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Originally posted by topherman420
I might be the odd one out here, and I don't completely agree with what is going on (if the article isn't sensationalizing this) but there is a pertinent point to bring up.
I see how much vitamins are costing my mother each month. She requires q 10 and b 12 as well as a few others. This can add up to a big chunk of her disability, and I find it ridiculous.
And how do we actually know what is in them and how much of it? Well I guess well known brands are a good bet but even then does anyone actually test them to see whats in it and if its maybe not a bad idea to regulate it? I certainly don't want my mother spending 22 bucks on a bottle of q 10 when in reality its traces of q 10 and some filler and I certainly don't want her to be affected by any outlaw on them (even though she can still get a free b12 shot every 3 months in canada).edit on 16-9-2011 by topherman420 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Tom1984
It's absolutely a great idea! You see most supplements (Especially where I am from in Australia ie: Blackmores are made to food standards and just don't get absorbed into your body! Also what they put on the labels you don't know if that is what you're getting inside the bottle)
I think if the FDA gets strict on quality control a lot less placebo's will be sold from companies only interested in profits and a lot more people will get healthier knowing which brands are the safest!
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
A,D,E and K are fat soluble, in other words they build up in your body if you take too much.
The rest are water soluble, take too much you just pee it out.
As far as I'm concerned they could pull all of that snake oil off the shelves, the most anyone needs is a single multivitamin daily.
You may feel better when taking handfuls of vitamins, but it is only a placebo effect.
Both pill industries are bad, not just big pharma.