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#1 Old 03-10-2005, 11:20 PM
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Hi guys!

I was wondering -does it matter at what time of day you take your vitamins? I know most shouldn't be taken on an empty stomach, but-does it matter if I take 'em right after breakfast one day-and late at night the next?

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#2 Old 03-10-2005, 11:44 PM
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If the timing of when you take your vitamins matters, I've never heard of it.

The only things I've heard of is that supposedly some vitamins should not be taken together (B-12 should not be taken with C) and some should (calcium should be taken with magnesium).
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#3 Old 03-11-2005, 12:02 AM
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i don't know if time of day makes any difference for a multi.

i do know that zinc and iron should both be taken alone, ideally on an empty stomach, but may also cause stomach upset taken that way.
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#4 Old 03-11-2005, 05:55 AM
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Any regular USP vitamin or mineral tends to need some food to aid it's absorption. If supplementing with amino acids or herbs, those work better on an empty stomach. Iron absorbs better when taken with vitamin C.
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