It’s important to understand that there are many types of nutrients that our bodies need to thrive. But they shouldn’t all be taken at once. Some work synergistically while others may prevent the absorption of another nutrient. Some require fat for maximum absorption, some need to be taken on an empty stomach and some should be taken at certain times of the day.
Recent data from Nutrition Expert from Healthspan, compiled from a number of studies sheds new light on the combinations to avoid, and gives valuable information about tablets to take with food and the capsules to squeeze in before breakfast.
To get the most out of your supplements, follow some of these recommendations. Not only will this prevent you from having expensive urine, it will also help increase the healthful benefits from the supplements.
I’ve mentioned in a previous post that supplements should only be taken if you can’t get the need nutrients from a whole food source. Take our Core Health Assessment to determine your nutritional gaps and also consider your specific goals.
What Vitamins and Supplements Do I Personally Take?
I’m often asked what supplements I personally use. So here is my daily protocol:
Morning on empty stomach before working out:
- evolved coffee (1 scp eWhey Organic Protein, 1 Tbsp IGNITE MCT Oil)
- Klean Cognitive (2 capsules)
Post-Workout: - eWhey (1 scoop)
With Breakfast: - eOxident 2: Broad-Spectrum Blend (2 capsules) - Liquid D&K (1 drop – if I haven’t been getting sun) - eOmega (3 capsules – if I haven’t been eating grass-fed beef or high omega-3 fish)
Mid-Morning or Afternoon, if I need a “pick-me-up”, I’m traveling, or I have been around sick people: - eRaw (1 scoop) - IGNITE MCT Oil (1 Tbsp)
With Lunch: -eMulti (1 tablet)
With Dinner: -eMulti (1 tablet)
Check out the infographic below for specific details as to when you should take different supplements and some general rules of thumb.
What are your thoughts? What supplements do you take? Do you have questions about my daily supplement protocol? Do you think supplements are a waste of time? Leave your questions, comments and feedback below the infographic!