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is it possible to die from overdosing on gummy vitamins?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
No- unless with iron: The only ingredient potentially found in gummy vitamins that could cause a lethal overdose is iron. However, most gummy vitamins do not contain iron- i actually searched quite a bit and could not find any. This is likely to prevent overdose problems. And if they did you would have to take a huge amount- a lethal dose is at least 60 mg/kg, so an overdose for a 50 lb person would be about 1400 mg.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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To clarify a bit more, I searched online to see if any gummy vitamins contained iron. I could not find any and found several discussion forums where people were complaining that they could not find gummies with iron. Because kids might eat gummy vitamins like candy, I am guessing the manufacturers have decided it is too dangerous to include iron and don't in order to prevent overdoses.
Jun 7, 2012

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