Too Much Vitamin E Can Be Harmful

A recent study at Johns Hopkins University indicated that too much Vitamin E can be harmful. Adults who took a daily dose of 400 IU (international units) or more of Vitamin E a day had a 6 percent increase in the risk of an early death.

An adult daily dosage of Vitamin E should be 15 milligrams – broken down by 22 IU from food sources and 33 IU from vitamins or supplements. Many adults believe extra Vitamin E will protect their hearts. Others feel it enhances hair, skin and nails. Remember, more vitamins do not mean a healthier you. Talk to your physician about what vitamins and supplements are good for you.

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