WHY DOSAGE MAT­TERS

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - B+S NATURAL SOLUTIONS -

One of the rea­sons why sup­ple­ments may not work for some peo­ple is be­cause of the dosage and tim­ing. For in­stance, vi­ta­min C is wa­ter sol­u­ble and is elim­i­nated from the body within six hours. For best re­sults, it needs to be con­stantly present in the blood­stream – in other words, you need about 250mg to 500mg three times a day.

On the other hand, EPA, the anti-in­flam­ma­tory omega-3 fatty acid, works best when in­cor­po­rated into cell mem­branes in ev­ery cell. This takes weeks to months for re­sults. The dosage needs to be rel­a­tively high (about 5g to 10g daily) but only needs to be taken once a day.

b+s HEALTH SNIP­PET

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