Our expert says:
I do think that you are taking too many vitamin supplements. Except for the Caltrate you don't really need to take supplements. Recent research has indicated that the idea "if a small dose of vitamins and/or minerals and/or trace elements is good for me, then a massive dose should be even better" is incorrect. In fact the latest studies show that there may even be risks associated with taking too many supplements, esp of vitamin A and vitamin E. You will not 'just excrete' all the vitamins you are taking. The fat-soluble vitamins (vits A, D, E and K) are not automatically excreted, but are stored in the body. Excessive intakes of vitamins A and D will lead to conditions called hypervitaminosis A or D, which can in some cases lead to irreversible damage of certain organs and tissues. I would suggest that you continue with the Caltrate because most women do not ingest the 1000 mg of calcium a day that they require and that you have 1-2 multivitamins a week, instead of 3 or 4 a day. Moderation is the key to everything in life. It is possible that some of the medications you take and the fact that you seem to have a thyroid deficiency, can cause weight gain. Stick to the balanced, slimming diet and try to do some exercise (something that does not exacerbate your neck injury), to keep your weight in check.
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