In our diets these days, it can be difficult to consume the amount of vitamins and minerals needed to be healthy. Are we even aware of all the daily micro-nutrients needed to keep the body well? Vitamin A, C, D, E, K…Minerals like Zinc, Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid..
Yes, you do need these things and others to survive, but getting too many fat or water soluble nutrients can be dangerous. This is from you eat or from supplements. Excess of all nutrients can cause toxicities. Taking in too much may harm tissues where the vitamin is stored in the body.
Fat soluble vitamins reside in your body’s fatty tissue and liver, and are used as needed by the body.
Water soluble vitamins dissolve in water and are generally not stored by the body.
Because water soluble vitamins dissolve in water, the body needs a continuous supply from the foods you eat or supplements you take. These include Vitamin C, B12, Niacin, Riboflavin, Tryptophan, Pantothenic acid, Biotin and Folic Acid.
Too much of vitamins and minerals leads to heart and nerve problems. You probably won’t have this be a problem, as long as you aren’t going overboard on your supplements.
Just be aware. All in moderation, but also make sure you are getting all that you need.
Have a great day and keep moving forward.