POISONOUS? Shrimp and vitamins at the same time?

Shrimp with tamarind - "Sinigang na hipon" or shrimp with tamarind soup is one of my favorite dish here in the Philippines.
Hope you have tried them out, it really tastes good.
@jencai (3415)
Philippines
April 9, 2007 11:53pm CST
Last Sunday, my boyfriend came to our house. He bring us some shrimps for our lunch. My mother cook it with some vegetables and tamarind powder. We do enjoy our lunch, mother cooks it very well. It is not usual to have it, shrimps are expensive in our place. After eating our meal, I get my vitamins to take. But my boyfriend don't allow me to have it. He told me that it would become poisonous when I take the vitamins after eating shrimps. This is my first time to hear that fact. Is it true? Do you think it would be poisonous to have them both at the same time?I want to hear your comments for this matter. Please share your thoughts. Thank you so much!
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@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
10 Apr 07
i guess it depends on what vitimins you were taking, if they're just natural & normal ones you should be fine. I think the best way to find out is to ask a Dr about whether the vitimins would clash with the food you just ate. I think your boyfriend is wrong though, vitimins aren't designed to clash with anything, they're just suppliments in case you don't eat well enough to get all th necessary vitimins. Good luck with it but definitely ask your GP!
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I take some vitamin E and multivitamins, I don't know they would react on shrimps. Anyway, I have to ask some doctors for some help. Thank's for the response!
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@petspets (476)
• Antarctica
10 Apr 07
Shrimps ( prawns ) are yummy, especially sweet and sour prawns. :) Vitamins are naturally occuring in prawns. Perhaps your boyfriend was afraid that you would get vitamin overdosage when you eat the vitamins after eating the prawns. I take my vitamins ( not daily ) during breakfast. Breakfast is very simple, just some bread and some black coffee with sugar, not nutritious. I don't take vitamins after a full meal which has most of the nutrients in it. http://www.martins-seafresh.co.uk/Nutrition.htm
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
He says that the combination of two would create poison inside our body. I feel afraid to hear that, so I did not take my vitamins. He advise me to take it after one more day.
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@petspets (476)
• Antarctica
10 Apr 07
Overdose of vitamins is poisonous to the body. I don't think prawns and vitamins can react chemically to create a poison in the body. But such advice is scary and of course you want to be on the safe side. Has your boyfriend told you where he got this information? http://www.chemo.net/newpage35.htm
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I was not able to ask him where did he get the information. I might talk to him on his next visit. Thank's for the concern!
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• Singapore
10 Apr 07
I am not sure how true this is but I have come across the same myself. Here, check out http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/v/vitaminshrimp.htm . This article on www.truthorfiction.com claims that it was an email hoax that is untrue. So supposedly, it is safe to eat them both together.
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
Thank's for the link! I should read them tomorrow, I'm kind of sleepy already. Good night.