Multivitamins have become a billion-dollar industry. It is believed that vitamins are essential for good health. Research shows that vitamin deficiencies can lead to autoimmune diseases such as arthritis. Vitamins E, D, and C are all examples.
Multivitamins can be easy to overconsume. Multivitamins can be dangerously high as they are often already too high. Multivitamins that contain ten times more nutrients than are needed can worsen your arthritis.
Some vitamins, such as Vitamins B and C, are water-soluble. Your body will flush out excess vitamins if you take too many. Fat-soluble vitamins include A, D, and E. Because your body retains extra vitamins, they are not recommended for high intake. Too much of a mineral can cause problems. Too much iron can cause fatigue, joint pain, depression, and other symptoms. According to a study, high-dose calcium supplements are linked to an increased heart disease risk.
Multivitamins may also cause side effects in some medications. This is particularly true for vitamin E, blood thinners, and calcium with antibiotics.
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Multivitamins’ effectiveness is another problem. Vitamins in food work together, meaning they interact with other nutrients in the food. They may not provide the benefits we seek if taken in isolation.
We recommend taking vitamins with food, and you should take multivitamins only under the supervision of a doctor.
This article was written by a medical professional at Florida Medical Pain Management. Florida Medical Pain Management is proud to offer West Florida Pain Management to a diverse group of patients. Patients at Florida Medical Pain Management can get help managing hip, knee, leg, and neck pain. The practice also offers comprehensive arthritis management, along with treatments for auto accidents, sports, and work injuries.