Can high-dose vitamins do more harm than good?
Have you ever tried eating 5,139g (11.3lb) of blueberries in one day?
Well, that’s how many blueberries you’d have to eat if you wanted a 500mg mega-dose of vitamin C.
If the human body needed mega doses of nutrients, we’d be as extinct as dinosaurs. (Imagine Flint The Caveman having to find more than 3,780 blueberries per day to get 500mg of vitamin C…)
So, do you know how your body will use your super pill?
Well, it will need to deplete its existing stores of nutrients from the real food you eat to:
See how taking mega-doses of vitamins can magnify your risks of nutrient deficiencies without fixing existing ones?
Take-home message: More isn’t better. Better (real food supplements with real-life nutrient dosages) is better.