CRN: Dietary Supplement Tips for January

For January, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has shared the following tips on “Supplements + Food

CRN: Dietary Supplement Tips for January

Excerpts from the tip sheet:

Before a Meal

Tip #1

To help improve digestion, take bitter herb supplements, such as milk thistle or dandelion, just 10-15 minutes before a meal.

Tip #2

Taking a fiber supplement 15 minutes before a meal can make you feel fuller.

With a Meal

Tip #3

If you need help sticking to your supplement regimen, consider taking your supplements with a meal.

Tip #4

Take fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, K & E) in combination with a meal. According to a new study, taking vitamin D with food improves absorption. (Dawson-Hughes, Bess et al. Dietary Fat Increases Vitamin D-3 Absorption. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2014.)

Away from a Meal

Tip #5

Melatonin works best as a sleep aid if taken on an empty stomach.


Remember to talk with your doctor or other health care practitioner about what supplements are right for you.


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