Sunday, June 26, 2005

How to Juggle Taking a Variety of Supplements Throughout the Day

I take several supplements throughout the day, some need to be taken at certain times to maximise bioavailability. Also, different ingredients can compete with the same receptors in the body, and we don't want that.

This week I talked to several women juggling Ortho-Bone, K2 menatetrenone, and Strontium in order to fight bone loss. These must be taken at certain times of the day for greatest benefit.

Don't complain that this is too hard to do, it isn't. Simply drive to Wal-Mart, Target or other store and buy a plastic fishing lure box. These are available with movable internal dividers to suit your individual need. Cost- about $2-$6.

I use two, which carries me through about two weeks. I simply line up my supps, divide them out by day into the compartments of the plastic lure box, and boom I am good to go. This takes me all of about 10-15 minutes.

Some of you have a better way and I would love to hear your little trick- shoot me an email and let me know so I can share.

If our suppliers didn't have to use multi-capsule dosing they wouldn't! It is more weight, bigger containers, and they know we don't care for it. But, if taking 10 capsules per day results in positive benefits, and a different formulation at 5 pills per day does not, what do we need to do? Keep things in perspective, and always consider efficacy first!

Best,
Pete