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Old 03-07-2013, 04:20 PM   #41
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Please, have an organic carrot if that is what you want. If you say you enjoy them, that's quite enough reason to go on eating them. Just don't expect to claim that they, or "natural" vitamins," are superior without getting a rebuttal.
What was said was that my vitamins tablets were made from food, isn't that how we should all get our vitamins from food or sunlight.

Of course George Jetson, would just take a pill for dinner.
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centrum silver has no iron. that is the difference between centrum and centrum silver
I wonder why. Is iron bad for "people of age"?
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I wonder why. Is iron bad for "people of age"?
I am saying this off the top of my head and memory, so remember that! Iron can be very harmful to body tissues as I believe the body stores more of it as you age. It can really be bad on your liver, heart, and joint problems. It is very stealth like and isn't noticeable until some damage has been done. My iron levels were a little elevated and I had to get tested for hemochromatosis, which I did not have. I try to give blood every now and then to thin it out. In fact people with diagnosed with too much iron are supposed to have blood removed as a means to lower iron levels.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #44
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But, where is the science that says the RMDs are right?
RMDs: Brought to you by the people who gave us the food pyramid with 12 daily servings of bread, rice, and other highly refined things (very large blue area in the diagram). Given that expertise, I'm not sure how much I trust RMDs. Also, they are based on a level that will prevent disease, not an optimal level.



If you eat real foods, and have almost no blue, you probably COULD get by without vitamins, but how many people eat like that?

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I'm a pharmacist. there has never been any evidence that excess vitamins help.

Only shortage of minimumdaily requirements have proven to possibly cause issues.

if you have a varied(and good diet) you probably don't need a multiple vitamin.
Agree, but many surveys suggest most Americans don't usu eat a balanced diet. And few cents/d for basic multivit seems like cheap insurance for most.
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i stopped a year ago or so, based on a study that showed correlation of 4 months less lifespan of those who took one.
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What was said was that my vitamins tablets were made from food . . .
And what do you think food is made of? Thousands of chemicals.
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Chocolate is a vitamin, right?
It should qualify as a Schedule II 2 controlled substance.
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And what do you think food is made of? Thousands of chemicals.
Wow, and to think I could have been eating out of my childhood 101 piece chemistry set.

Of course we also have the adult version.

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What was said was that my vitamins tablets were made from food, isn't that how we should all get our vitamins from food or sunlight.
We should, but I question whether the multi you're taking is really "made from food", when 28 out of the 30 constituents are:
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....cultured in organic media that may contain: Saccharomyces cerevisiae (organic yeast: active and inactive), Lactobacilli (L. acidophilus, L. bifidus, L. rhamnosus) and enzymes (deactivated).
My idea of getting my vitamins from diet (food) isn't something cultured in goo. As always, YMMV.

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We should, but I question whether the multi you're taking is really "made from food", when 28 out of the 30 constituents are:


My idea of getting my vitamins from diet (food) isn't something cultured in goo. As always, YMMV.

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Gee sounds like all the good stuff in beer and yogurt, ask samclem he is the chemist.
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No intent to steal/divert the thread, but the discussion of supplements reminded me that DW & I are taking our last bottle of glucosamine/chondroitin/msm. I know some people swear by it, and I won't argue with that. We're just not convinced (after starting & stopping it several times) that it's really doing anything for us.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Arthritis: Benefit is Unlikely

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Gee sounds like all the good stuff in beer and yogurt, ask samclem he is the chemist.
There is no good stuff in yogurt. The word itself - yogurt - sounds more like it's yacked than pronounced.
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May I ask what is your gender ?

You may find the AAFP recommendations helpful :

Vitamin Supplementation -- Clinical Preventive Services: Recommendations, Resources & Policies -- AAFP

I know ACOG's website has something similar in case you are a woman.

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Any recommendations for a good multivitamin for a 51 old? I asked my doctor and he said something like it would be a good idea to take a multivitamin, but offered no recommendations. The advice out there is all over the place. Many folks still say a multivitamin is not necessary because your body does not absorb the nutrients well. Others say a multivitamin is necessary because there is no way we can get all the nutrients we need from food alone. Some say the pills you take go straight thru your digestive track and are not absorbed at all. I eat reasonably healthy and exercise moderately. I have taken multivitamins periodically in the past but have not noticed that I fell any better after taking them. Have also heard that the kind that you drink are absorbed better. I am definitely a LBYM'er, but the area of health is one area where I don't skimp.
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It should qualify as a Schedule II 2 controlled substance.
Some argument to be made there. Chocolate- --temp mood elevation then a downer phase.
Mood state effects of chocolate. [J Affect Disord. 2006] - PubMed - NCBI
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