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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Remembering to Take Your Supplements

If you are going to take supplements to help give you the things that you may not be getting through your diet, whether you are looking at vitamin supplements or something like Fucoidan supplements, the most difficult part is simply getting into the habit of taking them. You need to do this consistently if you are going to get the results that you want. While children often take vitamins when they are growing up, adults rarely do this later on in life. It is a habit that you have probably broken at some point, and it can undermine your efforts to improve your health. There are a few things that you can do to help yourself remember, though.

Take them at the same time of day.
The first step to forming a habit is to make sure that you are taking them at exactly the same time each day. This takes a lot of thought and planning at first, but the upside is that you will soon get so used to it that you will notice when you don't take them, feeling like you missed something. This is an easy, automatic reminder that you need to get the supplements.

Take them with your meals.
One way to make sure that you really remember to take them at the same time is to pair them with something else that you already do consistently, such as eating a meal. You may eat lunch at different times each day, depending on your work schedule, but odds are that you eat both breakfast and dinner on a set schedule. Just add the supplements to one or the other, and it will be harder to forget to take them. This keeps you from taking them at random times, whenever you remember, which can make it hard to form a habit at all.

Set an alarm on your phone.
If all else fails, why not just set an alarm on your phone that will go off every single day at the same time? This can be your reminder to stop whatever you are doing and take the supplements. Before long, you will be so engrained in this process that you will not need the alarm anymore. The biggest thing to remember when doing this is that you have to set your alarm for a time when you will be home, with easy access to the supplements.


  1. For my supplements daily, I took up Pharmaton capsule as maintenance for my health; supplement and etc.

  2. You should really schedule your supplements and ensure that you take them on time.

  3. I'm taking DXN for supplements...all the way from pinas...ehehhee!

  4. I always make myself a cup of tea and drink my vitamin supplement with it in the mornings :)

  5. I totally agree with the first tip - it works for me, all the time. Taking them the same time daily will definitely be helpful!


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