Kidney Diet Tips

When is the best time for a dialysis patient to take renal vitamins?

time to take vitaminsDialysis patients are instructed to take their renal vitamin once a day. For hemodialysis patients, renal vitamins are taken after dialysis. The reason is that vitamins B and C are water soluble and easily removed from the blood during dialysis if the vitamin is taken before the treatment.

If forgetting to take the renal vitamin is a problem, try to make a habit by taking it at the same time each day.

Sara Colman, RDN, CDCES

Sara Colman, RDN, CDCES

Sara is a renal dietitian with over 30 years experience working with people with diabetes and kidney disease. She is co-author of the popular kidney cookbook "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook". Sara is the Manager of Kidney Care Nutrition for DaVita. She analyzes recipes and creates content, resources and tools for the kidney community. In her spare time Sara loves to spend time with her young grandson, including fun times together in her kitchen.