We all know that fruit, vegetables and the vitamins they give us are invaluable. Without them we will be highly vulnerable to sickness and will generally feel tired, unwell and beyond our years. However, we can have too much of a good thing. Although it’s rare, vitamin poisoning does exist, and those who take a daily dietary supplement such as an Acai Berry supplement will be more susceptible to this unlikely illness.
This means that despite common belief, Acai Berry side effects do exist.
Okay, so most of us will never experience Acai Berry side effects, but some people are more vulnerable to ‘vitamin poisoning’ than others. Particularly those who eat an incredibly ‘healthy’ diet in addition to consuming a daily Acai Berry supplement.
Does this mean that the ‘bad’ stuff is actually good for us?
Not exactly. A trans-fat ridden doughnut is never going to do anything good for our bodies and a greasy takeaway four nights week is still far from ideal. However this does mean that a little of what we like does us good.
We should still be aiming to eat a balanced and vitamin rich diet; particularly if we’re consuming an Acai Berry supplement with the intention of losing weight.
However, if you’re planning on taking a daily multivitamin or similar product in addition to your super healthy diet and Acai Berry supplement you might want to give the multivitamin a miss. Save it for the days when you’ve given into temptation. Studies have shown that a properly balanced diet should provide us with all the nutrients we need naturally. Taking a multivitamin in addition to such a nutritious diet might then even be dangerous.
Acai berry side effects may be rare, but vitamin poisoning can be serious. Aren’t we always better off being safe than sorry?
Are there any vitamins I particularly need to watch out for?
Yes. The main problems occur with vitamins that are fat soluble and store themselves within the liver and fatty tissues of the body. Vitamins A, D and E can be particularly harmful.
Hypervitaminosis A (vitamin A overdose) can cause birth defects, liver problems and hair loss, amongst other undesirable effects.
Hypervitaminosis D can cause dehydration, constipation, muscle weakness, fatigue, irritability, low appetite and vomiting.
Some of the side effects of vitamin E include bloating, blurred vision, nausea and excessive bleeding. It’s also been reported that regular vitamin E overdose can increase the risk of heart attack.
Should I be worried?
Not too much. Keep in mind that the chance of being affected by these conditions is very rare. However, Acai Berry side effects may be of concern since the Acai Berry contains both vitamins A and E.
If you are not taking any additional supplements, and are in good general health, it is unlikely you are at risk. But still, if you wish to take a multivitamin or similar product, observe its contents carefully. Many supplements will contain reduced amounts of the above vitamins because of the potential dangers – it may be worth investing in these supplements over a more general multivitamin.