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Four Supplements You're Taking Too Much of

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Rebecca Strong of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 5: As it turns out, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. At least that's the case with supplements. Vitamins and minerals can get problematic—or even toxic—for our bodies when taken in large doses. For example, taking excessive amounts of niacin can lead to liver damage over time, while taking extreme doses of vitamin B6 can potentially lead to irreversible nerve damage.Experts say there are specific supplements that people tend to overdo it on, either because they already get an adequate amount of it from food in their everyday diet, or because they're combining supplements that have some overlap in their nutrients. This can get especially risky with fat-soluble vitamins, which are stored in the body, where they can accumulate. Water-soluble vitamins are flushed out of the body with your urine, so they're less likely to cause health problems in high doses.Needless to say, if you take daily supplements, it might be time to take stock of your dosages. Here are some of the most popular supplements to go overboard on, according to registered dietitians. After, be sure to read The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging Everyone to Take Right Now.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

Four Supplements You're Taking Too Much of

As it turns out, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. At least that's the case with supplements. Vitamins and minerals can get problematic—or even toxic—for our bodies when taken in large doses. For example, taking excessive amounts of niacin can lead to liver damage over time, while taking extreme doses of vitamin B6 can potentially lead to irreversible nerve damage.

Experts say there are specific supplements that people tend to overdo it on, either because they already get an adequate amount of it from food in their everyday diet, or because they're combining supplements that have some overlap in their nutrients. This can get especially risky with fat-soluble vitamins, which are stored in the body, where they can accumulate. Water-soluble vitamins are flushed out of the body with your urine, so they're less likely to cause health problems in high doses.

Needless to say, if you take daily supplements, it might be time to take stock of your dosages. Here are some of the most popular supplements to go overboard on, according to registered dietitians. After, be sure to read The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging Everyone to Take Right Now.

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