Vitamin Nutritional Supplements : Tips, Myths,
Facts, and Online Store!
With dietary supplements making their way in our
daily life, we find it difficult to survive without
them. We have very smartly and effectively heralded
these supplements as panacea for all ills. But
as the saying goes, too much of even good things
can be bad! So, we should be cautious enough not
to make supplements our oxygen. To know your thresholds
of the supplements, read on.Myth: When it comes
to vitamins and minerals, more is better!Fact:
A person might become hypervitaminosis if he eats
too much of vitamins.
Water-soluble vitamins like vitamin B and C don't
affect the body much if taken in high quantity
as they can be flushed out of the body but fat
soluble vitamins like vitamin A,D,E and K gets
stored in the liver and might become toxic eventually
if taken in large amounts. We get most of the
requirements from our daily food (provided it
is a balanced diet) but incase of malnutrition
and sickness, you may need to take multivitamins
Myth: Intake of supplements during illness
harm our body!Fact: During illness, cells are
destroyed and exhausted adrenal glands do not
function properly because they are deprived of
nutrients. Hence body needs its fighting team
of vitamin c, B6, folic acid, zinc in higher amounts.
Other important thing to be noticed here is, fever
and stress deplete most essential nutrients from
our body. Hence the need for extra supplements
is all the very more.
Piece of advice: Always take supplements
during illness after consulting with your physician.Myth:
Even if vitamins do not help, they do not harm!Fact:
All chemicals can get toxic if taken in high amounts
including vitamins and minerals. Hence, it is
important to consult your physician before taking
extra vitamins or minerals supplements. For e.g.,
too much of calcium can cause kidney stones. So,
it is wrong to make assumption that extra vitamin
and minerals wont harm your body.
Supplements can help me lose weight!
You might come across various herbal
weight loss products making tall claims and promising
you quick weight loss. But the fact is, none of
these herbal remedies work and some like ephedra,
the banned weight loss supplement, can have serious