Effervescent tablets are an exceptional delivery system for dietary supplements - including weight loss supplements.
A well designed effervescent tablet or powder can allow a large dose of ingredients to be taken in a single serving, and it offers some fantastic advantages when compared to typical tablets or capsules:
Effervescent tablets offer several distinct advantages over typical tablets or capsules for many dietary supplement ingredients.
Conventional tablets and capsules can take from 20 to 30 minutes just to break down - before the body can start to assimilate them! In liquid form, ingredients can be absorbedin as little as 1 to 4 minutes.
While bioavailability varies by ingredient, the bioavailability rate in liquid form is typically far greater than that of tablets or capsules - up to 98% absorption of liquids compared to 39-53% (and as low as 18% at times) of tablets or capsules.
In short, with effervescents you really get more of the good stuff, faster!
Daily liquid consumption should be around 1.5-2 litres in adults. Effervescent tablets provide both the nutritional value intended and additional liquid intake.
And with the increased intake that's required during excessive fluid loss - caused by events such as intensive physical activity, Diarrhoea, or high temperatures in summer, the additional intake of water with your dissolved effervescent tablets helps to support (and top up) your daily liquid supply.
The solution of the effervescent tablet contains a balanced ratio of acids and carbonates. This balance is called a buffer. After swallowing, conventional solid tablets or capsules are transported to the stomach where they dissolve gradually.
The passage time (swallow to stomach) varies in different people, depending on anatomical and physiological factors.
In the case of a longer passage time, solid dosage forms can dissolve partially and this may cause irritation of mucous membranes. With a dissolved effervescent tablet, the ingredients are evenly distributed in the solution, so that high, localized concentrations cannot occur.