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I was told vitamin D gives you energy , so I went out and got some, at the moment all I could find was D3 so I got it. Good for my bones that always break. The more I read on it ,the more I found out it is really good for your bones. I got some lil caplets I guess you'd call them. They look like lil oil filled caplets , any hoo I found a lil health food store and they had B3 in liquid form. I bought it!! Now I am wondering if it is tru I should find Vitamins and Minerals in liquid form? Only because my friend told me because I am celiac I won't absorb any vitamins. I do think I absorb some. They are just low. She told me that she read I may as well flush pill form vitamins in the toilet. I think if that is the case why do I take any pills? High BP pills? Fish oil pills? All the stuff I am taking.. Why ? If it is not in liquid form or sub lingual form ...Will I still absorb it?

 

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Yes, I do absorb capsules, anyway.  I have been striving to get rid of capsules for supplements.  My nutrient absorption was poor last November,yet my nutrient levels rose to good levels by June.  For each test, November and June, I took the same vitamin capsuled supplements.  Something was getting in.  My supplements were professional products and were made to be really easy to digest.

 

Still, I thought liquid supplements were what I would want.  It seemed a sure way to make them easy to absorb.  I searched high and low for a multivitamin liquid I could take.  However, I failed to find one without flavors I could not tolerate, citric acid, or other substances I do not tolerate. 

 

Since I have been using some powders..  I found powdered probiotic.  The container full is lasting over 2 months and was for`16 dollars.  There were no additives, but only probiotics in it.  I recently found CoQ10 powder. It contained COQ10.   I discovered it would be a 6 month supply.  I really like the powders bottle last so long.  30 capsules and reordering the next month gets old.  Besides capsules sometimes come through me unchanged.  Hopefully, that is better by now, but I feel not to take chances I don't have to.

 

I have found vitamin D in liquid form without additives that I cannot have.

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I see , well thats alot of info :) Thanks I have been thinking about this since I posted , I guess not everything is absorbed in the small intestine , I don't know for a fact. I am just guessing that! But I don't know if it was the Dr. telling me I was doing so great , I lost another 4 lbs. and I get an A for the day or it was that Vitamin D3 that I took in liquid form. But I got some energy when I got home!! Yay!!  So I like the D3 :) Liquid!! :) 

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I'm under the impression that the liquid vitamins are easier to absorb. As soon as I can I'm switching to a liquid multivitamin. I can take capsule B-Complex multiple times a day (I don't anymore...) without feeling any effects. I've also been taking gelcap D3 1000 IIU and my last vitamin D tests was still low. So I'm not absorbing anything. Granted, I have read that people with autoimmune disease (I have Sjogren's Syndrome) can have chronically low vitamin D levels. 

 

I would say it's worth trying it out for a while and seeing how you feel. My plan is to get Nature's Plus Source of Life liquid. The Gold version has more D3 and B vitamins, but I want to be able to supplement those separately. 

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I never thought of a liquid multi vitamin , I guess I think of the energy factor. I have such low energy level. It is terrible!! So I look for liquid energy lol ... I might look into liquid Multi. Thank you!! 

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I never thought of a liquid multi vitamin , I guess I think of the energy factor. I have such low energy level. It is terrible!! So I look for liquid energy lol ... I might look into liquid Multi. Thank you!! 

Yes, I too was taking capsules, B complex vitamins. Then I noticed after a few weeks that I was not getting the effects from it. So I tried liquid for a while and lost the effects too, after a while . SO THEN (UUGH!), I took it a step further and got B complex injections. This helped a lot, a heck of a lot! It became too pricey and it really sucks I have to get them weekly (that is how long they lasted) :(. I just stopped cold turkey. It has been about 4 months since my last injection but I do feel pretty energetic enough to go through the day without a crash. Once I am able to afford them again, I am going to continue with the injections!  Nonetheless, they did help with my energy and I would ask to consider this route, if you are able too. Good Luck!

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I cannpt beg my Dr. To give me a B12 shot!! I have begged him I am within the normal range of course it is the bottom of that normal range so he won't give me a B12 shot. I was going to ask him If I can just pay out of pocket for one. But pffttt I get tired of asking him to do stuff and he says I don't need it. My vitamin levels are low but normal. So I have no energy!! What do I do? Take vitamins. I don't absorb them. pfftttt!! It is a never ending battle with him!! I am sick of it! 

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I take a Vitamin supplement called "ALL-ONE" which is powder form and you mix it into juice each morning.

 

I don't know much about the B-vitamins, but one thing you can do (I've done this) is take the powder out of the capsule and put it in juice (or in yogurt or applesauce). Tastes kinda yucky, but if it helps ya feel better, it's worth it, right? :-)

 

I even tried adding the powder from a B-100 capsule to bread dough before baking it. It wasn't a good result, so I don't recommend that route.

