Many think that vitamin intake is never enough and that the body can only benefit from a vitamin boost. Is that really the case? Actually not. Under most circumstances, a balanced diet already provides the required amount of vitamins, and the eventual surplus is just eliminated without this impacting the body in any significant way.

However, vitamin intoxication is possible and this condition is known as hypervitaminosis. Hyperavitaminosis is seen almost exclusively in children with an unbalanced diet and taking a lot of supplements or heavily fortified foods.

Due to chemical properties, an excess of vitamins can only be witnessed with certain vitamins, while it's virtually impossible with others, given their high turnover and short half-life.


@encelado Paracelsus' principle applies yet again. "The dose makes the poison".

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