Sunday, 11 October 2015

Rule #88: Multivitamins

You see?.., this is what I do. I sift through the crap so you don't have to. I read through all kinds of technomedicalpschobabble and filtered it down to one nice neat article. So here's the lowdown, three lines to sum it up:

  • Vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients are needed in small amounts for good health.

  •  The current consensus is that a proper diet provides all the micronutrients that most people need.

  • Too much of anything is bad, including vitamins and minerals.

    And here's the deets:

    Multivitamins and supplements are just substitutes for not eating well. If you eat well, supplements are not necessary. If you eat garbage, you have to supplement the vitamins and minerals that french fries and beer lack. Ipso Facto... you take mulitvitamins.
    Makes sense, right?.. HA! WRONG!

    Where vitamins and minerals are concerned, too little is bad for health and so is too much. Say for example you love oysters. You just can't get enough o' dem yummy oysters. As soon as you wake up in the morning, you're all like "I gotta get me some oysters"! But you take a multi vitamin because you feel your slimy sludge in a shell diet isn't very healthy. Due to the fact that oysters are chalk filled with iron, supplementing your diet with more iron means you're going to O.D. on iron.
    Not the kind of overdose you might get from taking too much heroin (as opposed to taking just enough heroin). But you could end up with too much iron which could result in explosive abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Or in more severe cases bleeding, jaundice and death caused by a buildup of iron in the heart, liver and endocrine gland. The point is, multivitamins are problematic as they are not selective about what they feed into your body. You could end up with too much of something you DON'T need.

    In the new world, everyone will get their vitamins and minerals from a proper diet. Don't worry, I got scientists working on healthy beer!


    1. During the duration of the 3 day military diet, I did take some supplements, my Vitamin C and my usual multivitamin. I think it helped me a lot since I didn't get sick nor did I feel weak. Even with the decreased consumption of food and calorie intake, I felt great and able to work long hours, as usual. If you need some information on the military diet and the role of supplements, you can check out this wonderful site right here:


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