When is it best to take vitamins and minerals?

Are you considering whether you are taking supplements and vitamins at the best time?

Vitamins and minerals are vital for good health. Different nutrients and enhancements are best consumed in your body on different occasions and under different conditions.

In case you are looking for a convincing rule for the ideal measure of each nutrient that you should receive every day, click here.

In case you are looking for a convincing rule for the ideal measure for each nutrient, you should receive every day, see the List of vitamins and minerals that will give you an idea of ​​how specific different types of vitamins and minerals work in your body, how much of each nutrient you need every day and what types of food to eat.

Here are a couple of rules for the most ideal occasions to take your nutrients and enhancements.

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What are fat-soluble vitamins and what are they?

Fat-soluble vitamins are those that are broken down into fat and stored in adipose tissue.

Fat-soluble vitamins include:

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin E
  • vitamin K
  • vitamin D

You should know that the lack of one fat-soluble nutrient can lead to an excess of another. Therefore, the intake of these vitamins should be tailored to your specific needs and it is advisable to consult your doctor.

What are water-soluble vitamins and who are they?

Water-soluble vitamins are best absorbed by the body with water. Our body absorbs, absorbs, and uses water-soluble vitamins faster than fat-soluble vitamins.

Water-Soluble Vitamins include:

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin B6 
  • vitamin B12
  • biotin
  • thiamin
  • riboflavin
  • niacin
  • folacin and etc.

When is it advisable to take vitamins?

Fat-soluble vitamins are recommended to be taken during or after a meal so as not to irritate your stomach.

Water-soluble vitamins, on the other hand, are best taken without food or on an empty stomach, as they usually work best when you haven’t eaten and have nothing but water in your stomach.

In general, the best time to take a multivitamin is in the morning to charge us with energy during the day.

But let’s look at some of the vitamins separately.

Vitamin A

It is best to take vitamin A at dinner with food

B vitamins

It is recommended to take vitamins B / B6, B12 / in the morning. Vitamins from this group have an energy-stimulating effect and therefore it is recommended to drink during the first hours of the day.

Vitamin C

It is a water-soluble vitamin and is therefore good to take on an empty stomach. Best 1-2 hours before meals.

Vitamin E

The best time to consume vitamin E is during dinner. Taking the vitamin with food will lead to its better absorption in the body.

Vitamin K

Take vitamin K in the evening with meals.

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When is the best time to take supplements?

Omega 3

They are fat-soluble and should be taken with food when possible, as taking them with food will increase their effectiveness.


Take calcium supplements during meals, divide their intake into smaller doses during the day for better absorption by the body.


Take magnesium after dinner. Magnesium has been shown to help you sleep better.


Take iron on an empty stomach whenever possible. Iron is a mineral that will absorb the best without food.

CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10)

Q10 is taken in the morning because if taken in the evening it can cause insomnia and other potential sleep-related side effects.

You can read more about vitamins and minerals here!

Write what vitamins and minerals you take and what are the benefits of taking them? Share your experience!

I personally take magnesium and iron (they were prescribed by a doctor) and I definitely feel more refreshed and active.

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