We commonly understand that vitamins are broken down into 2 groups, water soluble and fat-soluble. Vitamins are a compound that can’t be synthesized within the human body and must be sourced externally, from foods, pills, drinks etc. The water-soluble vitamins are the B’s and C, with the fat-soluble vitamins being A, D and E. In theoretical terms the water-soluble vitamins are safer as the excess that the body can’t absorb can be excreted through urination. However the excess left from the fat-soluble vitamins is not so easily excreted and is therefore stored within the liver.
Above is a link referring to problems that can be caused from over consuming certain vitamins.
Excess vitamins stored in the liver can lead to Hypervitiminosis, which can, be medically dangerous. Excess vitamin A can lead to headaches, loss of vision, vomiting, increased intracranial pressure etc. For obvious reasons, too much pressure on the brain is far from ideal. Even the ‘safer’ water-soluble vitamins can run you into trouble, which I will discuss at another time.
Be careful, there really is too much of a good thing!
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