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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:26 PM
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why are vitamin pills so freaking big?
Why, why, why?

And why can't they make a vitamin gel capsule?
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:32 PM
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1. They manage to squeeze other medicines into tiny pills!
I'm with you on this one! Damn those horse pills!
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:42 PM
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3. yes!
something is devious about this.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:33 PM
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2. and, in my case...they taste nasty.
which is why i hardly ever take it.
sigh.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:45 PM
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4. Its to make you feel like its good for you.
And it helps you remember if you've taken them or not. Why do I have to take 6 pills all of one kind at night? Why do they cost so much? These questions are better left unasked.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:47 PM
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5. that's a great question
google search has failed to find the answer. Now I'm really curious.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:54 PM
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6. Good question. And they taste like shit and leave an after taste
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BuddhaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:01 AM
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7. Nature's Life is a brand that makes soft gel capsules
there a few different types.

Multivitamins should be taken with a meal. That can cut down on the nasty taste aspect.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:08 AM
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10. thanks for the tip about Nature's Life!
After I get rid of my current 90 horsepills, I'll look for those.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:04 AM
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8. If there's calcium in it...
it has to be bulky to get a good dose.
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:08 AM
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9. There is a chewable multiple vitamin made by Centrum
It is not too bad.

I can't take the regular horsepills either. One became stuck in my throat once and scared me half to death. Later, I would tense up whenever I tried to take one, making things worse.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:11 AM
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11. well, I wonder about crushing them
Some pills aren't supposed to be crushed. But I can't see why vitamins would be in that category.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:12 AM
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12. Misdirected delivery.
Most vitamin/supplement folks thrive on the belief that the average person can't follow basic directions.
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RushIsRot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:50 AM
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13. I found some liquid vitamins that were "chocolate" flavored, but
they were vile-tasting to me and you had to swallow a rather large volume. They were at a vitamin store. You can ask if you have any interest at all.
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