It is a key component of haemoglobin. Low levels cause fatigue and lowered immune system. It is best to take it on empty stomach. Avoid taking Calcium at the same time, as it inhibits Iron absorption. Avoid drinking coffee and tea when taking it as they contain tannins that also inhibit calcium absorption.
It is a water soluble vitamin. It supports the normal functioning of the immune system, boosts energy, and it a powerful antioxidant. It only lasts in the bloodstream for a few hours, so it is best taken in split doses throughout the day.
They are made up of a family of 8 water-soluble vitamins, referred to as “the vitamin B complex.” They are important for the conversion of food to energy and to boost metabolism. Take them first thing with breakfast, to boost and maintain energy levels.
It is a fat soluble natural antioxidant. It protects against cell damage from free radicals. It is also needed for maintenance of a healthy heart and circulation. It is best absorbed when you are eating foods containing fats, such as nuts, yogurt, cheese, and such. Note that fat soluble vitamins get stored within the body in the liver and other tissues, so make sure not exceed the daily recommended dose.
It is a naturally occurring compound found in every cell, especially concentrated in organs with high energy requirements, such as the heart. It is involved in the production of energy. It is an oil based supplement, which is better taken with other fats, ideally early in the day, with breakfast, to avoid any negative influence on sleep.
It is an essential mineral and can be found in protein rich foods, such as fish, shellfish, nuts, and seeds. It contributes to the normal function of the immune system, fertility, and reproductive systems. Take in the the afternoon, with food, as it can cause nausea when taken on empty stomach. Don’t take it with calcium and iron.
It is a trace element that is naturally present in food, added to other food, or available as a dietary supplement. It provides support for normal cognitive functions and maintenance of the skin. It can not be stored within the body, so its regular intake is important. Some studies say that it increases energy, and it maybe helpful to take it in the afternoon for a midday boost.
It is synthesized by the body after exposure to sunlight. It helps the body to maintain strong, healthy bones, teeth, and muscles. It also helps the body to absorb calcium. It is best take with a mean and absorbed best when other dietary fats are present. Take it earlier in the afternoon, as it may have negative influence on sleep.
It assists with blood clotting, helps to control healing of wounds and contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. It can be take any time during the day, but is best taken with vitamin D, Calcium, and vitamin C. Absorption is also increased when taken alongside a mean containing dietary fats.
It contains long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids. It can be consumed through supplements or diet. It is necessary for brain function, normal growth and development, and also important for eye and heart health.
It is the most abundant mineral in the body, found on the bones and teeth. It is also used in nerve transmission and muscle production. Some studies suggest that taken it night, it is better absorbed by the body.
It works hand in hand with calcium, so many supplements contain them together. It is also abundant in your body, 50% of it is found in the bones. It contributes to the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth and has a calming effect on muscles and nervous system. Some studies suggest that magnesium aids sleep and recommend taking it in the evening, before going to bed.
These are live organisms that are often called “friendly bacteria”, because they help the protective intestinal microflora naturally found in the gut. Best take with water, on empty stomach, 30-60 mins before meals, to minimize interaction with digestive enzymes.
Be good to yourself: eat well, drink plenty of water, and don’t forget your daily A-B-C-s. It will help you to stay physically healthy, which in turn will maker you feel happier and more energetic. Make it simple: follow your vitamin taking routine around breakfast or dinner time, and carry a pre-filled case of vitamins to work.