“The Dose makes the Poison.” -Paracelsus
The Minimum Effective Dose (MED) is a medical term used to describe the lowest dose of an intervention that will produce the desired result. Using anything in excess of the MED is wasteful and oftentimes counterproductive or harmful.
For example, if 300mg of medicine is enough to kill off an illness, 3,000mg of the same medicine doesn’t make it “more dead” – dead is dead. However, taking that large of a dose does put a tremendous strain on your body as it has to metabolize the mega-dose, possibly leading to larger and more serious problems. Continue Reading