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Re: LARRY HOOVER: c'mere please !! Janelle

Posted by Larry Hoover on August 6, 2003, at 17:31:17

In reply to LARRY HOOVER: c'mere please !!, posted by Janelle on August 6, 2003, at 17:12:40

> Can you read this thread and weigh in on it, please? Give us your opinion as to which form of B-vitamin would be more readily absorbed as sublingual - liquid or solid (pills that melt very rapidly)?

I wrote a reply to that question hours ago.....must have forgotten to confirm the post before I went on to the next one. Doh!

Any advantage of a sublingual format, whether liquid or solid, arises from the fact that the nutrients are dissolved (the liquid) or dissolves quickly (tablets). The skin under the tongue is really rather thin and porous, so dissolved substances can pass directly into the blood.

Any excess that is swallowed can be absorbed by the more normal routes, across the membranes of the stomach, duodenum and intestine.

With the exception of vitamin B-12 (the only B vitamin that is really a mineral complex), all B's are quite readily absorbed from the gut. Sublingual B-12 preparations do permit higher per cent uptake than do strictly oral forms.

Your standard vitamin B-complex tablet must dissolve in the stomach before its contents are released, but I expect that occurs rather readily. I'm not sure that there is a real benefit to sublingual B-vitamins, other than B-12, but if the cost is not much of a factor, I see no reason not to use them either.





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