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Vitamins: How Much Should I Take?

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Everyone’s nutritional needs vary depending on age, sex, medical conditions, diet, lifestyle, and so on. It can be tricky to know how much to take in a supplement and what vitamins and minerals to focus on. 

First step in maximizing the benefits of supplements? Consult a doctor for any deficiencies you may have, as it can vary person to person and they can help you determine the best route to take.

If you have certain health conditions, it can be especially important to check in with a professional. Taking too much or too little of vitamins and minerals in your daily routine can pose serious health risks.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Often people will take large doses of supplements, thinking that the more they take, the stronger the benefits will be. However, taking high doses of supplements can lead to build up in the body and pose health risks, even an increased likelihood of cancer in some cases.

Here are some vitamins and minerals that can especially pose a health risk if you take too much over time:

  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E

These are all in multivitamins, however, multivitamins don’t usually contain excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals. As long as you aren’t doubling up on supplements you’re not deficient in and don’t have preexisting conditions this could be a good option, but again check in with a medical provider.

Groups At Risk Of Overdosing on Supplements

Adults in good health shouldn’t worry too much about taking too many supplements, however there are groups who can be vulnerable to certain doses of vitamins and minerals, including:

  • Infants and children (unless a doctor recommends a supplement specifically, it can be extremely dangerous)
  • Elderly people, especially those with health conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • People on medication
  • People with heart, liver, or digestive conditions

The EZ Melts Difference

At the end of the day, your health needs are as unique as you are. Doing your research ahead of time on supplements and consulting a doctor for any deficiencies or areas for improvement in your diet is your best bet for optimal health.

Many people don’t get adequate nutrition from their diet, which is where supplements come in. EZ Melts supplements are fast melting, EZ to take, and have a delicious customer-approved flavor.

Unlike many major vitamin brands, our tablets do not include harmful toxic ingredients, artificial flavors, or GMOs. Try us out and see the difference!

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Written by Annie-Eliza Stevens