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Supplement Timing & Therapeutic Ranges

Timing matters, in dancing and in your supplements!

In this article you will learn:

  • What timing your supplements means and why it is important

  • What types of timings are important and which ones aren't

  • What the therapeutic range and upper limit is for most nutrients

Download a free PDF guide:

This article summarizes information presented in my premier biohacking course, the BodyHacker Basics Masterclass. I've taken a downloadable PDF from one of the lessons in this course and attached it here to help you with the information in this article. We will be talking mostly timing in this article, but the PDF has upper limits and therapeutic ranges for nutrients listed in nice, detailed, nerdy spreadsheet fashion. Enjoy.

The Details:

In total there are over 20+ vitamins and minerals that your body needs on a daily basis, and unfortunately all of them have complex relationships with each other that can make it challenging to get the most out of a supplementation program. Why? Because many nutrients compete for absorption or interfere with others, enhance others' behavior or simply deplete other nutrients.

So, if everything is affecting everything else - what do you do? This is why supplementation should always be in a comprehensive fashion, meaning all of the nutrients, because you will undoubtedly create imbalances if something is missing.

The next part is regular, comprehensive health testing. If you are taking supplements, you should be testing yourself regularly to understand what is changing in your body or whether or not these interventions are working. Don't rely on fancy marketing gimmicks of sexy models looking off into the sunset at their success - you need the data.

A third note is employing the right form of nutrients, like chelates for minerals, because this will ensure maximum bioavailability. Every nutrient out of those 20+ comes in several forms. Some are cheap and bullshit, while others will actually help your body but are more expensive. Don't scrimp, because you only get one body in this life.

Finally, there's timing.

Timing is the idea that certain nutrients should be timed for optimal utilization. This can be true for many reasons, but in general there are 3 basic types of nutrient relationships: synergistic, antagonistic and competitive.

The first is synergistic, mea