Vitamins Is There Such Thing as Too Much?
by Bob Benson  
Vitamin D – Vitamin D is readily available in milk and dairy products, but only those
that have been Vitamin D fortified. There are some other sources of this vitamin, with
tuna, salmon, sardines and mackerel among those with the higher contents. You also
get Vitamin D from sunshine. A lack of Vitamin D causes bone problems, including
rickets.

An overdose of Vitamin D will likely first let itself be known in the form of nausea. In
extreme cases, loss of appetite, weakness and abnormal heart rhythm can occur.

Despite what some people may think, it’s unlikely that you can get an overdose of
Vitamin D from the sun. Sunburn will show itself long before your body absorbs
enough Vitamin D from the sunshine. Too much calcium in the diet can also cause
problems with major organs, including the heart and kidneys.

Vitamin A – Vitamin A is often associated with the “orange” fruits and vegetables
such as carrots, sweet potatoes, oranges and carrots. There are other sources as
well, mainly in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin A is good for vision, healthy skin and hair.

An overdose of Vitamin A can result is some serious health risks and will first be seen
as headaches, vomiting, dizziness and a lack of coordination in the muscles. Most
commonly, Vitamin A toxicity arises from consuming a huge amount of Vitamin A
over a short period of time, usually in the form of vitamins as supplements. Damage
to the central nervous system or liver, and birth defects are among the possible long-
term effects of overdoses of Vitamin A.

Vitamin B – There are several vitamins that make up the group known as the B-
Complex vitamins. B6 and B12 are among the more common of that group. Both are
touted in connection with healthy hearts and maintaining a youthful appearance, but it’
s important to note that there are some important differences in the toxicity potential
for vitamins in this group. Notably, there have been few cases of B12 overdoses,
especially cases that caused adverse symptoms.

By contrast, B6 typically can result in nerve damage. As a rule, the effects are
reversed when the levels of B6 are brought back under control.

As a rule – As a rule, it’s difficult to consume sufficient amounts of vitamins to cause
severe toxicity. Nausea will typically be your first clue to a problem. Talk to your
doctor or health care professional before starting any vitamin regimen or making
major changes to your diet.


About The Author

Bob Benson is the founder of Vitamins online. You can check out our website at
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You probably hear lots of
information about the need to
get sufficient amounts of
vitamins in your daily diet, and to
take a vitamin supplement if you
aren’t getting those necessary
vitamins. If vitamins are good for
you, it stands to reason that
more is better, right? Actually,
overdoing it with vitamins can
cause some problems as well.
Take a look at some of the more
common vitamins and what you
can face by getting too much of
a good thing.
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