Topic: is it bad to eat too many vitamins. Also question about iron?
October 20, 2019 / By Belshazzar Question:
i am a new vegan trying a whole bunch of different froots and veggies and other things but i noticed that i get a lot of certain vitmain like vitamin K ill eat probabaly 300% of my daily intake in one day vitamin c up to like 500 or 600 like 800% of my dail intake of vitamin A ( sweet potatoes ) so yeah there are more but you get the point so is it bad to be eating this much more than my recomended daily intake??
also i noticed i don't get too much iron like 20% of my recommended intake a day what are the effects of getting such low iron and what foods can i eat to increase my iron intake
Aaran | 8 days ago
(Did you know that you have a Vegetarian & Vegan section in the Food & Drinks category?)
You’re okay, as long as you get your vitamins from food (and not supplements).
Different vitamins are affected differently (heat, light, air, water, fat, storage…).
You need a high amount to start with, because by the time food gets to your house (unless you just picked it up from your garden), you already lost a good amount of vitamins due to exposure to light and air.
You can lose more vitamins just by using some cooking methods, like long cooking (slow cooker) or high heat (pressure cooker) or storing the leftovers in the fridge overnight.
If you’re boiling your sweet potato…all the water soluble vitamins end up in the cooking water (the C and all the Bs…10 of them) so you better reuse that water for broth, soups or to cook pasta.
If you’re vegan and use a lot of olive oil to cook (the extra light one that can withstand cooking temperature), your fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) will be sucked in by the oil…so you need to find a way to sprinkle your food with it.
If you ingest too many vitamins (with a healthy diet), your body will discard what it does not need and the water soluble vitamins will wash away with urine (expensive pee) and the unused fat soluble vitamins will be stored in fat reserves for future use. That’s why you only need the C and Bs on a daily basis as you cannot store them.
Toxicity symptoms from excessive intake of vitamins occur with supplements.
The worse is when a kid stumbles upon iron pills in a non-childproof container, and mistake them for candies…death could result.
The RDI is a ballpark number as your vitamins need would depend on your gender, your weight, your age, your health condition (you have special needs if you’re pregnant).
Iron deficiency symptoms would include fatigue (your body cannot carry oxygen so well because you get smaller blood cells), microcytic anemia (small red blood cells…you get pale) and decrease in immune function (you get sick easily).
High iron food are fortified cereals, lentils, beans (navy, lima, black-eyed peas, pinto, kidney, black..), split peas, potatoes with skin, spinach, kale and collard greens, watermelon, dried fruits (apricots and prunes). Avoid soy protein that hinder the absorption of iron and consume iron-rich food with food containing vitamin C (in the same meal) like citrus fruits, berries, melons, tomatoes and veggies from the cabbage family (cabbage, cauliflower, spinach…) as vitamin C enhanced the absorption of iron.
Originally Answered: About Iron Pills?
I can't think of a reason imediately why the doctor wanted you to wait before taking the iron pills but it could be that you were slightly aneamic.
but I do know that about one in ten women are deficient in iron during their pregnancy. This may leave them easily tired and short of breath but is not likely to be a great risk to the baby. Pregnant women should ensure they get plenty of iron in their diet, including green leafy vegetables, sardines, lean red meat, dried fruit and nuts. Iron supplements are rarely necessary.
The vitamin pills can be taken with the iron pills without a problem by most women. If this upsets your stomach you can take them at different intervals in the day.
Take care with some food
Vitamin A: avoid vitamin A supplements or food which contains a lot of it, such as liver, because high doses may harm the baby.
Soft cheese and pâté: avoid all pâté and unpasteurised cheeses/milk because of the risk of listeria infection.
Eggs: ensure eggs are cooked thoroughly to reduce the risk of salmonella food poisoning.
Research indicates that mothers who eat fish once a week are less likely to give birth prematurely. Oily fish, which includes fresh tuna, mackerel, sardines and trout, eaten in pregnancy also helps children's eyesight. But don't have more than two portions of oily fish a week.
Avoid eating shark, swordfish and marlin, and limit tuna to no more than two tuna steaks a week (weighing about 140g cooked or 170g raw) or four medium-size cans of tuna a week (with a drained weight of about 140g per can). This is because of the levels of mercury in these fish. High levels of mercury can harm a baby's developing nervous system.
Keep up your fluid levels, with regular glasses of water or diluted fruit or vegetable juices throughout the day. This will help keep you hydrated, which can prevent tiredness and headaches, and helps bladder and kidney health.
There are many sources that argue that fact about taking multivitamins. I will tell you that it is a recommended amount for a reason and yes it is bad to take to many vitamins. They are processed through the kidneys and are urinated out when excess is consumed. This is not a hard task for the kidneys but years of over intake can cause kidney damage. As far as Iron, iron is a very very important part of your blood. Your blood cells or hemoglobin are half iron. Your blood cells are what carry oxygen through your body so insufficient iron can cause decrease oxygen supply to muscles causing drowsiness, tiredness, soreness. Many foods contain iron such as bread, and many meats. Liver, organs fish and obviously THINGS CONTAINING BLOOD!! haha hope this helps.
It's all relevant. The bears are SURE to contain in them what they claim to.. they have to, by law. now the real question is how and if they'll be assimilated by your body. when i was like 11 i would always take my sisters gummy bear vitamins cause they tasted even better than regular gummy bears... my parents actually had to hide them and ration them out so we wouldn't finish them all at once! as an adult i would opt for pills instead but thats just preference. in conclusion, I would suggest ) you learn how to do muscle testing or "energy" testing. it's a simple and effective method to test what supplements and foods will have positive or negative effects on your body. this test can be used to compare supplements and help you decide what to take or even what NOT to take. this can really help you save money by letting you know if something you're paying bookoo bucks for is actually helping you, or just draining your wallet. It's also a neat/fun way to learn more about your body and your food .. people are like snowflakes, no 2 are the same
I thought so as it is my theory fat people have all the sores and marks on their body off eating too much food which has lots of vitamins in