Liquid vitamins vs. pills: Does one work better than the other?

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Liquid vitamins vs. pills: Does one work better than the other?

Question

Do chewable and liquid vitamins work faster or better than vitamin pills that you swallow?

Katarzyna
Florida

Answer

Liquids and chewable tablets typically are absorbed by the body quicker than capsules or tablets, which are swallowed. This is because your stomach and intestines don't have as much to do to break them down. But this doesn't mean that liquid medications or chewable tablets work any better or are better for you than capsule or tablet forms. Also, usually with vitamins, faster absorption isn't an issue.

Last Updated: 04/27/2005
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