Capsule or Pill?

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Created April 28, 2013 at 1:23 AM

I am taking NAC and I was wondering if the powder in a capsule is more effective than the hard pill form. Thanks

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on April 28, 2013
at 04:11 AM

Capsules, especially with something like nac. Simply pull the two ends apart and pour the contents into a shake or water. Toss the gelatin caps and you're good to go.

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on April 28, 2013
at 05:21 AM

I think the slower something moves through the body the better chance the concentrated nutrients will actually get absorbed. So slow release pills would be best. One potential problem is that they are made to be too shelf stable and are so full of binders and glazes that they will come out the same way they went in. Pay for a top brand that tests their product.

For something like NAC it depends on your digestive integrity. If you can't absorb well because of disease, illness or surgeries then you'll want quick dissolving capsules or straight powder. Leave nothing to chance. If you think you digest just fine, then you'll likely not notice any difference between the two.


on April 28, 2013
at 09:09 AM

Actually, powder in a glass of water is the best way, and very intense. You will go red hot and tingle from head to toe. It's quite a rush.

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