When to take food supplements?

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Taking food supplements can help reinforce a healthy diet. This is becoming increasingly clear to more and more people. But what raises more questions is knowing when is the best time of the day to take them. And this question is important because the effectiveness of some vitamins and minerals may increase or decrease depending on the time of day you take them. For this reason, in this article we are going to explain everything you need to know in order to answer your questions.

Ideal morning food supplements

We are going to introduce you to five types of food supplements that are ideal for getting you started in the morning with that extra boost of energy that your body will thank you for:

B-vitamin complex to boost your cellular energy

B vitamins have multiple functions throughout the body, such as making sure the nervous system, blood clotting and energy metabolism function properly.  Zenement’s B-vitamin complex also contains vitamin C, which supports the immune system, and vitamin E, which is key for healthy skin and eyes.

Vitamin C is a great antioxidant

It can be taken at any time of the day, but we recommend taking it in the morning. Why? It helps fight the free radicals we generate throughout the day from excess pollution, stress, UV rays and poor diet. Vitamin C also contributes towards the absorption and storage of iron, as well as carnitine assimilation.

Adaptogenic tonics boost physical endurance

We are referring to Ginseng and Maca. And how does our body benefit from these mushrooms and plants? Adaptogenic tonics boost physical endurance and reduce stress and fatigue. They also help to improve our mood and support good memory and learning. Take them in the morning and you will benefit from their effects throughout the day.

Resveratrol delays aging

Resveratrol is a molecule found in purple grapes that works hand in hand with another molecule called NAD+. NAD+ levels are highest during the morning and midday, so it is best to take this supplement in the morning. So, what do you do to make it effective? Renowned Harvard University researcher David Sinclair advises mixing Resveratrol with extra virgin olive oil on a spoon and then swallowing it to help your body slow down its ageing process!

Sun supplements for tanning your skin safely

They prepare our skin before we expose it to the sun. Take them in the morning and they will help protect and nourish your skin. Zenement’s Solar Care contains Polypodium leucotomos, green tea, carotenoids, selenium, and vitamins A, C, D and E. It is a very effective formula for preventing sunburn and preparing your skin for tanning.

Ideal midday food supplements

Taking certain vitamins at this time of day helps to ensure optimal absorption until you get home at night.

  • If you are one of those people who usually fast or eat little breakfast, Vitamin D, Vitamin K and Vitamin E are ideal to take with food because they are better absorbed with fat.
  • The same applies to Omega-3 supplements. They are derived from fish and to improve their absorption it is best to take them with high-fat foods, therefore, midday is definitely the best time to take them!

Ideal night-time food supplements

It is time to rest, and a good night’s sleep is crucial because among other benefits, it helps to develop the nervous system and conserve energy. A person needs at least 7 hours of sleep per day to maintain the optimal functioning of their mental faculties. If you want to rest well, we suggest you find out which is your chronotype and which food supplements are able to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Melatonin hormone regulates sleep

It can be taken as a dietary supplement if your body is suffering from a melatonin imbalance due to, for example, jet lag or stress. It is recommended to take melatonin half an hour before going to bed.

Adaptogens that have calming effects

These include Reishi and Ashwagandha. The triterpenes in Reishi, also known as the immortality mushroom, have proven to have a calming effect on the nervous system. In the case of Ashwagandha, it helps reduce insomnia. The plant’s components promote the REM sleep phase, a time of deep, restful sleep.

Take probiotics before going to bed

This makes it easier for the strains to be released during sleep, when your intestinal rhythm is low, and they can therefore settle easily. Zenement Proactiflora has a 19-strain proprietary bacterial blend (30 billion CFU per serving) plus inulin (prebiotic) that stimulates the growth and activity of bacteria in the gut. Taking probiotics supports digestive health and balances the intestinal flora and the immune system.

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