4/28/2012 10:38:00 AM by JoJo's Massage Therapy
Many people eat vitamin supplements. Especially when they feel like their diet is not top notch.
But... You CAN overdose on vitamins...Usually not in a fatal way, but still damaging.
For example, too much Vitamin A can cause blurred vision and dizziness. Too much vitamin C can cause cramps, excessive gas, diarrhea.
If you don't need, don't take it. If you work out in the sun all day, then you don't need vitamin D . Too much Vitamin D can give you kidney stones.
Folic Acid has decreased birth defects by more than 25%, but too much can lead to increased chances of lung cancer or prostate cancer. But worse... to much Folic Acid will hide the signs of a B12 deficiency. This deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage if left untreated.
Also, if you are taking Western Medicine, the wrong vitamin can cause you big damage.
In China, we eat food mainly for the medicinal value. You can get 70-80% off all needs met with proper diet,
Get a vitamin assesment form a natural health care professional. They will take a swab from your cheek, then send it off to a lab. The lab will tell you exactly what vitamins you are missing and how much you should take every day.
Like anything else, moderation is the important thing. Too much ying and not enough yang (or vice versa) will always leave an unbalance
I've never heard of anybody keeling over from too many vitamins, so don't worry about that. Stay away from greasy foods, fast foods and too much sugar. Eat a lot of vegetables. I may do a series of blogs about what each food does medicinally.
Meanwhile, be safe and smart with your vitamin intake.
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