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Trygve Lunde 12-07-2008 01:15 AM

IF and vitamins
 
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

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Originally Posted by Garrett Smith (Post 44885)
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

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Originally Posted by Chris Salvato (Post 44904)
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

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Originally Posted by Gittit Shwartz (Post 44909)
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.


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