Use the soda bottle method.
Do you have trouble taking dietary supplement pills? If you have large pills to take or a lot of pills to take or if you have trouble taking any kind of pill, you might try the soda bottle method. This is the correct way to take a supplement pill of any kind.
This method of taking a pill involves filling a soda pop bottle with water or using a water bottle. You will simply place the supplemental pill on your tongue, wrap your mouth around the opening of the soda bottle or water bottle and tip back some of the water into your mouth. Swallow the water as you usually would, and you will swallow the pill without even noticing it.
1. Choose liquid gel over hard tablets and capsules.
Some tablets and capsules can be difficult to take because they aggravate your throat. If this is the case for you, consider switching to liquid gel tabs. These are softer and easier on your throat.
2. Take your supplement pills with food.
Certain supplement pills can be troublesome for an uneasy stomach. If you tend to get an uneasy stomach when you take supplements, it’s best to take those supplements with some food. You don’t have to eat an entire meal, but at least three or four plain crackers or pretzels will help ease your stomach when taking a dietary supplement.
3. Drink at least 8 ounces of water or another liquid with your supplement pills.
Water is always a good thing to drink, and it’s a good idea to drink at least 8 ounces of water when you take any type of supplement pill to help it absorb better in your stomach as well. If you don’t want to drink plain water, you can always drink carbonated water or any other kind of liquid as long as it’s not hot.
Taking regular supplements in order to achieve optimal nutrients and vitamins that you don’t otherwise get in your diet is important. Vegetarians and vegans should also take care to supplement their diets with iron and vitamin B12. With that being said, you should always talk to your doctor or healthcare practitioner before taking any type of dietary supplement or vitamin.