Dietary supplements come under a lot of scrutiny in health and wellness circles. Some experts believe that in order for the body to properly absorb nutrients they must be ingested in the form of food. Their reasoning is because not all vitamins and minerals are water-soluble. Some break down only in the presence of fat, proteins, or amino acids. Since most people swallow their supplements with a glass of water, they may be missing out on intended benefits.
Sublingual Supplements and your Health
The answer to this has been the development of sublingual supplements and vitamin formulations meant to be absorbed under the tongue. The desired set of vitamins, minerals, or nutrients are blended into a base that helps aid absorption. Then the liquid is applied via dropper under the tongue, held there for a short period of time (usually 30 seconds) and swallowed. It’s a great alternative for those who have trouble swallowing or prefer not to take pills. And it is a lot easier than trying to find a full range of vitamins and nutrients in your daily diet.
Do liquid supplements provide better absorption?
There is some debate as to whether or not the method of delivery impacts absorption. However, it has been shown that sublingual methods bypasses digestion and goes straight into the bloodstream, resulting in faster delivery. These benefits are a large reason why we highly recommend sublingual formulations for a multi-vitamin spray.