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Vitamin Toxicity: Find out Which Vitamins you Shouldn't be taking

By Mea | @MeaByTheSea | CLC Science Contributor | May 24, 2019

Did you know that it’s possible to overdose on vitamins? That there is no regulatory agency on vitamins and supplements?

Walking into a pharmacy, you’ll likely see an entire isle dedicated solely to vitamins and supplements. Everything from evening primrose oil to vitamin D pills line the isles, each promising to boost your health in some way. In spite of these promises, there is very little evidence to back them up.

A recent study found that dietary supplements do not help people live longer or have any significant health benefits. The study focused on Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin D, Calcium and Zinc. It found that supplements of Vitamins A and K and Zinc did not have any health benefit.

Results showed that unless a person is suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency, it can actually increase a person’s risk of death and cancer. The study also found that people taking calcium supplements without an existing deficiency increased their cancer risk, although consuming calcium-rich foods did not increase this risk.


Naftulin, J. (2019, April 08). There's even more evidence that taking supplements is a waste of money - and could be harmful to your health. Retrieved April 8, 2019, from

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