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  1. Arti says:

    Excess of one nutrient may cause nutritional imbalances or increase the need for other nutrients. Very high doses of many supplements, especially vitamins A, D, C, and B6, can cause serious health problems if taken regularly. Large doses of either single-nutrient supplements or high potency vitamin-mineral combinations may be harmful. These megavitamins may contain 10 to over 100 times the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for a vitamin or mineral and can act like drugs with potentially serious results. Severe side effects which include kidney stones, liver or nerve damage, birth defects, and even death can occur from 10 to over 100 times of the DRI.

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