Should I take supplements with a meal?
There are several reasons it can be beneficial to take dietary supplements with food or a complete meal.
- One reason is to buffer the stomach (especially important for those with sensitive stomachs).
- Another reason is to increase consistency and compliance with the recommended dosage. Many people find it easier to form a habit of taking supplements alongside a meal, as opposed to taking them separately.
- Perhaps the best reason to take supplements with a meal is that some nutrients (e.g. fat-soluble nutrients and calcium) typically have improved absorption when taken with a meal or snack.