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2021-10-15 6:14:59 PM  
Did anyone else find their IQ dropping as they read that crap?
 
2021-10-15 6:18:54 PM  
I'll stick with the OJ.
 
2021-10-15 6:19:15 PM  
Far too much information. Eat real food and don't use "serums" -- I thought peddling snake oil had gone out of style.
 
2021-10-15 6:20:31 PM  
You don't even have to drink orange juice! Most fruits and vegetables have an abundance of the stuff; it's everywhere!
 
2021-10-15 6:21:21 PM  
We tested 26 vitamin C serums and found the 18 best of 2021

The 15th will SHOCK you!


(I don't know if that's true or not, I just copied the headline so I could paste it here and point out how stupid click-baity it is)
 
2021-10-15 6:21:55 PM  

WastrelWay: Far too much information. Eat real food and don't use "serums" -- I thought peddling snake oil had gone out of style.


It's the New York Post, they'll pimp out their mother for a buck.
 
2021-10-15 6:21:59 PM  
Topical application of ascorbate is not the same as dietary consumption. That said, sounds like a bunch of woo.
 
2021-10-15 6:21:59 PM  
I prefer grapefruit juice. It's got a little more kick.
 
2021-10-15 6:24:14 PM  

Russ1642: Did anyone else find their IQ dropping as they read that crap?


I didn't even make it past the headline...my brain started oozing out of my left ear :P
 
2021-10-15 6:27:59 PM  

WastrelWay: Far too much information. Eat real food and don't use "serums" -- I thought peddling snake oil had gone out of style.


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2021-10-15 6:32:07 PM  
The best facials I've had were from Vitamin C-men.
 
2021-10-15 6:32:34 PM  
...and, yo momma prefers the Vitamin D !!!!
 
2021-10-15 6:32:54 PM  
Dollar Tree sells bottles of 500mg tablets (30 count) for - wait for it - a dollar!
 
2021-10-15 6:34:25 PM  
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2021-10-15 6:34:57 PM  
Weird piece of historical trivia: Vitamin C is one of the original conspiracy theories of the modern scientific era, weirdly popular with people who were otherwise extremely reputable when they went off the rails into oddball fantasy bullshiat.  Linus Pauling famously fell for that shiat as part of his transition from one of the world's most famous and significant chemists to an old crank that no one listened to anymore.

Like... this is a form of snake oil that predates both assholes willfully misinterpreting quantum physics to claim that psychic powers are real and basically all of the straight-up neopagan religions.

And... yeah, it's a bunch of woo, obviously (TFA doesn't even spell "free radical" correctly. Christ, they're not even trying.).  Vitamin C is legitimately a nutrient that's useful for not dying but it has no extraordinary benefits beyond that.  The sheer antiquity of this particular false claim has made that ironically one of the most well-established hard facts in the usually fairly fuzzy field of nutrition science.
 
2021-10-15 6:35:07 PM  

Russ1642: Did anyone else find their IQ dropping as they read that crap?


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2021-10-15 6:36:13 PM  
OJ has been linked to horrific wounds and massive amounts of blood loss.

Orange juice is perfectly safe.
 
2021-10-15 6:38:45 PM  
i just ate a grapefruit peeled and section it like an orange

also been buying the 5lb bags of lemons or limes at costco most times i go

i don't think i have to worry about scurvy
 
2021-10-15 6:39:15 PM  

WastrelWay: Far too much information. Eat real food and don't use "serums" -- I thought peddling snake oil had gone out of style.


Really/? Have you been ignoring the Republican Party? 4 years of Or-ange-a-tang Snake Oil still greasing Greasy palms? Lol!
 
2021-10-15 6:39:21 PM  
Fark you!  I want my freedom scurvy!
 
2021-10-15 6:39:54 PM  
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2021-10-15 6:40:04 PM  

Arthur Two Sheds Jackson: WastrelWay: Far too much information. Eat real food and don't use "serums" -- I thought peddling snake oil had gone out of style.

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Begs to differ


He drank the Orange Juice. Straight from the faucet. If you know what I'm saying...
 
2021-10-15 6:43:38 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Weird piece of historical trivia: Vitamin C is one of the original conspiracy theories of the modern scientific era, weirdly popular with people who were otherwise extremely reputable when they went off the rails into oddball fantasy bullshiat.  Linus Pauling famously fell for that shiat as part of his transition from one of the world's most famous and significant chemists to an old crank that no one listened to anymore.

Like... this is a form of snake oil that predates both assholes willfully misinterpreting quantum physics to claim that psychic powers are real and basically all of the straight-up neopagan religions.

And... yeah, it's a bunch of woo, obviously (TFA doesn't even spell "free radical" correctly. Christ, they're not even trying.).  Vitamin C is legitimately a nutrient that's useful for not dying but it has no extraordinary benefits beyond that.  The sheer antiquity of this particular false claim has made that ironically one of the most well-established hard facts in the usually fairly fuzzy field of nutrition science.


Unusually for an older gentleman, I'm anemic. Both the MD and pharmacist suggested I take vitamin C along with my iron sulfate pills because it helps in absorbing iron. Beyond such specialized uses, no one with a normal diet needs extra vitamin C except to produce slightly more expensive urine.
 
2021-10-15 6:54:37 PM  
The only way the New York Post could ever have any value to society would be if it was printed on much softer and more absorbent paper with ink that won't smear.
 
2021-10-15 7:04:43 PM  
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2021-10-15 7:08:14 PM  

Tex570: [Fark user image image 488x488]


Do you like to start you day with a little 'tang on your breath?
 
