Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Nutrition > General Nutrition

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2008, 01:15 AM   #1
Trygve Lunde
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 107
Default 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?
Trygve Lunde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
Patrick Yeung
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 139
Default

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.
Patrick Yeung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 02:49 PM   #3
Garrett Smith
Senior Member
 
Garrett Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,368
Default

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.
__________________
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G"
RepairRecoverRestore.com - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
My radio show - The Path to Strength and Health
Garrett Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 07:51 PM   #4
George Mounce
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 945
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Garrett Smith View Post
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?
George Mounce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 08:41 PM   #5
Chris Salvato
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 562
Default

All ZMAs that I have seen suggest being taken with food and/or a calcium supplement.
Chris Salvato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
Trygve Lunde
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 107
Default

thank you
Trygve Lunde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 01:14 AM   #7
Gittit Shwartz
Senior Member
 
Gittit Shwartz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 295
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Salvato View Post
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.
__________________
Radio G
Gittit Shwartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator