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April 28, 2017

By Susan Callahan, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist

Vitamins are essential to life, that's a given. But when are
vitamins too much of a good thing? At what dosage do each of
the vitamins become toxic, in effect poisonous?

We Americans are devoted to vitamins. In 2015, the last year
for which data is available, we bought a $
27.6 billion in
vitamins in 2016
.  And, increasingly, the rest of the world is
joining us in our vitamin craze.

Though we are taking more vitamins and supplements, many
of us are unaware of the recommended daily dosages and the
dosages at which vitamins can cause serious side effects.

Who Sets Guidelines for Vitamin Dosages?

The amount of vitamins you should take is set by several
organizations in the United States.

At the top of the heap is the Food and Nutrition Board, of the
National Institutes of Health, a part of the National Academy of

The Food and Nutrition Board sets 4 different guidelines:

Daily Reference Value, which is the standard for how much a
healthy person should take;

Recommended Daily Amount, which is the "average" daily  
amount that would be meet the nutritional requirements of
97% to 98%of the population;

Adequate Intake (AI): established when evidence is
insufficient to develop an RDA and is set at a level assumed to
ensure nutritional adequacy; and

Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL): maximum daily intake
unlikely to cause adverse health effects.

Vitamin A

The Tolerable Upper Intake Level of Vitamin A for men over
the age of 19 is 3,000
micrograms per day. That is only 3

The Recommended Daily Amount of Vitamin A is much lower,
at 900 micrograms per day for men over the age of 19 years
old. Vitamin A deficiency is extremely rare in the United States
and you should be able to get all the Vitamin A you need if you
follow a balanced diet. Foods rich in Vitamin A include eggs,
beef liver, carrots, spinach, kale, sweet potatoe and spinach.

Vitamin A in high doses can be deadly.  You should never take
Vitamin D in amounts over the Recommended Daily Amount
unless you are under a doctor's supervision.

The list of bad outcomes from taking megadoses of Vitamin A
is long and include:

  • inflammation of the liver

  • scarring of the liver

  • fluid buildup around the heart

  • increased pressure in the brain

  • elevated risk of lung cancer

  • Increased risk of heart disease

  • seizures

  • cracked lips and fingernails

  • depression

  • suicidal thoughts and

  • death.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3, technically known as "niacin", is one of the 8 "B"
vitamins and is best known as the vitamin used to lower
cholesterol. In lowering cholesterol, niacin is extremely
effective. One study found that taking a niacin in dosage of
lowers total cholesterol by %.

But niacin also can cause severe side effects, including

  • severe skin flushing, sometimes called the "niacin flush";
    This side effect is diminished by taking a time-release
    form of Vitamin B3.

  • dizziness and blurred vision

  • headache

  • tachycardia, a very fast heartbeat

  • nausea

  • pains in your abdomen

  • diarrhea

  • gout

  • liver damage and

  • stroke

The recommended daily dosage of Vitamin B3, for those who
are not treating high cholesterol, is between 16 mg and 18 mg
per day, set by the National Institutes of Health.

The maximum is 35 mg per day, if taken orally. This is the
Tolerable Upper Intake Level for adults between the ages of
19 years old and 70 years old.
Pregnant women and children
should not take niacin supplements.

Foods rich in niacin include beets, Brewer's yeast, beef kidney
and beef liver, salmon, swordfish, tuna, peanuts and sunflower

Your body converts the amino acid tryptophan into Vitamin B3,
so foods rich in tryptophan such as eggs, poulty and red meat
and dairy can raise your Vitamin B3 levels.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is not one vitamin but is the name given to a group
of nutrients including alcohol called "pyridoxine", an aldehyde
called "pyridoxal" and pyridoxamine, a compound made up of
an amino acid group and their respective 5’-phosphate esters.

Your body needs Vitamin B6 for cognitive function, to build
lobin in your blood and to keep your immune system
functioning properly.

The Tolerable Upper Intake Level
for Vitamin B6 for men
above the age of 19 is 100 mg per day. This is the maximum.

The Recommended Daily Amount is much lower, at 1.3 mg for
men between the ages of 19 and 50 years old, and 1.7 mg for
men over 50.

Amounts taken above the Tolerable Upper Intake Level , and in
some cases even amounts below this level, can cause side
effects, including

  • loss of muscle tone

  • abnormal heart rhythm

  • acne

  • drowsiness

  • abdominal pain

  • feeling that you have a lump in your throat

  • asthma symptoms

  • allergic reactions.

If you take more than 200 mg per day, which is twice the
Tolerable Upper Intake Level, you can have seizures, nerve
pain and nerve damage.

Vitamin B12

The Food and Nutrition Board has not determined the
Tolerable Upper Intake Level Vitamin B12.

In nature, Vitamin B12 is found only in animal products such
as meat, eggs and certain fish. For this reason, vegans often
are advised to take Vitamin B12 supplements.

The amount of Vitamin B12 the body needs is small, with the
recommendations measured in micrograms  as opposed to
milligrams. It takes 1000 microgram to equal a single milligram.

The Recommended Daily Amount of Vitamin B12 is 2.4
micrograms for men between the ages of 14 and and 50.

Vitamin B12, together with Vitamin B6 and folic acid, are
believed to play a role in maintaining healthy blood pressure
levels or lowering high blood pressure.  Scientists believe
vitamin lowers blood pressure by regulating an amino acid
called "homocysteine", which is a byproduct produced when
your body breaks down protein to use as energy.

Though Vitamin B12 has no established upper limit dosage,  
that doesn't mean that extremely high doses cannot be
dangerous for certain people.  These people include those who

  • are allergic to Vitamin B12

  • have gout

  • have hypertension

  • have had stents placed in their arteries (Vitamin B12 can
    cause your arteries to narrow after stents have been

  • have megoblastic anemia (taking Vitamin B12 can depress
    potassium to fatally low levels)

  • have Leber's disease, in which case taking Vitamin B12
    can lead to blindness from a damaged optic nerve.

Vitamin C

The Tolerable Upper Intake Level of
Vitamin C for men over
the age of 19 is 2000 mg per day. Perhaps no other vitamin
has invited as much controversy over safe dosages as Vitamin

Vitamin C is unLike the other vitamins in that Vitamin C
sacrifices itself to improve the performance of all other
antioxidants. It is perhaps this uniquue property which is
responsible for the apparent miracles attributed to Vitamin C.

Vitamin C in megadoses, even above 50,000 mg per day
intravenously, has been credited with miraculous cures. For
example,  farmer Allan Smith of New Zealand was given up for
dead by doctors after contracting Swine flu in Fiji and falling
into a coma. He was scheduled to have his life support
disconnected. His family hired an attorney to force the hospital
to give Smith megadoses of Vitamin C. Within days, the man
awoke from his coma and went on to make a full recovery.

Vitamin D

The Tolerable Upper Intake Level of
Vitamin D for a men over
the age of 19 is 100 micrograms per day.

Vitamin D is produced by your body when you exposed your
skin to sunlight. Here are the
amounts of Vitamin D produced
by exposure to sunlight

Vitamin E

The Tolerable Upper Intake Level for Vitamin E is 1000 mg per