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Marketplace and the fifth estate blow the lid off the vitamin and supplements industry.
Watch Marketplace at 8 p.m., 8:30 NT and the fifth estate at 9 p.m., 9:30 NT Friday on CBC TV.
Trying to get ripped? You may be getting ripped off. While more Canadians turn to protein powders to give their workouts a boost or to replace meals, not all supplements deliver the punch they promise.
A Marketplace investigation into what popular supplements contain reveals you're not always getting as much protein as the package promises.
In the first investigation of its kind in Canada, Marketplace tested popular vitamins and supplements, including Vitamin C, fish oil and protein powder, to see if what is on the label is actually what is in the bottle.
"Protein's expensive," says Neil Thanedar, founder and CEO of LabDoor, which analyzed the test results. "Someone is trying to make the product more cheaply."
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
I've just started taking a number of supplements daily. Obviously it's too early to know if they work or what they do, but does anyone take supplements and what have you noticed the effects to be. I'm currently taking root ginger extract 4g a day a full spectrum multi vitamin 120 mg a day 22 mg of zinc and drinking lots of green tea. I've not really noticed much yet but will continue to take them. I'm hoping they heal my scar quicker, so I went with supplements good for the skin, which also have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier.
Just interested to know what others take or recommend. I have lots of turmeric, but it came with a warning not to take if you are are susceptible to bleeding which I have been in the past.
I have to say am enjoying the green teas, which are quite pricesy, because I'm getting them off tea pigs.co.uk which is a brand that specialises in ceremonial teas. But they taste amazing. In the past I've had trouble with just green tea as it doesn't sit well on my stomach.
Both American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius, L.) and Asian Ginseng (P. Ginseng) are believed to provide an energy boost, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, reduce stress, promote relaxation, treat diabetes, and treat sexual dysfunction in men.
originally posted by: nitrobandit
get 30min of sun sometime each week
In the winter, it's impossible to produce vitamin D from the sun if you live north of Atlanta because the sun never gets high enough in the sky for its ultraviolet B rays to penetrate the atmosphere
Are you at risk for vitamin D deficiency? Do you avoid sunshine? [You need sun exposure daily in the summer between 11 am and 3 pm – without sunscreen or windows for 15 – 20 minutes.] Do you wear a strong sun-block? Do you avoid dairy products? Do you have a low fat diet? Do you avoid seafood? Are you pregnant or nursing? Do you use corticosteroids (oral, inhalers, or creams)? Do you have very dark skin? [If so, you may need 6 times as much sun exposure during the summer, and extra vitamin D during the winter.] Do you live in a very cloudy, foggy, or polluted climate? Or above 30 degrees latitude? All these can increase your risk of vitamin D deficiency.
I have been taking Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) and Plantain each day. These helped me easily quit smoking recentl