How Harmful Is It To Take Too Many Supplements?
People often ask if they should be worried about getting too much of a particular vitamin. While supplements can help supply nutrients that may be deficient or missing in the diet, dosage can be the difference between benefit and harm. It is especially important to always read labels carefully and discuss your supplement regimen with your physician, particularly when combining different multivitamins, multiminerals and fortified foods with similar ingredients, which can lead to a higher intake than is recommended.
To avoid any potential for toxicity or overdose, you may want to choose a supplement routine that is designed for you by a nutrition specialist, or a provider trained through our University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program to find the best regimen that considers supplement forms and dosages and likely does some blood testing to ensure you are in the right balance.
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