Find out how much is too much when it comes to vitamins.
Vitamins are an essential part of our diet. We get them mostly through fruits and vegetables and they help with a wide variety of essential body functions. Unfortunately, some vitamins can be toxic at very high doses. While this is rarely a problem with food, supplements can sometimes push you into the red zone. Find out where to draw the line on the vitamins you take.
Water vs Fat Soluble
The first important consideration is whether or not a vitamin can dissolve in water. Most vitamins dissolve in water (called water soluble) and can generally be easily eliminated from your body even at high amounts. But those that dissolve in fat instead of water (called fat soluble) like vitamins A, D, E and K can build up in your fat stores. That makes it hard to eliminate them even if levels are too high.