Vitamins are very essential substances for the body, even just a small amount (up to a few micrograms), but if there is a lack of it immediately, the body will be “troubled”… Patients can buy it themselves or use it according to a doctor’s prescription. doctor, is added to the daily diet when the body is deficient. However, depending on the type of vitamin that is taken at the appropriate time to achieve the highest efficiency, avoid adverse interactions.
* B group vitamins.
Especially the process of converting carbohydrates into sugars and metabolizing fats. This group helps to increase energy and reduce stress. There are eight different types of B vitamins and each has a specific role and function for the body. The B vitamins include: Thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, niacin, biotin, vitamin B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid.
Taking B vitamins on an empty stomach is thought to help with better absorption of these vitamins. Avoid drinking too late in the day because it can affect sleep.
* Water soluble vitamins.
Water-soluble vitamins are not produced or stored by the body, so they must be obtained through the diet. Water-soluble vitamins include: Vitamin C, most of the B vitamins.
Vitamin C is a very essential substance for the body, because they participate in many important functions in human activities: Increase resistance, immunity; We need to supplement daily through food (food and drink) to ensure the necessary amount of vitamin C for the body to function.
Vitamin C should be taken with meals for best absorption. Because vitamin C only exists in the blood for a few hours, the whole dose should not be used at one time/meal, but should be divided into 3 doses corresponding to 3 meals a day.
* Fat-soluble vitamins.
Fat-soluble vitamins that the body needs in small doses.Fat-soluble vitamins are not lost during food processing. Normally, the body will get these vitamins through food and do not need to supplement from outside. Some fat-soluble vitamins include: Vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K.
Because they are fat-soluble, people who need to supplement these vitamins should take them with foods that contain fat such as milk, nuts, and avocados, or while eating. Note, for vitamin D should not be taken at night or late at night because it will negatively affect sleep.
To use vitamins effectively, in addition to the notes on when to take them, do not exceed the dose recommended by the doctor or the manufacturer (because of the risk of toxicity, especially with fat-soluble vitamins). Vitamins can interact adversely with concomitant medications, so before starting any vitamin supplement, it’s a good idea to consult your doctor, especially those on medication.