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The Best Multivitamins

Your body needs a long list of minerals and vitamins to perform optimally each day. This means you will need a full spectrum of vitamins each day to protect your body from all kinds of threats and harms. Generally, your body needs the following vitamins:
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin Bs 1, 2, 3, 6 and 12
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin D
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin K
So how much do you need and are there any side effects?
The truth is, too much of something can be detrimental but too little will be extremely harmful. As such, you must take sufficient amount of each vitamin and this is usually formulated through the best multivitamins in the market.

Vitamins side effects

Vitamin A – Among all the vitamins, Vitamin A is perhaps the most toxic especially if you take too much. It is recommended that an adult should take about 3,000 IU of Vitamin A. Taking too much will result in toxicity that can lead to stomach pains, sweating and fatigue while it can be very dangerous for women experiencing menopause.

Vitamin Bs – These are sometimes known as B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B6 (Pantothenic Acid) and B12 (Cyanocobalamin). Known side effects for taking too much Vitamin B are as follow:
• B1 – Restlessness, nausea, dizziness
• B2 – Diarrhea and the urine could turn yellowish
• B3 – Vitamin B3 can cause side effects like nausea, diarrhea, heartburn and vomiting.
• B6 – this vitamin has side effects including numbness, loss of coordination and trouble breathing
• B12 – Diarrhea, itchiness and blood clots are among the known side effects of B12.

Vitamin C – Vitamin C is one of the safest vitamins but taking too much can lead to complications.  Vitamin C can raise your blood sugar level that can lead to diabetes.

Vitamin D – Generally, Vitamin D can increase the level of calcium in your body. If that happens, it could lead to hardening of the arteries that can lead to kidney disease. Besides that, it can worsen your condition if you have high calcium levels in your blood.

Vitamin E – Taking too much Vitamin E can have side effects including increasing your risk of heart attack for those with high blood sugar. If you have Vitamin K deficiency, Vitamin E could worsen the situation.

Vitamin K – Side effects include worsening the treating of clot problems and do not help for those with diabetes, liver and kidney conditions.

Complaints and Recalls of Multivitamin products

Almost all health supplement brands carry a type of multivitamin product which they claim to be the best. Over the years, there have been multiple high-profile companies which have experienced problems with their products which were then recalled.

Nature's Way - Alive Vitamins - A big batch of Nature’s Way Alive Vitamins had to be recalled as it was found that they might contain chloramphenicol, a type of antibiotic which can slow down the production of new blood cells.

Dr Lyle MacWilliam’s Findings

Dr Lyle MAcWilliam is a renowned biochemist who carried out a research that compared more than 500 nutritionals in the market. He was one of the frontiers in the area of biological properties of antioxidants and in heart cell memberanes. A former MP of Canada, he published his findings in the book ‘Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements’ offering a neutral and unbiased presentation of which nutritional and multivitamin in the market is the safest and most reliable.