If you’re like me and take a hefty amount of supplements or vitamins, dealing with the logistics of taking certain ones at specific times of the day poses a challenge. Your health provider tells you: “Take 3 of these, 3 times per day, take 1 of these 2 times per day, ensure you take these 2 together and these other 2 separately….”
When I was faced with 11 bottles staring at me in the face, I thought how on earth am I going to deal with this? Even my large drug-store-purchased 7 day pill box wasn’t big enough to deal with all this!
Well, I have a great answer for you! My wonderful health advisor, Anthony Fulker, a holistic health and lifestyle educator, gave me this fabulous tip. I’ve shared this with a few friends already and they love it. So I thought I’d post this for more people to see.
This is a super convenient method for taking your supplements (and/or pharmaceuticals) to work or when you’ll be out for the day.
Here’s what you do. You only need to sit down to sort this once per week.
Step 1: Make a list of what supplements you need to take and when. For example: Breakfast: take 2 of Broccogen, take 2 of Vitamin C, etc. Lunch: take 2 of Vitamin D3, take 1 of Vitamin C, etc (you get the point).
Step 2: Now number the lids of each supplement, like below:
Step 3: Using a muffin tin, fill each muffin cup with the associated numbered supplement. For example, if Broccogen is #1, fill the first muffin cup with Broccogen, if Curcumin is #2, fill the second muffin cup with Curcumin, etc, like below:
Step 4: Now get the small snack-size zip-lock bags and label 7 of them ‘Breakfast’, 7 of them ‘Lunch’, and 7 of them ‘Dinner’. Using your paper list that you made from Step 1 above for Breakfast, pick out the various supplements for Breakfast and fill up each of the 7 bags accordingly. Then do this for Lunch & Dinner too. When you’re done, you’ll have all 21 bags all filled with the right supplements! See below:
Step 5: The final touch is optional – I like to keep my bags of supplements in a nice basket on the kitchen counter. I separate the bags for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with 2 nice greeting cards I got from my dear friend, Vera, so every day I see this and it reminds me of her great vibes. See below.
Now isn’t that the best tip ever? It’s easy and I don’t have to think about any sorting at all during the week. I hope this is helpful!