posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 02:38 PM
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
There are many uses for vitamins in treating disease, but nowhere near the amount being sold in America.
I'd be shocked if the percentage of vitamins taken that actually do some good was higher than 2%.
For a normal healthy person a single multivitamin is more than enough to maintain homeostasis.
I cut down the quotes, so they are not as big. I will be the first to say I will be surprised if 2% did any good. I agree taking vitamins is not a
placebo effect. How do we really know if a multivitamin is all we need? I believe the effects of vitamins have been already well documented, and their
benefits known. Otherwise, people would not be taking them in the first place.
The doctor found I was vitamin D deficient. He put me on two doses of 50,000 IU a month. I was taking 100,000 IU a month total. Boy did I feel the
difference. At the next appointment, he checked my blood again, and lowered it to 50,000 IU a month with one dose. The problem was that I felt fine
for only the first few days. After that, my body felt tired and weak. He finally told me I could take 5000 IU of D a day. Talk about a major world of
difference. Currently I get the 5000 IU over the counter.
I did some digging online about vitamin D, and found out that it is practically impossible to overdose on it. It would take a lot.
Can You Overdose on Vitamin D?
It's Harder Than You Think
Toxicity of Vitamins
Yes, you CAN Overdose on Vitamin D, but the risk of too LITTLE is more than your risk of getting too much Vitamin D! Doctors seem to have a fear of
recommending ANY amount Vitamin D for fear of causing Vitamin D toxicity. But while Vitamin D Toxicity IS a reality, it is such a rare phenomenon to
have a Vitamin D toxicity that I have not seen one single case of it in over 10 years of being a nurse in intensive care units and emergency rooms in
Taking an entire bottle of aspirin or Tylenol will almost surely kill you, but taking an entire bottle of Vitamin D, in the vast majority of cases,
will be more likely to actually IMPROVE your health than to damage it!
That's Forty Thousand IU's per day to produce a true Overdose on Vitamin D with the required Elevated Calcium levels to go along with it! That's NOT
what doctors and governments are telling us, so doctors give us inadequate amounts of Vitamin D in order to prevent a nearly fictitious possibility of
overdose on Vitamin D!
Another study gave pregnant women 100,000 IU's per day for the entire length of their pregnancy. The study concluded, "Thus, there is no evidence in
humans that even a 100,000 IU/d dose of vitamin D for extended periods during pregnancy results in any harmful effects."
vitamin A 100,000 units/day
vitamin D 4000-10,000IU /day - I'm going with the article from easy-immune health.com on the toxicity level
vitamin K1, K2, K3 not considered toxic
I'd be more worried about not having enough vitamins than overdosing. The ones that you can overdose on, well are you going to trust the government
figures? All I can say is make your own common sense decisions. Know the overdose symptoms. I have read that overdose symptoms of D can be mistaken
for lack of Magnesium.
edit on Sun Sep 18 2011 by DontTreadOnMe because: removed nested quotes