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Vitamins & minerals in a spray? Popular sublingual spray product puts liquid vitamins in a spray bottle

Sunday, June 13, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: nutritional supplements, nutrition, vitamins

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It's fast becoming popular: vitamins & minerals in a spray bottle format. For people who can't take pills, capsules or tablets, these liquid vitamins ("sublingual sprays") certainly seem to make sense from a convenience point of view. But are they effective? In other words, are these vitamins & minerals absorbed as quickly as the ones you swallow?

From a physiological point of view, there's little question that they are equally effective. Spraying liquid vitamins into your mouth puts them squarely in the digestive tract. Digestion begins in the mouth, in fact, and simply continues in the stomach. So as long as you don't spit out the vitamin sprays, you'll be digesting them just as well as vitamins & minerals you might be swallowing.

The real question, in my opinion, comes down to cost: is the cost per dose worth the price? Without question, liquid vitamins in a spray format are far more expensive per dose than other forms of vitamins such as whole food supplements. I haven't done the math on these, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were twenty times more expensive per dose. And yet, at the same time, all vitamins & minerals are cheap compared to the high cost of medical care that can be prevented by taking supplements, so even high priced sublingual sprays, if they're what you need, are worth every penny.

The key question about these sprayable vitamins, then, is a personal one: is it convenient for you? If the spray format helps you take vitamins & minerals where otherwise you might not, then certainly they're worth the cost. These sprayable vitamins are also convenient for traveling or carrying with you to work. Regular vitamins & minerals are sometimes hard to carry around, but these liquid sprayable vitamins are as convenient to carry as breath freshener. That benefit, all by itself, easily justifies their price.

The bottom line: if you're doing fine on capsules, pills and tablets for your vitamin & mineral supplements, then you may not need liquid sprayable vitamins. But if you enjoy the convenience of being able to easily carry vitamins & minerals to work, on the airplane, in your purse, etc., then by all means consider these sprayable liquid vitamins.

Do I take them myself? No, I don't, but if I were about to go on a trip, or I worked a regular desk job, I'd definitely buy some and use them regularly.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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