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  • Warfarin, aspirin, Vitamin E and high EPA/DHA fish oils all thin the blood. Stop taking if you’re going in for an operation!
  • Avoid yeasts & alcohol when taking anti-depressants.
  • Always take B vitamins in a complex or with a multivitamin and mineral supplement.
  • Reduce Vitamin A when pregnant or trying to conceive.
  • Aspirin increases the need for vitamin C.
  • The Pill and HRT increases need for B6, B12, Folic acid and zinc.
  • Antibiotics increase the need for B vitamins and beneficial gut bacteria (probiotics).
  • Paracetamol increases the need for antioxidants.
  • Don’t supplement beta-carotene by itself if you are smoker. Take in a multi-vitamin.
  • B2 (riboflavin) makes urine bright yellow – don’t panic!
  • B3 (Niacin) in high doses can make you flush and go red, hot and itchy for up to 30 minutes. Normal – not an allergy. Flush-free B3 is available.
  • Vitamin C has a laxative effect. Ideal intake is ‘bowel-tolerance level’ then reduce again.
  • Never take copper supplement unless it contains at least 10 x the amount of zinc i.e. 1mg copper : 10-15mg zinc
  • Vitamin D increases absorption of calcium – too much can lead to calcification of soft tissue.
  • Never supplement Calcium without magnesium and phosphorous Ca : Mg = 3 : 2 and Ca : Ph = 1 : 2