6 vitamins you don’t need when you take Heights Smart Supplement
More is not always better. Switch to the Smart Supplement and skip these 6 supplements (including your multivitamin).
The typical health-conscious London resident buys £806 worth of supplements every year. That’s nearly triple how much the average Heights customer spends on a year of our Smart Supplement.
When people make the smart switch to our patented all-in-one vitamin and mineral supplement, they often reach out to us asking if they should continue taking the many other vitamins and minerals they might have in their vitamin cabinet. It’s the perfect opportunity to discuss not only what supplements you’re taking, but also why you’re taking them—and the hidden dangers and health risks of taking too many different supplements at once.
Vitamin overdose: The hidden risks of taking too many vitamins and minerals
Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s 100% harmless.
You may be inadvertently doing your body (and your brain) more harm than good when you pop all your supplement pills without thinking about how different supplements interact with each other(many popular vitamins and minerals don’t play nicely together), or how much of a specific nutrient you’re getting throughout your day.
Vitamins can be divided into two categories:
Water-soluble vitamins like vitamin C and B vitamins
Fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin E and vitamin D
When it comes to water-soluble vitamins, your body doesn’t store them. If you take too much vitamin C, for instance, you’ll just excrete the excess.
But, your body stores fat-soluble vitamins. If you take more than your body can use, these vitamins can build up in your body over time and have the potential to create toxic side effects.
For example, taking too much fat-soluble vitamin A can put you in a coma, and even be lethal. Not exactly the “health benefit” you’re hoping to achieve, is it?
Even water-soluble vitamins, if overdone too much, can lead to uncomfortable problems (e.g., queasiness or cramps) or even harmful health outcomes (e.g., liver damage).
And don’t forget your financial health. There’s a cap on how much of a specific vitamin or mineral you need. You’re literally flushing your money down the toilet when you take more water-soluble vitamins than your body can use.
Why the Smart Supplement is a better alternative to run-of-the-mill supplements
Many traditional multivitamins and supplements suffer from a few problems.
1. Poor bioavailability
Bioavailability refers to how well your body can actually use the actual form of a vitamin or mineral found in your supplements. Take magnesium as an example. Many cheaper supplements use magnesium oxide or magnesium sulfate, but these types of magnesium aren't as easily absorbed by your body as magnesium citrate or magnesium aspartate.
2. Unnecessary fillers
Many popular supplements use unnecessary fillers. Common fillers include:
Artificial colouring and artificial flavouring
Heavy metal toxins
Not only does this mean you’re wasting your money on ingredients that don’t do you any good, but some of these fillers may actually have harmful health effects. For example, hydrogenated oils are a source of trans fats, which may increase your risks of cardiovascular illness.
3. Interactions with other supplements
Some nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, work well when taken together because they help to boost your body’s ability to use each vitamin or mineral.
But some nutrients don’t play so nice with each other. Taking high doses of minerals, for instance, can lower your body’s absorption of beta-carotene and other carotenoids.
That’s one reason why multivitamins are increasingly frowned upon by nutrition experts, and why taking a lot of different vitamins and minerals at once may not always be the best choice.
That's also why the high-quality Smart Supplement formula is guaranteed to:
Be free of nasty fillers and unnecessary ingredients
Only use the best forms of each vitamin or mineral to ensure maximum bioavailability
Pair the right nutrients together so they work to support your health without limiting your body’s absorption of other key nutrients in our formula
Use the right amounts of each nutrient for optimal health benefits and reduced risks of toxic side effects
For all of the above reasons, you’ll want to stop taking a few of your existing vitamin and mineral supplements when you make the smart switch to the carefully formulated all-in-one Smart Supplement.
Take this, not that: Making the switch to the best all-in-one supplement
Are you using the Smart Supplement from Heights? Save money and safeguard your health by skipping the following unnecessary vitamins or minerals:
Vitamin D: Your Smart Supplement contains 400% of your NRV. Taking more than that (unless recommended by your doctor), can lead to queasiness, an irregular heartbeat, a loss of appetite, and even organ damage.
Vitamin Bs: Heights includes more than enough of your B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. The amount in your Smart Supplement actually exceeds the NRV’s bare minimum to provide maximum benefits without hitting the higher levels that can cause toxic side effects—but taking additional B-complex vitamins on the side might do exactly that.
Iron: Iron toxicity is one of the most common forms of supplement poisoning and can be potentially life-threatening. That’s why the Smart Supplement offers 36% NRV, giving you room in your daily diet to get more iron from your food.
A multivitamin: Not only does a multivitamin push you over the healthy doses for the above nutrients, but it can also introduce interactions between different nutrients that reduce absorption.
There are a few health supplements that you may still want to consider using even after switching to Heights’ all-in-one vitamin and mineral supplement:
Magnesium: It’s a powerful brain booster, and most people are lacking it. We don’t include it in the Smart Supplement because magnesium blocks the absorption of many key nutrients. Take it several hours before or after you’ve taken your Smart Supplement.
Probiotics: They don’t just enhance digestion and support your gut health, but probiotics also boost your brain health and mood, reduce the risk of cardiovascular illness and strengthen your immune system.
Everybody—and every body—is different. Always consult your doctor or a similar medical professional before trying new supplements or eliminating supplements from your daily routine. This is especially true if you’re taking any prescription medications, or if you’re using specialized herbal remedies for unique health conditions.
Ready to make the switch? Try the Smart Supplement for the best all-in-one vitamin and mineral solution to your health needs. Everything you need—and nothing you don’t—in one convenient dose. It’s faster, more convenient, and formulated for maximum absorption.