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Vitamins - Can too much be bad for you?

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:08 AM   #1
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Vitamins - Can too much be bad for you?

And what worried me was the warning on the side of the Vitamin bottle which states that a daily dose of Vitamin B6 may lead to numbness and tingling if used long term. This tablet contains 40mg. So is this something which I should be careful about or is it ok to take this Vitamin daily?

Also I know that the B vitamins make your urine yellow but on some days it doesn't turn yellow so does that mean that the body was lacking in B vitamins?

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Old 06-17-2011, 11:43 PM   #2
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Re: Vitamins - Can too much be bad for you?

Yes -- you can take too much of some vitamins. B vits are water soluble but if you are defiecent in one B vitamin -- taking 40mg daily I thing is too much because it creates shortage of other Bs long term.

It also is closely similar to estrogen.
B2 cause the urine to turn yellow.

You can also get Vitamin A toxicity.

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Old 06-20-2011, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: Vitamins - Can too much be bad for you?

too much of any vitamin could cause imbalance in your nutrition which may affect your health. That is why there is a suitable amount of dosage.

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Re: Vitamins - Can too much be bad for you?

The one I am taking contains the following. Its called a Super one.

Nutritional Information

Each caplet contains: %EC RDA*
Vitamin A 750ug RE (2,500 I.U.) 94%
Beta Carotene 3.144mg **
Vitamin D 10ug (400 I.U.) 200%
Vitamin E 34mg a-TE (50 I.U.) 283%
Vitamin C 150mg 188%
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 39mg 3,545%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 50mg 3,571%
Niacin 50mg NE 313%
Pantothenic Acid 50mg 833%
Vitamin B6 41mg 2,929%
Vitamin B12 25�g 1,000%
Folic Acid 200�g 100%
Biotin 50ug 100%
Calcium 158mg 20%
Chromium 25ug 63%
Copper 1.0mg 100%
Iodine 100ug 67%
Iron 15mg 107%
Magnesium 60mg 16%
Manganese 1.0mg 50%
Molybdenum 25ug 50%
Selenium 32ug 58%
Zinc 10mg 100%
Betaine Hydrochloride 12mg **
Choline 50mg **
Citrus Bioflavonoids 28.6mg **
DL-Methionine 50mg **
Hesperidin Complex 10mg **
Inositol 50mg **
Lecithin 100mg **
L-Cysteine 0.6mg **
L-Lysine Hydrochloride 22mg **
Natural Carotenoids 2.856mg **
PABA 50mg **
Papain 2.0mg **
Rutin 2.0mg **

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Re: Vitamins - Can too much be bad for you?

vitamin B6 is only toxic in doses of over 200mg/day so you should be fine.

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