Can I take a multivitamin and drink protein shakes together?

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Brian Tanzer
Nutrition & Dietetics

Yes. A multivitamin can be taken with a protein shake. One thing to consider is, most protein shakes and or meal replacement drinks have a significant amount of vitamins and minerals. particularly B-vitamins. Since B-vitamins are absorbed and utilized by the body with the excess being excreted, in order to maintain high blood levels of these nutrients throughout the day, I think it would be ideal to take a multivitamin either a couple of hours before or after a protein shake.

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