2021-10-15 7:16:41 PM  
I just heard about this magic African bean you could eat that makes everything sour taste sweet, so I would totally try that before trying these concoctions of radical capitalists.

Magic African beans for everyone -- more key-lime pie for me!
 
2021-10-15 7:19:42 PM  
Oc-chi Bottled green tea from Japan. Better than orange juice and the more  bitter the better.
 
2021-10-15 7:21:13 PM  
Who the hell has vitamin C deficiency these days? Btw, enjoy your excessive sugar and potassium if you binge on OJ.
 
2021-10-15 7:38:27 PM  

Quick and Dirty: I just heard about this magic African bean you could eat that makes everything sour taste sweet, so I would totally try that before trying these concoctions of radical capitalists.

Magic African beans for everyone -- more key-lime pie for me!


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2021-10-15 8:03:16 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Weird piece of historical trivia: Vitamin C is one of the original conspiracy theories of the modern scientific era, weirdly popular with people who were otherwise extremely reputable when they went off the rails into oddball fantasy bullshiat.  Linus Pauling famously fell for that shiat as part of his transition from one of the world's most famous and significant chemists to an old crank that no one listened to anymore.

Like... this is a form of snake oil that predates both assholes willfully misinterpreting quantum physics to claim that psychic powers are real and basically all of the straight-up neopagan religions.

And... yeah, it's a bunch of woo, obviously (TFA doesn't even spell "free radical" correctly. Christ, they're not even trying.).  Vitamin C is legitimately a nutrient that's useful for not dying but it has no extraordinary benefits beyond that.  The sheer antiquity of this particular false claim has made that ironically one of the most well-established hard facts in the usually fairly fuzzy field of nutrition science.


Linus Pauling remained an influential scientist after his sidetrack into vitamin C as a cure for cancer. He would often write letters that would be published in chemistry journals to the effect of noting that a paper previously published in their journal was in error as can trivially be seen by XYZ. And he would be right.

I met him a few times in his latter years. He acknowledged that Vitamin C wasn't the miracle cure he originally thought it might be. But he still took large doses. Kept his bowels moving well. He also drank up to 5 martinis a day. So he had that going for him, which was nice.
 
2021-10-15 8:09:33 PM  

wademh: Jim_Callahan: Weird piece of historical trivia: Vitamin C is one of the original conspiracy theories of the modern scientific era, weirdly popular with people who were otherwise extremely reputable when they went off the rails into oddball fantasy bullshiat.  Linus Pauling famously fell for that shiat as part of his transition from one of the world's most famous and significant chemists to an old crank that no one listened to anymore.

Like... this is a form of snake oil that predates both assholes willfully misinterpreting quantum physics to claim that psychic powers are real and basically all of the straight-up neopagan religions.

And... yeah, it's a bunch of woo, obviously (TFA doesn't even spell "free radical" correctly. Christ, they're not even trying.).  Vitamin C is legitimately a nutrient that's useful for not dying but it has no extraordinary benefits beyond that.  The sheer antiquity of this particular false claim has made that ironically one of the most well-established hard facts in the usually fairly fuzzy field of nutrition science.

Linus Pauling remained an influential scientist after his sidetrack into vitamin C as a cure for cancer. He would often write letters that would be published in chemistry journals to the effect of noting that a paper previously published in their journal was in error as can trivially be seen by XYZ. And he would be right.

I met him a few times in his latter years. He acknowledged that Vitamin C wasn't the miracle cure he originally thought it might be. But he still took large doses. Kept his bowels moving well. He also drank up to 5 martinis a day. So he had that going for him, which was nice.


Was he the guy with the blanket or the one that played the piano?
 
2021-10-15 8:21:19 PM  
*me, who enjoys watering down ruby red grapefruit juice, appx 1:1*

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2021-10-15 9:11:10 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: i just ate a grapefruit peeled and section it like an orange

also been buying the 5lb bags of lemons or limes at costco most times i go

i don't think i have to worry about scurvy


I think the COVID killed your tastebuds. Grapefruit is the poison tasting bastard of citrus fruit.
 
2021-10-15 9:51:12 PM  
Who drinks straight mixer?
 
2021-10-15 9:54:55 PM  
It is amazing how many people still believe that vitamin C has positive health effects. People who you would normally expect to be aware of the scammy nature of things like Emergen-C still take the stuff.
 
2021-10-15 10:36:16 PM  

hoihoi8: Who drinks straight mixer?


I remember a story (in Playboy, IIRC) about a movie director (I forget who) that started the day drinking from a tall glass of Grenadine. As he drank it he would replace what he drank with gin. When the drink became clear, the shooting day was over.

I wish I could remember who it was.
 
2021-10-15 11:28:36 PM  

hoihoi8: Who drinks straight mixer?


*me, looking at empty bottle of Amaretto*

uhh that's a liqueur, technically, right?
 
2021-10-16 1:42:36 AM  

hoihoi8: Who drinks straight mixer?


Me, I don't drink OJ, but I lover tonic water.
 
2021-10-16 2:37:19 AM  

ZMugg: hoihoi8: Who drinks straight mixer?

I remember a story (in Playboy, IIRC) about a movie director (I forget who) that started the day drinking from a tall glass of Grenadine. As he drank it he would replace what he drank with gin. When the drink became clear, the shooting day was over.

I wish I could remember who it was.


Many genius ideas have been given to the world while the giver's name is lost to history, and that's okay.

Now, where did I put that grenadine...
 
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