Thursday, May 19, 2005

Supplement Swallowing Tip!

A smart friend gave me a tip the other day about taking supplements so the body gets the most out of them: Let the pills sit in your mouth for a moment before swallowing. Supposedly letting your saliva contact the supplement before you swallow them does two things: (a) the saliva gets the breakdown of the supplement started efficiently and (b) the enzymes in the saliva transmit so the body knows what sort of nutrients it's about to assimilate. (This is unconfirmed by any scientist or study that I know of - so take it as educated conjecture).

So if you're doing the right thing for your body and taking a high quality vitamin supplement, consider giving your mouth a second to send the rest of your body the "heads up!"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds yucky!

Mary Cecy said...

Sorry, if I do that, not only will I gag(sorry) but I will never take a vitamin in my life. This is why I take the BB vit. No need to smell or taste them. Just in and I can feel it working.