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.
Taking two or more grams (2,000 mg) per day of vitamin C can be toxic. Most people need 65 to 90 mg per day. Anything more is quickly flushed out with your urine except at high doses.