If you are doing some research on Glucosamine supplements you will more than likely be asking yourself at some point which is better, pill form or liquid Glucosamine? In early 1998, the first tests on liquid Glucosamine were completed. These tests showed clearly that the absorption rate and bio-availability of the Glucosamine in pills is significantly less than that when Glucosamine is delivered in liquid form. The “claimed fact” that pills are the only and best way to get a healthy daily dose of Glucosamine is simply not true.
Pills and capsules contain Glucosamine that is in powdered form. It is a well known fact that liquid is absorbed much better, than powder. According to the Physician's Desk Reference, "only 10% to 20% of vitamins and minerals in any pill form are absorbed by the human body." The National Advisory Board states that 100 mg. consumed in tablet form translates to a minute stabilized 8.3 mg. or 8.3% concentrated in the blood, as compared to 80-85% in liquid form.
If you are taking 1500 mg. of Glucosamine in capsule form and your body absorbs 15-20% of it, you are only receiving the benefit of 300 mg. However, if you are taking 1,250 mg. of liquid form Glucosamine with 80-85% of which is absorbed, you are getting an enormous gain in bioavailability. When that Glucosamine is pharmaceutical quality (98% pure), you are enhancing the power of greater absorption and impact. Synflex is a liquid Glucosamine supplement that has been in the market for over a decade now and is sold in over 100 different countries. It is formulated using pharmaceutical quality Glucosamine, chondroitin, shark cartilage, boswellin, manganese; bromelain, omega 3 and 6, and vitamins A, C and E, all in a liquid formula. More information can be found at www.synflexamerica.com.