Difficulty Swallowing Pills? Try Quick-Dissolve Supplements

by Melissa Chichester

Did you know it is estimated that between 10 to 40% of adults have trouble swallowing pills according to a 2018 study?1

Quick-dissolve supplements are designed to begin dissolving in the mouth before swallowing. This reduces the pill size and makes them a convenient option for those who have difficulty swallowing pills.

Here are some key features and benefits of quick-dissolve supplements:

  • Convenience: Quick-dissolve supplements are designed to be placed under the tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing. They begin dissolving in the mouth, reducing the size before ingestion. 
  • Suitable for people who struggle with pill swallowing: Quick-dissolve supplements provide an easier way to take essential nutrients.
  • Multiple formulations: Quick-dissolve supplements are available for vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts and can cater to many wellness needs.

Here are quick-dissolve supplements you may find beneficial: 

Quick Dissolve Hair, Skin, and Nails 

Puritan’s Pride Quick Dissolve Hair, Skin & Nails formula contains 2500 mcg of biotin per serving. Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that assists in energy metabolism in cells.*

This formula also contains 60 mg of Vitamin C per serving for its antioxidant properties.* Vitamin C is involved in the production of collagen, which forms the basis for vibrant skin.* This supplement begins dissolving in your mouth before swallowing, with a great-tasting, strawberry lemonade flavor.

Quick Dissolve Melatonin 

Melatonin is a hormone responsible for supporting the sleep-wake cycle, present in both animals and humans.* It is produced in the pineal gland, a small, pea-sized gland in the brain. The production and release of melatonin falls in the morning and increases in the evening to support sleep.* Melatonin helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.*

Because insufficient sleep can affect energy and mood, melatonin is a terrific choice if you experience occasional sleeplessness or jet lag, or if you want to improve your quality of rest.* This quick-dissolve tablet has a pleasant strawberry taste and delivers 10 mg of melatonin for your needs.

Leg Cramps PM

Hyland’s Leg Cramps PM helps temporarily relieve cramping in the lower body, legs, feet, and toes that occurs with accompanying occasional sleeplessness.^ These quick-dissolve tablets work quickly.

^Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

As with any dietary supplement or homeopathic, it’s recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before adding quick-dissolve products to your wellness routine to ensure they are appropriate for your needs.

1. Forough AS, Lau ET, Steadman KJ, Cichero JA, Kyle GJ, Serrano Santos JM, Nissen LM. A review of strategies for making pills easier to swallow. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2018 Jul 26;12:1337-1346. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S164406. PMID: 30100710; PMCID: PMC6065591.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.