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(UPI)   Excessive multivitamins may be harmful. Fred Flintstone unavailable for comment   (upi.com ) divider line
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2007-09-28 06:00:40 PM  
I've never been able to figure out why people think consuming a lot of nutrients would result in anything but a well-nourished cancer, should cancer develop.
 
2007-09-28 06:06:21 PM  
Alice Cooper from Nights with Alice Cooper said:

"Overdosing on vitamins increases risk of death by 5%. Great, now there's a 105% chance I'm going to die."
 
2007-09-28 06:12:11 PM  
I recall that for some nutrients, overconsumption does a real number on the kidneys and such.

Regardless, this is not only old, but obvious.
 
2007-09-28 06:13:53 PM  
Duh. People take the advice that something that's good (vitamins, minerals, milk... even water) and think that if they HORDE it, they'll get 1000x the benefits.

WRONG.

Too much water can dillute minerals and salt from your body, too much milk can lead to heart disease, and every single mineral and vitamin have their own special way of telling you took too much.

This is why I yell at people for going to vitamin stores. If you want to pop one multi-vitamin in your mouth, fine. Don't buy 30. They barely help... and in some cases make it worse.
 
2007-09-28 06:23:30 PM  
the biggest rip off in the world is vitamins. You just piss them out. Try smelling your piss after taking a vitamin. The best way to get your vitamins is to eat a healthy and balanced diet. It's that simple.
 
2007-09-28 06:26:53 PM  
My main problem with a vegan diet is the lack of useable protein. Yeah, yeah, soy has lots of protein, but it doesn't matter, it has a less than stellar balance of essential amino acids. Protein can only be utilized in the body in proportion to the limiting essential amino acid. Eggs, for example have a nearly perfect combination of these amino acids, soy, not even close. The vegans I know, and I do know quite a few, seem to be either fat and from gorging on bread, or skinny and crazy, both types kina sickly and pale. I have to concur with a previous poster, a lot of vegans are a little 'off', maybe 'off' people gravitate to veganism or maybe it's the cause of teh crazy, not sure.
 
2007-09-28 06:30:15 PM  
we are flintstone kids; two million strong, and growing...
tumors.
 
2007-09-28 06:33:45 PM  
...yet, somehow, mankind was able to survive all these centuries dating way back when we didn't even have calendars *without* vitamins, doing bone-breaking work that'd kill every last farker here (including me, especially), and generally trying to survive.

Also, I have a thought about vegans. If health is your goal, balance is the key. Too much of one thing is the same as not enough, and those canines in your face mean you haven't crawled outta the swamp *just* yet.

And, if your goal is purly ethical or moral, let me remind you that mankind didn't survive (read: you wouldn't be here to be a vegan in the first place) by subsiting on wheatgrass and soy-milk.

nyah.
 
2007-09-28 06:43:45 PM  
beer4breakfast
You'll piss out any excess vitamins that are water soluble. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble and can accumulate in the body.

GNC sells multivitamins that are supposed to be timed release. Don't know how well it works in theory but i still piss flourescent orange a half hour after taking them.
 
2007-09-28 06:45:21 PM  
Soy also increases estrogen levels in your body, which explains alot about most male vegans.
 
2007-09-28 06:46:39 PM  
Also, I have a thought about vegans. If health is your goal, balance is the key.

I always figured vegan was more for the environment, and not for the person's health. Like, growing cattle for food takes twice as much land because you need the land for cattle and the cattle's food
 
2007-09-28 06:47:21 PM  
No shiat, it destroys your kidneys.

Needs Obvious tag
 
2007-09-28 06:51:11 PM  
vitamins = expensive urine
 
2007-09-28 06:53:32 PM  
SchlingFo: If you spend 2 hours a day at the gym, you're a professional athlete or model, and you're a fraction of a percent of the population of the U.S.

The guys I've seen who spend 2hrs in the gym usually spend it bullshiatting with their friends or trying to pick up chicks.
 
2007-09-28 06:54:54 PM  
D-D-D-Dave:

The vegans I've met were in it for the health. In fact, a credible source for being a vegan was my 12th grade health teacher. She was hardcore vegan for years, and her reasons were for her health (ergo, my focus on that point).

She almost looked brittle, with the hallmark pallor and sunken eyes. A coupla years after I graduated I caught wind that she'd been struck with colon cancer.

The irony struck a morbid chord with me and I've been fascinated with those who choose such lifestyles ever since.
 
2007-09-28 06:58:31 PM  
in other news, you can't counteract the effects of living an unhealthy life style by popping vitamins like tic tacs.
 
2007-09-28 07:48:00 PM  
Wait, wait, wait... you mean these gummie bears are actually vitamins???
 
2007-09-28 08:17:50 PM  
So that half-bottle of Flintstone vitamins I've been grinding up and snorting every morning isn't good for me now?

/damn
//make up your farking minds
 
2007-09-28 08:20:48 PM  
beer4breakfast: logruszed: Other than some minerals like calcium I thought you just pissed out the excess?

You'll piss out any excess vitamins that are water soluble. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble and can accumulate in the body.


The cure for that is Olestra®.
 
2007-09-28 08:47:28 PM  
oldass31: You know how some commercials, or PSAs, or studies will come out saying things like "the body needs 8 12oz glasses of this", or "4 servings of that" and the nutrition label have the daily value of potassium and magnesium and such. It seems like a lot of food. And it makes me wonder if there are any people out there that get ALL the nutrients they need from eating normal food and no supplements. And they do this everyday(or almost). Is anyone here like that?

http://whfoods.org/

Yes, it can be done, and relatively easily (assuming you aren't allergic to preparing your own food), but you might not be used to the tastes/portions or the level of care in choosing foods.

I, personally, just can't imagine actually sticking to that level of regimentation with regards to diet, but I have a lot of respect for people that choose to do so.
 
2007-09-28 10:14:31 PM  
thanks for reminding me.. i forgot to take my prenatals today.

/you need this many vitamins... but they make you sick so don't over do it.
//pregnancy is a study is exceptions to every rule.
 
2007-09-29 12:12:06 AM  
Ah, the old "Vitamins is bad for you" story. Trot it out every few months. Oh, but make sure to alternate it with the "Vitamins is useless for you" story.

Guess I better go back to the drug pusher in the white lab coat. He'd never lie to me to fatten a corporate purse.

I love how vitamins are "dangerous," then swing over to "ineffective," without ever stopping in between to be useful.
 
2007-09-29 02:42:42 AM  
Vitamins don't destroy your kidneys. That's a load. Show me the study that proves it. Eskimos get ten to twenty times more vitamin A and D than our RDA and are apparently unaware they should be keeling over and croaking right and left. No one has ever OD'd on vitamins or minerals, although there are a few minerals which can be harmful if overdone. Perhaps we should stick to the safe prescription drugs and trans-fats.

I've take a high dosage of vitamins for years. I'm in my mid-fifties, have a healthier heart and cardiovascular system than most thirty-year olds, look forty, can outwork most guys twenty years younger, and have had only one mild cold in the last ten years. I also do not eat anything close to what most 'experts' think is a balanced diet (love ice cream, chocolate, and beer). I'll put up my "expensive urine" against you're cheap coronary bypass any day.

/Now if I could only find a vitamin to regrow hair
//and don't reply that it's all about the beer
 
2007-09-29 07:06:56 AM  
Headline: "Excessive vitamins may be harmful"
Text: "...supplements can be counted on to ensure good health."

/doublespeak, anyone?
 
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