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(TreeHugger)   Wait, are you trying to tell me doctors and Big Pharma are teaming up to tell the American public not to buy multivitamins? Say it ain't so   (treehugger.com) divider line 170
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2014-01-11 05:03:03 PM

LoneWolf343: Can someone explain to me why, if vitamins are really so effective, why Big Pharma doesn't just produce those and rebrand them at a huge mark-up instead of spending billions of dollars researching new drugs?

/already know the answer
//It's because vitamin's aren't as effective as real drugs


Well, Big Pharma does produce vitamins (Pfizer produces Centrum, for example). But markup has a couple components built in: urgency and degree. Most of the big drugs Pharma concentrates on has to do with conditions that MUST be treated ASAP. That urgency and the degree of the condition mean that they get much more profit from a drug that treats that specific condition than from a multi-vitamin that isn't urgently needed and is taken over a long period of time.
 
2014-01-11 05:29:56 PM
Wow. This is a first. I criticized the modmin for greenlighting this turd of an article and got my message deleted. In nine years of Farking, I have never had a comment deleted before. Modmins have always taken their licks like men.

Watch this one go too, and watch me pick up a "ban" (lol, whatever will I do without Fark?) Oh, dear. Where is this site headed?
 
2014-01-11 05:46:56 PM
Too bad most supplements aren't regulated.  Never know what you're getting. Could be just rice powder or....

Seriously, google the company you get your supplements and vitamins from.  See all the spammy affiliates, fake reviews and shady third party that doesn't exist seal of approvals.
 
2014-01-11 06:21:31 PM
I take vitamins.  I also have the strength of fifteen robots.

Coincidence?  Who knows?

Don't make me smash.
 
2014-01-11 06:38:03 PM

Theory Of Null: Seriously, google the company you get your supplements and vitamins from. See all the spammy affiliates, fake reviews and shady third party that doesn't exist seal of approvals.


My supplier is Amway, so I know it's legit.
 
hej
2014-01-11 06:51:20 PM

CowardlyLion: hej: rzrwiresunrise: How did we ever survive without multi-vitamins for thousands of years? By eating good food, not junk food, you say? Funny, sounds like something my DOCTOR would say.

To be fair, for "thousands of years" people had significantly shorter life spans.

If you mean life expectancy, then, yeah, obviously; medicine and technology has improved considerably over those thousands of years. If you meant that human were incapable of living as long as the past as we do now, then you're just wrong.


jaytkay: NutWrench: jaytkay: Man On A Mission: long-proven vitamin and mineral supplements

Proven when? By who?

By folks who didn't get scurvy and rickets?

Scurvy and rickets are prevented by nutrients in food, not "supplements".

Liar. Everyone who doesn't routinely take supplements has scurvy and rickets. It's nearly impossible to absorb any nutrients by consuming food and beverages.


Yes, I meant expectancy.
 
2014-01-11 06:53:20 PM

IlGreven: sno man: jake_lex: Hey, if you take a lot of supplements, your piss will be loaded with vitamins and minerals, and thus you'll be recycling them back into the ecosystem!  It's a win-win!

hehe... That's all we need, 'roided up Asian Carp.

It'll pass through their system, too.


EVERYBODY PANIC  'roid rage zebra mussles coming to a lake near you...
 
2014-01-11 06:59:27 PM
Anti-depressants exist, and yet every single clinical trial involving SSRI anti-depressants showed that while they DO work, they do NOT work any better than placebos.

So I'm kind of wary to trust the pharmaceutical industry.

I had a doctor tell me that smoking weed can cause lung cancer.

So I'm kind of wary to trust doctors.
 
2014-01-11 07:11:38 PM

Tommy Moo: Wow. This is a first. I criticized the modmin for greenlighting this turd of an article and got my message deleted. In nine years of Farking, I have never had a comment deleted before. Modmins have always taken their licks like men.

Watch this one go too, and watch me pick up a "ban" (lol, whatever will I do without Fark?) Oh, dear. Where is this site headed?


It's headed for the depths of Hell and that's the way we like it.
 
2014-01-11 08:00:03 PM

moeburn: Anti-depressants exist, and yet every single clinical trial involving SSRI anti-depressants showed that while they DO work, they do NOT work any better than placebos.

So I'm kind of wary to trust the pharmaceutical industry.

I had a doctor tell me that smoking weed can cause lung cancer.

So I'm kind of wary to trust doctors.


I would bet some money that inhaling any kind of smoke increases risk of lung cancer.

/maybe you should eat your damned pot
 
2014-01-11 09:06:40 PM
Well, maybe if I did follow the daily allowances that people my age are supposed to have.  And eat enough food to make me sick in order to keep up with them, I wouldn't have to take vitamins for the bone aches in my arms that have been reduced to almost nothing the past 5 years.

