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Vitamin overdose?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Is it possible to overdose on vitamins? I already take a one-a-day type vitamin supplement but it doesn't include all of the different B vitamins that I would like to take so wondered if I could take a separate B vitamin supplement as well?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Absolutely! Overdosage on some vitamins can kill, cause liver damage etc (e.g. Vit D, Vit A, etc). The best guide is to go by the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) which is usually printed on the bottle. If the vitamin you are after is not included in your multi-vitamin, be careful about taking any seperately as it might not be included for a reason i.e. enough of the vitamin is received via a normal daily intake of food. A doctors advice would be preferable.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    it can be dangerous but by eating certain foods u can increase ur vitamin b intake!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by angel babe:
    it can be dangerous but by eating certain foods u can increase ur vitamin b intake!

    Yep! Marmite is a well known source of Vitamin B - just watch your salt intake with it though 'cos it's full of it ...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Bunty:
    Absolutely! Overdosage on some vitamins can kill, cause liver damage etc (e.g. Vit D, Vit A, etc). The best guide is to go by the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) which is usually printed on the bottle.

    the RDA shows the minimum of that vitamin you need each day to avoid deficiency not how much you are allowed to take.

    You should be able to take extra b-vits because the strength needed to overdose is a lot and they dont sell them that strong, but as long as u r sensible and follow the label then you cant go wrong, but i would give urself a break after amonth or so and then leave it for 2 or so weeks and then continue. its not really a long term thing...

    (i work in a health shop)

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