Continental Vitamin Company

Continental Vitamin Company

4510 S. Boyle Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90058,

Continental Vitamin Company has provided vitamins and supplements since 1969. The company is also the maker of the Superior Source brand and the proprietary MicroLingual technology, a soft-molded instant-release tablet. Held under the tongue, a MicroLingual tablet dissolves in 15 seconds or less and passes rapidly into the body, making the nutrients immediately available. MicroLingual tablets are created with Low- Pressure Hydromolecular technology, resulting in quick and direct absorption.

Standard compressed tablets can take 30 minutes or longer to dissolve and require a significant amount of excipients, binders and non-nutritive fillers. Capsules also contain fillers and may not be well-absorbed in the digestive tract. Other manufacturers offer “dissolving” tablets that still need to be processed in the digestive tract where nutrients may be destroyed.

Microlingual Vitamin B-12 supports energy, heart health, sleep, mental clarity and healthy circulation. MicroLingual B-12 eliminates the need for pills, liquids or sprays. Superior Source offers a wide range of B-12 products.

Superior Source offers a full line of Microlingual Vitamin D3. Recent studies have revealed previously unknown functions of this vitamin including the promotion of muscle tone and the balancing of hormone levels during aging. Superior Source features extra strength vitamin D3 tablets (with potencies from 1,000 IU to 10,000 IU) with maximum bioavailability for all ages.

A recent Oxford study has shown that B12, B6 and folic acid have positive effects for those in need of memory support. Also, these three B-vitamins are necessary for reducing homocysteine levels. Superior Source Triple B-12/B-6/Folic MicroLingual tablets are ideal for those with special digestive challenges. They are perfect for the elderly, wonderful for children and infants, ideal for bariatric patients and great for everyone who hates to swallow pills, says the company.

Slumber Helper is an all-natural herbal formula that supports relaxation and refreshing sleep with no melatonin. MicroLingual tablets are ideal for assisting in sleep without delay. Slumber Helper promotes steady daytime energy, a stable stress response and mental clarity through healthy nighttime sleep cycles.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2010