I don't mean to be a dick lately. I think its the mood stabilizers in the energy pills I'm taking. FucoGreens. Works fantastically giving me sustainable energy that lasts all throughout the day without dropping me.
What i'm really talking about is this wall post in facebook I posted the other day:
"Didnt take my vitamins today... I'm currently unfunctioning."
Then suddenly I got these replies from people who obviously don't take vitamins. Maybe they aren't gym people. Maybe they think they don't need vitamins. Either way my friends made comments where they believe that vitamins are all a hoax. That you don't actually get anything from them. That vitamins are just a placebo.
Seriously? People still think that? With all the science to back up the effects of different vitamins, herbs & minerals? It's pretty strange to think people think they can get what they need from the food they eat. Especially now in a country that's sucked the nutrients right out of the plants they grow. I called them ignorant not because I think they are stupid, because I don't think my friends are stupid, rather they are uninformed/ lack modern information.
ig·no·rant adjective. Date: 14th century
1 a : destitute of knowledge or education; also : lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified
Then I began to think about me spouting my mouth off. I am not a nutritionist nor do I have a degree ... in anything. I'm not a doctor, but that doesn't mean what I say isn't correct. I've been studying vitamins & nutrition for 6 years. Its astounding that people won't take you seriously unless you have a degree in the subject. I have a friend who is an expert map maker, doesn't mean he has a degree in it, but if he were to say something serious about maps, i'd listen to him.
So, here were some of the replies and my retorts to them. (facebook by iphone misspellings & punctuation and all)
*Vitamins are a waste of money. It's just a placebo effect.
*SATINE: That is completely untrue. I've been a vitaminaholic for years. When I don't take them u can tell. When I do take them you can tell. What on earth would make u think they are all placebo?
*some vitamins are great as well as some minerals. i love coral calcium, I can tell when i take them because my brain works better and I have kickass dreams
*N: And I have to say that glucosamine/condroitin/msmcombo has done wonders for chronic my knee pain. When I run out, the pain returns. So some vitamins do work!
R: My favorite Vitamin is Vitamin E because it rhymes with Bee, Tree, Flee, Key, Me, We, He, She, Gee, Dee, Free, and lets not forget Pee. When Mom wakes up were going to Wal Mart!
*SATINE: Danny.. You are so right. I noticed the brand quality when i was in Australia. The different companies are required there to list how pure their vitamin is and what it is mixed with... But that's a country where in the "rite aid" store they have a Pharmacy right next to the naturalist (herbs/herbal medicine). They have things there that Id never heard of.. like: marshmallow root that is used to cut herbal liquids like alcohol cuts them, but is sweeter and makes the medicine go down without spiking insulin levels.
You see.. It's not that I always have to be right, because i'm often not. But I'm very passionate about vitamins, minerals, supliments, eastern & western medicine. And I feel that once someone steps into my realm, be it facebook, twitter or this very website, it is my duty to let science speak for itself.
Moody AND Broody,
A very Satine Sunday Evening.