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Is There Such a Thing as Too Many Vitamins?

Imagine the following scenario. It’s Saturday afternoon. You are watching your friend get ready for the week ahead by pulling out her pill organizer. She carefully fills in the pill slots for the morning, noon, and evening for each of the seven days. There are dozens of vitamins, not prescription medications, contained in the pill bottles. Is it possible for your friend to take too many vitamins? Do you think she needs all those vitamins?

 

You’ll find that this scenario happens more often than you think. It is not uncommon for patients to have a laundry list of vitamins they are taking. Should they be taking these vitamins? Vitamins are sometimes taken as a habit, and people aren’t aware it is helping. Vitamins are usually associated with supplements. You should take vitamins to compensate for things you aren’t getting from your diet. Supplements may be necessary if your nutrition is poor or if your body cannot absorb certain nutrients. A balanced diet and a healthy gut will provide your body with all the nutrients it needs and shouldn’t require supplements. 

 

How To Determine If You Even Need Vitamins 

Start by paying close attention to what you eat. We all get our nutrition from food. Ask yourself! Am I eating a combination of protein, carbohydrates, and fat? Which fruits and vegetables do I include in my diet? Do I follow a vegan or vegetarian diet?

 

Take control of your diet by paying attention to what you consume. Patients who are only inclined to eat five vegetables need to become more adventurous. You have to get your nutrients from other vegetables and find other ways to eat them. Do not replace your food with supplements. The need for supplementation may arise if you have a poor diet and cannot change it.

 

Can Too Many Vitamins Impact Your Health?

The possibility exists. The rest is expelled or stored as soon as the body has used the vitamins and minerals it needs.

 

You should be aware of what you are taking, as some supplements can be harmful. Some vitamins are soluble in water, while others are soluble in fat. Water-soluble vitamins are less likely to cause health problems since your body can flush them out with water. Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed slowly and stored longer in our bodies. If you don’t work out every day and burn all of those fats, you have a greater chance of building up toxic levels.

 

What Could Be The Best Way To Take Supplements?

We know how you can take your vitamins without them becoming too much. You may be wondering how this is even possible? The answer is compounding! There are several reasons why compounding is best for all individuals who take multiple vitamins in a single day. The primary reason is that compounding helps patients avoid non-compliance and take only those supplements they need. Many patients are allergic to different supplements. With compounding, you can change the standard strength according to your need. With compounding, you can avoid unwanted vitamins and can take those vitamins in a unique delivery system. This means if your vitamins are in capsule form, you can get them prepared in liquid suspension or get them flavoured according to your preferences. 

 

Final Words

The cost of supplements can be overwhelming. It is essential to moderate. Eat what you need to replace what’s missing from your diet. If you want to discuss your case, you can ask a pharmacist yourself, or you can contact us for more details regarding compounding.

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