What is the best time to take vitamins?
Unless otherwise instructed by a health professional, it is generally best to take vitamins at mealtime with food and liquid, inasmuch as vitamins are concentrated foods. While the body is absorbing the food, it will also absorb the vitamins.
How to store vitamins
Except when indicated on the label, the best place to store vitamins is in a dry cabinet, at room temperature, with the cap firmly on.
Why is it important to take a multi-vitamin?
Due to the fact that many people are unable to obtain all the necessary vitamins and minerals from their diet alone, additional vitamin supplementation is necessary to avoid deficiencies. Multivitamins provide a balanced spectrum of the most necessary nutrients, and it should be the cornerstone of your nutritional program.
Advantages of powder vs. tablet
For most people, tablets are generally considered easy to take. They are measured to an exact strength and are generally easy to swallow. Powders, on the other hand, are more concentrated and are therefore recommended when large amounts of nutrients are needed. Powders are also more economical and are easy to take for people who have trouble swallowing tablets. Powders must be mixed with liquid before they are taken. It is also suggested to take tablets with liquids.
What food should I avoid to limit cold sores?
Chocolate and peanuts (including peanut butter) are high in arginine which "feeds" cold sores. Lysine has been found helpful in fighting cold sores.
What foods should you avoid eating for maximum Calcium absorption?
The foods to be avoided are rhubarb (which contains oxalic acid), chocolate and carbonated beverages containing phosphoric acid which may leach out Calcium.
What does free-form mean?
The name free form in regard to an amino acid means that the pure amino acid is available to the system without any competing nutrients. Therefore, to get the maximum benefit take the free-form kind which does not contain any other amino acids, as they may dilute the effect of the amino acid supplement.
Why natural Vitamin E?
Natural Vitamin E is rated by almost all nutritionists as being superior and more effective than the synthetic dl type. Do not be fooled by synthetic (dl) Vitamin E products that contain a small natural base. They are not a natural product.
What is an anti-oxidant?
An anti-oxidant is a nutrient which contains factors which slows the oxidation of the cells. To use an example from the material world, oxidation is like "rusting" and an anti-oxidant is similar to a coating which would prevent the rusting of a metal.
When should one start taking Calcium supplements?
Most nutritionists recommend taking extra Calcium and to begin at a young age. Putting Calcium in the system in ones youth is like putting "money in the bank", and in most cases, when taken with Magnesium and Vitamin D, it will help prevent osteoporosis.
Calcium Carbonate for antacid
In addition to being an excellent source of Calcium, Freeda's Calcium Carbonate (Cal-Mint and Calcium Carbonate Chewable) are used by many individuals as efficient antacids. In contrast to most popular chewable Calciums on the market, Freeda's Calcium products contain no talc and no aluminum.
Iron-free multi-vitamins vs. multi-vitamins with iron
Most men, as well as women over 50, generally do not need the extra iron which is sometimes added to multi-vitamin and mineral formulas. However, women under 50 and people who are anemic usually benefit greatly from extra iron.