Hey Athletes! What’s the best time to take your supplements? Tune in to this week’s episode of Ask Me Anything to find out!
Episode 53 of Ask Me Anything is up!
In this week’s episode of Ask Me Anything, the guys are answering Scott’s question. He asks what is the best time to take supplements. Jerred and Joe give their insight on this and answer when is truly the best time for supplementation.Â
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Jerred Moon Â
All right, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the garage, you mathlete podcast Jerred. Moon. Yes.
Jerred Moon Â
And Joe Courtney.
Joe Courtney Â
My messenger teleprompter. amaze, Jared.
Jerred Moon Â
Yeah, we’re doing some ama. So let’s get into it right off the bat. Scott asks, When should we take supplements like turmeric, vitamin D, multivitamins and fish oil morning night after the biggest meal? Thanks, Scott. So I’ll, I’ll go first. Because, cool, I want to steal all the answers, because there’s basically only one answer for a lot of these and then see, see what you got left. So I’ll go each one that he mentioned, turmeric, I think it doesn’t really matter. A lot of the benefits for that is anti inflammatory or whatever. So it’s, it’s kind of like creatine, like as long as you’re taking it throughout the day and on a daily basis, then it should be effective. I’m not I don’t think that that’s that one matters too much. There. Yeah, some some of them direct you to take it with food or not with food. So I would pay attention to those things because it could be dependent on like how bioavailable it’s going to be dependent on the turmeric you got so that one do look at the label. But I think it doesn’t matter that much vitamin D should be taken in the morning because you have to think about you know, vitamin D is the sun supplement. If you’re taking vitamin D, like a large dose of vitamin D at night, it’s going to screw your circadian rhythm. And I think I think it suppresses melatonin production, which is what’s going to get you to sleep. So you don’t want your body to think it’s morning time by flooding it with vitamin D in the morning. So vitamin D in the morning is good multivitamin. I think morning. I mean, my multivitamin is Athletic Greens. Hashtag not a sponsor. But I take it in the morning on empty stomach because it’s it says that I should, but I know that I’ve taken multivitamins in the past and pill pill form and like taking that on empty stomach is a great way to throw up. So I think it’s kind of dependent there. But I’d say towards the morning hours as well. For the same reason with sleep. Some of these multivitamins are packed with like b 12. Or just high dose B in general that could keep you awake, as opposed to taking at night. And then fish oil also like creatine and turmeric. It’s just something that you have to take on a daily basis and keep taking fish oil I think is best with meals. All right, that’s what I got. Man. What do you have?
Joe Courtney Â
I did not know that about vitamin D. I’ll just say that first. That all right. mess with it. And so yeah, seems like a lot of these are it’s more about consistency than timing. But for the best. All that magnesium is the only thing I take right before bed. It’s the only one that I’m really consistent about. But I take it like right before or not long. Like I’m still sitting up and reading when I take it and with some water and it’s and there’s not like I don’t eat right before bed either. But just the thing about that is if you have like heartburn, or acid reflux issues, you might want to take it earlier with food because especially if you’re going to bed because I’ve noticed at times if my stomach’s too empty or if I either drink too much water, not enough water, I get a little bit of heartburn. What if I’m laying down and taking the magnesium like right when I’m actually roboter over go to sleep not like sitting up reading. So that’s just one little piece of advice there. And fish oil, I’d probably also advise taking with food because mostly because of the fishy burps. Because if you just take it out on an empty stomach, and then you’re just going to be having fish breath for a while now some of them have a better coating. And you won’t get that it just depends on what kind you got it it can be hit or miss sometimes you can look it up and see how well it is. But yeah, that’s multivitamin I always do in the morning. But most of them it’s it’s good for with food just because of like I said acid reflux and digestion. And when you’re when you’re in bed, I don’t know if you sit up and read or sit up and watch TV and then roll over. But eating anything you digest is best to be vertical, your body’s vertical so that it’s actually like processing and stomach acid. So that’s one thing to just remember and you shouldn’t like, take a handful of pills before you go to bed. So maybe like just magnesium is good. But if there’s anything more than that, like if you’re doing melatonin and stuff too, just to be aware.
Jerred Moon Â
Yeah, and if you think about most of these implementations of things, you’re not getting in your food. So to take it with food makes a ton of sense to me, you know, like fish oil, I think taking it with food. It’s kind of like your body thinks it’s eating a bunch of fish, you know, and it’s more ready to digest everything too. So I think keeping those things in mind, but um, that’s about it. I don’t think there other than what we mentioned, you know, good or bad times other than some of those considerations. So Thanks for the question, Scott. If anybody else does have a question, go to garage gym athlete comm slash ama and submit your question and we will get to it. If you’re on YouTube, please subscribe, like comment, let us know what you think of these ama episodes. And if you’re on the podcast, a five star review and a positive comment goes a really long way. If you’re enjoying the content we are putting out do appreciate either way. Thanks for watching or listening