Do multivitamins actually work?
If you take a multivitamin, it’s probably because you want to do everything you can to protect your health.
But there is still limited evidence that a daily cocktail of essential vitamins and minerals actually delivers what you expect.
Most studies find no benefit from multivitamins in protecting the brain or heart..
What happens if you take vitamins on an empty stomach?
“Taking vitamins on an empty stomach can frequently upset the GI tract,” says gastroenterologist Christine Lee, MD. “Many people experience stomach pains, nausea and even diarrhea.”
Is it better to take vitamins on an empty stomach?
Water-soluble vitamins absorb best on an empty stomach. That means taking them first thing in the morning, 30 minutes prior to eating, or two hours after a meal. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water so your body can use them. Vitamin C, all B vitamins, and folate (folic acid) are water soluble.
Is it OK to take a multivitamin everyday?
A 2013 editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that daily multivitamins don’t prevent chronic disease or death, and their use can’t be justified — unless a person is below science-based requirement levels.
Is it OK to take vitamins before bed?
Neil Levin, a clinical nutritionist at NOW Foods, agrees that morning is best for multivitamins and any B vitamins. “Multivitamins tend to do best when taken earlier in the day, as the B vitamins in them might stimulate metabolism and brain function too much for a relaxing evening or before bed,” Levin says.