The Timing Game: When to Pop Your Supplements for Optimal Benefits
This article has been researched and written by Arelang Naturals® in-house writers.
Supplements are like power-ups in a video game - they give you the extra boost you need to tackle the day and reach your health goals. But just like in a video game, timing is everything! Choosing the right time to take your supplements can make a world of difference between mediocre performance or falling off the cliff and starting over, and a level-up! So, let's get into the timing game and learn when to pop those supplements for optimal benefits. While food is and should be the number one priority to get in the right nutrients, our body needs that extra boost, because foods today are not the powerhouses of micronutrients they once used to be. And if you are going to supplement, ensure it is with those that are natural and have the right quality and quantity of ingredients, at the right time of day. Avoid popping pills that do more harm than good to your body.
Morning Madness: Start Your Day with a Boost
Just like Mario starting his day with a 1-Up Mushroom, start yours with a multivitamin or B-complex. These supplements can help replenish any nutrients that may have depleted overnight and give you a great start to your day. Candyceuticals like Replenish With Greens and Replenish With Phytos have natural plant-based ingredients that give your body essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that your body needs every day in the form of two yummy gummies, which are a good way to get your daily required micronutrients. It's also a good idea to take a probiotic in the morning, which can help support your digestive and immune health. In addition to these two power-ups, taking omega-3 fatty acids in the morning can also provide you with a boost of energy and help support brain function throughout.
It's important to note that taking a multivitamin in the morning with food can help improve its absorption and assimilation, so it's a good idea to take it with a breakfast meal. But, probiotics are best taken on an empty stomach to help increase their efficacy, so it's recommended to take them first thing in the morning before eating. They are the good bacteria that help better your gut health and ensure you stay healthy and happy. Omega-3 fatty acids, on the other hand, can be taken at any time of day, but taking them in the morning with food can help increase their absorption as well.
A good morning routine, supplements, exercise, and a hearty breakfast, are a great way to start your day and ensure you are happy, energetic, and jovial throughout the day.
Lunch Break Level-Up: Recharge and Refuel
All work and no play make jack a dull boy. So, take a break from your daily grind and level up with some mid-day supplements. If you're looking to support your workouts and physical activity, take amino acids or protein powders to help support muscle growth and recovery. During the day, you might also consider taking antioxidants, such as vitamin C, which can help protect against environmental stressors and maintain overall health. For those looking to support cardiovascular health, taking coenzyme Q10 or fish oil in the afternoon can help support healthy blood flow and cholesterol levels.
It's also a good idea to take vitamin D supplements during the day, as this essential vitamin is best absorbed when taken with food. Vitamin D is important for bone health and helps regulate calcium levels in the body, making it a great supplement to add to your mid-day routine. If you're feeling run-down or fatigued during the day, a mid-day siesta seems like a great idea, but taking iron supplements or vitamin B12 can help increase healthy energy levels immediately.
Afternoons can usually seem like a drag, but with good TLC for your body, you’ll be looking forward to the rest of the day.
Nightly Ninja Tactics: Get Your Z's
Just like how Link needs to rest up for his next adventure, so do you! Taking supplements in the evening can be particularly beneficial for those looking to support a good night's sleep. Pop some natural plant-based melatonin supplements before bed to support a healthy sleep cycle. It is important to note here, that you need to take natural plant-based supplements like Restore Your Sleep, to ensure you give your body just enough to boost natural melatonin production, so your body doesn’t get dependent on outside sources of melatonin. For any plant-based solution to work best and optimally for you, it is important to understand the ingredients and their action. Supplements with compounds that help with hormonal imbalances or boost hormone production should be taken at night - they require little to no digestion and are absorbed immediately and in the right formulation will help create pathways to take the ingredients directly to the site of action. Supplements like Rekindle For Men and Rekindle For Women from Caim by arelang uses plant-based ingredients in the formulations. These ingredients are potent compounds extracted from natural plant sources. Note: Compounds of all plant-based ingredients are available in free form and not concealed in cell structures making them super bioavailable for quick absorption and resulting in fast onset of action, making them appropriate for consumption before bedtime.
For those looking to support strong bones and muscles, taking calcium and magnesium supplements in the evening can promote relaxation and stress reduction (dark chocolate is a rich source of magnesium, so take candyceuticals like Rekindle For Men and Rekindle for Women in the night for that extra magnesium boost), as well as help support strong bones and muscles. Additionally, taking zinc or echinacea in the evening can help support a healthy immune system.
It's important to note that taking certain supplements before bed can interfere with sleep, so it's a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional to determine what the best timing is for you. For example, taking caffeine-containing supplements in the evening can interfere with sleep and should be avoided. It's also important to avoid taking calcium and iron supplements together, as they can interfere with each other's absorption.
Balancing Your Supplements: The Right Timing for You
It's important to keep in mind that everyone's needs are different. Determine your individual needs and goals and start playing the timing game! Here's a sample supplement schedule, so you can take from it and make one that is best suited for your needs:
- Start the day with a nutritious breakfast and take your daily dose of greens and nutrients from coloured plants and veggies with natural candyceuticals like Replenish With Greens and Replenish With Phytos. Also, take prenatal/folic acid supplements if required.
- Enhance your energy levels with B vitamins and support your heart health with Omega-3s.
- Boost your gut health with a dose of probiotics
- Ensure strong bones with a dose of calcium.
- Top up your vitamin D levels to keep your bones, immune system, and mood happy and healthy.
- Ensure healthy blood flow with iron supplements.
- Strengthen your immune system with a dose of vitamin C.
- Promote digestive health with fibrous foods and natural plant-based ingredients
- Promote estrogen/testosterone production, help naturally balance hormonal fluctuations, and enhance mood and performance with Rekindle For Women and Rekindle For Men dark chocolate bites.
- Get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep with natural melatonin from plant-based sources or from candyceuticals like Restore Your Sleep dark chocolate bites.
Whether you're looking to support a healthy sleep cycle, boost your workout, or simply support overall health, timing is key to unlocking the full potential of your supplement regimen. We dont say that you need everything in the line up so learn to listen to what your body is asking for and give it only what it really needs and is deficient in.
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