Conzace is a multivitamin plus mineral supplement that claims to deliver heavy duty body resistance. With the high nutrients it is packed with, is it safe to be taken everyday?
The first time I have heard of Conzace was when my Ob-Gynecologist prescribed it to me post partum. With the nutrients listed on the package, I know it will help me for the fast healing of perineal lacerations. A couple of weeks later, my facial skin has become apparently smoother. This observation made me pay more attention to Conzace. I was thinking of making it as my regular supplement in place of my old one that I have been taking for years. But then Conzace is a bit expensive, so I decided to just forget about it.
After I have given birth to my second baby, I thought I will be prescribed with Conzace again, but this time my doctor let me take only calcium and iron capsules. In addition to the prescribed supplements, I also bought myself a dozen Conzace. One week later, I noticed that I have been having headaches for several days already. I know that Conzace’s content are rather high which made me think that the problem may have something to do with it. I stopped taking it and true enough, my headaches were gone. One week later, I continue taking the remaining capsules and the headaches returned. This made me Google Conzace, and found the same complaints from some women. Another common complaint is diarrhea. The experience gave me the heads up in dietary supplementation, and made me ask the question, “Is Conzace safe to take daily?”
The nutrients found in Conzace are potent antioxidants, the reason it is advertised to deliver heavy duty body resistance.
Each softgel capsule of Conzace contains:
- Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A) – 5,000 IU
- dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) – 100 IU
- Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) – 500 mg
- Zinc (as Sulfate Monohydrate) – 25 mg
Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI):
- Vitamin A – 5,000 IU
- Vitamin E – 30 IU
- Vitamin C – 60 mg
- Zinc – 15 mg
Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL):
- Vitamin A – 10,000 IU/day
- Vitamin E – 1,500 IU/day
- Vitamin C – 2,000 mg/day
- Zinc – 40 mg/day
With these data, you will see that the content in Conzace is very much within the tolerable range. But it is also important to note that we also get these nutrients from the foods that we eat everyday.
Large amounts of synthetic nutrients can pose problems, and some people may be more susceptible to toxicity even in lower doses. Nausea and vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision and headaches are signs of acute toxicity of Vitamin A, and Vitamin C has short, laxative effect when taken in large doses.
If you are having headaches, diarrhea or other untoward observations when taking Conzace or any other supplement, tell your doctor. It is also important to consult your medical practitioner before taking any food supplement.
* Data Source: Linus Pauling Institute
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