the medical and wellness industry. As the next-door clerk might say, pills are now things of the past. Though this claim might be fallible, more and more consumers are still jumping into the bandwagon of liquid vitamins. But before you make-up your mind, let us first look at the best and worst in these products.
1. Liquid is absorbed faster by the body, making these products more effective most of the time, with almost immediate health benefits (but not necessarily seen).
2. Liquid vitamins can be more diverse than pills. More nutrients can be added even in larger quantities. Some manufacturers overdo it by putting so many herbal ingredients but at least you benefit from them.
3. Patients find them easier to take than swallowing solid pills with some having large and pointed shapes. This is especially true for those who just undergone surgery connected to the digestive track such as mouth, throat and the esophagus.
1. Although absorption rate is higher in liquid, effectiveness still varies per product. Absorption rate does not warranty high-grade components. You might have been effectively absorbing not-so-helpful minerals all this time.
2. Some ingredients which make the body retain nutrients longer like the patented DeltaZorb™ breaks down easily when in liquid form. The critical issue is not merely on the liquid component itself but on the packaging (bottle concerns).
3.Shelf life is shorter in general and are more critical on specific temperatures to keep the supplements from spoiling.
4. With the current market trend, liquid vitamins may stay on higher prices than pills.
5.More manufacturers of liquid vitamins are sued by the government as far-fetched claims are more prevalent in these products.