Supplement timings....

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Supplement timings....

Postby nagsy » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:58 am


I have read conflicting views on this.....
Can someone advise as to when its best to take the following:

Vitamin D

morning/afternoon/evening or bedtime?

Also should Ca/Mg be taken together or not? The tabs come in a combined form (I've got 3 bloomin tubs for my wife) but I have been reading that they effect each others absorption if taken together.

Can you give me your thoughts please?
Thanks in advance.

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Postby daverestonvirginia » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:01 am

I take my vitamin D, Calcium and Magnesium twice a day in the morning after breakfast and in the evening after dinner. I know some people take the vitamin D once a week, but I prefer to take it dayly more like the way we would get it through sunlight if we were exposed to sunlight every day. I take a combined Calcium Magnesium pill, just makes it easier. Hope this helps, Dave
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:32 pm

whoooops i missed this earlier.

take some magnesium at the same time as D3, and some magnesium separately away from the D3.

i usually would recommend magnesium at bedtime, if it's a citrate form.

with magnesium glycinate i have trouble taking that at bedtime, it gives me a reflux cough.

yes magnesium and calcium compete with each other for absorption.

i haven't seen anything to suggest that ms patients are low in calcium, but i have seen studies showing low magnesium in ms patients.

ms patients might do better with a 2 parts magnesium to 1 part calcium blend.
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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