Welcome to this week’s health column. Last week I looked at both prescription and over the counter pain medication. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/smorgasbord-health-column-painkillers-prescribed-and-over-the-counter-side-effects-and-addiction/
This week I am looking at the use of supplements, the ingredients you should avoid and which ones are more easily absorbed by the body.
My research into absorption of supplements goes back to my days of running my diet advisory clinic and health food shop twenty years ago here in Ireland. I noticed that herbal remedies in tincture form appeared to work more effectively than their tablet format, and as a consequence I usually suggested that customers and clients use the tincture or liquid form whenever it was available, and if not move to capsules. The capsules were easy to break apart and mix with water, rather than have to crush tablets which was recommended if hard to swallow or digest.