TICK-TOCK! A Guide for the Ideal Times in the Day to Take Your Vitamins and Supplements

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My granny, or my abuela as I call her, is a trooper. Not only did she have 14 children (OH MY!), but at almost 90 she is still cooking and dancing.

Whenever she’s asked, what her secret to such a long, healthy life is, my abuela explains her daily regimen, which is literally gulping down 10 pills at one time.

In my opinion, I believe this practice is a bit extreme. So on behalf of my dear abuela Fina (her full name is Josefina or Josefine in English) and all the other vitamin enthusiasts out there, I have conducted some research thanks to our friends at New Hope and found the most ideal times during the day to consume beneficial vitamins. Here’s the scoop:

EARLY MORNING

IRON
Benefits:

  • Helps reduce fatigue.
  • Boost immune support.

    Ideal Time: Take in the mornings on an empty stomach.

    Important: DO NOT take with Calcium, coffee, or tea→ inhibits Iron absorption.VITAMIN C
    Benefits:

  • Helps boost the immune system.
  • Helps increase energy

    Ideal Time: Take in the morning and later in the day.

    Important: Vitamin C only lasts a few hours in the bloodstream, so take a split dose throughout the day.B VITAMINS
    Benefits:

  • Gives your metabolism a boost.
  • Changes food into energy.

    Ideal Time: Take with your breakfast to increase energy levels.VITAMIN E
    Benefits:

  • Natural antioxidant and fat-soluble.
  • Keeps heart circulation healthy.

    Ideal Time:
    Take in the mornings on an empty stomach.

    Important: Works best if consumed with foods such as milk, nuts, yogurt and/or avocado.MORNING/ AFTERNOON

    COENZYME Q10
    Benefits:

  • Produces energy.

    Ideal Time: Take with your breakfast or lunch so your sleeping patterns are not altered.ZINC
    Benefits:

  • Assists fertility and reproductive systems.
  • Assists immune system.

    Ideal Time: Take in the afternoon with your lunch.

    Important: DO NOT take on an empty stomach since Zinc causes nausea. Not a good idea to take at the same time as calcium or iron.IODINE
    Benefits:

  • Helps with cognitive conditions.
  • Keeps your skin radiant.

    Ideal Time: Take it mid-day since it increases energy.AFTERNOON/ EVENING

    VITAMIN D
    Benefits:

  • Helps keep bones, muscles and teeth strong.
  • Assists your body with getting necessary calcium.

    Ideal Time: Take with a meal in the afternoon.

    Important: May affect sleep so take early in the afternoon.VITAMIN K
    Benefits:

  • Essential with blood clots and healing wounds.
  • Helps with bone development.

    Ideal Time: Take at any time of the day.

    Important: Works best when taken with Vitamin D, Calcium, and Vitamin C.Omegas
    Benefits:

  • Helps with joint inflammation.
  • Good for brain function, growth, and development.
  • Helps eye and heart function.

    Ideal Time: Take with meals.

    Important: We recommend taking our product OmegaXL.EVENINGS/ NIGHT

    CALCIUM
    Benefits:

  • Helps nerve transmission and muscle development.
  • Great to keep teeth and bones strong.

    Ideal Time: Take in the mornings on an empty stomach.

    Important: Best utilized at night so it is best to take in the evenings.MAGNESIUM
    Benefits:

  • Helps calm your muscles and nervous system.
  • Helps with sleep.

    Ideal Time: Take in the evenings.

    Important: Combine with calcium since these two supplements work well together.PROBIOTICS
    Benefits:

  • Protects your intestinal Microflora.
  • Boost the immune system.

    Ideal Time: Take with an empty stomach 30-60 minutes before meals.

    Important: We recommend taking our product ProbioticXL.By: Alexandra J. Gratereaux



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