When it comes to vitamins, it’s not just what’s on the inside that counts—the package that delivers your nutrients is just as important as its contents.
While many multivitamins dissolve in the stomach, stomach acid can actually change the forms of certain vitamins and minerals—and not for the better. You may end up losing out on some of your vitamin’s benefits—which kind of defeats the purpose of taking one in the first place, right?
To get the most out of your multi, be sure to look for delayed-release (or “DR”) capsules that bypass the stomach and break down in your small intestine, one of the best places in your body for nutrient absorption. Since they are designed to pass through your stomach without dissolving, delayed-release capsules help keep nutrients in their intended, most food-identical forms. And, added benefit: they’re no-nausea designed. Because they don’t break down in your stomach, you don’t have to take them with food.