How to take a nutritional supplement/ pill.
Naturopaths often recommend taking certain nutritional supplements to help improve your health. The biggest complaint we get from people is that they cannot swallow supplements because it makes them choke.
Anyone can take supplements. The key is knowing how to take the supplement properly.
It seems like a no brainer, but I come across this problem all of the time. Please follow the steps below to learn how to take a supplement without choking on it.
1. Put some water in your mouth
2. Tilt your head back so that you are looking at the ceiling. This opens the throat up.
3. Put the supplement or pill into your mouth.
5. Put your head back into normal position.
Seems simple right? We all instinctively know this, but many people make a big mistake when doing this that causes them to choke. Most people do step 5 before step 4!!!
Most people put their head back into the normal position BEFORE they swallow. What does this do? This closes the throat and causes the supplement to get stuck. I know this because I have done this on many occasions, especially when I am in a rush.
If you leave your head tilted back while swallowing, your throat will be open, the supplement will go straight down, and you will never choke.
Do try this technique at home. I promise it will make taking supplements so much easier for you. Just remember to swallow first before putting your head back down!