Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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1Footnote Directly From Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/res
1"To become active in the body, each vitamin must associate with a special protein. Together they form an active enzyme ready to regulate body processes. However, it is important to realize that once the special proteins in the body cells are filled up with a particular vitamin, no further activity can possibly be achieved by adding any more of that vitamin. The excess vitamin serves as a chemical substance that in many cases can do damage to the body. This is why over-dosages of vitamin supplements cannot benefit the body and may in fact be harmful.
Vitamins are sometimes referred to as micronutrients since they are needed in only small amounts. Vitamins are measured in milligrams (one-thousandth of a gram) and in micrograms (one-millionth of a gram), or in International Units. An inadequacy of a minute amount of a vitamin can have far-reaching effects on body processes and health. Too much of certain vitamins, though seemingly a small amount, can produce harmful toxic conditions."