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When should you be taking vitamins?

Buying vitamins and supplements and looking to make a positive addition to your day-to-day living is a great thing to do. We’re huge advocates of making sure all those health benefits from such products are felt to their fullest extent, and believe that what might seem like a small decision can make a big difference in this area.

However, it’s not simply a case of taking a vitamin or supplement and that being that. Due to the intricacies and vagaries of the human body, taking such products at certain times can help you to truly feel their fullest impact.

To help ensure you get the most out of your latest vitamin purchase, Evolution Organics has put together this useful guide on when to take what.


Any product rich in iron is best taken on an empty stomach and goes really well with anything that is high in Vitamin C. So if you’ve recently stocked up on iron supplements, the best time to take them is probably first thing in the morning, and a glass of orange juice can help support the absorption of the supplement into the body’s system.

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Vitamin D

Pretty much the opposite of the above is the best way to take products rich in Vitamin D. These are best consumed alongside a meal that contains fat.

This means that Vitamin D supplements are probably best consumed alongside dinner. But if you happen to be a particularly late eater, then reconsider. Vitamin D can impact your melatonin levels, meaning sleep might not come so easily.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is something you can take without food but can potentially be uncomfortable for those with a sensitive stomach when taken in high dosages.

This means it’s best to separate your consumption of Vitamin C supplements across the day. This should prevent any gastric discomfort, and allow you to reap the benefits of such supplements, including heightened blood levels, all day long.

Vitamin E

A Vitamin E supplement can really help toughen you up. Your immune system can be enhanced, while your cells can be better protected from damage and blood vessels can be widened.

It’s best to take Vitamin E supplements alongside meals containing fat – so lunch or dinner likely fits the bill here.


We’re big fans of probiotics here at Evolution Organics, but stomach acids unfortunately are not. They can take exception to probiotic supplements and render them moot.

That means that the best time to take probiotics is when your stomach acid levels, digestive enzymes and bile salts are all low – so first thing in the morning.

Pick up Vitamins and Supplements

These are just some of the commonly purchased and used vitamins and supplements in our range here at Evolution Organics. Whenever adding a product of this nature to your diet, be sure to conduct a little research about when to take them and what to avoid taking them alongside.

Be sure to browse through our range and if you have any questions, get in touch on 0345 3700 006 or at

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Henry Maitland I've been working in the health and fitness world and have been studying related subjects for over 20 years.I started out studying sports science and human biology in 1994 and went on to qualify and work as a masseur in 1996 than as a personal trainer in 2001.I then went on to qualify as a CHEK practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach in 2002. These are both multi stage qualifications and I spent ten years working my way through the more advanced levels and the epic reading lists that go with them. I still have Chek level 4 to look forward to and in the coming years plan to travel to San Diego and finish the journey.I took a brief break from my studies with the CHEK institute in 2007 to qualify as a St John's certified Neuromuscular Therapist and returned in 2008 and 2009 to complete the level 3 CHEK certifications.4 years ago I started studying with the four winds institute of energy medicine in America which is formed from the ancient shamanic healing techniques of the South American Q'ero Indians. This combined with the works of David; R Hawkins MD brought together for me the most extraordinary revelation as to dynamics of true health and wellness.I continue to read and study on my own path guided by those that I have studied with previously as I continue my research in to the many subjects that form the health equation.I have been running my own business, Core Evolution, for the last 12 years. I spend the majority of my time taking people through advanced holistic rehabilitation programmes and work on all areas of the Evolution Cycle of health (although not at the same time!)I very much hope I can share some of what I have discovered with you through the Evolution Organics blog.In health, chi, and happiness.Henry Maitland C.H.E.K practitioner level 3 St Johns Certified Neuromuscular therapist levels 1-8 C.H.E.K HLC level 3 C.H.E.K certified golf biomechanic ITEC certified Remedial masseur Shamanic healer - The four winds institute

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