Choosing A Supplement Delivery Method For Your Family

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The best supplement for you is one that you will take consistently.

Whether you're an adult looking to support your overall well-being, a parent seeking supplements for your children, an expectant mother focusing on prenatal nutrition, or someone with specific dietary needs, the array of supplement delivery methods can be overwhelming. From gummies to glycerites to powder filled capsules and more. There are so many options available! So, how do you choose one for your family’s needs? 
 

The good news is that supplements are available in a variety of delivery forms, making it easier to incorporate them into your daily routine. Different delivery methods offer distinct advantages and can impact the absorption and effectiveness of supplements. In this article, we’ll learn about various supplement delivery methods, the benefits of each type, and some tips for choosing a method for your family.

Understanding Supplement Delivery Systems

In simple terms, a delivery system refers to the method by which you consume the nutrients in a supplement. These methods range from traditional herbal extracts to capsules, tablets to powders, and more. A delivery method can influence how reliably you take a supplement and the way in which the supplement's ingredients are released and absorbed by your body, so it’s important to choose wisely.

 

At Dr. Green Life, we have carefully formulated a variety of supplements in various delivery methods to fulfill our mission of supporting individuals and families in achieving their health goals.

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Which Supplement Delivery Method Is Best For You?

The best delivery method for you is most likely going to be the one that fits into your lifestyle and can be taken at the dose you need. Below are some of the most common supplement delivery methods and their unique benefits, many of which we have available on our website:

  • Herbal Glycerites: A shelf stable way to extract properties from plants, herbs, roots, and botanicals. Non-alcoholic (in contrast to tinctures that contain alcohol). A sweeter, more palatable flavor in comparison to tinctures.

     

  • Herbal Tinctures: A shelf stable way to extract properties from plants, herbs, roots and botanicals. Alcohol based.   Note: At present we don’t carry alcohol based tinctures. 

     

  • Herbal Teas: The ritual of drinking a cup of tea can be calming for the mind. An effective way to consume herbs and botanicals. Hydrating and delicious!

     

  • Vegan Liquid Phyto Capsules: Vegetarian capsules made of vegetable cellulose. Easy to swallow. Liquid is quickly absorbed for fast action. Easy to dose. 

     

  • Gelatin Capsules: Powder filled with a semi-flexible outer shell made of gelatin. Shell can be opened to sprinkle supplement into applesauce or other foods. Easy to swallow. Stable and long shelf-life. Easy to dose.

     

  • Heat Free & Virgin First Cold Pressed Oils: For internal and external use. Highly absorbable, versatile, and easy to dose.

A wooden spoon full of health supplements in capsule form with a variety of vegetables in the background.
  • Liquid Supplements: Quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. Medical studies have shown that liquid or drops have faster absorption rates and are more easily digestible (1,2,3).  Liquid dosages can be easily adjusted, making them suitable for individuals with different needs. 

     

  • Liquid DHA & Fish Oil: Highly purified and refined fish oils. Easy to dose and absorb. Easy to mix into foods or drinks. 

     

  • Omega-3 Soft Gel Capsules: Highly purified and refined fish oils. Easy to dose. No fishy taste. Easy to swallow. Pregnancy specific formulation available.

     

  • Infused Olive Oil: For external use. Highly soothing. A great way to get the benefits of key herbals topically. 

     

  • Gummies: Great for kids! (And kids at heart!) Easy to dose. 

     

  • Oil based drops: Great for fat soluble nutrients like Vitamin D & Vitamin K. Shelf stable. Easy to dose. 

     

  • Powders: Easy to dose for the whole family. Designed to be mixed into a liquid and consumed as a drink, providing rapid release and absorption of nutrients. Powders do not contain casings or outer shells, making them readily available for absorption. 

A woman having a cup of tea at home.

A Note On Serving Sizes

 

When selecting a dietary supplement, it's important to pay attention to the serving size indicated on the label and to follow the recommendations of your doctor. Some supplements may require multiple servings, which can include one or more capsules, scoops, gummies, drops and so on.

 

Some supplements are most effective when taken with food or before eating. We believe education is key and have an array of articles available to help get you started on understanding these key subtleties that can make a difference in your health.

A woman pours a liquid supplement into a dosing cup.

Summary

 

Choosing the right supplement delivery method for you and your family involves considering various factors, such as lifestyle, age, preferences, serving size, absorption rates, and ease of dosing as well as individual health goals. 
 

When it comes to kids, you may notice that good tasting supplements are the best way to get them to consistently take their vitamins, making that the best way for them to take their supplements. Remember, the best supplement for you is one that you will take consistently.

 

We are proud to offer solutions for the entire family, and as such we offer a variety of optimized delivery methods. These options make it easier for you to incorporate dietary supplements into your daily routine.

References:

 

1. Vu, K. T., Kim, J. E., Cho, I. H., Park, N. H., Kim, J. K., Chun, Y. S., Koo, Y. T., Lee, S. H., Paik, D. H., & Shim, S. M. (2022). A pilot study on the effect of formulation and individual muscle mass on vitamin C absorption in randomized clinical study. Journal of food science, 87(6), 2757–2765. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.16169

 

2. Guglielmi, V., Bellia, A., Bianchini, E., Medea, G., Cricelli, I., Sbraccia, P., Lauro, D., Cricelli, C., & Lapi, F. (2018). Drug interactions in users of tablet vs. oral liquid levothyroxine formulations: a real-world evidence study in primary care. Endocrine, 59(3), 585–592. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12020-017-1412-4

 

3. Benvenga S. (2019). Liquid and softgel capsules of l-thyroxine results lower serum thyrotropin levels more than tablet formulations in hypothyroid patients. Journal of clinical & translational endocrinology, 18, 100204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcte.2019.100204

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