Elan is dedicated to help you achieve your health and wellness goals, Elan therefore forges long-lasting partnerships with health care practitioners across disciplines and deliver nutritional solutions that work. Elan supplies a wide range of nutritional supplements worldwide that enable you to pursue a lean and healthy lifestyle.

Store and take

How do you store your Elan nutritional supplements and when do you take the supplements? You can find answers to these questions and more here.


How long can Elan nutritional supplements be stored?
The majority of Elan’s products have a shelf life of three years. The exact best before date (expiration date) is printed on the packaging of the Elan products, so please refer to the original Elan packaging.


How do I store my Elan nutritional supplements?
The vitamins and minerals of Elan are packed in high-quality packaging material. The capsules and / or (chewable) tablets should be stored in the original Elan packaging. Furthermore, you should store the Elan nutritional supplements below 25 degrees Celsius and in a dry place. The dietary supplements of Elan must also be kept out of the sight and reach of young children.


What is the best time to take my Elan supplement?
We recommend taking supplements before or during the evening meal. A meal usually also contains a little fat. And fat helps in the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins D, and E). You will also find on the original Elan packaging when the supplement in question can best be taken. In addition, this information can also be found on the product page of the particular product.

Important: in case you use a multivitamin product of Elan (Compass, Believe and Supreme products) and/or the Ferro vital tablets in combination with the Calcium vital tablets (or other calcium products), please make sure that there are at least 2 hours in between taking the calcium supplement and the multivitamin or iron product. This is because calcium blocks the absorption of iron in the human body.


Tips for taking the capsules from Elan
Below you will find some practical tips to facilitate the intake of the capsules:

  • Take the capsule before or during the evening meal. In this way the capsules fall less heavily on the stomach.
  • Do not take the capsule with dairy products.
  • When you swallow the capsule, it is best to move your chin to your chest instead of back.
  • Take the capsule with a sip of water or other sugar-free drinks.
  • Moisten the capsule in the mouth so that the outer layer cannot stick, this way the capsule slides more easily.
  • If necessary, take the capsule with a tablespoon of sugar-free fruit puree or other sugar-free liquid foods.
  • If you have difficulty swallowing the capsule, you can also slide the capsule open and only take the contents (in powder form) with the aforementioned foods.
  • Do not drink and eat large amounts immediately before, during or after taking the capsule. This way you can prevent feeling sick.
  • If you continue to have problems taking the Compass, Believe or Supreme capsules, then the Compass, Believe or Supreme chewable tablets can offer a solution.

For more questions, please contact Elan at: info@wlsvital.com