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Hypervitaminosis and overdoses

Would you put the whole block of butter on your bread? Or pour an entire packet of salt into your soup?

Most probably not ... and neither would we.
Because apart from the fact that it wouldn't be particularly tasty, "too much" of it can also be harmful to our bodies.

This also applies to some vitamins, minerals and even secondary plant substances such as lutein and lycopene. Although our organism generally regulates absorption, i.e. the more we consume, the less is absorbed as a percentage, this regulatory mechanism does not work ad infinitum. Ultimately, this can lead to an overdose or hypervitaminosis.

Effects of hypervitaminosis

While an increased intake of most minerals and water-soluble vitamins is still quite unproblematic (increased excretion via the intestine may lead to diarrhoea), a high-dose vitamin A intake, for example, can lead to liver damage, osteoporosis and increased intracranial pressure. A long-term, excessive intake of calcium can lead to so-called hypercalcaemia, which causes vomiting, dehydration and fever and can ultimately end in a comatose state.

For this reason, we have developed our orthomolecular supplements in the Nutri-Plus range (Immune Essentials and Sport Essentials) are also strictly orientated towards the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL), i.e. the values at which the body's immune system can function in the long term. i.e. the values at which an oversupply can be ruled out in the long term and even in sensitive groups of people.
You often find preparations that contain vitamins and minerals that are more than 2000% higher than the recommended daily dose; in our orthomolecular products, no nutrient exceeds the UL.

Health should always come first.