If you have a belief that the Mother Nature cannot offer you anything that may harm you, you are likely to turn a blind eye to the naturally bred supplements. Even, you will want to take as much of the supplements as you think you should having forgotten any possibility of potential health risks. In the end, you may lose your smile and find yourself in a more troubled situation. So, if you are still using a supplement with the hope to gain something better, just stop taking it and be mindful of knowing which misconceptions make the use of supplements less than good.
Do not go ahead with the myth that the more is always the better:
It is no wonder that many people believe that supplements are entirely safe even they take high doses. The only ground that they have in order to substantiate their belief is that supplements are sold freely all over the world without getting prescribed by certified physicians and controlled by appropriate authorities. In fact, the ground is practically evident because supplements like botanicals, herbs, vitamins etc. are not regulated the way like the prescription medicines are controlled. Also, people do not need any doctor’s prescriptions to buy supplements.
“The myth is on a long-term continuity”
What many of today’s supplement users believe was also in the mind of people living a few decades ago. During the 1990s, many people used to follow the trend of taking high doses of certain antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamin C and E. it seems that nothing can change the minds of a lot of people because they continue to stick to the mega dosing trend even though they have no scientific studies regarding the effectiveness of large doses of antioxidants. As a discerning supplement user, you should not go by the hearsay that vitamin C can cure or prevent colds. On the flip side, there are a lot of evidences which substantiate that if some minerals and vitamins are taken in large doses, they may leave the users with some health hazards.
Examples showing how A, C, D, E and K vitamins affect our health:
While much good is hidden inside the Vitamin C supplements, too much of vitamin C intake can negatively interfere with the ability of one’s to uninterruptedly absorb copper which is a much needed metal.
If large doses of phosphorous are taken, the body’s ability to absorb calcium can be seriously inhibited. Remember that your body cannot essentially get rid of too much vitamins A, D, and K. These vitamins when taken in large doses can gradually reach higher toxic levels.
In some instances, vitamin doses do not prove to be high enough to bring in toxic effects, but you cannot be so sure of their effects because they can still leave negative effects on your overall health. Different health institutes have managed to publish their studies on vitamin intake. According to most of those studies, people who take vitamin E supplements on a daily basis do not necessarily live longer than those with no habit of taking supplements. Even, the shocking truth is that many of those supplement users died sooner. Heart failure is the most common cause of those deaths.
“Do not endanger your life by making decisions on your own”
If you are almost sure that you need large doses of any supplement, you should be in contact with your pharmacist or doctor. They may provide relevant instructions and recommended dosage.
So, you must not get intrigued with the misconception that the higher the doses of your supplements will be; the better result you will receive.