OK, I’ve been taking Vitamin D supplements for over five years - ever since MS was first suspected. I didn’t wait for it to be confirmed, and to be told I should be supplementing.
Today, after all this time, I’ve just noticed the packet says: “Do not take on an empty stomach.”
But I’ve always been doing this - the whole five years. I take them at breakfast time - except I don’t eat breakfast - so they (and some Baclofen) are my breakfast - washed down with coffee.
I’ve not suffered any ill-effects, and have been relapse-free the whole time, so should I care I’m “doing it wrong”, or just carry on?
I could switch to after a meal, but I take so many pills and supplements throughout the day, I tried to spread them out a bit, otherwise it’s a lot to take after meals. It had never occurred to me that Vitamin D might be one you shouldn’t take on an empty stomach. I’m not sure if the instructions have always said that, or if it’s new labelling (I’ve just opened a new box).
As everything seems to be working out OK, I’m tempted not to fix what isn’t broken. Do you not absorb it properly if taken on an empty stomach, or conversely, absorb too much? Anybody know?
I only take 2000 IU per day, if that’s of any relevance - not the super-high doses favoured by some.