Beta-Carotene
Beta-Carotene

According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, healthy adults shouldn’t take beta-carotene supplements. It even suggested that too much beta-carotene might even be a health risk for some people.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reported the same thing for Vitamin E supplementation. Plus, for men it can increase the risk of prostate cancer. It’s much better to eat avocados and other Vitamin E intensive foods to get your regularly recommended dosage.

Vitamin B-6
Vitamin B-6

The National Institutes of Health reports the following, “People almost never get too much vitamin B6 from food. But taking high levels of vitamin B6 from supplements for a year or longer can cause severe nerve damage, leading people to lose control of their bodily movements.”

Vitamin C
Vitamin C

It’s best if you can get Vitamin C from natural sources such as oranges, apples, melons, asparagus, and dark leafy greens (kale). However, if you decide to supplement you diet, don’t exceed 2000 mg. One of the major side effects is kidney stones.

Multivitamins
Multivitamins

We’re not sure we buy this indefinitely, but a 1986 study by Jaakko Mursu et al., looked at 38,772 women over 25 years and found that their overall risk of death actually increased with long-term use of multivitamins.

5 Vitamins You Maybe Shouldn’t Take

According to numerous studies, taking too many vitamin supplements can be bad for your health.

Plus they’re so expensive! So we here at First to Know did a little digging and found that there are actually five main vitamins that you shouldn’t be popping like candy. Before investing in them, it would be best if you consulted your doctor and even invest in a full-blown blood panel.

We’ve done a bit of digging and have found a variety of facts surrounding vitamins that are commonly overused. We hope the above slideshow will help you make some wise decisions surrounding your health.

And don’t forget, the food you eat is medicine. A great source of information on this concept is Dr. Weil’s Website. You can also find a number of amazing books on the subject. Here is one of our favorites.

 

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