Are You Taking Too Much Supplements
tend to forget that a vitamin pill is a supplement-
it's meant to complement your diet, not act as a
stand-in for the foods you don't eat.
Experts recommend taking no more than one
all-purpose multivitamin daily. Don't supplement
your diet with individual nutrients without the
guidance of your doctor, nutritionist, or other
health expert. Keep in mind that the sales clerk in
the health food store is usually not a health
Consuming more than the recommended daily intake of
vitamins and minerals may do more harm than good.
With the easy availability of supplements and
fortified foods, 'mega-dosing' on nutrients could
lead to difficulties in sleeping, focusing or could
even affect your mood. Watch out for vitamin D -
excessive intake could lead to kidney stones.
Over-dosing on vitamin C and zinc could lead to
gastrointestinal disorders like diarrhoea and