i really need to start taking vitamins so my body can catch up on a year of starvation from two years ago. I don't think my body has recovered properly yet despite maintaining a healthy balanced diet, and so I think regularly taking vitamins would help nicely
but I have a few queries:
firstly I need to take an anti-biotic twice daily with meals and I cant take any other vitamins with it (says the label in big capital letters).
Which is a pity because I thought the best times to take your vitamins were in the morning (i take the antibiotic with breakfast) and before bed (i take the second dose of antibiotic with dinner). So when would be a good time to take them?
Secondly out of complete curiosity, do capsules with fatty acids have calories? They must since they are, well fats, right?
I've done a bit of reading on vitamins and antibiotics as i'm a distributor of a better quality vitamin/mineral combination.
I'm not a doctor but from what i've read, some vitamins (bs and k, etc.) can interfere with the antibiotic.
I would think you're iron and multivitamin should be taken earlier in the day - for energy. The calcium may help you relax and sleep - so take at night - especiallly if combined with magnesium.
If you can't take with breakfast but prefer to take with food to buffer your stomach why not take an hour or so before breakfast with a glass of milk or juice - then take your antibiotic with breakfast if you can take it with food.
As for bedtime - same thing. Take your antibiotic with food and then an hour or two later (or before) take your calcium.
***the ideal thing to do would be to consult with your doctor. He might have some better ideas as to timing the combining of your antibiotic with supplements.
Finally, if you're looking to restore lost nutrients be sure your vitamin is a good one. Take this test - put it in a glass of water and see what happens. Within 20 minutes it should disolve. If not, it's been bound too tightly and won't break down for your body's needs anyway.
I have been taking antibiotics for 6 months now and my doctor told me that the vitamin supplements do interact because of how they are absorbed in the body and when they are absorbed. You said you take them in morning and night, so do i. My doctor recommended vemma one of the only vitamin supplements recommended by the medical community which comes in a liquid drink form rather than pill form for better absorption by the body. Here is the link if you'd like to check it out. Http://www.Myvemma.Com/superiornutrition
there is no real best time of the day to take vitamins, you should fit it into your everyday routine.
Here is some information I found about things you must or must not do when taking vitamins however.
* calcium carbonate should be taken right after a meal
* iron supplements should be taken on an empty stomach
* b complex vitamins can be taken with food if the b complex vitamins make you feel queasy
* don't take vitamins with alcohol
Take vitamins with food - away from your antibiotics. Your body is primed for nutrition when you eat food. That;s the best time to supplement. Most iron supplements should be taken away from food - except some products.
Essential fatty acids do contain calories, as do all foods. Again best taken with food.