When is the optimal time of the day to take supplements?

When is the optimal time of the day to take supplements?

Jun 09, 2022Pip Summerville

Timing is everything, right? Supplements can be a little more complicated than "yes" or "no." You might know, for example, that our bodies process nutrients differently. In general, water-soluble vitamins like vitamin C and B vitamins (like B12 and folate) generally get to work right away before we eliminate the excess, whereas fat-soluble vitamins (like vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K) tend to stay in our tissues longer. As we take these nutrients as individual vitamins, timing, the content of our stomach, and how different nutrients interact with one another can all affect how the body uses them. 

Here's the good news: Our supplements are designed to be taken at any time, day or night, with or without food. With our liquid-filled technology, different nutrients can coexist in one capsule, whether they are fat-soluble or water-soluble. Our delayed-release capsules dissolve later, past the more sensitive parts of your stomach. Therefore, you have the freedom to take them whenever you want -- the only "science" is to figure out what makes sense with your personal schedule and preferences.

As a general recommendation you can take them at any time during the day on an empty stomach - as food can delay absorption, which could result in the capsule breaking down sooner. As a general recommendation it’s best to take your supplements before a snack or meal rather than after. 

It might be best for you to take your vitamins at a time that is convenient for you to remember. Science tells us that consistency is key to building habits, so we recommend committing to a specific time of day. You might find it easier to remember to take your vitamins as you make your morning coffee, for example. Taking your supplements right before bed may be better for you if you or in the morning right before you brush your teeth.

Ultimately, it's all about what makes sense for you and that's good news, right?

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