- Most capsules start to break down in the stomach, where they’re subjected to the harshness of stomach acid.
- Delayed-release capsules make sure the nutrients get deposited where they absorb best, past the stomach.
When reading your vitamin label, it is crucial to evaluate the capsule that your essential nutrients come in. Let's dive into the research that led Ritual to Capsugel's one-of-a-kind vegan capsule that was designed to work best in your body.
Why Capsules Matter
Most capsules start to break down in the stomach, where they’re subjected to the harshness of stomach acid. This isn’t ideal for a variety of reasons. Look for a
“delayed release" pill that will bypass the stomach. It is also important that the capsule is small so that it can exit the stomach more easily.
They Can Cause Nausea
When the pill doesn’t dissolve right away, you can take it on an empty stomach without worrying about nausea. This means you don’t have to plan to take your vitamins with meals—you can do it anytime.
They Can Interfere With Nutrient Effectiveness
To ensure effectiveness, the capsule should be paired with special forms of nutrients that don’t need stomach acid in order to be absorbed by the body.
Because stomach acid is a pretty caustic substance, it can actually change the forms of some minerals and vitamins, sometimes not for the better. By bypassing the stomach, nutrients stay in their healthiest, food-identical forms without interference.