Liquid Vitamins

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    Jun 04, 2013 11:44 PM GMT
    I'm working out very intensely these days and thought I would start taking a daily vitamin again. Several years ago I almost choked to death and since then, taking large pills causes me a great deal of stress. When I feel that pill touch the back of my throat I break out in a cold sweat. And to make matters worse, I find that the better quality vitamins request that you take 3 or 4 of them a day. So I'd like to find the best quality liquid vitamin out there. The reviews I've found online seem a little skewed towards certain brands and I have a feeling they're being paid for by these companies.

    I went to the Vitamin Shoppe today but ended up walking out after reading the labels. One had palm kernel oil as the first ingredient (not sure how bad that is), and the other one had fructose as the first ingredient.

    So I was curious if you guys ever use liquid vitamins and what your recommendations are.
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    Jun 05, 2013 4:45 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI'm working out very intensely these days and thought I would start taking a daily vitamin again. Several years ago I almost choked to death and since then, taking large pills causes me a great deal of stress. When I feel that pill touch the back of my throat I break out in a cold sweat. And to make matters worse, I find that the better quality vitamins request that you take 3 or 4 of them a day. So I'd like to find the best quality liquid vitamin out there. The reviews I've found online seem a little skewed towards certain brands and I have a feeling they're being paid for by these companies.

    I went to the Vitamin Shoppe today but ended up walking out after reading the labels. One had palm kernel oil as the first ingredient (not sure how bad that is), and the other one had fructose as the first ingredient.

    So I was curious if you guys ever use liquid vitamins and what your recommendations are.


    Hey Scruffypup! I'm sorry to hear you've had a difficult time with multivitamins. As someone who works in a health food store, I get asked a lot of questions about multivitamins. Anything liquid does get absorbed into the body faster when you compare it to a tablet or a capsule. I would recommend a liquid multivitamin. However not all multivitamins are created the same. My personal recommendation would be to take a "Whole Food" multivitamin. New Chapter is well known for their multivitamins. Here is why:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYcku9j6-UM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    I hope this helps. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:10 AM GMT
    AndrewCaponeCPT said
    Scruffypup saidI'm working out very intensely these days and thought I would start taking a daily vitamin again. Several years ago I almost choked to death and since then, taking large pills causes me a great deal of stress. When I feel that pill touch the back of my throat I break out in a cold sweat. And to make matters worse, I find that the better quality vitamins request that you take 3 or 4 of them a day. So I'd like to find the best quality liquid vitamin out there. The reviews I've found online seem a little skewed towards certain brands and I have a feeling they're being paid for by these companies.

    I went to the Vitamin Shoppe today but ended up walking out after reading the labels. One had palm kernel oil as the first ingredient (not sure how bad that is), and the other one had fructose as the first ingredient.

    So I was curious if you guys ever use liquid vitamins and what your recommendations are.


    Hey Scruffypup! I'm sorry to hear you've had a difficult time with multivitamins. As someone who works in a health food store, I get asked a lot of questions about multivitamins. Anything liquid does get absorbed into the body faster when you compare it to a tablet or a capsule. I would recommend a liquid multivitamin. However not all multivitamins are created the same. My personal recommendation would be to take a "Whole Food" multivitamin. New Chapter is well known for their multivitamins. Here is why:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYcku9j6-UM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    I hope this helps. icon_biggrin.gif



    Thanks for the info. I'm surprised to hear they contain yeast when all other companies brag about not having yeast in their supplements. By the way.....you don't work for GNC huh?
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    why don't you crush a vitamin pill and blend it in with a smoothie?
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    calibro saidwhy don't you crush a vitamin pill and blend it in with a smoothie?


    If you've ever accidentally "chewed" a multi-vitamin pill when you thought you popped gum in your mouth you'd know the answer to that. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
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    Scruffypup saidI'm working out very intensely these days and thought I would start taking a daily vitamin again. Several years ago I almost choked to death and since then, taking large pills causes me a great deal of stress. When I feel that pill touch the back of my throat I break out in a cold sweat. And to make matters worse, I find that the better quality vitamins request that you take 3 or 4 of them a day. So I'd like to find the best quality liquid vitamin out there. The reviews I've found online seem a little skewed towards certain brands and I have a feeling they're being paid for by these companies.

    I went to the Vitamin Shoppe today but ended up walking out after reading the labels. One had palm kernel oil as the first ingredient (not sure how bad that is), and the other one had fructose as the first ingredient.

    So I was curious if you guys ever use liquid vitamins and what your recommendations are.


    Hey Scruffypup! I'm sorry to hear you've had a difficult time with multivitamins. As someone who works in a health food store, I get asked a lot of questions about multivitamins. Anything liquid does get absorbed into the body faster when you compare it to a tablet or a capsule. I would recommend a liquid multivitamin. However not all multivitamins are created the same. My personal recommendation would be to take a "Whole Food" multivitamin. New Chapter is well known for their multivitamins. Here is why:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYcku9j6-UM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    I hope this helps. icon_biggrin.gif



    Thanks for the info. I'm surprised to hear they contain yeast when all other companies brag about not having yeast in their supplements. By the way.....you don't work for GNC huh?


    Anytime! I believe the yeast has to do with the fermentation process when the multivitamin is being made. I could be wrong. GNC I don't work at.
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    calibro saidwhy don't you crush a vitamin pill and blend it in with a smoothie?


