Multivitamin Report Card: A-minus?

Vitamin A is important for the proper functioning of many different organ systems in our bodies, but as is often the case, too much of a good thing can be problematic. High intakes of vitamin A may contribute to weakened bones (osteoporosis), and extremely high intakes (> 25,000 IU per day) can cause vitamin A poisoning. How do many people get too much vitamin A? From their multivitamins. Beta carotene from fruits and vegetables is also important to our health, but when taken in high-dose supplemental form by people who smoke there is an increased risk of lung and colon cancer. The best way to get your vitamins and minerals remains eating a healthy, well-balnced diet that is high in fruits and vegetables. Read More

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Multivitamin Report Card: A-minus?

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