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Could you tell me what happens to the absorption of fat soluble vitamins when you take fat soluble vitamins?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
There are : Water soluble and fat soluble vitamins. Fat soluble means just that for it determines their absorption into the body.
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 35 years experience
Metabolized slowly: Fat soluble vitamins are absorbed and very slowly metabolized. This is why it is possible to become overdosed or even "toxic" on taking too high or frequent dosing of fat soluble vitamins. Water soluble are easily excreted in the urine if their levels get higher than what the body needs. They are thus safer to take without concern (other than financial) of overdosing.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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