Friday, March 5, 2010

Supplement instructions

For those of you who are taking the zinc, please remember that zinc is best taken apart from other vitamins, especially calcium, and with food. I usually take it with lunch or dinner and the I take the other supplements in the morning. If you take a probiotic, take that at night so it has chance to really sit in the gut and benefit the body as much as possible. If you take a multivitamin, zinc and calcium will be together and that will not harm you but if you do take them individually, to get the best benefit possible, take them separately.

The Cod liver oil should go in the fridge after you open it along with the B12 liquid.

If you have any other questions, please email or comment. If you aren't taking your supplements right, they may not be giving you the right benefit.


Tirsa Baker said...

I tried taking the liquid zinc for my acne and I it didn't go to well. I would take it with my calcium fortified orange juice and get mild upset stomach. After reading your post about separating it from calcium I put it in grape juice. After drinking it in the grape juice I immediately had to throw up. I felt better after it was all out of my system. Have you heard of this happening before? I am bummed because I wanted it to work :(

Shari Goodman said...


Zinc can cause stomach upset in some people. You need to make sure you take zinc on a full stomach and grape juice is very acidic and can cause stomach upset. I would try a smaller dose and with a meal. You may just be a little more sensitive than some. I haven't had anyone else report this. Make sure you are taking the correct dosage as well. Good luck!