Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Supplements

June 28, 2018; by Briana McDonald ( Everyone’s time and money is precious to us. If we are spending our hard earned money on something we want it to be effective, and if we are putting our time into something, we of course want to see results. When it comes to your health, are you getting the most out of your supplements? There are a few things you can do to optimize your nutritional regimen that can save you both time and money.

  1. Invest in a Hair and Mineral Analysis. 

I always recommend getting a Hair and Mineral Analysis done that will pinpoint exactly what YOUR body is lacking or plentiful of. Otherwise you could spend hundreds of dollars on vitamins and supplements that you don’t really need! Getting one of these done every 3 to 6 months can really help you get your health on track and put you where you want to be. One of these usually runs about $150.00 but it will save you three times that by knowing exactly what nutrients your body is needing. (1)

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  1. Aim towards Alkalinity. 

Acidity decreases your body’s natural ability to absorb the vitamins and minerals from your food and supplements. It can also interfere with your ability to detox and throw your metabolism out of wack. You can test your pH levels regularly with pH papers. You can test first thing in the morning, one hour before a meal or two hours after eating. Simply match your strip to the associated color on the package to determine your pH. The “greener” you go, the more you will be improving the absorption of your vitamins. Drink more lemon water (and water in general) eat more fresh fruits and veggies and consume seeds, nuts, and lean proteins. (2)

(Note: In an more urgent situation a teaspoon of baking soda on an empty stomach twice per day will also boost your pH. Do not take baking soda at or near mealtime as it will decrease your stomach HCL and interfere with digestion.)

  1. Choose liquid supplements and capsules versus tablets.

Doing this helps your body absorb nutrients quicker and easier as they are easily broken down in the stomach. This is also a superior choice for children as they have difficulty swallowing tablets.

  1. Herbal Remedies should say “standardized” on the package.

There is a difference in taking something that is 500 mg of an herb and 500 mg of an herb which is guaranteed to contain 45 percent of the active ingredient. Look for a label that says it is “standardized” which means it is guaranteed to contain a certain amount of the active ingredient.

  1. Timing is important.

Some supplements are better taken with food to be properly synthesized while others work better on an empty stomach. Be sure to read the packaging to determine the best time to take it otherwise it could be all for not!

  1. Trans-dermal nutritional supplementation is also an option. 

For those who have issues absorbing nutrients due to certain health conditions like Crohn’s, Leaky Gut, and IBS, taking in nutrients this way is more beneficial to get larger amounts in the bloodstream without having to go through the digestive system. Simply pour out a capsule of whatever you may be deficient in and combine it with a quality lotion free of additives or perfumes or an oil like jojoba or coconut oil and rub it into your skin. The arms and torso are fine but you could also rub it on the soles of your feet as well for even better absorption. (3)

7. Enzymes Aid In Digestion.

We should also add this: For maximum digestion of your supplements, it is always best to take a couple of digestive enzymes each time you take your supplements. This increases the breakdown and absorption of your supplements by boosting the HCL, Lipase, Amylase, and Protease in the stomach to better facilitate this.



Briana McDonald-is a natural health writer and contributor to the Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (Utopia Silver Supplements). She does free-lance health article writing as well as website and ad design.

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