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Is a natural artery cleanse safe?

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Taking large doses of certain vitamins and minerals can cause toxicity, warns WebMD. Vitamins A, E and K, and the minerals selenium and iron are most likely to cause toxicity if taken in excess. Vitamin B-6 can also cause neuropathy if taken in excess. The upper tolerable limit of vitamin A is 10,000 international units per day, and taking more than that can cause serious health problems and possibly death.

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Symptoms of vitamin A toxicity include nausea, fatigue and swelling of the brain, says Mayo Clinic. Chronic consumption of excessive amounts of vitamin A can lead to psychiatric changes and osteoporosis. In severe cases of vitamin A toxicity, liver damage and death may occur.

The natural arterial cleanse sold by ReverseArthersclerosis.com contains 17,500 IU of vitamin A per tablet, and users are told to take five tablets per day, leading to a daily consumption of 87,500 IU, which is over eight times the daily tolerable limit.

A natural arterial cleanse consists of taking large amounts of certain vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. ReverseArthersclerosis.com recommends an arterial cleanse that includes A, C, D, E, K and B vitamins; amino acids, such as cysteine and lysine; and antioxidants from cherries and citrus fruits. The cleanse also contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium and potassium

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