Multiple sources of Vitamin C

by David
(Seattle)

With all these different sources of Vitamin C (and other vitamins etc) can I not have too much?

How much is too much?

Reply: Great Question David.

Unlike medical drugs (which are one of the leading causes of death in the Western World - see the annual report of the AMA for details), cases of nutritional overdose are all but unheard of.

I am only aware of 2 cases in dozens of years and they both involved huge doses of Vitamin A. Compare this with the official statistics of millions of deaths from pharmaceutical drugs over the same period and you will begin to put them in context.

By contrast, Vitamin C (and most of the other Vitamins) is very short-lived in the body. It is mostly excreted in the urine and, conveniently takes lots of nasties with it (like free radicals) when it goes - this is the purpose of antioxidants and can be very beneficial.

The great thing about taking your vitamins in a natural form like this is that there are lots of other nutrients present too and they all tend to go to work together. Unless you start glugging pints of the stuff, a whole-food supplement like Kakadu is highly unlikely to cause any issues of this kind.

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