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Can taking too many nutritional supplements be bad for you?

I read the following on the internet:

"Almost daily, I see people placing themselves at increased health risk from supplement excess; too much Vitamin A, too much B6, too much beta carotene, too much iron, too much selenium, too much fish oil, too many herbal concoctions and laxatives (called bowel cleansers). People can easily hurt themselves with too much supplementation. We want to supplement intelligently and not incur the risks of excessive nutrients. With many nutrients, too much can be just as bad as too little."

There are no specifics here- what are the guidelines. Has anyone set them- is there a link out there?


Fri. Aug 17, 1:15pm

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Do you have fitday.com account? You can keep track of your nutrient intake and see how it compares to the Recommended Daily Allowance.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 3:23 PM

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i don't know where you can get the guidelines, but yes too many nutritional supplements is bad from you. you can actually overdoes and die from having too much of _____ in your system. labels should tell you how much a supplement is towards our daily value as figured out by the fda....so it'll say something like 75% of daily value/intake or something like that. you should not then take two because than you have more than your body needs. please please be careful

Friday, August 17, 2007, 3:32 PM

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