“Upping your vitamin intake is a great way to get more valuable nutrients into your diet, boosting immunity, gut health, and energy,” nutritionist Rebekah Lamb stated. “Vitamins have a whole host of benefits, and can improve the health of your hair, skin, and nails.” Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet is key in getting the nutrients required by your body.
Yet, in the modern day, lives can feel super busy, which could result in a sub-par diet.
This is where supplements come in handy, but “there is such a thing as too many vitamins”.
Lamb cautioned: “When a person greatly exceeds their recommended daily intake of vitamins over a sustained period of time, they could suffer a vitamin overdose.”
Take, for instance, vitamin D, which “can lead to abnormally high levels of calcium in your blood”.
Lamb warned that overdosing on vitamin D could lead to “high blood pressure [and] kidney stones”.
High blood pressure
An ideal blood pressure reading should be between 90/60mmHg to 120/80mmHg, the NHS says.
If you are below the age of 80 and your blood pressure exceeds 120/80mmHg, then you are on your way to life-threatening conditions.
High blood pressure (specified as above 140/90mmHg) increases the likelihood of a person having a stroke or heart attack.
The condition also hikes your risk of:
- Heart disease
- Heart failure
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Aortic aneurysms
- Kidney disease
- Vascular dementia.
“Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it,” the NHS adds.
This is because the condition is mostly symptomless; you must have your blood pressure tested for an accurate reading.
If you are told you have high blood pressure, you will need to incorporate more exercise into your daily life and cut down on fatty foods (and perhaps regulate your vitamin D usage).
Article by Chanel Georgina
Source: Vitamin D supplement toxicity could lead to ‘extremely painful’ health condition (msn.com)