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Multivitamins tend to work best when taken earlier in the day – B Vitamins stimulate the mind and body too much to be taking when you’re winding down at the end of the day.

Keep in mind that not all vitamins mix well together. It is possible to take too many vitamins so be sure to consult with your nutritionist if you’re taking multiple vitamins. For example, “Both copper and zinc are imperative for optimal immune health, including internal and external healing. They work closely together to improve wound elasticity and resistance. But, zinc can interfere with copper absorption.” – Clinical Nutritionist, Neil Levin.

Iron is great for our immune health as it enhances oxygen transport but when mixed with Vitamin C, Iron not only isn’t effective but works against your body in the opposite direction.

Same with multivitamins and vitamin D – taking both simultaneously can decrease vitamin D.

So is it better to take a multivitamin or individual vitamins? Well, the over-the-counter multivitamins lack two of the must important nutrients: calcium and magnesium. As macronutrients, our bodies need more of these than other nutrients. In this sense, a multivitamin may not seem like the way to go.

However, the Western diet is highly nutrient-deficient which means many of us are lacking too many nutrients so a multivitamin is better than nothing. Individual vitamin regimens may be the better way to go for health benefits though.

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