Interested in this vitamin run the risk of getting kidney stones and cancer
Excessive vitamins and vitamin supplements can be dangerous for health. The study showed that some Americans take mega-doses of vitamin D, which causes the risk of kidney stones and even cancer.
Researchers from the US found that adult residents of this country are taking significantly large doses of supplements with vitamin D than is recommended by the experts. Although vitamins are healthy, exceeding their dosages has adverse consequences. Vitamin D allows the body to use calcium to support bone health, and recommended daily dose for most adults is 600 IU (international units). However, new research has shown that some people significantly exceed this recommendation. Due to the excessive level of calcium in the body raises the risk of fractures, falls, kidney stones and some types of tumors.
In particular, the experts found in excess of 18% in the number of adults who take more than 1,000 IU of vitamin D per day, as well as exceeding 3% of those who take more than 4,000 IU daily. This is a very high figure, because many people do not realize how dangerous it can be similar to the dosage of food supplements with vitamin D. the researchers from the University of Minnesota received data on 39 243 adults between 1999 and 2000. Researchers were interested in which daily doses of vitamins taken by the people.
It turned out that the number of those who took more than 1000 IU of vitamin D daily, jumped from only 0.3% during the first survey in 1999 to 18% in 2014. During the same period, the number of people receiving 4 000 IU daily, increased from 0.1% to 3.2%. The researchers claim that vitamin D is necessary for bone metabolism, it helps the body to absorb calcium and maintain adequate concentrations of this substance and phosphate in the blood. But excessive intake of this vitamin is harmful, as it leads to excessive absorption of calcium, which in turn causes calcium deposits in soft tissues such as the heart and kidneys.
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