How to take vitamins and minerals

gwtamaraJanuary 1, 2013

Take them with the food in which they would normally occur, and if at all possible, in the middle of the meal, not before or after.

  • B vitamins in the middle of your biggest meal
  • vitamin C and bioflavenoids with juice
  • fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E) with food comtaining oil

All vitamins can be taken together. Minerals, if taken in chelated form, can also be taken with any vitamins. Unchelated minerals can interact negatively with vitamins and with digestion and are not recommended.

Unchelated magnesium will neutralize stomach acid and will cause the stomach to produce more acid. That confuses the stomach and causes digestion problems.

Unchelated iron interferes with the absorption of vitamin E.

Do not take synthetic fat-soluble vitamins, if the ones from natural sources are available. Synthetic vitamin A and D are toxic and can have serious effects in large doses. The same has never happened with A and D from natural sources, even in mega-doses.

More Discussions
Echinacea, its proper use
Echinacea is one of the herbs which should not be taken...
Earache remedies
Drop directly into the ear either vitamin A or vitamin...
Cultivating St. John's wort
St. John's wort, like many gerbs, grows wild on poor...
Herbs for weight loss
All GardenWebbers who replied to the various questions...
Valerian root and other herbal relaxants
Valerian root is the strongest of all herbal relaxants....
Sponsored Products
Fairmont Designs Belleair Beach 21" Vanity and Sink Set - High-gloss White
Modern Bathroom
Safavieh Area Rug: Malibu Shag Charcoal 6' x 9'
Home Depot
Tranquility Rug 5' x 8' - COBALT
$779.00 | Horchow
Swing Arm Wood Desk Lamp
Signature Design by Ashley Alliston DuraBlend Chocolate Corner Chaise and Sofa
Ceramic Diamond Vase in Yellow
$44.99 | Dot & Bo
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™