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Vitamin Dosages and Timing

I am currently taking 1000 mg. of calcium citrate a day with 500 mg of magnesium. I also take a multivitamin. When is the best time to take these? should i take the Magnesium and Calcium toghether?

Thanks

Tom

I think it’s best to divide all vitamins and minerals up over the course of a day. You don’t eat all your food once a day, you shouldn’t take all of your vitamins at once.

As far as doing magnesium with calcium, if you’re worried you could alternate them. Calcium with one meal, magnesium with the next.

Personally, I take ZMA before bedtime. Latest research says absorption is better on an empty stomach. I also take with it a genral muti-vitamin.