Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 3 weeks ago

Why do Drs always give overdose levels of vitamins? It makes no sense if they're supposed to be so well educated about the topics?

Everytime they give vitamins it's like 50,000 iu or some other serious overdose. What is the problem? Since when does being prescribed vitamins mean we should take an overdose of them? Iron just one of many examples. A level that's a known od, but they always say you need higher level bc it is harder to absorb..but that amt is obviously still being ingested??

6 Answers

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    If you have a serious deficiency, a high dosage may be necessary -- just temporarily -- in  order to get your levels up to where they need to be.

  • poldi2
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    It depends on the vitamin and the reason for the dosage recommendation.

  • 3 weeks ago

    They don't do that at all. They tend to underestimate the doses in fact.

  • All doctors have spent a few years of their lives and junior hospital doctors / interns. During that time they have subsisted on takeaway pizza and canned beer and are completely disqualified to tell anyone else about nutrition.

    When it comes to iron, most of us get sufficient from eating red meat and the occasional plate of liver. Vegetarians tend to be anaemic and vegans can be very anaemic. The approach of the medical profession is to give you massive doses of chelated iron in the hope you may be able to absorb some of it. Most of it passes straight through you - although it does tend to make you constipated.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    They only do that to people they can't stand.  Sorry Bro.

  • Kenny
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    Because they're stupid and you shouldn't trust them

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