 

Good luck!  :)

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Never heard of B 100 hmmmm 

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I cannpt beg my Dr. To give me a B12 shot!! I have begged him I am within the normal range of course it is the bottom of that normal range so he won't give me a B12 shot. I was going to ask him If I can just pay out of pocket for one. But pffttt I get tired of asking him to do stuff and he says I don't need it. My vitamin levels are low but normal. So I have no energy!! What do I do? Take vitamins. I don't absorb them. pfftttt!! It is a never ending battle with him!! I am sick of it! 

Ah, ok. "Doc's orders", I get it. If you truley feel the need of getting an injection, I would recommend other resources. I DID get my injections through a local spa. I live in southern california and there are spas that do the shots! I get them from certified physicians and sometimes an ophathomologist, so there is no need for me to get defensive about their credidentials. Hope this helps! Good luck Dave!

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My friend has Crohns and she said she has the shots so she will give me one the next time she gets her serum for it. That would ROCK!! I don't know of anyone eles that would give me one? I don't know if I can get them at the pharmacy or ??? I just don't know. 

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I think the liquid vitamins are potentially helpful.  If your digestion is in a bad state and the vitamin pills aren't being broken down, then it seems pretty clear they aren't going to help much.  The bacteria in you gut are also important in the absorption and even production of some vitamins.  We really are an amazingly complex symbiotic organism.  So taking pro-biotics may help your vitamin levels and absorption also.

 

An assortment of related articles on vitamin absorption and gut flora

https://www.google.com/search?q=vitamin+absorption+and+gut+flora

 

If you are using oil carried vitamins it is best to keep them refrigerated.  Oils can go rancid and that may affect their vitamin potency.  There was a study of vitamin D pills a while back that showed many are not really accurately labeled.  The study showed many Vitamin D pills are lower in potency than their label says, and some actually contained almost no Vitamin D at all.  But it didn't list the brands they tested.  They suggested looking for the USP mark on vitamins or the NSF International certification.

 

vitamin D labeling accuracy

https://www.google.com/search?q=vitamin+absorption+and+gut+flora

 

http://www.livescience.com/27022-vitamin-d-supplements-label-accuracy.html

 

One bottle tested in the study was certified by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention — an independent organization that sets standards for dietary supplements, and certifies supplements for companies that allow their products to be tested. The amount of vitamin D in USP-certified pills was generally very close to the amount stated on the label. According to the USP, pills should contain between 90 to 120 percent of the dose stated on the label.

"There are not many manufacturers that have the USP mark, but it may be worth the extra effort to look for it," LeBlanc said. Another company that certifies supplements is NSF International.

In the study, the researchers analyzed 12 bottles of vitamin D supplements (each made by a different manufacturer), bought at 5 different stores in Portland, Oregon, and tested five pills from each bottle. The labeled dose on the bottles ranged from 1000 international units (IUs) to 10,000 IUs.

All five pills met the USP standard in just 25 percent of the bottles.

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I think the liquid vitamins are potentially helpful.  If your digestion is in a bad state and the vitamin pills aren't being broken down, then it seems pretty clear they aren't going to help much.  The bacteria in you gut are also important in the absorption and even production of some vitamins.  We really are an amazingly complex symbiotic organism.  So taking pro-biotics may help your vitamin levels and absorption also.

 

An assortment of related articles on vitamin absorption and gut flora

https://www.google.com/search?q=vitamin+absorption+and+gut+flora

 

If you are using oil carried vitamins it is best to keep them refrigerated.  Oils can go rancid and that may affect their vitamin potency.  There was a study of vitamin D pills a while back that showed many are not really accurately labeled.  The study showed many Vitamin D pills are lower in potency than their label says, and some actually contained almost no Vitamin D at all.  But it didn't list the brands they tested.  They suggested looking for the USP mark on vitamins or the NSF International certification.

 

vitamin D labeling accuracy

https://www.google.com/search?q=vitamin+absorption+and+gut+flora

 

http://www.livescience.com/27022-vitamin-d-supplements-label-accuracy.html

 

One bottle tested in the study was certified by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention — an independent organization that sets standards for dietary supplements, and certifies supplements for companies that allow their products to be tested. The amount of vitamin D in USP-certified pills was generally very close to the amount stated on the label. According to the USP, pills should contain between 90 to 120 percent of the dose stated on the label.

"There are not many manufacturers that have the USP mark, but it may be worth the extra effort to look for it," LeBlanc said. Another company that certifies supplements is NSF International.

