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A 23-year-old female asked:

How long should i wait to drink coffee after taking vitamins?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
About an hour: There is evidence that coffee (and other caffeinated drinks) significantly hinders absorption of iron and zinc. Because it is a diuretic (causing us to urinate more) we may excrete Vitamin C and B vitamins more rapidly if taken with coffee. It is thus wise to wait at least an hour between taking vitamins and coffee, whether you have vitamins first or coffee first.

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