Too Much of a Vitamin?

Is that possible?

While vitamins are essential for healthy living, many vitamin companies believe more is always better. Higher and "Mega" doses of multivitamins over-populate the stores. However, the scientific literature is filled with research showing that too much of a vitamin can be harmful . . . or even toxic. Physicians have always seen cases of vitamin toxicity associated with extreme overuse, but studies are now showing that there may be adverse outcomes associated with some vitamins at much lower doses. For example, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has warned that vitamin E has been associated with increased prostate cancer. African Americans are 50% more likely to get prostate cancer in their lifetime and twice as likely to die from it. Given this information, African American men should not have any additional vitamin E in a multivitamin.

Calcium replacement has also shown an increased association with prostate cancer in African American men, but no harmful impact in women or men of any other racial group. Beta carotene has been associated with increased lung cancer.

One third of African Americans have a gene that doubles their risk for blood clots. Blood clots in the legs that travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism) are more common the African Americans. Vitamin K is associated with increased blood clotting therefore populations at greater risk for blood clots need no additional vitamin K.

VitaCode has revolutionized the nutraceutical industry by better using established and replicated outcomes data to devise a multivitamin that is best positioned for success at the individual level. By providing person-centered vitamins that considers both the dangers and advantages of supplements, and matches that data with hereditary influences, we provide the best multivitamin composed of a combination of ingredients optimized for the individual.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. VitaCode's Sequence Multivitamin & Minerals is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.