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Olivia Thomas

Study finds organic food is no better on vitamins or nutrients: Organic foods are more expensive and can be hard to find, so are they really worth the extra cost and effort? A new study has found that they may not be, particularly when it comes to the amount of vitamins and nutrients in the foods. As expected, there were some differences, especially in terms of amount of detectable pesticide found on the food, but these levels were well within safe ranges for all foods. What do you think? Check out the article below and let us know.

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Some people choose dietary vitamin and mineral supplements as way of making up for the lack of good nutrition; however, you should pay attention to your total intake of all of the nutrients, entering your body. Whether this is from the food you eat every day or from any dietary supplements that you might be taking. This will avoid over nutrition and any possible side effects or toxicity within your body.

Vitamins & Minerals

Over many years the medical profession has conducted exhaustive tests to establish the recommended daily allowances for both vitamins and minerals; in particular for the fat soluble vitamin group. To avoid overdose these recommended daily allowances, (RDA's) were established, and some side effect of possible overdose, are shown below.

Vitamin A: (The RDA) is 100,000 IU's per day. some possible side affects of an overdose are insomnia, fatigue, irritability, Joint pain, birth defects and possible spontaneous abortion.

Vitamin D: RDA is between 4,000 to 10,000 IU's per day. Some possible side affects of overdose are; nausea, Joint pain and muscle weakness and diarrhea

Vitamin E: RDA is 600 IU's per day. One of the possible side effects of overdose is for an increase in blood pressure.

Vitamin K3: RDA has not been established. Some of the effects of a possible overdose are, vomiting and the possible blocking of the effectiveness of orally administered anti-coagulants. The most serious side effect of a Vitamin K3 is that of a possible thrombosis.

Vitamin K1 and K2: These were not included in the tests; therefore, there is insufficient information available.