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How To Make Your Daily Multivitamin A Ritual

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The use of multivitamins to support your nutrient intake can help your body in a range of ways, from supporting immune system functionality to potentially assisting cardiovascular health[1]

But is it good to take a multivitamin everyday?

To get the most out of a multivitamin, like anything, consistency is the key. With a busy lifestyle, this is often easier said than done, so it’s important to build habits that work best for your individual needs. Before you embark on your new rituals however, we always recommend reaching out to your healthcare professional when introducing new supplements into your daily routine. 

What is a daily ritual? 

Daily rituals are activities you perform each day to benefit you or help you feel better, like creating a ritual for when to take multivitamin tablets. While you may need to do them, they turn into activities you want to do. So rather than a chore, they become an opportunity to take the time to be mindful and connect with enriching activities.

By creating a daily ritual, that activity becomes a habit that nourishes you in mind and body. It becomes second nature to take your multi, making it easier to remember, keeping you on track to support your general health and wellbeing.

How to make daily multivitamin tablets a part of your routine

Our schedules can be hectic, so adding vitamins to your daily routine will help you reap the benefits of taking a multivitamin daily. The easiest way to do this is to attach taking your multis to a task you already perform each day, like brushing your teeth or having breakfast. 

Keep your multivitamins in the same place as the necessary ingredients or tools associated with each task. This can be in the cupboard next to your smoothie blender or beside your toothpaste. This way, seeing them will remind you to take them. In the beginning, you may need to set an alarm or reminder on your phone to make sure you get into the habit.

When is the best time to take a multivitamin for optimum health?

So, when should you take a multivitamin? In the morning, alongside your breakfast is usually recommended. Multivitamins are typically best taken with food and a glass of water[2], as any fats in your food may help with nutrient absorption, and the water will help you get the tablet down easily. Taking your multivitamin with food and water is also gentler on the tummy and helps prevent any potential upset from occurring. 

How to take multivitamin supplements without missing a day

Making your multivitamin a consistent part of your routine will help you stay on track with preventing dietary deficiencies. What works for others may not work for you, so it’s all about making a multivitamin ritual that fits into your daily rhythm.

Is it better to take multivitamins in the morning or at night?

While multivitamins should be taken with food and a glass of water, there isn’t too much concern about the time of day when it comes to absorption. However, it is best to stick to the same time of day to help keep you in the habit and to avoid too much of any one vitamin potentially upsetting your stomach. Many people find it easier to take their multivitamin when they start their day as the morning routine seldom changes, while evenings can vary depending on schedules and plans.

That said, morning can be the best time for multis when it comes to energy, as they typically contain B group vitamins. By taking them in the morning you set yourself up for success.

Set up cues for to help you remember

Routine, and habit building go hand in hand. After a period of repetition, performing a ritual (like taking a multivitamin) can become something you automatically do without thinking. An easy way to form habits is to stack your tasks, which simply means adding one more step into an already formed routine.

You may add your multivitamin into your morning schedule after your smoothie and before your coffee, or in the evening, you may take your multivitamin after you wash your face, but before you brush your teeth. The more times you do it, the more your mind will know the steps you need to take in your morning or evening routines. 

Plan for everything

Life’s busy and things change. This is why it's good to plan for everything and have a backup if your routine gets shaken up. You may like to keep a bottle of your multivitamins at work in case you’re running late, or even in your bag to take if you go out to dinner. Just remember, always keep your multivitamins in a cool, dark environment, such as a cupboard, your bag, and out of direct sunlight, and always follow the storage conditions on the pack.

Is it OK to take multivitamins everyday?

Taking a multivitamin everyday is OK for the average person[3], and can help fill nutritional gaps. The most important thing is consistency, so you can reap the long-term benefits of multivitamins. However, you should always consult with a doctor before you start taking any vitamins to make sure you’re taking the right amount for you.

Swisse has a variety of targeted multis to support different needs and life stages, so take a look at the range today to find the one that best suits you.

Always read the label and follow the directions for use.
We recommend that you consult your primary healthcare professional when considering your supplementary routine, as they can best advise on what’s right for your individual needs.

 

References

  1. National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Dietary Supplements. (2023, June 6). Multivitamin/mineral Supplements - Health Professional Fact Sheet. NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. Retrieved November 27, 2023, from https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/MVMS-HealthProfessional/
  2. Wallace, T. (2023, April 11). Should You Take A Multivitamin? – Forbes Health. Forbes. Retrieved November 27, 2023, from https://www.forbes.com/health/body/should-you-take-a-multivitamin/
  3. Ward, E. M. (2010, December 26). Making the Most Out of Multivitamins. WebMD. Retrieved November 27, 2023, from https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/making-the-most-out-of-multivitamins

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