Health - Wellness
You Should Probably Stop Taking Vitamin D If This Happens To You
By ROBIN ROTHSTEIN
The International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research states that vitamin D is "essential in the development, function, and maintenance of healthy bones", and is a key ingredient in our overall health and wellness. But as with all things in life, too much vitamin D is harmful, and can even give you a condition called hypervitaminosis D.
Hypervitaminosis D results from taking too many high-dose vitamin D supplements over a period of time. It can cause calcium to build up in your bloodstream, adversely affecting bones and tissue and potentially leading to high blood pressure, heart problems, kidney damage, and kidney stones; other symptoms can be warning signs.
According to Healthline, vitamin D toxicity occurs when blood reaches an amount of 150 ng/ml (nanograms per milliliter), and symptoms include stomach pain, vomiting, fatigue, extreme thirst, and frequent urination. Experts at the Mayo Clinic advise ceasing consumption of all vitamin D and calcium foods and supplements to those diagnosed with the condition until the body has returned to normal.