    Ha. Trust me, I've tried that. Never again!
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:26 AM GMT
    AndrewCaponeCPT said GNC I don't work at.


    Okay good, cause I boycott them. LOL
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:28 AM GMT
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    calibro saidwhy don't you crush a vitamin pill and blend it in with a smoothie?


    If you've ever accidentally "chewed" a multi-vitamin pill when you thought you popped gum in your mouth you'd know the answer to that. icon_cool.gif


    I don't see the harm in crushing the multivitamin. You can even take a chewable multivitamin!
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:31 AM GMT
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    manboynyc said
    calibro saidwhy don't you crush a vitamin pill and blend it in with a smoothie?


    If you've ever accidentally "chewed" a multi-vitamin pill when you thought you popped gum in your mouth you'd know the answer to that. icon_cool.gif


    I don't see the harm in crushing the multivitamin. You can even take a chewable multivitamin!


    There is nothing on Earth that tastes worse than a crushed multivitamin! And the chewables seem very generic. I thought you said you recommended New Chapter's liquid.
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:35 AM GMT
    I'm not finding a liquid vitamin for New Chapter. Are you sure they make a liquid?
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:35 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    AndrewCaponeCPT said
    manboynyc said
    calibro saidwhy don't you crush a vitamin pill and blend it in with a smoothie?


    If you've ever accidentally "chewed" a multi-vitamin pill when you thought you popped gum in your mouth you'd know the answer to that. icon_cool.gif


    I don't see the harm in crushing the multivitamin. You can even take a chewable multivitamin!


    There is nothing on Earth that tastes worse than a crushed multivitamin! And the chewables seem very generic. I thought you said you recommended New Chapter's liquid.


    that's what blending it into a smoothie is for
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:38 AM GMT
    calibro said
    Scruffypup said
    AndrewCaponeCPT said
    manboynyc said
    calibro saidwhy don't you crush a vitamin pill and blend it in with a smoothie?


    If you've ever accidentally "chewed" a multi-vitamin pill when you thought you popped gum in your mouth you'd know the answer to that. icon_cool.gif


    I don't see the harm in crushing the multivitamin. You can even take a chewable multivitamin!


    There is nothing on Earth that tastes worse than a crushed multivitamin! And the chewables seem very generic. I thought you said you recommended New Chapter's liquid.


    that's what blending it into a smoothie is for


    I don't drink smoothies everyday and even if I did, I'm telling ya there is no covering that horrible taste. It's truly a ghastly taste!
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
    so why don't you wrap the pill in bread?
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:44 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI'm not finding a liquid vitamin for New Chapter. Are you sure they make a liquid?


    Sorry, I should have been more specific. I don't think New Chapter makes a liquid multivitamin. Genestra, Bell, and Naka just to name a few make liquid multivitamins. Have you tried splitting a pill in half?
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:50 AM GMT
    No no no. I'm not wrapping a pill in bread. That would double it's size. And I'm not cutting those nasty things in half so that the ends are jagged. The thread is titled LIQUID vitamins for a reason! LOL I want nothing to do with a pill.
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    Jun 05, 2013 5:54 AM GMT
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    Scruffypup saidI'm not finding a liquid vitamin for New Chapter. Are you sure they make a liquid?


    Sorry, I should have been more specific. I don't think New Chapter makes a liquid multivitamin. Genestra, Bell, and Naka just to name a few make liquid multivitamins. Have you tried splitting a pill in half?


    I can't believe you had me watch that long-ass video and they don't even make a liquid. icon_evil.gif
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    Jun 05, 2013 6:04 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidNo no no. I'm not wrapping a pill in bread. That would double it's size. And I'm not cutting those nasty things in half so that the ends are jagged. The thread is titled LIQUID vitamins for a reason! LOL I want nothing to do with a pill.


    I would look into the brand Genestra. High quality products and very research backed. Like I said Genestra makes a liquid multivitamin.

    http://www.seroyal.com/ca/brands/genestrabrands/products/2012/8/a/almond-liquid-vite-min.html
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    Jun 07, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    Kahlua and vodka are my favorite liquid vitamins.
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    Jun 07, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidKahlua and vodka are my favorite liquid vitamins.


    Black Russians deliver the best post-workout nutrients I hear icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 07, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    I have no problem swallowing big pills. I've had years of practice deep throating big dicks.
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    Jun 07, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    If you are eating a balanced diet, chances are you don't even need a multi-vitamin. Your doctor can do a simple blood test to check for any deficiencies.
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    Jun 07, 2013 5:19 PM GMT
    Why don't you just take a chewable vitamin?
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    Jun 07, 2013 5:28 PM GMT
    As a fellow dog lover I'm surprised you didn't try wrapping the pills in cheese before forcing them down your throat first.

    I've used Nature's Way "Alive!" in the past: http://www.n101.com/nature-s-way-alive-whole-food-energizer-liquid-multi-033674153956.html
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    Jun 08, 2013 5:40 AM GMT
    Slickdog21 said
    paulflexes saidKahlua and vodka are my favorite liquid vitamins.


    Black Russians deliver the best post-workout nutrients I hear icon_biggrin.gif
    I actually have White Russians, but I use almond milk instead of half and half or Irish cream.

    However, I did try a Black Russian. That old saying isn't true (except for guys). icon_razz.gif