A report issued by the International Journal of Preventive Medicine warned against excessive intake of 6 types of nutritional supplements, after it was proven that taking them in excess in the long term may be harmful, especially since many of us accept vitamins and minerals in order to prevent chronic diseases, according to what It is stated on the Express website.
The report indicated that among the vitamins that were taken in excess increases the risk of early death in the long run, the following were:
Vitamin B6 group
Which is used to treat anemia, heart patients and premenstrual syndrome, and it also contributes to treating many cases of depression and improving mood, and in treating low levels of pyridoxine.
Or what is also called vitamin B9, which is an important factor in the manufacture of red blood cells, and contributes to the growth of cells, the stages of fetal development in the womb, and the protection of fetuses from birth defects.
Iron in your body helps to form red blood cells and oxygen flow to parts of the body, maintain the nervous system and the health of neurotransmitters, and treat anemia, fatigue and tiredness.
It plays an important role in the production of proteins and nucleic acids for cells, in the face of the body to heal and treat burns, and in strengthening your immunity against diseases and viral infections.
Copper contributes to boosting your immunity and the formation of red blood cells and helps treat burns, diarrhea, and kidney and pancreatic diseases.
Magnesium contributes to treating osteoporosis, high blood pressure, clogged arteries, preventing diabetes and controlling the efficiency of the work of the insulin hormone.
The report explained the correlation of the use of multivitamins, vitamin B6 , folic acid, iron, magnesium, zinc, and copper increase the risk of chronic diseases, especially cancer and ischemic heart disease.
Experts note that taking supplements for a long time can be harmful, so if you are pregnant, trying to conceive or planning to become pregnant, it is recommended to take a supplement of folic acid 400 micrograms every day until the 12th week of pregnancy.