The Physician’s Desk Reference states that 85 percent to 90 percent of nutrients in liquid supplements are absorbed in 22 seconds to 30 seconds. Liquids are more suitable for combining many different nutrients into one complete product — making it easier for your body to obtain the nutrients it needs. On the other side liquids contain many synthetic nutrients that do not occur in food naturally. This can also be said about many pill form supplements as well. Liquid supplements will have a much shorter shelf life than their pill counterparts.
Many pill supplements contain 'excipients'. Excipients is a coating that delays the breakdown of the supplement until it reaches the upper intestine where it can do the most good. Many pills are 'mega dosed' due to the poor absorption rate which can lead to liver/kidney strain. It has been demonstrated that only 10 percent to 20 percent of the nutrients in pills actually are absorbed.
As with anything a large variation of quality exists (liquid or pill) and it is important that you obtain the highest quality supplement that you can get your hands on or you might be simply throwing your money away.
I haven't used a liquid multivitamin but I do use a powder formula that I do feel absorbs better. I used to mix my morning scoop with about 4 ounces of water in the morning but now I just dump the scoop of powder in my mouth and swish around a few sips of water. Somewhere along the line, I started looking to simplify things lol.
Does it tadte nasty?
That's not had. I was imagining it tasted like BC powder except worse lol