The body requires a wide variety of vitamins and minerals to develop and function properly – and we all learned growing up that a healthy diet is one of the best sources to optimize for immunity and keep yourself in top shape.
But what about when our diet is lacking or we have dietary restraints that keep us from getting the right amount of variety of suggested vitamins?
That’s where over-the-counter supplements can come in handy.
Fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K are stored in the body, potentially for long periods of time, and are used when needed. Deficiencies take longer to develop, but can still be a regular occurrence.
More commonly, water-soluble Vitamin B and Vitamin C do not get stored in the same way by your body, and more often seen as sources of deficiency.
Does the thought of taking a half-dozen pills at a time make you cringe? Us, too!
Thankfully, there are many multivitamins available on the market that offer unique combinations of vitamins and minerals that can be added as a daily supplement to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
There are unique formulations for men, women, children, seniors, pregnant women, athletes, and more. Our professional team is here to help you decide between the hype and the real deal when it comes to product labeling to make sure you’re getting the right support for your needs.
How to Choose Vitamins and Supplements
There’s no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to vitamins and supplements.
Simple things like dietary restrictions (no meat, no dairy) can make a big difference in what you’re already consuming versus what should take as a supplement.
There are also lifestyle scenarios to consider – like future pregnancy, prescription medications you’re already taking, and then some.
Call us at 984-999-0501 or stop in to chat with Pharmacist Han Su and our 501 Pharmacy team today for personalized recommendations based on your individual scenario.
We’ll gladly work with you to create a profile that makes sense for you that can be part of your everyday route or only used when needed to satisfy occasional deficiencies.
The Best Way to Take Vitamins
Think storing your vitamins in the bathroom cabinet and taking a dose each morning is best? Try them with breakfast, instead. Taking vitamins on an empty stomach can lead to nausea or an upset stomach but digesting with food can ease these symptoms.