One of the most common questions that continues to be asked surrounding vitamins and other supplements is whether or not your body is actually absorbing what you put in it, or whether it’s simply being passed through as waste with little to no benefit.
The answer to that question depends on the supplement, though.
“If you’re not taking supplements or having certain foods in the forms they need to be consumed in, you’re really wasting your time.” – Brooke Alpert, MS, RD, CDN
When it comes to the part about “the form they need to be consumed in” with that previous quote, that is something called bioavailability–or how well your body is able to absorb the nutrients that it is being presented with.
Bioavailability is one of the most important factors when it comes to the effectiveness of a supplement.
Think of it this way: your daily multivitamin could contain 100x the recommended daily amount of various minerals, but if they are not being presented in a way that your body and cells can actually absorb them, what good is it really doing?
One of the most important aspects of bioavailability is the size of the particles. If minerals within a supplement are two or three times larger than the cells that are trying to absorb them, how could the supplement possibly be effective?
In short, it can’t. That’s why when it comes to many of the supermarket vitamins on the shelves, most of the time you’re literally flushing the nutrients down the drain when you go to the bathroom.
But does that mean that every supplement on the market is ineffective? Absolutely not.
Truehope EMPowerplus is the most studied micronutrient formula in the world and it is backed by 35 independent research studies. Thanks to cutting-edge technology during production, the body is able to rapidly absorb and use these essential nutrients most effectively.
The newly released EMPowerplus Ultimate contains micronutrients that are 20x smaller than human cells, allowing the body to absorb them in their entirety and ensuring maximum nutrition at a cellular level.
So when it comes to your vitamin and mineral supplement choosing, the answer to the question, “does size matter?” is a resounding yes. When making your supplement choice, you need to pick the one that is actually going to be effective and absorbed by your body, just like EMPowerplus is specifically manufactured to do.