Nutrition and Wellness

Vitamin Pills Stop Working With Coffee Scientists Claim

Share
  • The heat in the drinks can dramatically reduce the effects of tablets
  • It can even kill the ‘friendly’ bacteria in probiotic foods such as yoghurts
  • Around 46 per cent of British adults take daily vitamin supplements

In these health-conscious times, millions of us wash down a vitamin pill as part of our breakfast routine.

But it seems we may be wasting our time. Researchers claim swallowing vitamin supplements with tea or coffee can wipe out all the good they do.

The heat in the drinks can dramatically reduce the effects of tablets, and even kill the ‘friendly’ bacteria in probiotic foods such as yoghurts, experts said.

Researchers Claim Swallowing Vitamin Supplements With Tea Or Coffee Can Wipe Out All The Good They Do

A University of East Anglia study found that hot drinks and food such as porridge inhibit the absorption of iron by up to 73 per cent. Around 46 per cent of British adults take daily vitamin supplements, and 70 per cent of those who do take them with breakfast.

Now experts suggest waiting at least an hour before consuming hot food or drink after taking tablets.

Dr Sarah Brewer, a GP and medical nutritionist, said: ‘I don’t advise taking probiotics, vitamin or mineral supplements with tea or coffee.

These drinks contain compounds which, although beneficial at other times, also bind iron and other minerals to reduce their absorption.

‘In fact, coffee can reduce iron absorption by up to 80 per cent if drunk within an hour of a meal. Very hot drinks can also inactivate some vitamins, and kill live probiotic bacteria.’

Dr Sarah Brewer, a GP and medical nutritionist, said: ‘I don’t advise taking probiotics, vitamin or mineral supplements with tea or coffee’

To ensure beneficial bacteria survive, Glenn Gibson, professor of food microbiology at the University of Reading, advises washing down supplements with water or milk. Breakfast is still the best time to take pills, as the gut has rested overnight and is therefore more receptive, he added.

Research by supplement company Healthspan also found that, among potential buyers of probiotics, few were aware of the alleged benefits of taking them during and after a course of antibiotics. While antibiotics kill the bacteria that cause infections, they can also destroy good bacteria in our bodies.

Arthur Ouwehand, professor in applied microbiology at the University of Turku, Finland, claimed: ‘It’s important to begin taking probiotics from the moment you start antibiotics and continue for a few weeks after finishing the course.’

Call Today!

Daily Mail

 

Post Disclaimer

Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Vitamin Pills Stop Working With Coffee Scientists Claim" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*

Recent Posts

A Look Into Metabolic Syndrome | El Paso, TX (2021)

https://youtu.be/wWdtPsOdIWg In today's podcast, Dr. Alex Jimenez, health coach Kenna Vaughn, Astrid Ornelas, Truide Torres,… Read More

October 22, 2021

Pain Running Down The Leg

A common symptom of sciatica is radiating/spreading pain running down the leg. However, the leg… Read More

October 21, 2021

Slip and Fall Injuries

Individuals involved in slip and fall accidents lead to around 9 million emergency room visits… Read More

October 20, 2021

SWOLE FACTORS *Intracellular Water vs Extracellular Water* Get your swole on! | El Paso, Tx (2021)

https://youtu.be/n_VpI5exB1E On today’s podcast Dr. Jimenez DC, health coaches Adriana Caceres and Faith Arciniaga, and… Read More

October 20, 2021

Low Back Support Pillow

The low back is made up of five vertebrae, L1 to L5. Pain in the… Read More

October 19, 2021

Personalized Training & Rehabilitation! | El Paso, TX (2021)

https://youtu.be/XVNV5-UUufk On today’s podcast Dr. Jimenez DC, health coaches Adriana Caceres and Faith Arciniaga will… Read More

October 19, 2021

Personal Injury, Trauma & Spine Rehab. Specialists

Online History & Registration 🔘
Call Us Today 🔘