In the study, the researchers analyzed 12 bottles of vitamin D supplements (each made by a different manufacturer), bought at 5 different stores in Portland, Oregon, and tested five pills from each bottle. The labeled dose on the bottles ranged from 1000 international units (IUs) to 10,000 IUs.

All five pills met the USP standard in just 25 percent of the bottles.

I am not really sure if my vitamins are being absorbed or not. All I know is I have 0 energy or close to it. And I have been taking vitamins per dr. orders and I still have 0 energy. So in my own head I want something that absorbs better. I have been trying chewable because I have a hard time swallowing. Then from there sublingual B12 and chewable vitamins. Now I have Vit. B3 in liquid form and sublingual b12. and chewables .....still nothing.... It seems to help some at first but then seems to die off.... I think what I need to do is visit my Dr. I have not seen him since his office called and said I had Celiac. I went once to the office but he was out of town. I guess sometimes frustration sets in. And I look for answers eles where .. Thanks for the Links I will def look into them :) 

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Well I love the 1st link.. Probably not B12 at all just poor absorption is why I feel the way I do. :( 

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Looked into the USP verified supplements. Only 4 brands. None of which are gluten free that I saw and no liquids to be found. Nature's Way (the only brand I recognised) doesn't even make a liquid supplement. 

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Here's a link the list of USP certified vitamins brands.  It's a short list, but Naturemade is on it.  They have gluten-free vitamins.  I don't know about the others if they have gluten-free or not.

 

http://www.usp.org/usp-verification-services/usp-verified-dietary-supplements/verified-supplements

 

The four brands are:

 

Naturemade

TruNature

Kirkland

Berkley + Jensen

 

There are links to the brands certified products on the page also.

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Here's a link the list of USP certified vitamins brands.  It's a short list, but Naturemade is on it.  They have gluten-free vitamins.  I don't know about the others if they have gluten-free or not.

 

http://www.usp.org/usp-verification-services/usp-verified-dietary-supplements/verified-supplements

 

The four brands are:

 

Naturemade

TruNature

Kirkland

Berkley + Jensen

 

There are links to the brands certified products on the page also.

THanks so very much for the list!! :) I will daf look at it!! And possibly get some!! TY :) 

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Looked into the USP verified supplements. Only 4 brands. None of which are gluten free that I saw and no liquids to be found. Nature's Way (the only brand I recognised) doesn't even make a liquid supplement. 

TY so much for your help :) I appreciate it. 

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I got some Concen Trace, Trace Mineral drops today. They taste like they just came out of the bottom of something , but hey I guess it may have some health benefits :) ....

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I had cancer in the tongue 5 years age, now clear and fine. While getting radiation I was given infusions of a cocktail of drugs, took 2 hours. From being sofa ridden I was able to carry on a normal life, maybe better than normal. After the radiation was finished the infusions finished and I slowly became more fatigued. Doctor put me on iron tablets, which I have been taking for a long time.

 

I'm also on iodine tablets because that's lacking. 

 

Now I'm diagnosed with Celiac Disease and had two weekly injections of iron. Already I feel a little better. 

 

Reading this it seems tablets don't help a lot, so I will ask the specialists at the hospital if I can have infusions, not the 2 hour ones, to get me back on course. If not it's down to taking liquid vitamins. As I live in Czech and covered by National Health here, I might just insist. Still I will keep up to date with the info here. 

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Thank you PaulM So sorry about you past problems. I seen the pic with your dog. If that is post cancer you sure look great now! Glad to hear your on the road to recovery!  Thats always a plus huh?

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Yes that picture was taken last month on the bridge at Mostar in Bosnia, Google it for more info. 

 

Compared to what I was like, I'm a shadow of my former self. Still they thought I was a goner when they found the cancer, it was what Michael Douglas had just a lot more developed. Still every day is a bonus, all I want is to know that if I can manage the Gluten problem I can get back to getting some energy back. 

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I know the energy thing for sure! I am sure it will come back slowly after you heal :) and start eating and absorbing vitamins. 

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I would like to hope it does. I don't do patience very well and anything that can speed it up will be a help. Finding more and more Gluten free products here, going to start searching for mail order companies here in the EU and hopefully Czech. 

 

On the good side, I've been cooking for myself for years and especially now I'm retired and have a problem with my saliva, spicy foods and swallowing. So with a little adjustment I think it will be easy to avoid the foods that are bad for me.

 

My wife made some muffins today, with corn flour, and they were great. Will tackle doing some cookies in the week.

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Wonderful for you and her!! it is so nice to have someone that is understanding with helping you!! As in Gluten Free cooking and such! good luck to you!! 

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