Vitamins: Too Much of a Good Thing

Vitamins may offer more than you need.

Vitamin deficiency can be life-threatening. Anemia. Weak bones. Poor skeletal development. These are all symptoms of vitamin and mineral deficiency. That’s why so many people begin their day with a multivitamin at breakfast. But just as problematic as not getting enough nutrients daily, is to take too many.

Watch those energy bars, supplements and cereals for added vitamins. They might be in your bottled water. And too much can lead to serious health problems, even poisoning.

The Recommended Daily Intake by age and gender

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