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Report warns of defects in multivitamins

April 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Some multivitamins could be giving you certain vitamins in higher quantities than they claim. A study found defects in more than 30 percent of supplements tested.ConsumerLab.com tested several multivitamin products, including three for children and a vitamin water. It found that some exceeded recommended limits for ingredients like vitamin A, niacin, and zinc, which could cause health problems.

Experts say in the short term, too much vitamin A may cause nausea and blurred vision. In the long term, it can lead to bone softening and liver complications.

ConsumerLab.com is a privately held company that provides consumers with independent evaluations on health and nutrition.


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