This article is intended to get right to the point. Is it really possible to overdose on vitamins? This myth has been planted in our heads for decades. In fact, it is nothing more than a misconception developed by the overlords associated with the pharmaceutical industry. In doing so, they have distracted us from the obvious point that vitamins offer numerous health benefits if taken according to personal requirements. This is simply a well-planned anti-vitamin propaganda campaign created by big pharma. So, people have become extremely worried about taking high doses. Are there any REAL dangers attributed to taking too many vitamins? You might be surprised to learn about the answer to this question.
Well, people are indeed afraid of something; even if the existence of dangers has not been proven with verifiable facts. Perhaps the companies felt that no proof was necessary. After all, society tends to thrive upon news associated with panic and disinformation is everywhere in these modern times.
This is why it is important to take a look at some basic facts. Of course, many of us had not been aware of how important vitamins are in terms of maintaining a healthy lifestyle since an early age. The problem here is that our heads have also been crammed full of fake news, scary overdose stories and falsified data. This is why some are hesitant to take vitamins. Our healthy lifestyles have begun to be CENSORED on a regular basis.
Overdoses Explained: The Real Facts
Ironically, many of us do not take vitamins on a daily basis. Those who do will normally administer very small amounts (according to the daily values instituted by pharmaceutical companies). The fact of the matter is that these amounts are EXTREMELY far away from levels associated with overdoses. To put this into perspective, let’s imagine ordering one gram of steak and being afraid to order two or three grams due to the perceived dangers. 5000 kilograms would be harmful, but can we eat that amount in one sitting? Is this nothing more than paranoia and utter madness?
Anyone who touts the dangers of overdosing on vitamins should therefore be able to provide FACTS and truths as opposed to conjecture or personal opinions. Do not simply believe something due to herd mentality and engineered fears. Don’t accept the phrase “because I am a specialist” or base truth upon how many times a viral article has been featured across the Internet. Ask for concrete evidence and viable research. Don’t be surprised when the so-called “gurus” in question cannot produce any.
How Much is Too Much?
I have come across countless research articles claiming to highlight the dangers of overdosing on vitamins. One study was intended to stress the risks of overdosing on vitamin D. Each patient was supposed to be prescribed between 3,000 and 4,000 IU (higher than normally recommended doses). However, something went awry and they were instead given 100 times more. In other words, the top dosages had been increased to FOUR MILLION IU. According to big pharma, this high amount MUST have caused some harm to the patients. However, this was not the case. There were no proven harmful effects even at such astronomical doses. This can be applied to all other vitamins. In other words, the term “overdose” has no place when discussing such healthy substances.
For Vitamin D the weekly safety level is 50.000 IU at present. Clinical tests proved that taking up to 100.000 IU of Vitamin D on a weekly basis for a year did not show any toxicity in the blood plasma.
Let’s take a look at another example. This is a huge risk for everyone!
A polar bear’s liver contains an extremely high concentration of vitamin A. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin A in humans is 0.9mg, and you can get that from eating just one-tenth of a gram of the liver from a well-fed polar bear. Research has shown that a healthy adult person can tolerate 10,000 units of vitamin A. Trouble, if it comes, comes between 25,000 and 33,000 units. One pound of polar bear liver — a fist-sized chunk and barely a meal — can contain 9 million units of vitamin A. Ingesting the liver can cause vitamin A poisoning known as acute hypervitaminosis A. This results in vomiting, hair loss, bone damage and even death… Our “High” Potency Vitamin contains 2.250 micrograms. EXTREMELY far away from overdose levels.
Please do not buy polar bear liver at the butchers.
Why Are We Taking Vitamins and What is the Purpose?
Vitamins are intended to improve our well-being and overall quality of life. In order to achieve these goals, different amounts of many vitamins must be consumed. Now that we have done away with the notion of an “overdose”, the main question involves how much we should actually take.
This is actually a very good question. Keep in mind that limitations are not concerned with overdosing, but rather common sense. As each individual is different, it will understandably take different amounts in order to reach a healthy state of equilibrium. This is even the case when referring to so-called “high potency” vitamins. Are they really that potent? We once again return to the original question. How much should we take?
Here is the simple answer. Vitamins are food and therefore, nutritious. Symptoms will always occur with a certain deficiency. When we take the required amount, we will act and feel better. For example, I normally take two grams of Vitamin C each day while my friend consumes five. Five grams is entirely too much for my personal needs and anything higher would produce no additional effects. So, why would I take more if I do not require it? This is the main takeaway point. Each of us should determine our own thresholds.
Try to envision vitamins as nutritious tools. Similar to a mechanic’s wrench, a smartphone or a laptop, their main intention is to improve our daily lives. The only way that these tools can provide benefits is if we know how to use them in the correct manner. Similar to F1 race car drivers, we are in control of the direction that we choose to take. This is why it is so crucial to learn about the needs of our bodies.
It is important to mention another piece of critical takeaway information. Keep in mind that our bodies will only remain saturated with vitamins for a limited amount of time (normally on a daily basis). We are required to eat food each and every day in order to survive and to remain full. The same can be applied to vitamins. The proper amounts should be taken each and every day.
This is why we are looking to introduce a new culture; the mindset of developing a proactive approach to our health as opposed to remaining reactive to the world (and recommendations) around us.
I truly hope that this short article has enabled you to see things a bit clearer. Never forget that chronic and acute illnesses are big business for some companies and organisations. Taking vitamins based off of personal needs is the best way to ensure a healthy and happy lifestyle.