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Trygve Lunde
12-07-2008, 01:15 AM
Hello

I know people have talked a litle bit about it, but i was wondering if Daily Multivitamins, and other vitamin and mineral capsuels will brake the fast. Since the capsuels are made of something else then just the vitamins/minerals. Or will you get the same benefit if you just wait till your eating windows at the end of the day and take them all then?

Patrick Yeung
12-07-2008, 01:24 PM
Well, I beleive alot of the capsules, if they are packaged that way, are made of cellulose, so plant cell walls, or gelatin. Someone can correct me if im wrong.
Both dont really have calories that you should really be concerened about in the overall picture.

But, why not just take it during your eating window with your meal?

Youre suppose to take vitamins/minerals with food in general, there are some that may absorb better on an empty stomach, like I think calcium was one.

Garrett Smith
12-07-2008, 02:49 PM
If you're taking a multivitamin/-mineral, you should take it with food, to maximize the synergistic effects (adding food components that increase bioavailability/activity of the isolated nutrients).

Taking them with food will also minimize the potential stomach upset of supplemental minerals like zinc.

George Mounce
12-07-2008, 07:51 PM
If you're taking a multivitamin/-mineral, you should take it with food, to maximize the synergistic effects (adding food components that increase bioavailability/activity of the isolated nutrients).

Taking them with food will also minimize the potential stomach upset of supplemental minerals like zinc.

What about ZMA, should that be taken with food?

Chris Salvato
12-07-2008, 08:41 PM
All ZMAs that I have seen suggest being taken with food and/or a calcium supplement.

Trygve Lunde
12-07-2008, 11:16 PM
thank you :D

Gittit Shwartz
12-08-2008, 01:14 AM
All ZMAs that I have seen suggest being taken with food and/or a calcium supplement.

Huh? ZMA is zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6. It's best taken on an EMPTY stomach and AWAY from calcium containing foods/supplements, since calcium competes with magnesium for absorbency. It's written on the bottle.

Allen Yeh
12-08-2008, 04:43 AM
Huh? ZMA is zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6. It's best taken on an EMPTY stomach and AWAY from calcium containing foods/supplements, since calcium competes with magnesium for absorbency. It's written on the bottle.

That goes for all ZMA I've ever used as well.

Chris Salvato
12-08-2008, 11:11 AM
i must have missed the words "NO" on the label.

Daniel Labuz
12-08-2008, 02:16 PM
Yeah, mine says eat on an empty stomach 45-60 minutes before going to sleep.

George Mounce
12-08-2008, 02:47 PM
Mine says that as well, and I ensure I actually don't eat 2-3 hour before bed so that it is taken on an empty stomach, and I've been avoided ice cream to help with absorption. I just put it out there as Dr. G had said to take zinc with food to help with stomach issues.

Garrett Smith
12-08-2008, 03:41 PM
George,
I believe zinc on an empty stomach is mainly a problem on the overnight-fasted empty stomach.

I take my ZMA combo before bed as well, food has usually been in there 1+ hours, but no one will catch me stressing and staying up late worried about taking my ZMA too close to food.

If anyone knows of a study that demonstrates the increased effectiveness of ZMA when taken with/without food, please post, I don't believe it exists.

Avoiding the combo of calcium or dairy with ZMA is likely a good idea.

Chris Salvato
12-08-2008, 04:21 PM
As you can tell, I misread the label on my ZMA when I took it for the first time last night....

I took it with a big glass of milk because i thought it said "TAKE WITH FOOD OR CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT" so I thought "hey wow! Milk will satisfy both! WINNER"...oh wells..

As an anecdote, I had somewhat of an odd sleep after sleeping on milk+ZMA heh