Gel VS Pressed: Which Pill Form Delivers the Best Results?


In the case of oral medication, many of us take either gel capsules or pressed tablets. Both options are highly popular and both work by delivering a drug and/or supplement via your digestive tract. Now, it is important to keep in mind that even though they both function similarly, there are differences and there are also pros and cons for both that we here at Wellth feel you should be aware of.         

Tablets are the most common pill type. The great thing about them is that they are inexpensive, they can be split in two (something which cannot be done with capsules), they are also durable and long-lasting. Now, there are a few down sides to using tablets as opposed capsules. Tablets are more likely to irritate your gastrointestinal tract, they may take longer to work, and there is also a chance that the medication is more likely to break down inconsistently which can impede the effectiveness of the medication.

Gel capsules also have their benefits. They are fast acting, tasteless, and have higher bioavailability which means that the drug is more likely to enter your bloodstream. However, it should also be taken into account that they are more expensive and less durable, and the doses are much lower.

Now, which is better? It really does depend on who’s taking them. Some tablets and capsules have properties that may or may not agree with certain individuals and some may be more effective than others. When taking either, it is important to keep in mind that you are aware of the properties that are in the pills. The most important thing, though, is to know yourself and what is best for you. From all of us here at Wellth, please stay healthy.

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