I’m going to post this in this thread in hopes of getting a response:
The standard spiel for non-pill-form vitamins is that Centrum pills do not seem to digest. However, when I take my GNC or Trader Joe’s formula (no iron!), I can tell that at least some sort of breakdown is going on, just because my pee changes color.
I’m very willing to accept that Centrums do not break down, but what is the advantage of non-pill-form vitamins over other pills that do break down? I know that for lots of pharmaceuticals, a timed, sustained release is considered a good thing, as it keeps a smaller level of the desired substance in active form in your bloodstream. Would this hold for vitamins, or is it better to get a quick hit?