Fasting & supplements?

Hi, I'm going to attempt a fast of at least 24 hours. Ideally I would like to do 48 or even 72. When you fast do you still take supplements?  I normally take magnesium citrate, alive women's 50+, omega 3 fish oil and recently started  collagen powder.  I tried googling and didn't find a definitive answer so wondering what others here do? Thanks!

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    • Pat F
    • Pat_F
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I’ve recently done four fasts, ranging from 48-96 hours and took my vitamins with some and not the others (not intentionally; just habit).  I did not feel any difference with or without, nor did I detect any significant change in my readings.  I don’t take collagen powder so I can’t help you there. 

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    • Bri.10
    • 2 yrs ago
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    If you take collagen then you won't be fasting. If it's under 50 calories then that is dirty fasting.  Not sure about the fish oil. The other supplements are fine as far as I have seen.

  • Thank you for the quick responses! I think I will skip all supplements. It's been years since I went any longer than 24 hours fast. Did an 9 day water fast about 4 years ago and I got rid of my  allergies that were causing me wheezing and coughing. Hoping to kick my sugar addiction and get my A1C and HDL down this time around. 

  • Since posting I found this great reference regarding which supplements break a fast. In case anyone is interested 😊

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