We get this question a lot. But before we dive in it's important to note that at Tespo, we didn't start with the dispenser. We set out on a mission to both create and deliver vitamins in their purest form. The result was liquid, and the byproduct was a dispenser.
What are liquid vitamins and why should I take them?
A vitamin is a vitamin is a vitamin, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, this isn’t exactly true. Vitamins are not created equal, and many of them contain unfavorable ingredients. This is an easy fact to miss, because usually these ingredients are listed under “other” or “inactive” on the ingredient panel.
Liquid vitamins allow you to avoid unnecessary ingredients and make sure your body is getting only the nutrients it needs in a format that is easy to absorb.
Macronutrients vs. micronutrients
Macronutrients, found in foods such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats are usually easy for the body to absorb. Digestive enzymes and the overall process of digestion help to make these nutrients readily available to the body. But micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals are a different story.
Micronutrients exist in a different form in food. How your body is able to absorb and utilize these nutrients is not as predictable as with macronutrients. For instance, folic acid is actually more available to the body in a fortified food or vitamin format than it is when ingested naturally in food.
Internal and external factors also affect our ability to absorb micronutrients. Gender and health status, if you’re pregnant or going through menopause, or where you are on the spectrum of aging are all internal factors that affect how bioavailable nutrients are to us. As we age, our metabolism tends to slow down and therefore the digestive system doesn’t work quite as efficiently as it once did. In turn, this can affect your body’s ability to digest or absorb vitamins that were once readily bioavailable.
The external factors that play into nutrient absorption include the form in which you ingest nutrients. Whether a nutrient comes in the form of a food, a pill or a liquid, or if it contains chemicals or artificial ingredients all affect absorption.
What's it all mean? Should I take vitamin pills or liquid vitamins?
Vitamin pills are not only harder to swallow with age, they become much more difficult to digest and absorb. And, in order to make a pill format that is efficient to manufacture binders and fillers are often used, making it even more difficult to guarantee that the nutrients you really want from these pills are getting into your system.
Sure, liquid vitamins can contain artificial dyes, sweeteners and other ingredients to limit absorption. That’s why it is important to read the ingredient panel. At Tespo we believe there is no need to use unnecessary ingredients in a liquid format. Not only do we not use fillers and binders, we see no need to use artificial anything. We only use the ingredients your body needs.
Why a liquid vitamin dispenser?
Tespo Dispenser Alllow ForLonger Shelf Life
You may be asssuming that liquid vitamins are expensive and have a short shelf life, right? Not with the Tespo liquid vitamin dispenser.
Traditional liquid vitamins that are premixed have a short shelf life once they are opened and typically have to be refrigerated. This can cause liquid vitamins to lose potency. It’s also why experts say that pills are more stable than liquid vitamins. Packaging, shipping and refrigeration also can make liquid vitamins expensive. Yet, the Tespo system allows for the best of both worlds. The Tespo liquid vitamin dispenser allows us to put the highest quality ingredients in each formula while also maintaining a shelf life of up to 6 months. The water is only mixed in with the ingredients when you’re ready to take your vitamins. The fact that our discs are lightweight and don’t need to be refrigerated, means our formulas are affordable. And all of this comes without using any unnecessary ingredients.
Tespo Dispenser Is Smart
It automatically adjusts the water amount and mix times based on the vitamins you’re taking. The result? An easy-to-take, delicious liquid shot.
Tespo Dispenser Is Designed ToBe Discrete
The Tespo Dispenser holds three extra pods so that you don’t have to worry about more clutter on your kitchen counter.
Tespo Dispenser Helps You StayCompliant
Remembering to take your vitamins can be challenging. With the Tespo Dispenser on your countertop, it's a fun and easy addition to your morning routine. In fact — 87% of Tespo Customers surveyed in June of 2017 said that Tespo had improved their compliance.
Tespo Dispenser Fits all Tespo Pods
It’s easy to swap vitamin pods so that your entire family can can enjoy Tespo whenever it’s convenient.
At Tespo, we believe that liquid vitamins are the most bioavailable means for micronutrients to be delivered to your body. The Tespo system allows us to provide our customers with affordable, high quality vitamins in a format that is effective and easy for the body to absorb and utilize. Plus, having the dispenser on your kitchen counter helps you stay consistent - and it's fun for the whole family!
Check out the dispenser for yourself. You won't regret it.