More Is Not Always Better!

Recently, alternative health expert, Gary Null, filed a lawsuit against the company that tested and manufactured his supplement called, “Ultimate Power Meal,” because they overloaded it with Vitamin D.  Mr. Null was taking his own supplement, and began experiencing some alarming symptoms.

He began experiencing “excruciating fatigue” which has resulted in severe kidney damage.  Many of his customers who were also using this supplement, suffered symptoms as well, with several also being hospitalized with kidney damage.

 He has pulled the tainted product from store shelves.

I wanted to bring this to your attention in the event you were not aware of it.  And I wanted to point out that even a reputable company that has been in business for many years is vulnerable to human error.

Evidently, from my understanding, his formula was a good one, but the company that manufactured it included many times more Vitamin D than the formula called for.  While most of us are Vitamin D deficient and supplementing with this vitamin is recommended for most people, overdosing can cause serious damage.  More, even of a good thing, is not always better!

I recommend you always purchase supplements from reputable companies and always pay attention to your body.  If you begin taking a supplement and develop any unusual symptoms or just don’t feel right – I recommend you stop that supplement immediately.

Keep in mind, also, that while one supplement may work very well for most people, we are all bio-chemically unique and it may not necessarily benefit you. 

 So, here are my safety suggestions:  remember to seek out expert advice from a trusted source, purchase from reputable companies, don’t start more than one new supplement at a time and pay attention to your body.  Never ignore symptoms.

About amusico

I am a holistic health coach and independent nutritional consultant. All my coaching plans are based on my 3-D Living program and a big part of that are the Youngevity Products and Supplements I proudly offer! Visit my website at http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com and learn more about the products and my coaching plans!
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2 Responses to More Is Not Always Better!

  1. Ann,
    thanks for reminding people about basic nutritional safety; I am a Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer, and had a client recently who had overloaded with vitamin D,
    the new “in” vitamin. She was admitted to an ER with seizures and total body cramping. The trouble is the RD are minimal standards to prevent disease, but I believe we are still figuring out OPTIMAL doses for optimal health.The comparative Guide by Lyle MacWilliams has a biochemical analysis of all major vitamins, and only those that follow USP manufacturing can be deemed as safe. There are a few 5 star vitamins listed, including USANA, The only ones I trust and take…million dollar athlete guarantee on purity.And the company is green, and supports the Childrens Hunger Fund, worldwide. A biochemist expert in cellular nutrition designed the doses and I know personal stories of health and healing from several who use them.
    Thanks for putting a reasonable health message out there,
    Power On!
    Maureen
    BenchFit.com
    Fitness Solutions for Busy Bodies

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