Avoid Taking Vitamin D at Night ~ Mornings are Best with Quality Fat Sources



Avoid Taking Vitamin D at Night ~ Mornings are Best with Quality Fat Sources

There's much evidence that vitamin D can suppress melatonin—made by your body and helps promote quality sleep.

By Mark Zuleger-Thyss 



Vitamin D is essential, and most people know that. Many also wonder what the best time is to take it. Is there an ideal time of day better for vitamin D absorption?



Vitamin D deficiencies are common, yet some people don't believe this. The mainstream press offers all sorts of positive or dire revelations on the matter - and it's amusing how so much information out there gets it wrong.

Upon seeing an article this morning about the best use of Vitamin D, I got irritated and decided to do some research again. Even though I already knew the answer from years of research into the matter.



This is how one mainstream media website characterized taking Vitamin D. Please note that I have taken out any identifying details as I do not wish to be rude:



“It doesn't matter if you take it with food,” says Dr. Blah-Blah. Her advice: Take it when you remember to take it — morning, noon, or night — and take it with a meal, she says. “It must be taken with food because vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin,” meaning it does not dissolve in water and is absorbed with fat, so it is better if there's a little healthy fat to mix it up with, says Dr. Blah-Blah.



A large percentage of people in the U.S. is indeed low in vitamin D. It is essential to maintain the correct blood levels of the "sunshine vitamin," as deficiencies can affect everything from your mood to your sleep quality.

Even getting adequate sun exposure is not enough, so taking a vitamin D supplement is an easy way to sustain your levels.

Some websites publish statistics claiming only 5% of Americans are deficient. Others say it's over 50%. Some estimates range from 40-70% of U.S. adults have some level of vitamin D insufficiency.




Putting all that aside, when is the best time to take vitamin D? Morning, afternoon, or before bed?

There's one good reason why you should avoid taking D at night. For example, vitamin D can suppress melatonin—which does not translate into a good night of sleep.



Lack of sunshine due to lifestyle, skin pigmentation, or environment can significantly contribute to vitamin D deficiencies. Age and problems with malabsorption might be additional factors leading to low Vitamin D levels in the blood.



After years of testing, I cannot take it at night. In fact, I am hardcore about taking it in the morning - and always with food. So, if I take D any time after 3pm, when it's time for light out, it usually ends up with me wide awake with the lights on!

It would be best to take Vitamin D alongside something with a high amount of healthy fats. Fatty fish, avocados, or cheese certainly fit the bill. These types of foods can help your body absorb vitamin D properly.

This does not mean you must run to the table every morning and devour eggs, cheeses, sausages, ham, and steak like there is no tomorrow?


Popular today is "toasts." You can find them everywhere at restaurants and cafes for over $15. You can quickly prepare your own at home with some avocado on a multigrain bread. Add a slice of salmon, and all is well. 



Vitamin D is Vital to our Health & Wellness! 

Researchers have discovered there are Vitamin D receptors found throughout the human body. They believe that almost every part of us may rely on vitamin D. It is essential for bone health and strengthening muscles. Moreover, vitamin D may also support cognitive health since vitamin D receptors are found in different brain areas.






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