Jul 11, 2023
Do you pop your supplements any time of the day?
If you are taking any supplements, you need to be mindful of what time of the day you are consuming them.
Why does it matter?
“Every supplement needs a different environment to be absorbed so that it can do its work in your body,” explains nutritionist Neha Ranglani on Instagram.
Supplements like probiotics, vitamin C, B12, folate, L-glutamine and iron are well absorbed on an empty stomach, and are therefore most effective.
Best taken after food
Vitamin A, D, E, K need fat for digestion and absorption. So they should be consumed after eating food.
Mineral that need stomach acid
Calcium and zinc need stomach acid for digestion and absorption, so make sure you consume them after a meal.
B complex is best taken after breakfast, as it is meant to give you energy. So, you will be energetic the entire day.
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Omega 3 is best taken after lunch “because it is a little heavier supplement to be digested, and our digestive fire is at a peak at that time,” the nutritionist explains.
Magnesium is best taken after dinner as it helps you to sleep well in a calm state of mind.
It is important to note that supplements should be taken only if you are facing any deficiency or have been prescribed to take any of these supplements for health reasons by your doctor.
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