Thursday, November 17, 2011

Getting the Most from Your Vitamins and Minerals?

Q: What is the optimum time of day to take vitamin and mineral supplements? Are there certain foods that interfere with absorption? -- Carole P.
A: There are no rules about the best time of day to take supplements. My advice is to take them when they agree with you most. Many people find taking pills of any kind as part of a morning routine makes it easier to remember, so taking them with breakfast is a popular option. Vitamin and mineral supplements can cause nausea, heartburn, and other gastric disturbances, especially when taken on an empty stomach. For best absorption and the least irritation to the stomach, I generally suggest taking your supplements with a meal containing fat. This is particularly important for the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D and E). Experiment with taking your supplements with lunch or dinner, if they cause you problems with breakfast. Read more...

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