Choose a vitamin that is likely to reach toxic levels in the body from excessive supplementation.
What are the risks of toxicity?
Is your vitamin water- or fat-soluble?
How does vitamin solubility affect absorption, transport, and storage?
How can the dietary reference intake (DRI) be used to provide guidance when it comes to avoiding toxicities?
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A good vitamin to use for this set of questions is vitamin A. It is a fat-soluble vitamin, which is common for most vitamins that cause toxicity in the body. This condition is called hypervitaminosis.
Vitamin A, being a fat-soluble vitamin, is absorbed ...
Differences in Vitamins
Besides fat- and water-soluble vitamins being able to be dissolved in fat and water, respectively, what other differences exist between these two types of vitamins? Please give examples of each type and their nutritional roles in the body.
What are antioxidants and phytochemicals and what are their actions on the body? Give an example of each.
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