When is the best time to take multivitamins?
First and most common question I always get from my clients, patients and customers. Then when I answer their question they gave me that particular countenance!. So the questions go from: I take my multi vitamins in the morning but work out in the evening. Between this time i usually go to the washroom and my urine is a very bright yellow color, which, from my understanding is my body getting rid of all of the extra unused vitamins…? If this is correct, would it make more sense for me to take the vitamins closer to the time that I work out so that they are still in my body to use during my workout, or is that not how it works?. To this one here: can I take my multivitamins with dinner before bed?
So, if you are one of those individuals who ever wondered when you should be taking your multi vitamins — breakfast? Lunch? Whenever you remember to? — then the best time of day is usually the morning, with your first meal. That’s because vitamins are a synthetic substance and are best absorbed in your body when they are taken with food and its naturally occurring vitamins. Taking them in the minerals allows for the best chance that they’ll be absorbed into your system with the food that you eat all throughout the day.
You may have heard of fat-soluble vitamins — these are vitamins that are stored in the body’s fat tissue. These vitamins need to be taken with some sort of dietary fat (such as nuts) in order to be absorbed into your system. Vitamins A, D, E and K are all fat-soluble vitamins. Another type of vitamin is a water soluble vitamins, such as vitamins C and B, which are not stored in the body’s fat tissue and if needed, must be replaced each day. Again, it’s generally recommended to take vitamins in the morning, but the best time of day for you to take a multivitamin or any supplement is when you are most likely to remember to take it daily.