However.  The basic food groups we've supposedly known about for years and the daily allowances to go with them, would make me have some bad stomach reactions if I tried to eat the amount I'm supposed to.  It's been that way since 1995.

Some will say "But, those stomach bacteria medications things".  Good.  But how does it handle the fact I feel sick from trying to shove food down my throat and into my stomach when I stopped being hungry an hour ago.
 
2014-01-11 09:52:56 PM

Tommy Moo: Wow. This is a first. I criticized the modmin for greenlighting this turd of an article and got my message deleted. In nine years of Farking, I have never had a comment deleted before. Modmins have always taken their licks like men.

Watch this one go too, and watch me pick up a "ban" (lol, whatever will I do without Fark?) Oh, dear. Where is this site headed?


You're not the only one who's noticed the turn this site has taken.
 
2014-01-11 10:13:11 PM
pfft... I went to a doctor once who was selling multivitamins right out of his office.  Even wrote me a "prescription" for them.

\emphasis on "once"
 
2014-01-11 10:52:40 PM
So would this be a supplement worth taking or is this a scam?

http://www.serovital.com/
 
2014-01-11 11:30:37 PM

sno man: IlGreven: It'll pass through their system, too
EVERYBODY PANIC  'roid rage zebra mussles coming to a lake near you...


If those sonsabiatches keep multiplying, the Great Lakes will fill up with them, and half the cities in Michigan and Canada will be flooded like the days of Noah's ark!  Then the snakeheads will eat you all.
 
2014-01-12 02:40:13 AM

Bumblefark: EmmaLou: What ever happened to just including fruits and vegetables in your diet?

We had my wife's family over for the holidays -- the whole clan, for about 3 weeks. (*shudder*) Every dinner I served included at least one side of vegetables, often two. And not weird foodie stuff; just the standards, like green beans, corn, carrots, green salad, etc, prepared in the usual ways.

Never saw them eat a single veggie, neither the children nor the adults. I would have bothered to have been horrified, but that's probably not very atypical, nowadays...


ACK! Corn is a starch, not a vegetable!
 
2014-01-12 05:30:38 AM

Smeggy Smurf: A Terrible Human: Vitamins are a crock of shiat. If you buy into them you're farking stupid and not eating properly if you're so deficient in vitamins.
/Same with that homeopathy garbage.

Yeah!  Better living through chemicals instead!

/enjoy your cancer


Enjoy your smug disbelief in science? Are you also one of those idiots who don't believe in vaccines cause if so please don't breed.
 
2014-01-12 12:53:05 PM

moeburn: Anti-depressants exist, and yet every single clinical trial involving SSRI anti-depressants showed that while they DO work, they do NOT work any better than placebos.

So I'm kind of wary to trust the pharmaceutical industry.

I had a doctor tell me that smoking weed can cause lung cancer.

So I'm kind of wary to trust doctors.


If the SSRI part was true, then no research paper would get published in a reputable journal that could make the claim that it works.

I have a feeling that you're just making shiat up.
 
2014-01-12 01:56:03 PM

Smeggy Smurf: A Terrible Human: Vitamins are a crock of shiat. If you buy into them you're farking stupid and not eating properly if you're so deficient in vitamins.
/Same with that homeopathy garbage.

Yeah!  Better living through chemicals instead!

/enjoy your cancer


Your own body produces a large variety of chemicals with long scary names as part of natural functions. Get an education.

/Or, maybe your body specifically is producing something toxic for your brain.
 
2014-01-12 02:00:59 PM

FunkOut: AMonkey'sUncle: FunkOut: AMonkey'sUncle: A Terrible Human: Vitamins are a crock of shiat. If you buy into them you're farking stupid and not eating properly if you're so deficient in vitamins.
/Same with that homeopathy garbage.

What gets me is this new gummy vitamin chew for adults. No more hard-to-swallow pills! Good grief, we're getting soft.

It's primarily aimed at people with bad teeth and people with swallowing issues. A number of people with throat issues who have to use CPAP machines also have issues with choking on pills and certain kinds of food. And we're not talking about just really heavy people, some people have congenital defects with their palate and esophagus the cause snoring, sleep apnea, etc.

No problem understanding those situations, but the chews are marketed to young adults, if you go by the ads.

Between Netflix for TV and all the adblock I've got in the computer, I go for days without seeing ads. When I do see an ad somewhere, it's kind of surprising.

Next up : sippy cups for people who just can't be bothered with not pouring a whole cup of liquid on their face.



You don't get out much, do you?

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What do you call this, if not a sippy cup for adults?

Adblockers, you got blinders on to the world, jack!
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