January 31, 2020
👉🏽STOP MEGA DOSING YOUR SUPPLEMENTS…
🤷🏽♂️BUT I USUALLY DOUBLE THE DOSE:
Too often I see people thinking that MORE is better. This is not necessarily the case, particularly when it comes to supplements. There’s a fine balance and optimal dose for all of us that is completely unique, not one size fits all.
💊OPPOSITE EFFECTS FROM VITAMIN D?
In one study, they gave elite athletes either 30,000 or 70,000 IU vitamin D3. Taking the 70,000 IU dose raised a metabolite of vitamin D breakdown in the body. In fact, this metabolite remained high for weeks after the athletes stopped taking both prescription doses of vitamin D. This metabolite may INHIBIT the conversation of the inactive form of vitamin D to its active form.
In other words, taking super high dose Vitamin D leads to a negative feedback loop reducing the active form of vitamin D in the body (Owens et al., 2017). Not good!
🛑ARE YOU OVERDOSING ON THESE?!
⚡️MAGNESIUM Supplements: Too much can result in fatigue, loose stools, low cortisol, and low blood pressure ().
⚡️MELATONIN Supplements: Excess melatonin can leave someone feeling groggy, depressed and can even impair blood sugar control.
⚡️VITAMIN B6: Excess B6 can lead to sensory Neuropathy, Tingling/Burning sensations in the skin, Mood disorders, Cognitive Impairment
(Brown et al., 2018)
More is not necessarily better. It’s all about finding the optimal dosage to fit your individual make-up. Remember, sometimes less can be more.
*This is not medical advice*