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WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY TO TAKE SUPPLEMENTS AND VITAMINS?

best time of day to take supplements

Taking supplements is an important way to meet nutrient needs and fill nutrition gaps that may be present in your diet. USANA® Nutritional supplements provide directions for use on every label. Some product labels recommend that you take the tablets in divided doses (example: two tablets in the morning and two in the evening) or spread throughout the day.

Taking vitamins and minerals in divided daily doses (with a meal or at least some type of food) is preferred. It helps with proper dissolution and absorption (the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, K, and E need a little fat for absorption), and it helps you maintain a good blood profile of important nutrients to support your health.

A morning meal (breakfast) is a great time to take your first dose of CellSentials™Body Rox™Usanimals™, CellSentials Prenatal or the HealthPak™. Since many of us eat breakfast at home, taking your vitamins and minerals at that time is a convenient way to start your day off right. In addition, the B vitamins in your CellSentials will help to convert food to cellular energy for a strong way to start the day. Your evening meal is a good time to take your second dose of CellSentials, Body Rox, or Usanimals.

If lunch is a more convenient time for you to take your supplements, then consume your supplements with lunch. The most important point is that you consume your vitamins and minerals with food, to help with proper dissolution and absorption. Only you can decide the best time to take supplements.

Calcium and magnesium supplements can be taken throughout the day, in divided doses, and even right before bed. The form of calcium you use determines if you should take it with a meal, snack, or on an empty stomach. Calcium carbonate requires the presence of food for better absorption. Calcium citrate can be taken with or without food, as it does not require food for absorption. USANA MagneCal D™ is best taken with a meal or a light snack.

Supplemental calcium is best in smaller, more frequent doses to support absorption.

Digestion supplements like USANA Digestive Enzyme should be taken right before you eat to help you digest food more efficiently.

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Supplement Spotlight: Digestive Enzyme Keeps Things Comfortable

You ate too much.Indigestion

You changed your diet.

That ice cream didn’t agree with you.

Who thought that a greasy cheeseburger was a good idea?

There are all kinds of situations that can turn uncomfortable if your digestive system isn’t working as efficiently as you’d like it to. And nothing will ruin a business meeting, date, vacation day — you name it — like the common gut ache.

Fortunately, USANA has a solution to the occasional upset stomach: Digestive Enzyme. And it’s back in stock in the United States, as of today, with a new look and the same great benefits (other markets will roll out over the next several months).

What’s New? Now With Artichoke Extract!Digestive Enzyme

We replaced the spirulina in the previous formula with artichoke extract. The result is a tablet that is now off-white instead of green, along with additional support for avoiding “uncomfortable situations.” Some people have a tough time digesting fats, and as a result, can suffer from an occasional bout of tummy ache. The artichoke extract complements the enzymes in Digestive Enzyme to help alleviate stomach complaints by supporting digestion of fats.

Digestive EnzymeWhat’s Not? Excellent Enzyme Support for Your Digestion.

Digestive Enzyme still contains a broad range of enzymes that will help you digest various types of foods, including lactase, which assists in the digestion of foods containing lactose and can help with mild symptoms of lactose intolerance.

By supplementing the enzymes that are naturally produced in your body, your digestive system works efficiently to ensure that you are able to get all of the nutrients out of your food. And, by helping your body digest all of these things efficiently, it can help alleviate that sense of over-fullness that can happen if you overindulge (NEVER happens, right?).

So, if you are heading out to an all-you-can-eat gutbuster or a meal with an important client or new sweetheart and you want to do whatever you can to avoid any uncomfortable situations, just take one to three Digestive Enzyme tablets before your meal. And maybe still skip the five-alarm bean fiesta this time… just to be safe!