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Dear Doc, I stopped drinking and smoking 3 months ago and have gone all overboard healthly, i.e. no tea no coffee etc. As a substitute, I really like freshly squeezed carrot juice and can easily drink a litre of it if given the chance. Now someone tells me its bad for me, too much vitamin D or such like! I thought the body just disposed of unwanted vitamins! What's the low-down? Will I have to live on water alone or risk dying of an orange colour with vitamin clogged liver! Thanks.
BJ 
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Most vitamin supplements that people take are in fact excreted 'unused' and therefore wasted. It is true that very large quantities of vitamins taken can cause illness - however, while this is true of Vitamin A taken to excess - levels above 20,000 IU per day may be toxic - the beta-carotene that you are imbibing is not toxic; neither in that quantity, nor in that form (as only what water-soluble beta-carotene that is necessary, is converted into Vitamin A). Keep drinking the juice, it's good for you.
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