Dissolvable Vitamins or Pills: Which One Should You Choose?

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Your body needs certain vitamins and minerals in order to function efficiently, which may lead you to taking a supplement to ensure you get the nutrients you need. One supplemental option is dissolvable vitamins, sometimes referred to as sublingual vitamins.

What Are Dissolvable Vitamins?

Dissolvable vitamins are vitamins that come in a pill or powder form that are generally placed either on or under your tongue and they simply dissolve. Some can also be dissolved in a liquid beverage and ingested that way.

Proponents of dissolvable vitamins tout that this allows their nutrients to get into your blood stream without having to take a pill since they don’t have to be broken down as much. Vitamin B-12 is one of the most common dissolvable vitamins on the market today. So, are they the way to go?

What Research Studies Say About Effectiveness

According to various studies, there appears to be no difference between taking supplements in pill form where they are broken down in your stomach, or in disposable form where they are broken down in your mouth via your saliva. Additionally, both appear to be absorb at fairly equal rates, which means that neither is better than the other when it comes to ensuring that your body gets adequate nutrients to function efficiently.

Benefits of Dissolvable Vitamins

Dissolvable vitamins do tend to offer some benefits over pills though. For instance, it creates an alternative for people who don’t like to or can’t swallow the large pills that are common when it comes to supplements. Also, getting a child to take a dissolvable vitamin may be easier than convincing them to swallow a pill.

What do you think about dissolvable vitamins? Do you like or dislike them? Feel free to comment below and share your thoughts!