Dietary supplements can also be harmful to health if taken in too large quantities. Countless people are affected without knowing it.
To maintain a healthy lifestyle, many people turn to nutritional supplements. But so-called miracle pills can carry dangers. Health problems are possible if the preparations are taken without medical supervision. And your wallet suffers too. Because the costs of pills and dragees add up quickly.
An overdose of seemingly harmless vitamins and minerals can cause serious symptoms. Instead of the expected increase in vitality, nausea, headaches and even long-term health problems may appear. The body needs a balanced ratio of nutrients and excess can seriously upset this balance.
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A healthy lifestyle prevents deficiency symptoms
Healthy adults who maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat a balanced diet usually obtain all the important nutrients. Dietary supplements should only be taken if recommended by a doctor due to a proven deficiency. This can manifest itself through various symptoms. Find out here what signs may indicate a nutrient deficiency.
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