Best time to take Multi Vits...
- 01-26-2006, 12:32 AM
I take my multivitamin in the morning with breakfast.
However, I just thought of this:
To improve absorption, do any of you chop your multivitamin in half, and take each half during different times of the day?
Or, what about multivitamins in liquid form--do any of drink your vitamins, instead? (I think I've seen the liquid form at Costco.)
- 01-27-2006, 01:19 AM
Divided doses. With foods containing fat. If you take fish oil, it'd be a good idea to take it at the same time as that (vit. E will help prevent oxidation of the fish oil).
01-27-2006, 05:00 AM
01-27-2006, 09:07 AM
Maynard is correct. You should take throughout the day. Your body will not store water-soluble vitamins (C and B). Thus, any water-soluble vitamins that aren't absorbed are flushed out with the urine.
You should also take vitamins with meals because the fat-soluble (A,E,D,K) vitamins cannot be absorbed without some fat.
01-27-2006, 12:03 PM
So you chop each multivitamin into THIRDS?? Doesn't this get awfully laborious?Originally Posted by MaynardMeek
...I could probably do this for a week, tops.
01-27-2006, 12:43 PM
01-27-2006, 12:46 PM
01-27-2006, 12:55 PM
Here, I'll help you guys out:
It's what I use. A good multi where a full dose is 6 tablets... so you got options. I do 2 tabs with meals 3x a day.
01-27-2006, 01:00 PM
01-27-2006, 01:03 PM
I use the opti-men multi and really like it. I usually take one in the morning with breakfast and one at night with supper or a little after.
01-27-2006, 01:15 PM
Hi chevelleman--I'm not trying to be smart with you or anything, but what is it about "opti-men multi" that you really like?Originally Posted by chevelleman
(I can't say I've ever actually noticed anything when taking multivitamins. I only take them because people say it's healthy to do so.)
01-27-2006, 02:37 PM
For men, I think this is not a good choice. Men should not take a supplement with iron. Men get enough iron through food and taking excessive iron is not healthy. Puritan makes some iron-free multis though. The Puritan line is a good value.Originally Posted by TheUnlikelyToad
I also like NOW Foods supplements. For a twice-daily multi consider this: http://www.nowfoods.com/?action=item...&item_id=13687
01-27-2006, 02:47 PM
I think that's splitting hairs to be honest, but if thats really a concern for you then by all means go iron-free.Originally Posted by GuyinLA
01-27-2006, 03:10 PM
With all due respect, this really isn't splitting hairs. Lots of info out there but below is an excerpt from the National Institutes of Health website. It isn't hard to find iron-free multis, so it just makes sense for men to avoid iron.Originally Posted by TheUnlikelyToad
Who should be cautious about taking iron supplements?
Iron deficiency is uncommon among adult men and postmenopausal women. These individuals should only take iron supplements when prescribed by a physician because of their greater risk of iron overload. Iron overload is a condition in which excess iron is found in the blood and stored in organs such as the liver and heart. Iron overload is associated with several genetic diseases including hemochromatosis, which affects approximately 1 in 250 individuals of northern European descent . Individuals with hemochromatosis absorb iron very efficiently, which can result in a build up of excess iron and can cause organ damage such as cirrhosis of the liver and heart failure [1,3,67-69]. Hemochromatosis is often not diagnosed until excess iron stores have damaged an organ. Iron supplementation may accelerate the effects of hemochromatosis, an important reason why adult men and postmenopausal women who are not iron deficient should avoid iron supplements. Individuals with blood disorders that require frequent blood transfusions are also at risk of iron overload and are usually advised to avoid iron supplements.
01-27-2006, 05:24 PM
No offense takin. I was just saying what kind I take, but I have felt better since taking this certain multi. Just felt more energetic than usual(may be placebo). I have tried several different brands and this one I have been sticking with, thats all. Nice avatar by the way I love Spaceballs!Originally Posted by badmofaux
01-29-2006, 01:46 AM
Have to agree on the iron free. My father was taking geritol and ended up in the hospital. Stopped the Geritol on Drs advice and problem gone.
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