I feel constrained to point out that those levels of vitamins you are taking are potentially dangerous.
Any vitamin that you take in those amounts is a drug.
Vitamins are NOT drugs. Saying that vitamins are drugs is a ignorant thing to say! That's exactly what modern day doctors say, and look at their track record.
The levels I recommend are all completely safe. It's funny how you're acting like vitamins and minerals are a super dangerous drug, which of course they're not. Your body needs vitamins and minerals to function. The fact of the matter is, no one is getting near even the minimum recommend. The RDA recommendation is a joke. Many biochemists have debunked the RDA because people need much more. What the RDA recommends is to keep you barely alive when you're healthy. Now everyone is different. Some people are sick and have a compromised system and need even more vitamins and minerals, so really the RDA is used as a figure guideline.
If you research the clinically documented side effects of prolonged megadosing of the vitamins you are taking, you will find some shocking results. The point is, these side effects do not appear overnight. They usually take several months to appear. I made myself very sick after five months taking exactly the same level of Vitamin D that you are taking.
Sorry to hear you got sick. Nothing I have mentioned is considered mega dosing. It is very rare for someone to get sick for taking vitamin D. It could have been the brand you took or something else related. All the info I have posted come from real nutritional biochemists. Many of the "clinical documents" are pseudoscience and are linked to corporations such as Monsanto.
Even Vitamin C, generally thought be benign in large amounts, has been linked with kidney stone formation at the levels you are taking. Passing kidney stones is said to be amongst the most painful conditions a person can ever experience. Fancy that? No, me neither.
Vitamin C is completely non toxic. And for you to think 5grams is mega dosing is quite laughable! Some people take 50 grams of Vitamin C daily. It's been known for a while that vitamin C isn't toxic at all; that was age old research. Vitamin C gets flushed out of you when you urinate. As long as you're taking it throughout the day you're ok. "The accumulated evidence demonstrates that vitamin C, even in large amounts, is a remarkably safe substance. This evidence strongly supports the role of vitamin C as an important antioxidant, not a pro-oxidant." Here are a few links you can read up.
Edited by overfl00d, 08 April 2013 - 08:57 PM.