Taking certain vitamins together can have an effect on their absorption in the body, either improving or worsening it. In addition, some vitamins can interfere with the effectiveness of medication and even cause side effects. Fortunately, these side effects are not harmful. According to Dr.
Airey, “taking them together is not effective, as the body's ability to absorb vitamins will be reduced if taken together.” Some vitamins and minerals are related to several other essential nutrients, while others have few or no known synergistic or antagonistic interactions. It is important to consult a healthcare professional to determine which vitamins and minerals you may need and how best to take them. Your body absorbs some of its vitamins better with food, so it is recommended to take them with a meal or snack. For example, many vitamins for older people have more calcium and vitamins D and B12 than younger people need.Studies have shown that vitamin C may break down vitamin B12 in the digestive tract, reducing its absorption.
If you take vitamin K with other fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, or E, you may not absorb as much as you would if you were taking them at different times. It is also advised not to take any individual mineral at the same time as an MVM or an antioxidant vitamin formula, such as one with beta-carotene and lycopene. If you take a traditional anticoagulant such as warfarin, only the small amount of vitamin K in an MVM can lower its concentration.Erin Stokes from North Dakota recommends not taking magnesium at the same time as your multivitamin, as it may interfere with the absorption of the smaller minerals found in the multivitamin complex, such as iron and zinc. Vitamin C supplements are taken for a variety of reasons, including to help fight infections, reduce pain after surgery, or lower blood pressure (NMD, 202).
Vitamin K, even in foods such as kale, lettuce, broccoli and chickpeas, can counteract the benefits of blood thinners. If you experience any adverse reactions while taking a supplement, you should consult a healthcare provider.In conclusion, it is important to be aware of how different vitamins interact with each other when taken together. It is best to consult a healthcare professional to determine which vitamins and minerals you may need and how best to take them. Taking certain vitamins together can affect their absorption in the body and interfere with medication effectiveness.
It is also important to be aware that vitamin K can counteract the benefits of blood thinners.