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(Medical Xpress)   Yet another article about how you are wasting your money on vitamins and would be much better off spending that 3.39 cents per day on healthy food   (medicalxpress.com) divider line
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491 clicks; posted to STEM » on 09 Aug 2022 at 9:20 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-09 7:29:02 PM  
Everyone would be better off eating a healthy diet.

/ good luck
 
2022-08-09 7:56:28 PM  
Unless you have an actual deficiency for some reason - then vitamin supplements are quite important while docs figure out and address what is causing the deficiency.

Example: vitamin D for folks in northern climates.
 
2022-08-09 9:21:34 PM  
Yes. Having an industry producing these vitamins cheaply is a good thing, but the costs are so high and the quality is so unregulated that .... I am comfortable saying that it has gone too far.

There are a few health-enhancing substances. There are reasons people can't eat healthy food. Cheap placebos have benefits. I won't say that the whole thing is all bad, but...

This industry needs something to scare away the charlatans and enlighten the rubes. This is a job for media and public education.
 
2022-08-09 9:25:14 PM  
Cystic fibrosis makes it more difficult to absorb certain vitamins (A, D, E, K), so supplements have been a part of my routine for about my whole life.
 
2022-08-09 9:54:14 PM  

2fardownthread: Yes. Having an industry producing these vitamins cheaply is a good thing, but the costs are so high and the quality is so unregulated that .... I am comfortable saying that it has gone too far.

There are a few health-enhancing substances. There are reasons people can't eat healthy food. Cheap placebos have benefits. I won't say that the whole thing is all bad, but...

This industry needs something to scare away the charlatans and enlighten the rubes. This is a job for media and public education.


this should be a job for government regulation. snake oils are sold more today than they were in the 17 and 1800's. it is a gottdamm shame the government does nothing about it. shows how little they care for the hard working tax paying voters.
 
2022-08-09 10:14:20 PM  

sinko swimo: 2fardownthread: Yes. Having an industry producing these vitamins cheaply is a good thing, but the costs are so high and the quality is so unregulated that .... I am comfortable saying that it has gone too far.

There are a few health-enhancing substances. There are reasons people can't eat healthy food. Cheap placebos have benefits. I won't say that the whole thing is all bad, but...

This industry needs something to scare away the charlatans and enlighten the rubes. This is a job for media and public education.

this should be a job for government regulation. snake oils are sold more today than they were in the 17 and 1800's. it is a gottdamm shame the government does nothing about it. shows how little they care for the hard working tax paying voters.


That's one way of saying you know absolutely nothing about the origin of the FDA without saying you know absolutely nothing about the origin of the FDA.

You think this is snake oil?

Actual "snake oil" was things like, "okay, we'll put morphine, laudanum, cannabis oil, and heroin into a solution as alcoholic as whiskey, and sell it as a "sleeping tonic."

Me, sure I pop a multivitamin in the morning. I'm okay with spending $.05 a day if it fills in any low-quantity minerals I might be missing. Maybe it doesn't. For $20 a year I can afford to be wrong.
 
2022-08-09 10:44:26 PM  
Your dietician is literally trying to save youoney by getting you to eat healthy food and not buy supplements you don't need, because you eat healthy food.
 
2022-08-09 10:58:32 PM  
All I know from all the commercials I've painfully survived the broadcasts of -- time and time again -- is that people are buying drugs not studied approved or endorsed by the FDA because they're worried of losing their memory

/then... the murders began
 
2022-08-09 11:07:38 PM  

erik-k: sinko swimo: 2fardownthread: Yes. Having an industry producing these vitamins cheaply is a good thing, but the costs are so high and the quality is so unregulated that .... I am comfortable saying that it has gone too far.

There are a few health-enhancing substances. There are reasons people can't eat healthy food. Cheap placebos have benefits. I won't say that the whole thing is all bad, but...

This industry needs something to scare away the charlatans and enlighten the rubes. This is a job for media and public education.

this should be a job for government regulation. snake oils are sold more today than they were in the 17 and 1800's. it is a gottdamm shame the government does nothing about it. shows how little they care for the hard working tax paying voters.

That's one way of saying you know absolutely nothing about the origin of the FDA without saying you know absolutely nothing about the origin of the FDA.

You think this is snake oil?

Actual "snake oil" was things like, "okay, we'll put morphine, laudanum, cannabis oil, and heroin into a solution as alcoholic as whiskey, and sell it as a "sleeping tonic."

Me, sure I pop a multivitamin in the morning. I'm okay with spending $.05 a day if it fills in any low-quantity minerals I might be missing. Maybe it doesn't. For $20 a year I can afford to be wrong.


I prefer the term patent medicine.
 
2022-08-09 11:50:11 PM  
I agree. I've been spending that $3.39/day savings on gin like any self respecting unlicensed nutritionist would recommend.
 
2022-08-10 12:31:18 AM  
3.39 cents per day is only about $1 per month. I spend way more than that just on...well, almost everything.
 
2022-08-10 12:35:52 AM  
I take two vitamins, a magnesium and fish oil. The fish oil is debatable, I do because I don't get as much fish as I should.

The magnesium I will fight for. I used to get monster cramps in my calves two or three times a month. No amount of diet or hydration fixed it. Daily 500 mg knocks the cramps down to one or two a year.

I also do collagen hydrolysate, for better skin, hair, nails, joints, and muscles. It's subtle, but it definitely has an effect. Most telling for me is the joints aren't as creaky.
 
2022-08-10 12:36:13 AM  
What can you buy for less than four cents?
 
2022-08-10 3:39:11 AM  
Aging women need extra vitamin d and calcium that even a healthy diet cannot provide.
 
2022-08-10 5:34:55 AM  
Nice click-bait headline, Subby.  The article says multivitamins.
 
2022-08-10 5:39:54 AM  
SafetyThird:

Aging women need extra vitamin d


Giggity?
 
2022-08-10 5:42:00 AM  

leeksfromchichis: SafetyThird:

Aging women need extra vitamin d


Giggity?


Can confirm.
 
2022-08-11 6:10:17 AM  

AlgaeRancher: Everyone would be better off eating a healthy diet.



Have you met Americans?
 
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