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Can you OD on B vitamins?

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Asked by shynu at 1:54 AM on Apr. 8, 2011 in Health

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  • to much of any vitamen will damage your liver or kidney or both if you take to much over a period of time. Like energy drinks are high in B vitmens and well if you consume several a day for weeks on end you can do damage

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 2:27 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • I'm not too sure about B vitamins, but I'm sure you can. It probably takes a lot though.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 2:35 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • B vitamins are water-soluble so whatever is extra will simply be flushed out compared to fat-soluble vitamins whereby too much can be toxic. However, you still need to be aware ... too much niacin, for example, will cause a flush. Please note that the current guidelines are much lower than what your body needs so you won't OD on them. And wheresthewayout's comment about too much over a period of time is total crap. My kids both take vitamins (plenty of B vitamins) prescribed by their DAN doc - it's been many years now - and they are not suffering from any kind of liver or kidney damage.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:23 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

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