Most multi vitamin products recommend that an individual take one tablet daily with a glass of water, preferably after a meal. Multi vitamin supplements can be found at most drug stores, but are also commonly found in retail locations.
Unlike most medications, an individual does not have to have a full stomach when taking a multi vitamin. Most packaging, however, does recommend that a multi vitamin tablet be taken after a meal. If a multi vitamin contains certain ingredients, they may be recommended to be taken just prior to a meal or on an empty stomach for better absorption.
The best way to begin a daily multi vitamin routine is to select a certain time each day and begin taking the tablet on a schedule. For instance, many people prefer to take one tablet following dinner every day. If done consistently, this will become a regular part of their day and they will be less likely to forget to take their multi vitamin. Other people, who prefer to take a tablet at different times of the day, may stand a better chance of forgetting if they are not on a schedule.
When taking any type of vitamin product, including a multi vitamin, consumers should carefully read the packaging – both inside and out. They should also read any warning and/or cautionary notices prior to taking the tablet. One important aspect of vitamin shopping, which many people overlook, is the expiration date. When purchasing a multi vitamin, it is crucial to check the expiration date in order to avoid potentially serious results. The expiration date is typically found on the outside packaging and may feature a traditional date written or it may be a combination of numbers to indicate the recommended date of use.
Many individuals encounter difficulty in swallowing pills, either large or small. Because pills are coated and designed to be slick, they are easy to swallow. Often, however, nerves play a large factor in being able to handle larger pills. There are a variety of multi vitamin products, from small to large, which can accommodate almost anyone. Anyone who prefers a smaller pill may want to select from transparent bottles where they can see the actual size of the pill. As a general rule, a smaller bottle will contain smaller pills.
This article is to be used for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used as professional medical advice. The information contained herein should not be used in place of, or in conjunction with, a doctor’s recommendation . Prior to beginning any treatment regimen, including one that involves the use of a multi vitamin, an individual should consult a licensed physician for proper health assessment and any necessary treatment.