I would like to add a vitamin powder to some food I have but unfortunately the vitamin powder(I have read) degrades when I attempt to put in water for more then a couple days it looses its benefits according to this question. What options do I have to add the powder to some food I have such that it doesn't involve heat/water? I can't simple sprinkle it on top because well it the food I am trying to add it to is round and isn't an ideal solution. Think trying to add it to check mix. I am trying to prepare the food in advance if that isn't clear.

  • Curious? Why can't you just pop a multi-vitamin pill instead of trying to over-complicate things ?
    – Max
    Jun 18, 2018 at 18:24
  • @Max I am actually mixing multiple vitamins/supplements under the advice of a nutritionist. So the powder is exactly one type of powder and even comes out multicolored.
    – William
    Jun 18, 2018 at 18:26
  • Your nutritionist should be the one telling you how to ingest the vitamins, no ? and I'm still confused that you cannot just have a multi-vitamin pill, those are stable and you can ingenst when/where ever you need to.
    – Max
    Jun 18, 2018 at 18:28
  • @Max I'll ask the nutritionist. ahh so putting the powder in a empty capsule could work but I'm not the biggest fan of pills we not necessary.
    – William
    Jun 18, 2018 at 18:45
  • Vitamins how? You mean the powder of vitamin pills? That's not how food industry add Vitamins. Vitamin pills are for the intended use: swallow them, not added to food.
    – roetnig
    Jun 18, 2018 at 20:31

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You could could mix it into softened butter (or a butter spread) and then top foods like toast or crackers with it.

  • I'm hopeful the powder isn't damaged by butter like it is by constant exposure to liquid. Not a bad idea
    – William
    Jun 18, 2018 at 17:55

Treat yourself as if you were a young child, and pretend you're getting a 3-year-old version of yourself to take some medicine in powdered form :)

I personally like just putting it on a cold sorbet; we did this when our youngest could not stand the taste of an antibiotic, so we had to crush it in pill form and find ways to have her ingest it. Raspberry sorbet with sugar (and amoxicillin) on top did it.

You could also look at stabilizing it in some milk chocolate that melts at a relatively low temperature, but I don't know how you'd test the efficacy of the method, because I don't know how to measure vitamin strength after trying something like that.

But desserts are generally the best vessels in which one can sneak medications agreeably past even sensitive palates, so I'd go that route.

You could also try fruit - e.g. watermelon, just consume it immediately.

  • Just to clarify it isn't the taste that is the issue but the fact everything requires preparation almost directly before consumption or frankly isn't particularly stable to put in bag and consume later at your convince
    – William
    Jun 18, 2018 at 17:51

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