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Posted by: heleen | 2012-03-14

vitamin Supplements

another question doc,
can too much vitamins or supplements taken per day, cause headaches?
tks.

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Dear Heleen
Overdosing with vitamins, minerals and other supplements can have a negative effect on health, but I can't say for sure if such products will cause headaches. The best test is to cut out all the supplements you are taking at present for a week - if the headaches disappear then one of the products may well be causing the problem. Then add back your supplements one at a time for a week each to see if one of them gives you headaches again. This should help you identify the culprits so that you can avoid them. Don't take vitamin and mineral supplements if you are healthy and eating a balanced diet as excessive intakes can even increase mortality! If you have a deficiency or cannot eat a balanced diet (for example if you need to avoid milk and dairy products because of a milk allergy, then you would need to use a calcium supplements on most days), then the use of supplemental vitamins and minerals has its place.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012-03-15

Dear Heleen
Overdosing with vitamins, minerals and other supplements can have a negative effect on health, but I can't say for sure if such products will cause headaches. The best test is to cut out all the supplements you are taking at present for a week - if the headaches disappear then one of the products may well be causing the problem. Then add back your supplements one at a time for a week each to see if one of them gives you headaches again. This should help you identify the culprits so that you can avoid them. Don't take vitamin and mineral supplements if you are healthy and eating a balanced diet as excessive intakes can even increase mortality! If you have a deficiency or cannot eat a balanced diet (for example if you need to avoid milk and dairy products because of a milk allergy, then you would need to use a calcium supplements on most days), then the use of supplemental vitamins and minerals has its place.
Best regards
DietDoc

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