Do Swallowing Supplements Capsules And Tablets Liver Weights

It is generally believed that swallowing capsules and tablets in itself harmful to the liver , or at least is some burden for this organ unnecessarily endangering it. Many people deliberately reaches for the preparations in the form of liquid or powder assuming that in this way protects your health. But this type of belief have a convincing justification?

Where did you get this idea?

The theory that swallowing tablets and capsules is a threat to the health of the liver is fairly simple origins. Derives essentially from pharmacology. Well, not widely known that most of the components of common drugs (regardless of the category and scope), is metabolized in the liver and can be a burden for him. At the same time, a considerable part of a common pharmaceutical form of capsules and tablets. So here we are dealing with something that is called revolves “mental shortcut” which is a simple, yet quite naive association. Why the “naive”? To answer this question it is worth considering first what they really are dietary supplements.

Supplements are not drugs

After the first pass should be aware of the fact that dietary supplements are not drugs. Regardless of the form of administration, agents of this type contain substances naturally occurring in foods or other compounds of natural origin, which under the law – they are (or rather should be) 100% safe for your health. This means that all the means of this type, as those available in the form of powders and liquids, as well as those in the form of capsules and tablets not harm health, including – the condition of the liver. Had proved that, however, are a burden to the organ (say wine is an impurity), this effect occurs regardless of the form in which they appear.

Secondly, it is worth considering what the capsule and what is a tablet. In fact, the formulations are in the form of capsules that differ from the form of powder, that the active ingredients are packed in a coating obtained from … gelatin. So we can venture to say that the risk to the liver is similar to that which occurs in the case – note – eat tiny porcyjki jelly. In the case of tablets instead of gelatin is cellulose, which is also a problem for the liver is not because they are not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Ot the entire threat.

If you are a person that the above arguments are not convincing, and who believe that everything that is in the form of capsules or tablets have liver more or less harm, is to stimulate the imagination should think about the measures that support the work of this organ and accelerate its regeneration. Such formulations also have the form of tablets and capsules. So it would be curious if the form in which they appear have a negative impact on the liver …


Dietary supplements occurring either in the form of tablets or capsules should not pose a threat to the liver which is why some test boosters are recommende instead of supplements. Application form is not a factor differentiating the impact of the ingredients contained in the body. Far-reaching fear of health consequences resulting from the adoption of tablets and capsules are therefore unfounded.


Kyong Baldwin is a news writer covering politics, education, culture, science and technology. She is also the author of Friday Casting.

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