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    Why the onslaught of powder vitamins?


    -CL Orange Triad + Greens
    -Gaspari Anavite Powder
    -MTS Machine Greens + Multi

    Just to name a few that come to mind.

    Is there some force at play causing these to become more common from supp companies?
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    Better absorption. Pill form doesn't absorb as readily or effectively as poweder form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman33 View Post
    Better absorption. Pill form doesn't absorb as readily or effectively as poweder form.
    Not necessarily.

    But if that is the case, why now?

    That's been a much discussed issue for decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman33 View Post
    Better absorption. Pill form doesn't absorb as readily or effectively as poweder form.
    This is what some of the reps have been saying as to why the powder form. In my opinion the onslaught of powdered versions is because of the copy cat nature of the supplement industry and powdered multi's seem to be the latest and greatest so I assume we will see plenty of more copy cats popping up soon too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman33 View Post
    Better absorption. Pill form doesn't absorb as readily or effectively as poweder form.
    I doubt that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    I doubt that.
    There's some pretty awfully absorbed multivitamin tablets out there.

    As in, in tact tablets being excreted.

    But that's the extreme not the norm.

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    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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    I'd probably opt for an encapsulated multi over a powdered version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    I'd probably opt for an encapsulated multi over a powdered version.
    A penny for your thoughts/reasoning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by De__eB View Post
    A penny for your thoughts/reasoning?
    I expect the $00.01.

    I honestly meant that purely out of connivence sake. Capsules should have better absorption than a tablet as well I would think as well.
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    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
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    I expect the $00.01.

    I honestly meant that purely out of connivence sake. Capsules should have better absorption than a tablet as well I would think as well.
    I would have never had you down as the conniving type.
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    I bought 2 bottles of orange triad pills right before the powder came out now I want to try the powder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhfarris View Post
    I bought 2 bottles of orange triad pills right before the powder came out now I want to try the powder!

    Well, now the pills suck and the powder is better!. I'd just wait a few months until something else is considered better.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    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).
    That's what I was looking for, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    Well, now the pills suck and the powder is better!. I'd just wait a few months until something else is considered better.
    Lol I know what you mean. I was just excited that they added a greens drink to it.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    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.
    Cause chugging down nasty tasting ot powder ( mo) is more convenient than taking 6 pills? Not for me. I don't take ot, but I have tried ot greens and do not like.

    To each their own
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoker145 View Post
    Cause chugging down nasty tasting ot powder ( mo) is more convenient than taking 6 pills? Not for me. I don't take ot, but I have tried ot greens and do not like.

    To each their own
    Agreed ~ Luckily they will still continue to make the OT in tabs

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    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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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    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
    Why don't you like digestive enzymes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    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
    Am I the only person that ****ing loves green vegetables and would never in a million years try to take a supplement to replace them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Why don't you like digestive enzymes?
    Because I, like 99% of other posters here, don't have pancreatic insufficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by De__eB View Post
    Am I the only person that ****ing loves green vegetables and would never in a million years try to take a supplement to replace them?
    I completely agree, I have greens voluntarily out of sheer taste. But that may just be because of how my parents raised me and the palette I developed.

    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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    powdered products have been trendy ever since PES put out alphamine
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post

    Because I, like 99% of other posters here, don't have pancreatic insufficiency

    I completely agree, I have greens voluntarily out of sheer taste. But that may just be because of how my parents raised me and the palette I developed.

    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
    I've never used them, but a few guys had recommended them to me so I wondered why you didn't like them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mw1 View Post
    Agreed ~ Luckily they will still continue to make the OT in tabs
    I thought they we're discontinuing - good to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    Well, now the pills suck and the powder is better!. I'd just wait a few months until something else is considered better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoker145 View Post

    Cause chugging down nasty tasting ot powder ( mo) is more convenient than taking 6 pills? Not for me. I don't take ot, but I have tried ot greens and do not like.

    To each their own
    The simple math went over your head. OT is 6 pills, and greens are usually 6+. That = 12+. Tato.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    The simple math went over your head. OT is 6 pills, and greens are usually 6+. That = 12+. Tato.
    1st we must ask ourselves why the hell youu need a greens products.

    2nd, does said green product improve your big 3? Show me where it does? I'd rather just obtain my nutrients through whole food but you keep chugging that green sht bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoker145 View Post

    1st we must ask ourselves why the hell youu need a greens products.

    2nd, does said green product improve your big 3? Show me where it does? I'd rather just obtain my nutrients through whole food but you keep chugging that green sht bro
    That has nothing to do with what I said. You're reaching. Bbing.com--->that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    That has nothing to do with what I said. You're reaching. Bbing.com--->that way
    Lol that's funny. I'll give ya that.

    But since when is taking pills the great inconvenience? This is supplements were talking about right?

    To each their own again, but I'd rather have the great " inconvenience" of taking pills than the apparent convenience of drinking poor tasting supplements.

    Don't you take fish oil soft gels? Why you no drink it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoker145 View Post
    1st we must ask ourselves why the hell youu need a greens products. 2nd, does said green product improve your big 3? Show me where it does? I'd rather just obtain my nutrients through whole food but you keep chugging that green sht bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piston Honda View Post
    I guess that's why it's a "supplement" to your diet.
    Greens are a waste of money. Can't get enough protein? Ok, understandable. Can't get enough greens so you gotta chug nasty sht? Lol
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    I hope everyone knows if coop didn't say that he would be silent. All of his supplement opinions are from No Hype or Coop. He never researched himself and is starting for the sake of arguing like a woman. Check his posts history on each forum. I'm done with this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    I hope everyone knows if coop didn't say that he would be silent. All of his supplement opinions are from No Hype or Coop. He never researched himself and is starting for the sake of arguing like a woman. Check his posts history on each forum. I'm done with this thread.
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