Is Taking Vitamin Supplement for A Long Time, Dangerous?

Vitamin Supplements - Is vitamin supplements dangerous?
August 20, 2008 10:13pm CST
I have been taking vitamin supplements since I was 24 and I am 31 now. Is this dangerous? Are there special problems that I should be aware of regarding overdosing on vitamins?
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@pkc3000 (1266)
• India
21 Aug 08
hey yohabba22 It is a good question, which you have put- forth . So far my knowledge is concerned taking vitamin capsuls as supplements since long without the advise of physician is not a health practice. In the long run it may affect as in some vitamin there are %age of toxic level. If you are taking under the advise of doctor then the chances of side effect is less. But over and above it is my suggestion that avoid vitamin ,always go with naturopathy. pkc3000
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@sameroad (3179)
• United States
21 Aug 08
This is a great question! I have never thought about it really. I am 20 and have been taking them for a while now myself.. although i might go a week or so without them here and there, i do usually take them daily. but i do not know if it can be dangerous later on down the road. i don't really see why it would be but then again who knows. I do know that taking too much of certain vitamins, like Vitamin C and D can be dangerous if you are taking too much of it but other then that i am not sure. Hopefully someone else can give you a better answer. i am interested in knowing this too as i take them self
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@slepart (207)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Well I think taking vitamins is just normal unless you take it many times in a day..
• United States
22 Aug 08
You can overdose on vitamins, but you actually have to try to overdose on them, meaning taking a lot! Unless you have a preexisting medical condition, in which you should be careful about what you take. I'd ask your doctor if you are worried. But in most cases you can get by just fine with vitamins, and can be a good way to supplement your diet if you don't get enough of some vitamins or minerals. I know this is an issue with me, so I have been taking a vitamin for a long time.