Take Supplements with Food
- Tuesday, 01 July 2008
Most nutrients must “piggy back” onto molecules of protein or fat for absorption into the body. Taking supplements on an empty stomach may cause stomach discomfort (nausea is the most common effect) and does not guarantee optimal absorption.
Water-soluble vitamins like Vitamin B or C, need to be eaten with food to ensure utilization by the body. As well, with a Vitamin B supplement, containing niacin (B3), consuming it with food can help prevent uncomfortable flushing of the skin.
Consuming your multivitamin with food is also a good idea.