Constant feeling of tiredness, poor condition of hair and skin, prone to frequent colds — all these signs can be symptoms of vitamin deficiency and the reason for taking complex multivitamin preparations. In order for vitamins to bring tangible benefits, they must be taken correctly. Of course, it is necessary to choose a multivitamin complex in accordance with age and gender.
Not everyone needs vitamins with trace elements, and it is possible to determine which mineral is lacking in the body using a structural analysis of blood or hair. Such studies have been carried out relatively recently. You can also do an analysis for the content of vitamins in the body, but there is no particular need for this, because most of these substances are quickly excreted from the body and the likelihood of their overabundance is very low.
< p>Take multivitamin complexes for prophylactic purposes once or twice a year, with a course of 1-2 months. Daily intake should not exceed the daily dosage. If a need for trace elements is identified, then it is better to choose a complex in which vitamins and minerals are distributed so as not to interact with each other and not reduce digestibility. In between courses of vitamins, it is useful to drink ascorbic acid daily, the deficiency of which is observed in almost 75% of people. In order to compensate for the deficiency of vitamin C, 50-75 mg per day is enough. Taking a synthetic drug can be replaced with a rosehip decoction.
The best time to take vitamins is in the morning after a meal. It is strongly not recommended to drink them on an empty stomach, especially for people with gastrointestinal diseases (they also do not want to use vitamins in the form of effervescent tablets). Vitamins are washed down only with clean water, but not coffee, tea or soda. If you are undergoing treatment with any medications, consult your doctor, because vitamins can neutralize the effect of medicines. Do not take multivitamins at the same time as antibiotics.
Drink tablets or capsules whole, chew them only when the package says «chewable».