Multi-Vitamins Supplements & Overdose
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Body Healthier Without Vitamins for Individuals Consuming a Healthy Diet
Do you currently take a multi-vitamin? If you're eating a healthy daily diet - unless you're pregnant, on a restricted diet or fighting a disease or illness, you might be healthier without them.
The vitamin industry is one of the richest on the planet. By embracing a daily diet consisting of healthy food and beverage choices, we're ensuring that our bodies will receive all the vitamins necessary for optimum health.
A vitamin supplement is simply a waste of money when a healthy diet is in place. Furthermore, the body processes natural foods much easier than commercially produced supplements.
Dosage Based on 2000 Standard Diet
Another issue with multi-vitamins is that they are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet. If you're female and eat 1/4 less than that amount per day, then if you take the vitamin supplement you're going to be receiving more vitamins than an individual who consumed 2,000 calories per day.
Most of the human race is a bit like grasshoppers - hopping from one healthy cure-all to the next. While many consumers assume that taking a vitamin will ensure optimum health, an overage of certain vitamins can create toxicity within the body - a very serious situation.
Amount of Vitamins & Minerals Contained in Multi-Vitamin Recommended Dosage
Have you ever looked at the label of your multi-vitamin? A generic gummy vitamin contains the following for 30 calories per recommended dose:
Vitamin A: 2500 IU equaling 50% of the recommended daily requirement (RDA). Excess can lead to toxicity within the body causing all sorts of ills - from loss of appetite to visual changes to liver damages to death.
Vitamin C: 30 mg or 50% of RDA. An excess may cause or contribute to kidney stones.
Vitamin D: 800 IU or 200% RDA. Excess may cause nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure issues as well as kidney issues. Fatigue and loss of appetite may also occur.
Vitamin B6: 4 mg or 200% RDA. Excess may cause imbalances in the nervous system.
Vitamin B12: 12 mcg or 200% RDA.
Niacin: 10% mg or 50% RDA. Excess may cause liver damage, ulcers, cramping and an increase in blood sugar levels to unhealthy status.
Pantothenic Acid: 10 mg or 100% RDA. Excess amounts can cause diarrhea.
Chromium: 120 mcg or 100% RDA.
And the list goes on. The ingredients which are alarming include those which offer 100% or more of the recommended daily allowances.
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