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I just realized the combination of some supergreens powders i take gives me like 2000% daily vit. E<br><br><br><br>
is this dangerous? please let me know - also if you know of any other vitamins that are dangerous in high amounts.<br><br><br><br>
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Hi Dreeza!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
I think you may want to lower your intake. Vitamin E is a fat soluable vitamin which means the excess doesnt get flushed out like lets say Vitamin C which is a water soluable vitamin. You can take large doses of Vitamin C because it is water soluable and will get flushed out. Fat soluable vitamins do just what they say, they are absorbed into the body and not flushed out.<br><br><br><br>
This link says 1,500 IU should be the top intake amount, but you will want to do some more research on this subject for sure:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov/factsheets/vitamine.asp" target="_blank">http://dietary-supplements.info.nih....s/vitamine.asp</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.anyvitamins.com/fat-soluble-vitamins-info.htm" target="_blank">http://www.anyvitamins.com/fat-solub...amins-info.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Hope this helps!
 

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It's possible that's too much. I did just read a book by a neurologist where he recommends supplementing with 400-600 mg Vit E for optimum brain health, and that's the highest recommendation I've seen. (He's not a supplement nut; he thinks all other vitamins are best obtained from a balanced, whole foods, primarily vegetarian diet.) I think if you're taking 2000% of the RDA, you're taking quite a bit more than that.
 

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ok, so i got the 2000% off of fitday.com, and i was trying to figure out how the heck i was getting that much. One supplement gives me 390%, another gives me 67%...and thats all...<br><br><br><br>
i do take another that has 333%, but fitday doesnt know about that. So how it got 2000 is beyond me...<br><br><br><br>
700 or so % seems a little better...so maybe false alarm! i am gonna look more into this though. thanks guys!
 

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Well, I went back and checked mine on FitDay (from a few months ago when I was logging my food) and it shows:<br><br><br><br>
my RDA = 8 mg ATE (alpha-tocopherol equivalents)<br><br>
my intake for the month = 232 mg<br><br>
% RDA = 2901%<br><br><br><br>
I thought the RDA was higher than that, more like 20+ mg per day. So actually, 2900% of the RDA doesn't really bother me, because it's only 200+ mg, when the doctor I mentioned recommends 400-600 mg as a safe, conservative amount that shouldn't hurt you but may improve your brain's health.
 

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There are studies in which high doses of Vit. E are associated with higher mortality in humans. We had high doses in rheumatology a couple of years ago and urge patients not to take more than 100 IE twice per week.
 
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