Nowadays, a very wide range of food supplements can be found on the shelves of pharmacies, and it is often difficult for even an experienced specialist to make a choice to offer the customer the “right one” – the most suitable.
Besides the diversity of compositions, great attention must be paid to:
The type of food supplement:
How it’s used:
Excipient content, which can often cause side effects:
- intestinal disorders
- changes in blood glucose
Powdered Food Supplements In Pharmacies
Powdered food supplements are readily soluble or in suspension in the aquatic environment, thus facilitating the entry of dietary supplements into the body, which is especially important for people who have difficulty swallowing a tablet or capsule.
For various reasons (hypersensitivity) and for people who take large amounts of food supplements daily.
The amount of medication prescribed by a doctor (in various cases they are 15 and more tablets a day) and psychologically it is difficult for them to decide besides taking a “handful” of dietary supplement tablets.
The benefit and convenience of using powdered food supplements is their frequency of use, – the powder form allows to produce food supplements with an enormous amount of active ingredients, so usually one packet of powder per day is enough.
A big advantage of the powder form – the possibility to independently and individually choose the required dose.
When the powder is spread on a hard surface (such as a sheet of paper), the amount can be divided as needed and a lower dose than given in one sachet.
An important fact is that they are powdered food supplements that consist entirely of active substances, they do not contain any chemical excipients:
other substances that do not provide any additional benefits to the body.
But are important for:
- allergic people;
- pregnant women;
- and nursing mothers.
As it is most often the chemical impurities that cause the side effects, can affect pregnancy or endanger the health of the baby.
Minerals – Oxide or Citrate?
Minerals are an important element of both emotional and physical health. They are necessary for the formation of healthy body fluids and blood, the maintenance of acid-salt balance, the maintenance of bone and connective tissue health, the functioning of the nervous system, as they take part in the release of neurotransmitters and hormones, and are important components of complex chemical reactions.
For easy absorption of minerals such as:
usually use compounds that help them break down and be absorbed by the body. As an example, some comparative facts about “magnesium oxide: magnesium citrate” show the benefits of magnesium citrate.
1. In a neutral environment in the stomach (a common phenomenon between the ages of 40 and 50), magnesium oxide is almost insoluble, while the solubility level of magnesium citrate is 55%.
2. The actual absorption of magnesium in the body is determined using a magnesium load test. Magnesium citrate test results are 37 times higher than magnesium oxide test results.
3. Citrate makes the internal environment of the body more alkaline:
- saliva (caries prevention),
- urine (prevention of oxalate formations (stones)
As a result, is used in the process of tissue respiration (obtaining additional energy)
4. Magnesium citrate rarely affects stomach output (diarrhea) compared to magnesium oxide.
Did You Know?
Different minerals in the body are absorbed differently. Compared to other forms of minerals, the body absorbs magnesium, potassium, calcium and other elements as citrates particularly well.
Citrates have a high bioavailability because of their better solubility compared to other forms of minerals.