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.
Iron isn’t a vitamin, but it’s found in many multivitamins and it’s a major cause of poisoning in children. While iron supplementation is important for those who are anemic, it’s unnecessary for everyone else. Men generally do not need to be on an iron supplement. Periods in pre-menopausal women can lead to anemia, but this should be diagnosed and treated in partnership with a doctor.