#LivingTo100: What’s on your shelf?

#LivingTo100: What’s on your shelf?

Fifty-nine percent of Americans take supplements on a regular basis. Within this high percentage, college-educated individuals are more likely to take supplements than their counterparts who did not attend college.

Did you know all vitamin supplements work best when taken in combination with food? Unless specified otherwise, oil-soluble vitamins should be taken before meals, and water-soluble vitamins should be taken after meals. This applies when you are taking individual supplements only. Multivitamins often contain oil-soluble and water-soluble vitamins so take these as directed in the prescribed instructions.

Absorbing vitamins at full potency:

If you are concerned about absorbing the full potency of your vitamin, consider using raw food-created vitamins made from a single-cell yeast Sacharomyces cerevisiae. This yeast creates vitamins and minerals that are not isolated or synthesized, but that come from nutrient-dense whole foods. Absorption of vitamins is dependent upon bodily health. Alcohol inhibits absorption of folate and riboflavin. Antibiotics, laxatives, and some cholesterol-lowering drugs interfere with the absorption of vitamin A. Intestinal disorders and liver and gallbladder malfunctions interfere with the absorption of vitamin D.

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