Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Get more from your vitamins/supplements using the Organ Clock

According to Chinese medicine theory, the organs of the body have a natural flow of energy that is continuous around the clock. When taking supplements to benefit a particular organ, you can use the following list to determine what time of day that organ is most receptive to nourishment:

Organ: Time
Stomach: 7-9 a.m.
Spleen/Pancreas: 9-11 a.m.
Heart: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Small Intestine: 1-3 p.m.
Bladder: 3-5 p.m.
Kidney: 5-7 p.m.
Circulation/Reproductive Organs: 7-9 p.m.
Digestive System: 9-11 p.m.
Gall Bladder: 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Liver: 1-3 a.m.
Lung: 3-5 a.m.
Colon: 5-7 a.m.

*Supplements that target the liver/gallbladder are best taken them before bed, so that they work overnight, rather than taken during their exact time of highest activity.

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