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Is It Okay to Take a Vitamin with Coffee?

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You need a cup of coffee to wake up, but it might interfere with your multivitamin. Here, expert advice on how to down your multi.

Q. Is it bad to down my vitamins with a cup of coffee?

A. Yes. "Coffee is a stimulant, so it revs up the gastrointestinal tract and makes things move more quickly through your body," says FITNESS advisory board member Mark Moyad, MD, MPH, author of Dr. Moyad's No BS Health Advice. Translation: You won't absorb all of the nutrients from a capsule that is cruising through your system. The good news is you don't have to skip your morning mug. Just drink your coffee and eat breakfast first thing when you wake up and then wait 10 to 15 minutes to pop your vitamins with a glass of water.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, January 2010.

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larry4 wrote:

Like the Doctor said, capsules dont have time to dissolve when you drink coffee. Try Perk Up, its a powder that dissolves IN your coffee and absorbs in your system very quickly. Check out

4/16/2010 08:28:16 AM Report Abuse
Luscious_babe02 wrote:

wow! was this ever an eye opener! I am so thankful for your amazing magazine anyhow, this just makes it even better.

2/5/2010 03:46:15 PM Report Abuse

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