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What is the purpose of effervescent tablets?

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Effervescent tablets provide a large dose of ingredients in a single serving. Studies indicate that effervescent ingredients penetrate the bloodstream within 15 minutes, providing a large dose in a short amount of time.

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Pharmaceutical and nutritional ingredients in the form of an effervescent tablet are quickly and evenly distributed into the bloodstream. This is in contrast to traditional tablets that are ingested and dissolve slowly in the stomach. In some cases the tablets only partially dissolve and can irritate mucous membranes. Effervescent tablets are dissolved in solution and do not cause these difficulties. Effervescent tablets are also an effective solution for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets.

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