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Multivitamin or supplement, how do you choose?

Wok with vitamins
Vitamin mix

Do you read the label?

Some vitamins and supplements should be taken in the morning and others at night, and it is always wise to take them with a meal or after a meal, as they can irritate or upset your stomach, affecting your body negatively.

Vitamins promoting relaxation and better sleep should be best taken before bedtime, and others promoting energy production are best for daytime consumption. Something to keep in mind, typically our metabolism slows down at night, impacting the absorption of vitamins and supplements.

Vitamins and supplements that are best taken in the morning for maximum absorption.

Vitamin B helps with energy production. Some sources say Vitamin B6 may have an adverse effect when sleeping is involved the best is to take it during the day, as it can stimulate your metabolism and brain function.

Vitamin D helps fight fatigue and weakness, and it can also provide support in minimizing anemia and other chronic illnesses. Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 can help with the absorption of calcium.

Multivitamins are also a supplement best made part of your morning routine, multivitamins commonly consist of vitamins that help with energy production, which will keep you awake at night if taken before bed. Multivitamins are also best taken after a meal.

Vitamins and supplements that are best taken at night for maximum absorption.

Vitamin E has a neuroprotective effect and is an antioxidant, beneficial for individuals struggling with insomnia and irregular sleeping patterns.

Magnesium can help with healthy muscles, nerves, bones, and blood sugar levels. It combats asthma, reduces high blood pressure, improves digestion, and alleviates constipation symptoms, also protecting against diabetes, with added bone health support.

Zinc and melatonin may be beneficial when taken at night as it aids with better sleep. Zinc can also help support your immune system.

Taking vitamin D at night can benefit your sleep cycle as it can help with melatonin production. This vitamin can also be taken in the daytime, as mentioned above.

Different types of vitamins require different consumption methods, some are water-soluble, and others are fat-soluble. Fat-soluble supplements and vitamins are better absorbed when taken with or after a fatty meal.

Water-soluble vitamins play an important role in protecting the cells from any damage, producing much-needed collagen which aids with muscle structure, bone strength, and the absorption of iron.

Living a healthy lifestyle i.e., a balanced diet and adding vitamins and supplements to your diet as well as exercising regularly are all beneficial to your health, and they can aid in your well-being in the long run.

“You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.” -Jennifer Lopez-


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