Why the onslaught of powder vitamins?
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12-23-2013, 01:13 PM
As in, in tact tablets being excreted.
But that's the extreme not the norm.
Advertising powdered multivitamins on the absorption front is no different in my eyes than people who extol the fact that their protein powder is high quality WPC 80 instead of that awful WPC 34 that 'so many other companies' are using.
Really? Who the hell uses WPC 34 in their protein powder? I can't think of any brand sold on nutraplanet off the top of my head whose protein products macros match that of WPC 34...
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12-23-2013, 01:16 PM
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12-23-2013, 02:59 PM
On the absorption front, you'd think: increased surface area (e.g. powder in comparison to tablet) = increased dissolution rate. However whether that results in increased bioavailability....... :s
12-23-2013, 03:16 PM
I thought I saw something like this in one of my nutrition classes in college. Take it for what you will, grain of salt:
"Secondly, powdered vitamins both boast better absorption rates than pill-form supplements. According to the widely used medical reference book, Physician's Desk Reference (page 1542), liquid (drinkable) supplements can be absorbed up to 98%. Where as it states the absorption rates of pills is 5%-18%. This means that 80-95% of the ingredients contained in pills are excreted or eliminated from the body. Pills also contain binders and fillers such as starch, sugar and talc which make digestion not only slower, but actually harder on the body to absorb."
Not saying it's gospel. Just that I know tablets are poorly absorbed. I know caplets are a different story.
12-23-2013, 04:14 PM
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12-23-2013, 04:32 PM
I bought 2 bottles of orange triad pills right before the powder came out now I want to try the powder!
12-23-2013, 06:34 PM
12-23-2013, 06:42 PM
You're seeing many products switch to powders or also be available in powders due to the Australian market (which is a very large market for bodybuilding supplements). Many major AUS accounts are requesting all products be available in powders to import them into the country easier (has to do with their ever changing odd regulations).
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12-23-2013, 11:56 PM
12-24-2013, 12:01 AM
12-24-2013, 12:52 AM
Just a little bit to add on why I like the OT powder is it is already six pills...many greens supplements are at least 6 pills themselves. That would be breaking the point of convenience IMO.
I see SWollenOne had the real answer.
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12-24-2013, 01:12 AM
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12-24-2013, 02:06 AM
I suspect powdered MVs do have superior bioavailability to their highly compacted, tableted counterparts, buuuuuuuuut I hate the inclusion of greens. Greens supplements are right there with digestive enzymes as the most worthless supplements your money can buy
12-24-2013, 02:22 AM
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12-24-2013, 02:53 AM
I actually love the taste of greens powders, reminds me of smoothies I used to make. But people need to realize that a powdered fruit or vegetable at a few hundred mg isn't doing anything
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