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Did you actually read the study?

(I can't access it without paying for it.)

What exactly do they mean by "high doses?" I cannot stand this type of information as it isn't specific enough for the average person to understand.
 

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I just clicked on and the article appeared. Looks like they are saying if you are over doing it on vitamins it is not good. Example they said one multivitamin is fine but 10 to 100 times the amount is not.
 

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Well... I'm not really suprised... Too much of anything isn't good. When you inject enough sweet 'n low into a mouse it develops cancer.

I am glad that there are people out there researching how much is too much though. Just hope they're getting their data from animal tests.
 

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Did you actually read the study?

(I can't access it without paying for it.)

What exactly do they mean by "high doses?" I cannot stand this type of information as it isn't specific enough for the average person to understand.

No I didn't read the original study. Since this was an incidental finding during the cardiac stem cell study , I'm sure they don't know exactly how much would be a high dose. They do quote Marban as saying this:

"If you are taking 10 or 100 times the amount in a daily multivitamin, you may be predisposing your cells to developing cancer, therefore doing yourself more harm than good."
 

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They need to be specific as to exactly how much they used in the study, or else the information is totally useless to the average person because everyone seems to take varying amounts.
 

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I am not surprised. I don't think that swallowing the amount of vitamins that everybody here in the States is doing is a good thing. Most of those vitamins are not even natural they are synthetic. And like Miss Annie said "too much of anything is not a good thing".
The thing is that you are swallowing so much vitamins that the day you won't have access to them and something really bad is happening, your body will not be able to fight it and you will drop like flies. Your body won't have any immunity to anything. Just look at the flu. If your immune system is high you won't be affected by it the same way somebody with a low immune system will be affected.
 

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People who are into alternative medicine already know that mega doses of antioxidants might be harmful, just like megadoses of other vitamins, sugar, alcohol, junk food, artificial sweeteners, etc. might be harmful, too.

However, administered under the supervision of someone who knows what they are doing, antioxidants and other vitamins/minerals/herbs can also help immensely. So anyone who wants to use high doses of antioxidant supplements (which are specific supplements, btw, not just "vitamins") or any other supplements for that matter, should always do so under the care of their chosen health care professional, and of course, always use the best quality ingredients.

I've seen people who have been helped tremendously from antioxidant therapy. One friend received specific treatments from an holistic MD while she was going through chemo for ovarian cancer, and she had a very easy time of it, compared other people I've personally known who went through chemo. She is now cancer-free.

So I feel that for me to dismiss larger doses antioxidants across the board due to a study that I am not able to read without paying for it, and therefore do not know the specifics, would be premature. That is the problem with some of these studies. People read the headlines and a short article, and never actually read the study itself, then they assume they have all the info they need to make a decision.
 
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