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does eating food while taking a multivitamin affect the absorption of the multivitamin and how so?



Yes it does. You should take a multivitamin after a meal with a full glass of water. A multivitamin is a supplement and adds vitamins and minerals to the food that you are eating. Eating a meal and taking a multivitamin together helps the body absorb


Only if you drink tea or coffee or soda.

other foods wont effect it.


Yes it does. You should take a multivitamin after a meal with a full glass of water. A multivitamin is a supplement and adds vitamins and minerals to the food that you are eating. Eating a meal and taking a multivitamin together helps the body absorb

Is it wise to crush multivitamins for better absorption?

Most vitamins and minerals passes through to my urine so I was wondering if crushing the multivitamins would be better since it increases surface area and thus, absorption. Is there anything wrong with crushing multivitamins?


Actually it is not the crushing that will help. It is the brand of vitamin that you have. You should check out the book listed below. A good supplement should dissolve in the digestive system.

You can also check this by putting the


Actually it is not the crushing that will help. It is the brand of vitamin that you have. You should check out the book listed below. A good supplement should dissolve in the digestive system.

You can also check this by putting the


No the only vitamins that should be crushed are the chewable ones then you crush them with your teeth. If you are worried about absorption you could take liquid vitamins. There are a couple of adult brands out there. Check with your pharmacist. He will