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Consider vitamin form and function

Consider vitamin form and function
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Magnesium is one of the most underrated minerals, and many of us don’t get enough of it. The problem may be how you take your magnesium supplements, as certain minerals – including magnesium – may be easier to digest and absorb and less likely to degrade when taken in liquid form.

“If a vitamin is taken as a tablet or capsule, your body has to break it up to dissolve it, but when consumed as a liquid, you can bypass that step,” says nutrition and vitamin expert Dr Douglas MacKay.

That said, most forms of vitamins – even gummies – are created equally. “The choices are more about preferences, as some people can’t swallow these giant pills,” he says. Your best bet is to choose whichever form you are most comfortable with and make sure it contains all of the vitamins and minerals that you need.

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