Too many vitamins too much of a good thing? - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Too many vitamins too much of a good thing?

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

May 5, 2003

Albany-- We've all heard the saying "too much of a good thing." Well, taking too many vitamins and herbs can hurt more than help.

Alice Hay knows her multivitamin. For 30 years she's helped people pick the best supplement. She says people over do it, especially with Vitamins A, E and D that are already stored in the body. Hay, who is manager of the Bill's Health Store, says, "But if they come in and already taking a lot of things I suggest they bring their bottles down and let me look at them because a lot of times they are crossing over and getting too much A and D."

Hay recommends a multivitamin. After that she says extra C is fine for everyone, and for women, extra Vitamin D, which is good for bones. Almost 70 percent of people take a supplement--but only 40 percent do that on a regular basis.

Posted at 4:30 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

Powered by WorldNow