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#1 of 5 Old 03-04-2008, 04:21 AM - Thread Starter
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i usually give out vitamins in the morning but it occured to me yesterday that they might be asorbed better if given between dinner and bed..... what do you think
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I'm not sure about absorption - I know some meds absorb better on an empty stomach. I would be concerned that taking the vitamins on an empty stomach might cause discomfort, and then a hard time sleeping. I know that I have had trouble with this in the past.

I'll be lurking to see what others say.
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Good question - not sure what might be absorbed better at night, but I can tell you that when I take my B complex supplement or my SuperMom multi at night, they keep me up. Both give me a little burst of energy quite quickly.

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Personally I think it's best to take the vitamins around the same times that you're eating, because they're basically a food supplement. I often end up taking vitamins after dinner though, because that's when I remember. I'm going to keep in mind that they may be boosting my energy, because I'm prone to staying up late!
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Well, my mega vitamins make me queasy. Pre-natals did this too. I did get into the habit of taking my vitamins and supplements at night so I don't get that "ick" feeling.

I'm eager to hear someone knowledgeable chime in on this.
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