When Should You Take Vitamin B12 Morning or Night?

When Should You Take Vitamin B12 Morning or Night?

In the case of vitamin B12, the best time to ingest it is the morning for the below given reasons. Vitamins are essential organic substances for the life of the human being. The organism does not manufacture them but obtains them daily through food. Vitamins are micronutrients that the human body needs in small amounts to improve the immune system.

They are normally found in food, but we can also incorporate them into the body in the form of food supplements, liquids, or solids. In this case you have to control the consumption to be effective for the body.

When Should You Take Vitamin B12 Morning or Night?

Vitamins reduce the risk of diseases if taken correctly. However, certain vitamins cannot be absorbed by the body if they are not taken without eating or the dosage is not correct.

It is advisable to consult with the doctor or the pharmacist before taking vitamins since some of them can cause serious side effects if you have a chronic disease or are taken with other medicines.

The body needs vitamins to function properly. However, with the exception of vitamin D, the body is not able to produce them on its own.

The vitamins should be taken with a good glass of water so that they go directly to the stomach and are absorbed quickly. Conversely, vitamins should not be taken with too hot or cold drinks because they do not dissolve properly.

In the first place, it is advisable to read the leaflet of the vitamins carefully to avoid an overdose and if you suffer an adverse or allergic reaction, you should stop consuming it and consult a doctor.

It is necessary to eat correctly while taking vitamin supplements because most of them are only effective if you have been eaten before. Therefore, vitamins should always be taken with food or immediately after.

Vitamins cannot replace the intake of healthy foods, although they provide certain nutrients that some foods lack.

The Body Absorbs Different Types of Vitamin in Different Ways

Multivitamins are simple pills or chewable tablets that contain many vitamins. It is best to take them with the first meal of the day. Since most vitamins are synthetic, the body can absorb and assimilate them better if they are ingested with food and the natural vitamins of these foods.

The fat-soluble vitamins A, E, D and K are usually concentrated in a gel capsule or are marketed in the form of liquid drops. These vitamins should be ingested along with some type of healthy dietary fat such as poly or monounsaturated. Thus, flaxseed oil or nuts are some of the foods that can help the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins. In short, any food that includes dietary fats will allow the vitamins to be absorbed. They can be taken, therefore, at any time of the day although the best time is the morning or the first meal of the day since these vitamins will help the body throughout the day.

The water-soluble vitamins C and B (soluble in water) are more easily absorbed by the body when taken with meals because they are synthetic substances that require the presence of other foods in the digestive system. While vitamin C can be taken at any time of day, vitamin B should be taken in the morning because it is an energetic vitamin that stimulates neurological activity and can affect the ability to fall asleep quickly. The B complex taken during the night can interrupt sleep. It is better to take the water-soluble vitamins in the morning with the first meal.

Nutritional supplements such as herbal capsules, omega-3 fish oils, minerals and other substances useful to the body are better absorbed when taken with the first meal of the day, unless you are taking other medications that are contraindicated for the absorption of vitamins and minerals.


Finally, it is recommended to set a schedule for taking the vitamins and respect it without skipping any shot. If it is not constant, the vitamins will not be absorbed correctly and will not be effective.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:December 1, 2023

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