Question by  Hoffman (22)

What should I know about taking too many supplements and their effect on the liver?


Answer by  toastedcheese (216)

Certain supplements can definitely harm your liver. Specifically, you should avoid overdosing on Vitamin A, and you should not take protein or amino acid supplements. Nor should you take iron supplements (unless prescribed by a doctor.) Certain medications more complex than these are also bad for the liver, but for a full list you should really ask a doctor.


Answer by  shaukat (92)

The first thing is to drink plenty of clear fluid, water this will produce a dilution effect of some chemical compounds presents in supplements that are difficult to assimilate and absorbed in the system, and even help in proper absorption, The bile juice produced in stomach has certain limits and it must be kept in mind


Answer by  sashascreations (31)

Try to limit yourself to natural supplements over the synthetic ones as they get washed out of your system through the urine and may therefore cause you to take more supplements than necessary. Taking too many supplements, however, could potentially damage the liver. You are trying to supplements your diet not live off of them.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

If you take to many supplements such as the vitamin b group it can affect the liver and can lead to an iron overload. Taking to many supplements will make you feel nausea so you must cut back, the liver has many parts to play and does affect the stomach as it produces bile to get rid of waste.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

Each and every vitamin and mineral have a specific job to do in the body. Excessive amounts of some supplements will cause damage to the liver, because the liver is the filter in your body. Other supplements are harmless and you should contact your Doctor before starting any vitamin or mineral regimen.


Answer by  kungfukid (1241)

There is some indication that taking too much vitamin b3, other wise known as niacin, can damage the liver. It comes under the heading, "too much of a good thing can be bad". This usually occurs when taking too high of a dose. There are many other vitamins that can be toxic at high levels.


Answer by  Anonymous

Nothing will harm your liver if you protect it with milk thistle.

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really??? milk thistle does NOT make your liver immune to damage-I'm proof of that!  add a comment
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