Absorption: Liquids vs. Pills
When deciding what is going to be the best natural supplement, medicine or remedy to buy, should one go with Liquids or Pills? There have been many studies done, and the resounding answer is that the benefits of a liquid far outweigh pill-based products. One of the most referred-to statements is found in the Physician’s Desk Reference. In this widely used medical reference book, it is noted that liquids can be absorbed up to 98%. Where as it states the absorption rate of pills and capsules is 5% - 18%. This means that 80-95% of the ingredients contained in pills are excreted or eliminated from the body, which in itself can be very difficult on one’s system. When this is translated into monetary terms, for every $100 spent on pills, approximately $90 ends up being flushed down the toilet. In contrast, liquid forms of the same supplement has an absorption rate of up to 98%.
Liquids are prepared utilizing fresh elements
Fewer doses required to receive the same amount absorbed into the body
Liquids are far simpler to swallow, particularly for seniors
Liquid ingredients are not compressed, which would require additional digestion by the human body before being assimilated in the body
Liquids are quickly absorbed by the body, resulting in faster (desired) effects
Unlike pills, liquids are not powdered – this means that liquids do not require any sort of buffers, binders or fillers, which would (again) cause an additional delay in digestion – in other words, taking more time to enter the bloodstream
Liquids do not “clog” sewers, cesspools, or septic systems
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