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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can aking too many vitamin supplements have any negative side effects?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: You can overdose on any vitamin supplement. Just like prescribed medication, supplements are refined, concentrated substances that can cause serious damage to the body if taken in excess. Remember, there is no substitute for a healthy diet. Nutritional supplements are unnescssary for most people.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is there any side effects to getting used to vitamins or supplements?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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It depends: It depends on the specific supplement.
Dr. Mark Sibley
Dr. Mark Sibley commented
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I feel that there are more side effects from not getting enough everyday... the body needs so many things to live,function,remain active, and decrease premature aging. If you are not getting enough antioxidants, you are aging prematurely..Wrinkles, Alzheimer's,Macular degeneration,cancers,etc. What are you taking now...
Jul 28, 2015
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Dr. Peter Nefcy commented
Radiology 40 years experience
The human body is a very complex but finely tuned machine over millions of years. We produce oxidants daily and commonly, which are used to stay healthy and remove poorly functioning cells. Ingesting massive quantities of antioxidants is an unproven therapy with no supportive evidence, and may be dangerous. The hypothesis that antioxidants prevents premature aging is fraudulent and dangerous.
Apr 26, 2016
Last updated Aug 13, 2019


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