We often hear from clients, “I can’t swallow vitamins, what can I do?!”
From a psychological standpoint, many people think of vitamins like drugs. And so they don’t want to take a “bunch of pills”. And if they have to take a vitamin “pill” they’d rather swallow one pill than three.
Other times it’s the physical act of swallowing itself that’s the problem. Especially with a multivitamin that is bigger. Note: Multi-vitamins are bigger because they provide an assortment of nutrients often including calcium which is a bulkier mineral.
Regardless if the issue is physical or psychological, the good news is that there’s an easy way to be able to swallow vitamins!
Our Simple Solution on How to Swallow Vitamins
- Use a thicker drink like an orange juice, chocolate milk, smoothies etc.
- Use a straw.
- Put a vitamin in your mouth, take a drink from the straw and then swallow.
The action of sipping on a straw opens up the back of your throat and makes it easy to swallow any pill.
If you’re on the run and/or don’t have a straw, then remember when taking a vitamin to sip a beverage and then lower your chin when you swallow. Do not throw your head back, as many people do, because that action closes your throat. Just lowering chin can make all the difference.
The above procedures will do the trick for the vast majority of people. However if they don’t work, or you just aren’t going to swallow pills, period. Then consider a powder form of multivitamin that you can mix with water or juice. In general a powdered multivitamin is better than a liquid multivitamin because the nature of liquid limits the amount of nutrients it can provide.
The powdered multivitamin we recommend is called Citriboost Citriboost contains 100% of the Daily Value of vitamins A, C, D, and E plus all eight B vitamins. Delivers more calcium and Vitamin D than a regular 8oz glass of milk. Even better, Citriboost includes pre- and probiotics to help promote long-term digestive health and eliminate digestive problems like gas, constipation, diarrhea and bloating. ‘
You just take a teaspoon of Citriboost and mix it into a glass of water or juice. It’s got a citrus taste that goes down easy, while providing your body with the essential nutrients it need to build healthy cells.
Shaklee does make an easy-to-take liquid multivitamin called Liqui-Lea, which contains 11 essential nutrients including iron. Liqui-Lea has been a staple in the Shaklee multivitamin line for over 50 years. It’s a good choice for babies, toddlers, and seniors needing a vitamin boost.
Are you ready to try swallowing vitamins using our recommended techniques and now are looking for a great multivitamin? Check out our article: What Makes a Great Multivitamin and Why Shaklee Vita-Lea.