posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 10:07 PM
Every few months, one of these "articles" "stories", whatever you want to call it, makes the rounds in the newspapers on TV news, either vitamins
are not as good for you as they thought, or they're bad for you, etc., etc., blah blah. I firmly believe someone "decides" every few months to
start one of these, to entrench a public who already believes anything they say. And I'm not even much of a conspiracy theorist at all. But in the
last decade or so, I've noticed more and more of these articles, while at the same time, more and more people are turning to vitamins.
They have FAR fewer articles or newscasts about the amount of people who die every year from prescription drugs.
So many simple things: Niacin can be a good alternative to statin drugs, but with no side effects, and only pennies a day. Choline can increase your
sex drive. Choline and Inositol, two B vitamins, when taken daily for a period of time, will clean fat out of your liver, make you sleep better,
increase concentration and regulate anxiety - oh and your skin and hair will look better.
One thing I'd agree with is that you have to know what you're doing with vitamins. Everyone who takes them should research what they're taking. The
RDA, recommended daily allowance, on each bottle is utterly meaningless. It always says, "Take one or two tablets a day or follow the advice of your
First of all, your physician almost always knows NOTHING about most vitamins. Second of all, there are bottles of vitamin C that have 50 mg. tabs, and
bottles that have 1500 mg. tabs, yet they ALL say, "Take one or two...."
So you really have to research vitamins and minerals.
People buy them for a particular purpose and simply don't take enough most of the time to have any real effect. And then on the other hand, there are
certainly vitamins and minerals that when taken in excess can be bad. More than 100 mg of zinc each day will build up and cause problems. If you were
to take too much selenium for an extended period of time, it could cause heart problems. Too much E will build up because it's fat soluble. Also,
when you go on or off vitamin E, you'll have a short lived, initial increase in blood pressure, so if you go on, go on for awhile, and if you go off,
go off for awhile.
All that being said, there are SO many uses for vitamins to replace drugs it's not even funny.