🤓 A Tip about Taking Supplements
Via Doug Corrigan…
I’ve found that the impact of my supplements is greatly increased by spreading out the dosing over a larger time window, in smaller doses, in closer spaced increments.
I know this might be contrary to what you’ve been taught or what you have practiced due to convenience.
Most people want to get their supplements finished in one swoop, so they jam as many pills as they can take at one or two points during the day.
If you follow this protocol, there are several problems and you’re not realizing the full benefits of your supplements.
• First, you’re burdening your liver. Most supplements travel through the hepatic portal vein directly to the liver for “first pass” metabolic processing before they are released into your systemic circulation.
Think of this passage way as a “bottleneck”.
Taking a dozen pills will overburden this pathway.
This pathway requires time to work.
• Second, once a supplement enters your body, metabolic pathways in your body begin processing the supplement. Some of these metabolic products may be stored for future use, but some may be immediately excreted by your body within a few hours.
If you take all of your supplements together at one time, there will a short- lived “spike” in concentration that your body will need to process.
If the body can’t use the molecules at that moment in time, your metabolic pathways will accelerate the excretion of those molecules from your body.
This means that your supplements are mostly being expelled as waste before your body can use them.
• Third, the more supplements that are combined together, the greater the chance that the various components can antagonize or interfere with one another.
This may lead to partial quenching or neutralization of the molecule.
These interference combinations and permutations are not fully understood.
So, I started spacing my supplements out so that they look more like a continuously metered out dose, rather than one large burst.
This evens out their concentration over time, and ensures that my body can keep up with processing them. And I’ve noticed a big difference in their efficacy.
How does it look?
Well, the first thing in the morning I get all of the supplements I want to take for the day.
I take an initial small sub portion of my supplements and take them with some dried wolfberries or Ningxia Red.
I put the rest in my shirt pocket (you can use a ziplock bag or carrier) and carry them with me throughout the day.
About every 2 hours, I take another small portion. I do this every two hours. Some doses fall at meals.
I haven’t increased my overall daily dose of supplements. I just spaced them out in small even doses. On average, I’m taking 2 pills per dose, sometimes 3.
I’ve seen people taking 12-16 different pills all in one dose. I believe taking supplements like this will waste a large majority of their potential.
👉 If you meter them out in smaller portions, you’ll realize a greater overall impact, and you won’t be flushing money down the drain. 👈👈👈