Do you know how to take supplements?

¿Sabes cómo tomar los suplementos?

   The time of day and the way you take supplements can influence their effectiveness and how they affect your body.
Here are some considerations on when and how to take supplements:

1. With or without food

With food: In many cases, it is advisable to take supplements with food, especially those that are fat-soluble or may cause stomach upset. The presence of food in the stomach can help improve the absorption of certain nutrients.

On an empty stomach: Some supplements, such as amino acids or certain antioxidants, may be more effective when taken on an empty stomach. Also, in some cases, taking supplements on an empty stomach may help avoid interactions with foods that could reduce the absorption of certain nutrients.

2. Time of day:
Morning: Some people prefer to take their supplements in the morning, as it is an easy time to remember and can help establish a routine. Also, some supplements, such as vitamin D, may be more effective when taken in the morning due to their influence on the circadian rhythm.

Evening: Others choose to take supplements in the evening, as it is a quiet time and they may experience fewer distractions. Also, certain supplements, such as zinc or magnesium, can cause drowsiness, so taking them before bedtime can help with sleep.

   The best way to take supplements may vary depending on the type of supplement and individual needs. It is always advisable to consult a health professional, such as a doctor or registered dietitian, before starting any supplementation. They can provide specific guidance on when and how to take your supplements based on your health goals and current diet.

Here is some more detailed information:

  • Supplements we should take on an empty stomach:
  • Probiotics
  • Supplements to help with fat loss
  • Iron

Supplements we should take with food:

  • Vitamins A, D, E and K
  • Zinc, Copper, Selenium
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Quercetin, Turmeric, L-carnosine
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Multivitamins with minerals
  • Magnesium - it doesn't matter much whether we take it with food or without, but the time of day is important for it to help us, best about 30 minutes before bedtime.

Vitamin C (or supplements containing it) and B vitamins should not be taken with coffee.

   All supplements that are adaptogens Cordyceps, Ashwagandha, Reishi, Shiitake, Rhodhiola - it does not matter what time of day or with food/breakfast - it does not influence absorption.

   The way and time of day nutritional supplements are taken is very important. Before you start taking any supplement, ask your pharmacist or doctor how it is safest to take it.

Best regards,
Tribu Naturals