Sign – Send – Deliver – Im Yours!! The Best and Most Effective Ways of Supplement Delivery!

Although studies have shown that raw food is key to nutrition, most people don’t have the time or resources to perfectly plan meals for optimal health and many do not have access to vitamins and nutrients in raw form. Even in the richest nations, the quality of food has diminished over time as the food industry has found ways to produce more at less expense, leaving even the wealthiest consumers looking for ways to build healthier bodies. When people suspect their basic dietary needs are not being fulfilled they should consider taking vitamin and mineral supplements. In addition, cutting-edge technology has offered a way to find optimum nutrition in more condensed forms which leads to the important question of what form is best. 

As different players in the health industry sell powder, pills, capsules, bars, juice and now gel for weight-loss, strength enhancement, maximized health, increased energy and many other health claims, consumers are left to find what works for them, but this can be timely and expensive.

In recent years it has been discovered that the most effective way to have your body absorb vitamins and other nutritional supplements is in liquid form and delivered through an oral spray or a dropper. There are various reasons why liquid supplements are more advantageous. Liquid supplements allow a person’s body to directly absorb the nutrients into the bloodstream within seconds through the buccal mucosa (the cells of your mouth). Pills, capsules and tablets are designed to be broken down in the digestive track where absorption and benefits could take hours.

 The most important element of any decision would be to realize the quality of the nutrients. Many companies use fillers in their products to keep production cost down.  Additionally, pills, capsules and tablets are made with many “inactive” or binding ingredients that have no benefit to the body and actually inhibit absorption. After choosing high-quality supplements in any form, then the question of optimum delivery arises.  All you need to do is read a few labels on vitamin containers and you’ll see a list of these “inactive” ingredients that include wax, talcum powder, sugar, yeast and starch all which make it more difficult for the body to breakdown and eventually absorb the active ingredients.  But liquid supplements may also contains additives as well such as preservatives, alcohol, sugar or synthetic sweeteners for taste purposes.

Although pills and capsules are easy to carry, they rely on liquid consumption to swallow and push them into the body, and these supplements have thick outer shells. The availability of the nutrients in food supplements is of paramount importance. If nutrients are not available for uptake in the gastrointestinal tract, they are essentially useless; and because pills and capsules take time to break down in the body nutrients are lost to the natural process of discretion. While powder releases more quickly in the body, it inconveniently demands liquid and rigorous mixing. Bars offer nutritional value, but they are also full of calories and fillers, and many times do not offer a variety of supplements; they are, therefore, good for high protein and meal replacement, but not great for many other nutritional concerns.

Juice is seen as a solution for many people but, when studied, is found to be inconsistent as the nutritional pulp is not easily measured during the bottling process. One bottle might contain a full amount of nutrients and the next will have a different value. The other critical gap is during consumption, when it is easy to leave a small amount at the bottom of the glass and because heavier elements settle, the nutrients are washed down the sink or thrown away instead of ingested.

Over these many forms, gel has many advantages. Most importantly, gel suspension technology optimizes timing and enhances absorption of the nutrients to maximize physiology effects. This offering is a significant advancement in the method of delivery for vitamins, minerals and other important food supplements. Gel suspension drastically facilitates ingestion of food supplements, increasing compliance with nutritional regimens that would otherwise go unheeded.Technically, gel is a semisolid chemical system composed of a continuous medium throughout which are distributed small particles that do not settle out under the influence of gravity; the particles may be in emulsion or in suspension, according to Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers.

The first gel-based products were launched in 1991 by GU as efficient sports fuel that would deliver carbohydrates to the body in a high-quality, easily digested and long-lasting energy for athletes. Over the years, many sport gels have entered the market and can be found throughout the world. After seeing the results from carbohydrate sports nutrition gels, other areas of the dietary supplement industry became interested in this delivery form.

Unlike liquid vitamins—and like tablets—gel supplements provide exact daily dosage of the nutrients in each packet. Because the nutrients float in gel, it is not necessary to shake before use, as it is with liquid and they do not require a spoon or even water to consume. It is relatively easy to give the product a great taste, and it can be swallowed with no additional liquids. Also, bottle with liquid supplements must be refrigerated after opening. Gel packets contain dosage for a single use, so no refrigeration is needed, as long as they are not exposed to high temperatures. Overall, gel supplements have unique characteristics, bringing together tablets and liquid vitamins.

Nutritional supplements in any form are most effective when ingested according to the optimal timing guidelines for each individual supplement. Gel supplements are packaged in convenient gel packs that are highly portable, so they are on hand at any time and can be ingested without water. This facilitates optimal timing of nutritional release by just consuming a packet even in extreme and unusual circumstances. By encouraging and allowing the correct timing and ingestion of food supplements, gel technology enhances the absorption and utilization of each nutrient. In addition, gel-suspended nutrients remain in their natural state, optimizing availability, and increasing the absorption and digestion of essential vitamins and minerals.

Lastly but the most recent method used for supplement delivery is  transdermal absorption. Transdermal absorption is the process wherein a substance enters your body directly via the skin. Vitamin patches sounds like from another century right but it is actually quite simple. The main purpose of your skin, which is the largest organ of the human body, is to protect you, and not to let foreign particles into your body. Very few substances can get through the skin (the technical term for this is low permeability of the skin). Skin consists of several layers of different kinds of cells, and each layer contributes to the ultimate high resistance to external substances. 

Transdermal patch method has several advantages and benefits when compared to the past delivery systems such as…

  • First, delivery via the skin can potentially improve patient compliance compared with oral delivery. With patches, there are no restrictions regarding the time that a drug must be taken, or what you can/cannot eat, or drink before/after taking it. Need to take medicine for several days? Put on a patch, and “forget about forgetting” to take a drug at a specific time!
  • There can be also the advantage of higher bioavailability, compared to the oral route, which means that smaller doses may be used for the same drug, helping to minimize side effects.
  • When you use patches, a substance from the patch is delivered directly into your bloodstream – bypassing the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This can help people with digestion or metabolism problems.
  • To bypass GI tract, you can take a drug in form of shots. Shots are often prescribed to patients with deficiency, and who have digestion or metabolism problems. But let’s agree: patches are much more easy to use – and there is no pain!
  • Finally, if any adverse side effects occur – you can stop drug delivery immediately by removing a patch. Not so if a drug was swallowed, or injected.

So anyway you want to take your supplements make sure its the delivery system that best suits you and STAY HEALTHY THIS HOLIDAY OMG FANS!!! AND DONT FORGET TAKE A MULTIVITAMIN OR AT LEAST A B-COMPLEX EVERY MORNING TO KEEP THAT BODY IN OMG SHAPE!!!

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