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Understanding the Best Time of Day to Take Vitamins

The effectiveness of supplements can be influenced by various factors, including the time of day they are consumed and whether they are taken with or without food. Let's delve into the intricacies of timing and explore when the best time is to take these supplements for maximum benefit.

  1. Morning
    Taking our supplements in the morning, particularly with breakfast, is a popular choice. Consuming vitamins and minerals early in the day ensures our body receives the essential nutrients it needs to kickstart metabolism and support energy levels throughout the day. Additionally, pairing supplements with food, especially orange juice, can enhance their absorption, as certain nutrients are better absorbed in the presence of dietary fat or other macronutrients.

  2. Midday
    To space out supplement intake, midday is a good time to take them. A midday dose can help replenish any nutrients depleted from morning activities and provide a boost of energy to sustain us through the afternoon, and avoid that slump! Whether taken with or without food may depend on individual preferences and sensitivities but incorporating them into a balanced meal can help absorption.

  3. Afternoon
    Some experts suggest that certain supplements may be better absorbed later in the day. For example, fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin D may benefit from being taken in the afternoon or evening, as they are better absorbed in the presence of dietary fat. However, it's essential to consider our individual schedule and lifestyle when determining the best time for supplementation to ensure consistency.

  4. Evening
    Taking supplements in the evening, particularly with dinner or before bed, is another viable option. For those of us who have trouble remembering to take their supplements during the day, incorporating them into an evening routine can help establish a consistent habit. Additionally, some minerals such as magnesium, are known for their relaxing properties and may support better sleep when taken before bedtime.

  5. With or Without Food
    The decision to take supplements with or without food depends on the specific nutrients and their absorption requirements. Fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E, and K are best absorbed when consumed with a meal containing dietary fat On the other hand, water-soluble vitamins, like vitamin C and the B vitamins, can generally be taken with or without food.

The best time of day to take vitamin and mineral supplements varies on our individual factors - lifestyle, dietary habits, and nutrient requirements. Whether we choose to take them in the morning, midday, afternoon, or evening, consistency is key to reaping the maximum benefits.

Additionally, considering whether to take supplements with or without food can optimise absorption and ensure the efficiency of essential nutrients in supporting our overall health and wellbeing. As always, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian to tailor a supplement regime to meet our specific needs.

How to buy

Power Health have been manufacturing and supplying high-quality supplements for more than 40 years. Established in 1972, Power Health has become one of the UK’s favourite providers of vitamins and supplement products. These are all manufactured in our own purpose-built factory in the UK.

You can find a stockist - or we offer free standard delivery in the UK on all orders over £30, click and collect directly from our HQ and we ship internationally.