Any substance can become poison if used recklessly and without fore thought. What I suggest with supplements maybe helpful and has been researched and proven, in my mind, to be helpful.
For a example poisoning and bad judgement there is the case of a contest in which the person who drank the most water in a short time won. Well this lady won and she ingested two gallons of water. She got a headache acke and died. There are well understood mechanisms why this can happen to a healthy person. Generally people do not swallow that amount of water in a short period of time and that is a good thing. Any thing or substance can be abused. All I am doing is suggesting you use your head. That person did not.
I am also seeing attempts to legislate the supplement market such that they have to live up to a drug standard. I can assure you this is a attempt to gain control of the supplement markets by the drug companies. Supplements are a multibillion dollar industry.
Our food and life styles present us with a problem. The foods just do not supply the amount of nutrients needed. As we age our ability to absorb these nutrients is adversely effected. All these factors make supplementation very important.
I suspect you will here more horror stories about supplements in the news. I would consider taking those stories with a grain of salt. Perhaps a whole salt shaker worth.
I am going to blog in the near future on my history of supplementation with vitamin D. There is a new chapter and I think you will find it interesting.
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