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Overdoses of Vitamins

  /   Tuesday April 29, 2003  

It seems that every patient whom I talk to takes vitamins. Here is an interesting NY Times article about the subject. It seems to suggest that taking too many vitamins may actually be harmful.

As a pharmacist, I’m not too happy about the vitamin and/or health food craze. The problem is that everyone I know assumes that they are safe. I cringe when I hear advertisement that say that their product is “all natural, completely safe, with no side effects.” Let me assure you that nothing, that’s right, nothing, is completely safe and without side effects, not even vitamins. As one pharmacy school professor put it “Cyanide is completely natural, but it is very harmful.”

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