Dietary supplements can also be harmful to your health if taken in excessive quantities. Countless people are affected without knowing it.
To maintain a healthy lifestyle, many people turn to dietary supplements. But the supposed miracle pills can hide dangers. Health problems are possible if you take the preparations without medical supervision. And your wallet suffers too. Because the costs for pills and dragees add up quickly.
An overdose of vitamins and minerals that seem harmless can cause serious symptoms. Instead of the desired increase in vitality, nausea, headaches and even long-term health problems may occur. The body needs a balanced ratio of nutrients, and too much can severely disrupt 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 get all the important nutrients. You should only take dietary supplements 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.
This article contains only general information on the respective healthcare topic and is therefore not intended for self-diagnosis, treatment or therapy. It does not replace in any way a visit to the doctor. Unfortunately, our editorial team cannot answer individual questions about medical conditions.
This article was created using a machine and was carefully checked by editor Juliane Gutmann before publication.