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    Different form of Vitamins - Softgels, sublinguals, capsules

    Tablets are the most common and convenient form. They’re easier to store, carry, and have a longer shelf life than powders or liquids—and they cannot be adulterated.

    Caplets are capsule-shaped tablets. These can be enteric coated so that they dissolve in the intestine, not in the stomach (which is acid).

    Capsules, like tablets, are convenient and easy to store, and are the usual supplement for oil-soluble vitamins such as A, D, and E. They contain fewer excipients than do tablets.

    Gelatin capsules
    are made with gelatin, an animal product. They should be stored away from light in a cool, dry area to prevent against oxidation.

    Vegetable capsules
    are free of any animal products, starches, sugars, andother allergens. They’re made from cellulose and plant fiber from trees, which is resistant to fungal and bacterial problems. They can withstand storage in a high-temperature environment without melting or sticking together. They’re not affected by cold, dry climates that may cause gelatin caps to become brittle. Unfortunately, they can react with the ingredients in them and are therefore not used as much as gelatin capsules. They are also more expensive.

    Softgels (or gel-caps) are soft gelatin capsules that many people find easier to swallow than regular capsules. Like tablets and capsules, softgels must be processed through the digestive system, so they’re slower acting than their liquid and powder counterparts.

    Powders have the advantages of extra potency (1 tsp. of many vitamin C powders can give you as much as 4,000 mg.) and the added benefit of no fillers, binders, or additives for anyone with allergies.

    Liquids are available for easy mixing with beverages and for people unable to swallow capsules or tablets.

    Intra-oral sprays
    deliver low-dose concentrations of nutrients directly into the mouth, under the tongue. They are absorbed into the bloodstream throughthe mucous membranes and bypass the gastrointestinal tract, generally within fifteen minutes.

    Sublinguals are tablets that dissolve under the tongue. (For vitamin B12, this is my recommended form of supplement because it is better absorbed by the body.)

    Patches and implants supply continuous, measured amounts of nutrients

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    Re: Different form of Vitamins - Softgels, sublinguals, capsules

    That is great info, but I wonder why they left out one of the main sources: natural food / drinks?



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