Are you really peeing out your vitamins?
If you go to the bathroom and your urine is neon yellow, you could either be dehydrated or peeing out extra vitamins. If you’re peeing out excess vitamins, it is a GOOD thing. It means that you are getting enough vitamins and are flushing out the excess. With the industrialization of our food system, B vitamins have really been stripped from our food, so we often are lacking B vitamins. B vitamins are which give urine the neon yellow color.
There are two types of vitamins, fat soluble and water soluble. Water soluble vitamins are used when needed, and any excess is excreted in the urine. 9 essential vitamins are water soluble, including C, B and Folate. Surplus of fat soluble vitamins are stored in your fat cells. These vitamins are A, E, D and K. These vitamins are easy to overdose on and can be dangerous in excess and even life threatening. Excess water soluble vitamins also come with a small risk including nausea, kidney stones and hives.
More vitamins doesn’t always mean better. Eating a well-balanced diet is the best way to get nutrients and vitamins. Supplements are meant to do just what their name implies, supplement! They are not meant to replace healthy diets. Stick to recommended dosages on the bottle and be sure to let your health care provider about any supplements you take. If while following recommendations, your urine is a bright shade of neon yellow, be happy in knowing your body got what it needed.
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