Careful! Too Much Vitamin D May Not be Good for Your Health

According to a new study, an overdose of the otherwise beneficial Vitamin D may cause more problems than solve them.

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An overdose of Vitamin D may lead to kidney stones and calcium in the urine. (Photo: Reuters)

More isn’t necessarily better, they say. As far as Vitamin D dosage is concerned, this is exactly the case, says a new study.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), have revealed in a joint study that while Vitamin D supplementation is beneficial—there are some important caveats.

Overdoing Vitamin D can lead to calcium in the urine, which can cause kidney stones. Extremely high doses can trigger calcium deposits which in turn may lead to clots that cause heart attacks.

The study also stresses that the benefits of taking the supplement are largely limited to bone health. In fact, there isn’t enough evidence to support the idea that taking the vitamin can actually protect against heart disease , cancer, diabetes or cognitive decline.

But don’t push the panic button just yet. Vitamin D is not completely bad for your health. Just don’t take more than the recommended daily allowance!

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