Q: Are supplements sold in liquid form better absorbed than regular supplement pills and tables?
– Laurain in New Orleans

A: There is no evidence that vitamins and minerals in liquid form are any better absorbed or utilized by the body than other forms of supplements. Despite the claims, liquid doesn’t mean these supplements are better absorbed, since the acidity of the stomach will rapidly and readily dissolve tablets and capsules. If you have trouble chewing or swallowing tablets, than turning to other forms of supplements, such as powders that can be mixed into juice or liquid supplements is one alternative. Even then, make sure the liquid supplement is well-designed and formulated. Liquid supplements are more likely than tablets to contain sugar or other ingredients to disguise sour or bitter tastes. – Elizabeth Somer