What are the side effects of vitamin supplements?

HUGE question. There is no way that this can be answered in 400 characters or less. Please ask about specific supplements so that we can respond. Recommend inquiring about each supplement in separate submissions.

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What are some side effects of vitamin d supplements at 2000u per day?

Several. Too much vitamin d can be bad for you and can cause serious problems. Side effects may include high calcium levels, elevated kidney function, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, weakness, and increased urination. Total intake from all sources, food and supplements should remain less than 4000u to decrease risk of adverse events, although they can happen at any dosage. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

I started taking natrol vitamin supplements for anxiety. I'm still having anxiety. Can I take a buspar (buspirone)? I was px Buspar (buspirone) 5mg. But have not taken it yet. Wanted to try a natural approach. Because Xanax and ativan had too many side ef

Buspar (buspirone) . Buspar (buspirone) is very different that xanax or ativan. It is not addictive, not a benzodiazapine and does not have the same mood altering affects. It works gently. Some people don't realize there is a difference (unless they stop taking it). I think it is a wonderful medication. Read more...
Yes you can. But Buspirone is not free of potential side effects either; no drug is. No 'natural' approach is necessary risk-free either. Buspirone can cause headaches and dizziness as most comon symptom, and i recommend starting 5 mg twice a day for several days, then increase to 10 mg twice a day and give it several weeks. Talk to the prescribing doctor for their advice. Psychotherapy is also an approach. Read more...

Are vitamin supplements good for the heart to slow down its damaging effects when a person consumes a fatty meal?

No. Vitamins won't do anything to protect your heart in the scenario described. No vitamin has been shown to exercise heart protective effect. In fact, in a recent study it was shown that people who take some vitamins for "general health" were shown to have an increased risk of death. Read more...

Should kids take vitamin supplements?

No. A balanced diet will take care of vitamin requirements. Vitamin supplements would be a waste of money. Read more...
Kids n vitamins. Because diets of kids are so unpredictable, a single multivitamin daily isn't a bad idea. Read more...

Can you overdose on vitamin supplements?

Yes. Certain vitamins, particularly the fat soluble ones, a, d, e, and k can reach toxic levels if you take too much. The other vitamins can cause other health problems, such as increasing risk for cancer, if taken in very high doses. Read more...
Yes. Fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K will accumulate in body and cause harmful effects. High doses of other vitamins can also cause problems, e.g, Niacin causing vasomotor symptoms, excess pyridoxine may cause nerve damage, taking folic acid while deficient in B12 will cause nerve damage, Read more...

How effective are daily vitamin supplements?

Not at all. If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. Read more...

Which type of vitamin supplements should I take?

Need more info. Recommendations differ depending on your health status, gender, age, and goals, etc. You have shared nothing about your diet, goals, or current status. So, your best bet would be to consult a physician skilled in nutrition and integrative medicine. You can find one through american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www.Abihm.Org/ at the very least, most need a good multivitamin. Read more...

Aren't too many vitamin supplements bad for you?

Yes. Too much of a vitamin may be toxic to the liver and nervous system (peripheral). Always take vitamin supplements under the direction of a physician who will give the right guidance. Read more...