Taking too many Vitamins may lead to Cancer

Posted by Collen on Wed September 9, 2015 in Vaalnest Spa & Health.

Vaalnest looks at healthy eating and reviews the study that found people taking to many vitamins are prone to diseases, specifically cancer.

We all know when people seek to get healthier, the first thing we think of is taking multivitamin supplements. And all these are known to be good for our skin and other parts of our body. As such they function as a tool for an improved overall health, and enhance our cognitive function. What most people don’t know is that over the counter supplements can increase cancer risk if taken in excess. Most studies conducted showed that supplements in general are not good for the health, in fact some people actually get more cancer for example whilst on the pills. So the best way is to take these in moderation or effectively not past the recommended daily amount prescribed by your GP. Popular supplements include vitamin E tablets, beta-carotene and even folic acid. Which a recent study showed that taking beta-carotene more than one recommended dosage increased the patient’s risk of developing both lung cancer and heart disease by 20%. Folic acid on the hand also increased this number on another test.

On a lighter note people shouldn’t be afraid of taking vitamins or minerals, only follow the recommended dosage of the drug, however reality shows us that there is substitute for good nutritional food, people should rely rather on daily exercises and drinking enough water to regulate the body system to function properly.


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