In an ideal world, we would all eat healthy, and all our nutrition would come from the food we eat. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world, and our food often lacks the nutrition our bodies need.
A lack of nutrtion may cause many health issues, including anemia, unbalanced hormones, skin problems, and even seasonal allergies. You can read about more of them here.
When people realize that proper nutriton can help them feel better, they may begin to take vitamins. However, they may not see the results for which they hoped. Here are some of the reasons your vitamins are not working (as in, you do not feel better when you take them).
1. You do not take them consistently.
Consistency is the key to anything. Whether you are paying off debt, exercising, or building a relationship, putting forth effort only once in a while will not give you the results you want.
Taking your vitamins on the first, seventh, eighth, and twenty-second of each month will certainly not give you the results that you want.
Go here for more tips on how to take your vitamins consistently.
2. You do not take the correct dosage.
Each bottle of vitamins comes with dosage instructions. To receive the full benefits of the dosage, you need to take the entire dose.
If the bottle says that you need to take three a day, and you are taking one a day, you cannot expect to see results.
Think of it this way: if you drank one cup of water a day, it is good because you are drinking water. Second, it is good that you are drinking water and not carbonated beverages. However, that one cup of water a day will not keep you hydrated. The same is with vitamins. To benefit from taking them, you need to take the full dosage.
3. You gave up after a week–or a month.
Vitamins–or any other natural remedies–are not drugs. Depending on the person, a vitamin or natural remedy may work very quickly. However, in most cases, you need to take it for six months in order for it to build up in your system.
It is the same as eating healthy. If you eat healthy for one week and do not see the benefits of it, you don’t give up and go back to eating junk food. You continue eating healthy for weeks, months, and years.
4. You are not taking quality vitamins.
I wish I could tell you, “Go to Target and buy vitamin C, and you will feel better.” Places such as Amazon, Walgreens, Target, and Walmart here in the USA are not where you should go to purchase vitamins. Many of them contain almost anything besides what they are claiming to contain. (source)
Even if you are taking the correct dosage consistently, you still will not see results if you take poor quality vitamins.
5. You are not taking them at the correct time.
Most vitamins need to be taken with food. Others need to be taken a certain time before meals. These would include prebiotics and probitics. Check the label or ask the person who sold you the vitamins how they should be consumed.
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I take medication, vitamins and supplements daily. It’s been a challenge to find the correct time, dosage and quality (that I can afford). Consistency is 95% now to tackle the rest.