You may spend a lot each month on supplements, but what good are they if you aren’t getting the most out of what you are paying for?
The best way to get vitamins is through your food. What makes food great as a vitamin delivery system is that you are getting complementary vitamins in each bite.
Your body can work with synthetic supplements, but you can help your body out by knowing which vitamins work together and what time it’s best taken at.
Fat soluble vitamins, such as A, D, E, and K are best taken with fatty food, but they can compete against each other. That’s why maximum absorption of A, D, and K is best achieved if they’re taken several hours apart from each other.
Minerals also compete to be absorbed. Calcium, magnesium, and zinc are best taken at separate times. Taking high levels of zinc over time can cause a copper deficiency, so keep your eye on that. If you want your body to better absorb iron, try taking it with vitamin C. Iron and calcium hinder each other’s absorption, so be careful to avoid taking them at the same time.
Your water soluble vitamins, the B complex and C, are best taken in the morning. You know those 5 Hour Energy drinks? They are filled with B vitamins and caffeine and are sure to give you an energy boost. I
You can also maximize absorption by avoiding caffeine and alcohol while taking your supplements. If you’re on prescription medications, it’s also a good idea to wait 30-60 min between taking your supplements and your prescriptions.
One reason we created our Vitamin Patches is that you get a timed-release of your vitamins. You just slap it on, and leave it on for a few hours while the vitamins release into your system. This is how we get a 90% absorption rate with the patches.
Check them out here! We’ve got the B complex, Biotin, and D3 patches.
In Good Health,
-The Vitamin Patch Club
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