Health Tip – The Big Difference Between Liquid and Tablet Multivitamins

My nutritional health awareness began at home when I was just a little kid. I remember mom or dad getting out the ole tablespoon and filling it to the brim with something called “Scott’s Emulsion”. It was a thick white substance that had a really weird taste. Mom said it was good for me and good for my health. Since the taste was tolerable, I really didn’t mind taking it.Occasionally, especially whenever we displayed health problems such as cold symptoms, mom would get out that ole spoon again and give us the dreaded “cod liver oil”. This too was supposed to help us feel better and improve our health. If we put up too much resistance, mom gave us the “evil eye”. We knew what that meant so we held our noses and gulped it down as fast as possible. Now as I think back, my siblings and I were pretty healthy kids. Mom and dad must have been right!In my early adult years, I remember my doctor prescribing a highly potent multivitamin to help me recover from an illness. After taking those, I was back to my old self in no time. From that point on, I have been convinced that multivitamins really are really good for our health. So after that, I always took some kind of multivitamin everyday. As time went on, I noticed I rarely ever caught a cold and if I did, it didn’t last very long.I started taking the store brands like One-A-Day, Centrum etc., but then I learned that you can’t get all of the nutrition you need in one tablet. I started going with multivitamins that came in packets that had several tablets that you took everyday. I really felt the difference. I can tell I was getting more nutrients into my system.But you know, as you grow older, your knowledge increases and I found out that multivitamin tablets don’t completely absorb into your body. Most scientific studies concluded that only about 20% of the tablets actually get absorbed. Studies also show that it usually takes 4 to 6 hours for the nutrients to get into your blood stream. Liquid multivitamins absorb into your blood stream 10 times faster than tablets and practically all of the nutrients are absorbed into your blood stream in about 3 minutes!So I started looking around for a good liquid multivitamin. After a long search, I found several brands that had a good balanced amount of vitamins and minerals. The best one I found was GBG’s 10-in-One Liquid Vitamin & Mineral Supplement. It’s not just vitamins and minerals, but also 9 other health formulas. This formula helps with cardiovascular health, stress, anti-aging, immune enhancer, energy, stress, memory, mood, digestion, vision, bones and joints. So I ordered a bottle. Wow! What a difference! I felt so much better. My energy lasted all day; I slept better at night and felt less stressful throughout the day. Plus it tastes good! My body can really tell the difference between tablets and liquid multivitamins. I also found out that GBG’s Liquid Multivitamin helps me fight driver fatigue and sleepiness when I’m on a long drive.Some say that if you eat properly you won’t need to take vitamins. That’s probably true! But how many of us eat, each and everyday, 6-8 ounces of grains, 2.5 to 3.5 cups of vegetables, 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit, 3 cups of dairy products, 5.5 to 6.5 ounces of meat, fish, eggs, nuts, dry beans and 27 to 31 grams of oils such as corn oil, olive oil, safflower oil and canola oil? You see what I mean? Plus the way foods are processed these days, many of the nutrients in foods are processed right out.To sum it up, there is quite a bit of difference between liquid multivitamins and multivitamins in tablet form. With liquid vitamins, you get fast and better absorption and you feel better almost instantly.If you want to improve your health and feel your best throughout the day, my advice is to find yourself a good liquid multivitamin and stick with it. You’ll feel the difference. Of course, always check with your doctor before taking any multivitamin.