Vitamins & Supplements on an empty stomach
Supplements are often recommended to be taken with food but I prefer to take mine on an empty stomach, soon after I wake up. I never eat breakfast and fast many days so there is no way I could take them with food every day. I drink lots of water, 1-2 gallons daily and at least 1/2 gallon with my vitamins. I take a multivitamin, vitamin C, calcium, fish oil, glucosamine chondroitin and sometimes psyllium husk fiber. I know some vitamins are only soluble in fat, but I figure the fish oil should provide enough. Is part of the reason food is so often recommended with pills to reduce possible stomach upset? That is not an issue for me. Am I getting as much benefit from my supplements as if I took them with food? If not, how much difference does it make?