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These days, it's not difficult to consume 600% of your daily recommended value of B vitamins or 2,000% of the recommended amount of vitamin C -- all before lunchtime.
Many energy bars, juices and other products are crammed with sky-high levels of vitamins. Gulp down an Odwalla Blueberry B Monster smoothie and get 360% of the daily value of four types of B vitamins. Swallow a shot of Emergen-C and you could get more than 1,600% of the daily value of vitamin C.
That's not necessarily good. At some point, the upsides of added vitamins disappear -- and may even about-face into downsides.
Originally posted by SyphonX
Yeah, a *lot* of vitamins, as in.. Tons, is bad. You don't need a kilogram's worth of vitamins every day.
However, you should realize that this recent "Vitamin Awareness" agenda is a huge Codex Alimentarius plot. At least, they're seriously taking advantage of it. The food corps. and multi-national organizations involved with Codex Alimentarius want to outlaw most vitamins.
Lock in prices, stranglehold the food markets across the globe. Monsanto, being the front runner of agricultural control.
[edit on 23-1-2010 by SyphonX]
Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
Sadly, it doesn't take "a ton" for certain vitamins and nutrients to become toxic. As this topic is about Vitamin A, I'll use that as an example. If you took double the recommended allowance for a few weeks, you would begin experiencing symptoms of acute toxiticity. That isn't "a ton", that's just popping an extra pill per day or every other day, even. Seems pretty easy to do, to me.
Jesus, this isn't true either! I was prescribed 7,500iu vitamin-a morning and 7,500iu beta carotene evening for over a year without any problems.
If you take too much vit-a you will turn orange before having renal failure. If you can't figure it out by then, something is really not right with your brain! Just stop taking it, and the symptoms go away.
[edit on 23-1-2010 by unityemissions]
Vitamin A toxicity
Acute toxicity generally occurs at doses of 25,000 IU/kg of body weight, with chronic toxicity occurring at 4,000 IU/kg of body weight daily for 6–15 months. However, liver toxicities can occur at levels as low as 15,000 IU per day to 1.4 million IU per day, with an average daily toxic dose of 120,000 IU per day. In people with renal failure 4000 IU can cause substantial damage. Additionally, excessive alcohol intake can increase toxicity. Children can reach toxic levels at 1,500 IU/kg of body weight.
Nevermind the fact that the majority of everyday "convenience foods" contain chemical additives that literally prevent the proper absorption of the sparse nutrients they contain.
That's when the real money comes in. Chronic deficiencies means chronic diseases and that requires prescription medication to "manage" your symptoms.
This idea of acute toxicity is ridiculous to the same effect as warning about water being toxic at too high of an amount. Yes, it's true but not before you ingest an inhuman amount.
And for the record, over the past 25 years there has only been 10 deaths alleged to vitamin use. And those 10 are alleged, unproven cases. This is compared to dozens of millions of deaths caused by prescription medications that where used as prescribed and as directed, over the same time period.