Have you ever wondered why you see 400% Daily Value next to key ingredients in your current vitamin? Or, have you ever noticed that your urine turns fluorescent yellow after taking a multivitamin?
Vitamin manufacturers put extra amounts into pills because your body only absorbs a portion of the ingredients. And yellow urine is your body actually disposing of all those ingredients it can't absorb. This gives new meaning to the phrase "flushing money down the toilet"!
The practice of adding large amounts of an ingredient to account for poor absorption is called "megadosing."
Megadosing isn't good for your health because some vitamins are toxic when taken in large quantities. This doesn't happen with Tespo vitamins because we only provide you with what your body needs.
If you haven't heard of megadosing, it started with doctors using megadoses of Vitamin D for years to treat tuberculosis. And while many studies have tried to tie vitamin D to the prevention and treatment of autoimmune diseases, cancer, and heart conditions, it has had mixed results.
In an effort to stand out from other products in the cluttered vitamin aisle, many companies tried to differentiate themselves by including high doses of specific ingredients without the research needed to support the larger levels.
The lesson here: more is not always better. And if you take too much of certain types of vitamins, you could be placing your health at risk. Our recommendation: consult with your doctor or nutritionist to make sure you aren't overdoing it with your current vitamin regimen.
May cause upset stomach or dizziness.