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When to Take Your Vitamins: Timing is Key to Effectiveness

Many people who take vitamins and supplements grab a handful and toss them down the gullet first thing in the morning. But experts say that may not be the best time to take some nutritional supplements, so it’s important to know when to take them to get the most benefit.

“The best way to get all your nutrients is from food,” notes Dr. Ellen Kamhi, a medical school instructor and author of "The Natural Medicine Chest."

“But of course there is a large amount of scientific evidence that supports the use of supplements. There are many instances when your diet isn’t sufficient to provide all the necessary nutrients because of toxic growing conditions, the chemicals used in GMO crops, or simply poor eating habits.

“That being said, there are some ‘rules of thumb’ about the best times to take different kinds of vitamins and minerals.”

Kamhi recommends taking multivitamin and mineral combinations in the morning before breakfast. And she says NEVER to take a calcium-magnesium pill combination.

Vitamins on an empty stomach?

I take Centrum multivitamins, and the label states to take one with food.

What happens if I take a multivitamin on an empty stomach? Does it matter?

Thanks in advance.


I have taken multivitamins for years. It is a very good idea to take them after meals for them to absorb with the stomach. It is also a good idea to drink a full glass of water when you take the vitamin. I like to break the vitamin in half and take one


it may upset your stomach thats why it says with food


Well my moms a doctor she tells me it's best to eat before you take your vitamins. Sometimes the Vitamin could have something in it and food would make it easier to digest. It does matter so just eat food before you take your vitamins. If this answer

Is there a multivitamin I can take on an empty stomach without getting ill?

I have tried Centrum and a few store brand multivitamins and they all have made me throw-up if I take them on an empty stomach. I usually eat breakfast but there are a few days a week where I don't have time, but I still want to take my vitamin. I felt


i had the same problem with every multivitiman ive taken. i started taking them at night right before i go to bed, when id have a full stomach, because i never have breakfast. in my experience, youre gonna feel sick with any vitiman if you take take it


Do be careful with multivitamins my mother developed a thing called Leukopea after taking too many multivamins
I am wondering if you are eating a proper diet why you have need of these at all. The latest research says that they may indeed not improve


i had the same problem with every multivitiman ive taken. i started taking them at night right before i go to bed, when id have a full stomach, because i never have breakfast. in my experience, youre gonna feel sick with any vitiman if you take take it