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    Best time to take Multi Vits...


    In the morning after you wake or at night before you sleep?

    before or after meals?

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    I don't know if it's the best time, but I usually take a multi vitamin with dinner. Every so often I take it right before bed.

    Curious what others have to say...
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    My multi is a two softgel dose and I take one softgel w/ breakfast and one before bed. I think that the body reacts better to having the dosages split up. If I had to pick one time, it would be before bed do my body could have a fresh shot of micronutrients to assist with recovery.
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    I've heard the best time to take it is with lunch. I used to take mine in the morning but a guy at my nutrition store (I don't know how reputable he is) told me it's better to take it at lunch because in the morning the stomach isn't able to digest the vitamin fully so a lot of it is lost. Sounds like bunk to me.

    IMO it doesn't really matter when you take it as long as your dosing it. Either way you look at it, if you're taking 1 a day & you take it at the same time every day your simply taking 1 every 24 hours. How would what time of the day you take it vary this unless there's some sort of chemistry behind this I'm not considering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxtruxx1
    I've heard the best time to take it is with lunch. I used to take mine in the morning but a guy at my nutrition store (I don't know how reputable he is) told me it's better to take it at lunch because in the morning the stomach isn't able to digest the vitamin fully so a lot of it is lost. Sounds like bunk to me.
    Well. I can hardly digest breakfast in the morning.....
    I have a hard time digesting animal pak anytime of day (i will burp it for HOURS!)
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    multi's should be taken thru out the day for best results.. with food or with out food is up to you and your body.. some people can not handle the amount of some B's within a multi and thusly feel sick.. others.. like.. me.. it doesn't matter... but again.. even one a days.. do not do you much of any good... ( though its better than nothing) split them about.. morning.. noon and yes.. before bed...
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    I eat a lot of cereal these days (im in college) so i just started buying Total rather than wheaties... I know it sounds pretty "costo protienish" but i thought id give it a whirl.
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    College=the root of most young people nutritional problems. LOL

    I know my diet is skewed thanks to school.
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    oddly enough my diet is drastically better now that im here.
    I had pretty much stopped lifting (lazy/no partner) at home and i was eating out two to three times a day.

    In the three weeks ive been away from home i have eaten out twice and im on a set lifting/cardio schedule.
    I seriously had a pale complection when i left for college and now without tanning I have a lot more color to my face.
    (but ya,,, most of the kids i live with eat like ****. (hot pockets ect.))
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    from where i am coming from...college don't make you fat..leaving college does..

    anyway if i only take those once a day MV..should i take it before or after a meal?
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    WTF? you people got nothing better to do? Take 'em when you remember. Before, after, during, morning, evening if I start to worry about some little **** like that... You get the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskey Steve
    (but ya,,, most of the kids i live with eat like ****. (hot pockets ect.))
    I love Hot Pockets
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    Quote Originally Posted by DmitryWI
    WTF? you people got nothing better to do? Take 'em when you remember. Before, after, during, morning, evening if I start to worry about some little **** like that... You get the point.
    SOOOOO...are you saying I should take them in the morning or in the evening?
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    it doesnt matter when they are taken, as long as they are taken is the important part
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    Quote Originally Posted by natedogg
    SOOOOO...are you saying I should take them in the morning or in the evening?
    5:34 am is the most anabolic time to them. WTF? You didn't know that?!?
    You should be banned from this board
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoMbSta
    In the morning after you wake or at night before you sleep?

    before or after meals?

    Thanks..
    If they are syntetic vitamins like 99.99% of multis, the earlier u take in the day, the better.

    But ALSO some stuff can be irritating to the stomach, so taking after a meal would be better.

    To sum up, the ideal is to take your multi after the first meal of the day, which has to be a decent meal not just a juice, but our breakfast is more then decent, isnt it?
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    Obviously the most important thing is to take them everyday, but I like to take them after my workout when my body is starving for nutrients with my creatine and protein shake. Any other time I take it, I just piss it right through an hour later (my piss is flourecsant yellow). When I take it after working out (I usually get the flourecsant color 3-4 hours later). Just my opinion but most important is taking them everyday.
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    having yellow piss usually means you are not getting enough water...are you sure you drink enough??

    to syr: you mean there are non-sythetic vitamins?...what is the difference?
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    ive read in a couple places that the best time to take it is at lunch. I do know that multis require whole food to maximize their digestion and uptake. I would guess the breakfast lunch or dinner would be fine.
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    i definitely drink a lot of water 1-2 gallons a day. Just a personal observation of bright flourescent yellow, not regular yellow.
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    haha...maybe you might be able to glow in the dark soon from ur comments...oops..not trying to be rude...but yeah..

    2hrs before w/o the logic is to force the nutrients into ur body during w/o?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgcrz8
    Obviously the most important thing is to take them everyday, but I like to take them after my workout when my body is starving for nutrients with my creatine and protein shake. Any other time I take it, I just piss it right through an hour later (my piss is flourecsant yellow). When I take it after working out (I usually get the flourecsant color 3-4 hours later). Just my opinion but most important is taking them everyday.
    It's from the vitamins and its normal. I believe its the B vitamins that cause it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoMbSta
    having yellow piss usually means you are not getting enough water...are you sure you drink enough??
    Either that or B vitamins. You should know the difference of COLOR from either case

    to syr: you mean there are non-sythetic vitamins?...what is the difference?
    There is some algae and herbal extracts but the amount of nutrients is unknown and so normal syntetic vitamins are the way to go. Natural nutrients of all kinds have a different absorbtion and in general there is no better time to consume them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DmitryWI
    Look who's back. Where and how have you been, sir Syr?
    In a cave!
    Do you still have recurring gyno, bro?
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    I've gotton an upset stomach from vitamins before. I stopped taking them and switched brands. no problems since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoMbSta
    haha...maybe you might be able to glow in the dark soon from ur comments...oops..not trying to be rude...but yeah..

    2hrs before w/o the logic is to force the nutrients into ur body during w/o?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CROWLER
    Who are you talking to?


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    talking about u...wondering is that the logic?
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    Oh ok sorry,

    I figure I have to take them sometime during the day. I used to take them after my workout but figured why not already have them in my system while I am working out.

    I go by what works for me as I don't have one of them there doctoriates in human fisiolity, biology or humaness.


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    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.)
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    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).
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    so the logic is take with something that has fats in them to absorb better?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaynardMeek
    split them about.. morning.. noon and yes.. before bed...
    So you chop each multivitamin into THIRDS?? Doesn't this get awfully laborious?

    ...I could probably do this for a week, tops.
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    No, you buy a good multiple vitamin that has a set serving size of at least two pills per day.
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    I eat a big breakfast, and take the multi with that meal.
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    Here, I'll help you guys out:

    http://www.puritan.com/pages/file.as...9&cid=67&lbl=1

    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.
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    Nice find Toad, thanks for the link!

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    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.
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