Article - The Best Way to take your Supplements

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We want you to achieve the most ideal absorption of your supplements so that you get maximum results as well as needing to buy and take fewer of them. We work with your body's natural absorption processes. The job of your mouth is to grind food into small particles while mixing those particles with the digestive enzymes in your saliva. After this step, the predigested food lands in your stomach for further breakdown. Most stomachs are exhausted and deficient in the exact nutrients to make digestive enzymes. Your supplements compete for absorption with the food you eat.

Given that data, the ideal way to get your supplements to absorb is to chew them on an empty stomach. The best time to do this is first thing in the morning because your stomach needs 4 hours to empty after eating. If you take your supplements throughout the day, try to take them 1/2 hour before eating. You will notice far more niacin flushes if supplements are taken this way. A well respected chiropractic authority once said, "One supplement tablet chewed is worth five swallowed!"

There are tricks to making this easier.
        1) You can hold your nose as a lot of your sense of taste is affected by your sense of smell.
        2) You can grind the supplements with a coffee grinder and take them with water, reducing the length of time the supplements are near your taste buds. You can find these grinders for under $20 at Target or K-Mart.
        3) You can chew the supplements on the side of your mouth. The less contact the supplements have with the tongue, the less you will taste it.

  • Chewing your supplements and taking with water on an empty stomach.
  • Grinding up supplements and taking with water on an empty stomach (no juice or sweetened liquids).
  • Chewing your supplements on a full stomach.
  • Swallowing your supplements whole, on an empty stomach, 1/2 hour before next meal.
  • Swallowing your supplements whole, on a full stomach.
Optimum Absorption versus Reduced Absorption

As Dr. Pepi instructs that certain supplements be swallowed, please see the specific recommendations under each product description

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