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Tips About How And When To Take Natural Supplements

Saturday, 7 January 2017  |  David Watkins

Always Read The Label
Taking natural dietary supplements the right way will most often be dependent on the product that you have chosen. You should always read all the instructions provided on the supplement labelling and with any accompanying leaflet to guide you as to when and how to take them. If there is a specific regime that will help you to get the best benefits or avoid potential issues, that information will also be included on the labelling and should, where practical, be followed. An example is a supplement that can help you with extra energy. You will want to take those in the morning to help fuel your day but although you may be able take a “booster” dose again during the day, you will not want to take them too late in the day to avoid over stimulation at bedtime.

Specialised Supplements
There are natural supplements designed for specific purposes, such as bodybuilding and fitness supplements that will be taken according to individual choice during specific personal training, exercise and diet regimes. There are weight management supplements that can be taken before meals to lower your appetite and there are sexual vitality supplements that should be taken at a fairly specific time prior to intimacy.

Take With Water & Food
How to take them can also vary depending on the supplement. For instance, most weight management supplement labelling will highlight in large letters that they should always be taken with plenty of water and maybe also that daily water intake in general should be increased. This is usually to increase the diuretic effect of these supplement and help the body rid itself of excess fluid and possibly toxins. Taking supplement with or after food is often advised on labelling and it is thought that doing so can aid the absorption of the active ingredients and ensure that the maximum positive effect is obtained.

Give Them Time To Work
Genuine pure and potent single active ingredient natural dietary supplements will always require time to begin to work and this should be borne in mind when taking them. Whist most should begin to provide benefits after about a week, some can take several weeks to get into your system at sufficient concentrations to become effective. Don’t be tempted to take large amounts at a time in expectation of speeding up this process because it doesn’t work. The body can only process so much at a time and any excess will usually be expelled - and wasted.

Follow The Labelling
There will never be any one dedicated set of rules applicable to all natural supplements about how and when to take them but using the product labelling as a starting point and making adjustments where necessary, perhaps by doing a little research online or contacting the supplier, should ensure that you always get the very best benefits from taking them.

About The Author
David Watkins is a long-serving senior member of the management of Tonvara Natural Supplements, a family owned company based in the heart of the Sussex countryside in the UK.
Updated Jan 2017