anton-F0u+EriZ6ihBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org
Sun Dec 21 20:31:53 UTC 2003
Although I know there have been numerous clinical trials done on the
advantages of taking vitamin/mineral supplements, I don't have any to
quote right now. This is just out of personal experience and that of
After starting to take supplements, people feel less tired. Sometimes I
forget to take them for a few weeks, and then I start to feel very tired
after 6.5 hours of sleep. When I start taking the supplements again, I
start to feel less tired after a few days with the same hectic schedule.
Also, the combination of Vitamin C and Echinacea supplements work very
well to guard against the flu and common cold. Again, it's just
personal experience and that of others.
Like any other kind of treatment, it may work for some but not others.
Mostly it's for people who don't get enough natural vitamins in their
diet. If I remember correctly, humans have to eat somewhere around two
or three heads of garlic, four oranges, some crazy amount of carrots,
cabbage, etc. every day to get the recomended amount of vitamins. How
many people actually eat such amounts? Not many. Why? Because we
don't have the time, or we don't like to eat that stuff. Supplements
are simply meant to *supplement* our daily diet.
We don't have to argue about the importance of vitamins and minerals, do we?
Actually, if you want expert opinion, here are two articles from the
Journal of the American Medical Association:
1. Fairfield, KM and Fletcher, RH. Vitamins for Chronic Disease
Prevention in Adults: Scientific Review JAMA. 2002. 287:3116-3126.
2. Fletcher, RH and Fairfield, KM. Vitamins for Chronic Disease
Prevention in Adults: Clinical Applications JAMA. 2002. 287:3127-3129.
James Knott wrote:
> Anton Markov wrote:
>> David J Patrick wrote:
>>> Ya want calcium ? Eat spinach.
>> Or take Vitamin/Mineral supplements.
>> I have been taking a combination of Vitamin and Mineral supplements
>> for the past four years, and I can say from personal experience (and
>> that of everyone else who I know takes them) that they work. I am not
>> talking about the cheap stuff you get at the local Shoppers Drug Mart;
>> I buy Nutrilite products.
> How do you know they work?
Anton Markov <("anton" + "@" + "truxtar" + "." + "com")>
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