When it comes to taking your vitamins, timing is everything.
One thing not a lot of people realize is that supplements aren't meant to be taken all at once (one of many reasons we don't recommend a multivitamin).
Each supplement has its own ideal timing for maximum absorption. Keep reading to find the idea timing for everything you take!
When is the Best Time to Take Vitamin B12 (and Other Water-Soluble Vitamins)?
We often get asked the best time to take vitamin B12 liquid, our bestseller.
There are a number of supplements that are best to take on an empty stomach, and B12 is one of them.
When is the Best Time to Take Vitamin D (and Other Fat-Soluble Vitamins)?
Another common question: when is the best time to take vitamin D? Vitamin D is unique in that it should be taken with a meal but also early in the day for maximum absorption and so that it doesn't interfere with your sleep.
Other fat-soluble vitamins, namely vitamins A, E, & K, should be taken with food but can be taken any time of day. You can also take these vitamins, as well as vitamin D, less frequently and in higher concentration as the body stores them.
When is the Best Time to Take Other Supplements?
Omega-3s should also be taken with food, any time of day.
Zinc can be taken any time of day with food to avoid irritation to stomach lining, and should be taken daily.
Magnesium can be taken early in the evening, and you should take B6 sometime in the same day to maximize absorption.
Iron is best absorbed between meals, but you should take with food if you find it irritating.
L-Theanine, L-Tyrosine, L-Glutamine can be taken first thing in the morning AND before bed (ideally, break them into several smaller doses). L-glutamine can also be taken after a workout.
Herbal supplements including but not limited to berberine, cinnamon, turmeric (for example our blood support & inflammation capsules), Ashwagandha, Lion's mane, and milk thistle: break these up throughout day and take in several doses. We recommend taking our herbal capsules three times a day, one following each meal.
Note: this guide is based on the ideal timing for absorption, but the most ideal thing is that you actually take your supplements.
If you find it works better for you to take them all at the same time, or you experience adverse effects from the listed timing (for example, nausea from taking on an empty stomach) then please listen to your body and do what works best for you!