Right Vitamins, Right Time
Vitamins and minerals work like little micro-bots, transporting essential nutrients and performing hundreds of roles in a body – keeping us well and kicking.
Vitamin B’s role is to boost energy and reduce stress. So, they’re basically a metropolitan’s best friend. There are eight different types of B vitamins, each having a separate function for the body.
The best time of day to leverage on its benefits is after waking up and on an empty stomach – to assist in the absorption of the vitamin. Taking this vitamin later in the day may affect a person’s ability to fall asleep so take heed.
If you want to keep away from the pills, you can also add one or more of these healthy foods like salmon, leafy vegetables, eggs, milk and meat that are rich in one or more B vitamins to your diet.
Magnesium is the vitamin you need for a wash of calmness before bed. It is best paired with calcium for increased absorption. Vitamin B6 is ideal to be consumed this time too.
We all associate Vitamin D with the sun. It is the most important vitamin and hard to obtain through diet alone. It stands out from other vitamins because it’s considered a hormone and is produced by your skin as a result of sunlight exposure. Studies indicate that vitamin D plays a role in immune system function, bone health, cancer prevention and more. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, which does not dissolve in water and is absorbed best in your bloodstream when paired with high-fat foods – salmon and herring are examples of these. Having vitamin D with a large meal or source of fat can significantly increase absorption.
Now, don’t think of the zinc material, rather, the nutrient component that is necessary for a healthy immune system and nutrition. Take it with food, along with vitamins A, C, and B12 for optimum efficiency. It doesn’t pair well with iron, copper, and B9 so refrain from taking it with these vitamins.
Multivitamins are the world’s most popular dietary supplements. Ideally, if you’re taking one multivitamin, consume it in the middle of the day, with food. If the multivitamins are the sole supplements being taken, break the pill in two and take half in the morning, and the other in the evening.
Making the most of your supplements
To key to getting the most out of your supplements is having a balanced healthy diet and maintaining good gut health. Using the right combination of supplements and foods also helps in the absorption of the nutrients.
Did you know that Virgin Coconut Oil helps improve the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, B, D, E, K) and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and amino acids.