are necessary nutrients to allow your body to function
normally. Insufficient intake of certain vitamins can lead to
vitamin deficiency which can in turn lead to illnesses and
diseases. Since your body cannot produce vitamins on its own,
you have to either get them from the foods you eat or
Most vitamins can be taken in
significantly higher doses than the recommended dosage without
adverse reactions. However, fat soluble vitamins may be toxic
at high doses because they remain in your body for a long time.
In particular, overloading on vitamin A or D is dangerous.
Megadoses or even very high doses of water soluble vitamins,
such as vitamin C, may be toxic or dangerous to some people.
Reducing the dosage usually fixes the problem.
There are 13 known vitamins and
they are categorized as fat or water soluble vitamins.
Fat soluble vitamins:
Vitamins A, D, E and K. Your body stores these vitamins
for relatively long periods (months or even years).
Water soluble vitamins:
eight B vitamins and vitamin C; these remain in your body only
for short periods and must be replenished more often (except for