Eating and taking vitamins/supplements at the same time before a workout.

  • silverfox

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    Jun 11, 2009 8:59 PM GMT
    So I take a lot of vitamins, and some supplements throughout the day. Is there any reason why I cannot eat sometihing before I work out at the same time I take my supps?

    For example I take creatine and methyl 1 d. I take before workout. But at the same time I also like a snack. Is that a no no for any reason?

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    Jun 11, 2009 10:38 PM GMT
    Many vitamins and supplements work better on an empty stomach

    It is recommended that creatine and methyl 1 d be taken on an empty stomach..many people get GI upset when creatine is taken on an empty stomach... a light meal helps the GI upset.

    Bioflavanoids and Phytochemicals are best taken on an empty stomach. These are the antioxidant class of supplements and have many health benefits.

    Calcium is complicated..Calcium carbonate (Tums) is best taken with food. Citracal is best taken on an empty stomach

    The fat soluble vitamins A D E and K require an animal or vegetable fat to be present for best absorption

    Iron is best taken on an empty stomach. Physicians use Vitamin C to increase iron absorption in severely anemic individuals.

    It is best to take most of the B complex vitamins with food. Folic acid and B12 however are best taken on an empty stomach

    Probiotics like acidophilus and lactobacillus should be taken on an empty stomach

    There is no easy answer
    You will have to research your supplements to find out which ones do better on an empty stomach and which ones do better with food:
    For many people it is just to complex to follow all the right rules and they take the supplements when convenient..
    For prescription medications you certainly need to follow the dietary rules.
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    Jun 11, 2009 10:40 PM GMT
    Other than possibly getting a tummy ache, I don't see any reason why you couldn't. Most people I know take creatine before and after their workout, helps burn and recovery (split the dose), but... I think it's whatever you prefer. In either case, just be consistent whichever you choose.

    Oh, never mind - that didn't answer your question. The guy above me did.