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Interesting observation about WHEN you take a vitamin...

Monday, November 19, 2012

So I forgot to take my vitamin in the morning.

(I only take it every other day to avoid unneeded build-ups and I try to get good food nutrition instead).

So I took it about an hour or so before bed.

And proceeded to have a horrible nights sleep, even after having a busy day and still feeling under the weather and needing sleep.

My vitamin contains Vitamin D... the "sunshine" vitamin, so my body had a lovely big dose of D, and it was thinking I was out in the sun and its day time! So make sure you remember in the mornings!

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    That is really interesting, you never think a vitamin might cause insomnia. But that makes a lot of sense!
    1917 days ago
    I break mine in half and do half in the morning with breakfast and the other half at dinner in the evening. I sleep like a log... I've been doing it that way for quite awhile..

    I take half my fish oil capsule at dinner also and a baby aspirin.
    1918 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Wow, what an interesting article, thanks for sharing Pookie!
    1918 days ago
    I missed that one at Mark's Daily Apple. That Vitamin D issue is a good point.
    1918 days ago
    Interesting that you post this. I have just recently started taking a multi-vitamin again, and was wondering when the best time is to take it. Even did some online searches to see if there was any research regarding it. I was taking it in the evening. And last night as I was sleepless once again, it all of a sudden hit me that perhaps it was taking the vitamin in the evening that was making me wake up after about 2 or 3 hours of sleep, feeling tired, but wide awake. So just this morning, I decided I'm going to start taking it in the morning instead.

    I would have liked to take 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 in the evening so it is more spread out, but I can't split them without making a mess. Now you have me pondering the idea of every other day. I, too, would prefer getting my nutrients from my food, but I seem to constantly be low in B Vitamins, and with less light and shorter days coming, I feel that I need to have my B Vitamins to ward against seasonal depression. Also, my doctor would like for me to take a Vitamin D supplement - especially since I rarely walk out of doors anymore and don't get that sunshine D dose. And since I've lowered my calorie range a bit, I'm not getting all my calcium either since I'm using less milk. So overall, I opted to start with a multi-vitamin again, but maybe every other day would be good.

    emoticon so much for sharing this
    1918 days ago
  • KITT52
    my Dr. told me to take it in the morning with breakfast, because it is more absorbed, and easier on my stomach as I tend to get a bit of an upset stomach when take with out food
    1918 days ago
    Good point - I never considered this!
    1918 days ago
    Good point - I always take any supplements in the morning, with my fruit juice; otherwise I forget - I'm pretty gladd I do after reading this blog! Hope you're feeling better!
    1918 days ago
    That's very interesting. I will be careful never to take it at night. emoticon
    1918 days ago
  • MARTY728
    Hoping you feel better soon! emoticon
    1918 days ago
    Wow, that's interesting. I take mine at night too and I'm a bit of an insomniac. I wonder if this has anything to do with it?!? Thanks for the info!
    1918 days ago
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