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Old 03-21-2014, 12:26 PM   #1
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Good documentary on vitamins

Very eye opening

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Old 03-21-2014, 09:12 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing, G.
Yes, interesting. You keep hearing, "Take a supplement. Don't worry, what your body doesn't need it will flush out."
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. Some good information on vitamin c, e and a but not new information. First and foremost is that the notion that if a little bit is good then lots is better. Not true, clearly.

More specifically, vitamin c dosing will not cause harm as excess is peed out. But more important is that it is an anti oxidant and low carbers don't experience a lot of the oxidation that a high carb diet causes. So vitamin c is pretty much unnecessary or entirely unnecessary. I would reference the Inuit as a perfect example.

Vitamin e is not typically mentioned as a vitamin people supplement with but I don't think the evidence is either here no there on that.

Vitamin a can be toxic but the evidence provided for it being a possible causal agent in the loss of bone density was pretty flawed and ignored some facts that are pRetty well known. One of which is the lack of vitamin d. The other was that vitamin k2 is needed to properly absorb d3. The other missing piece was that again, is that modern grains have the effect of exacerbating bone loss. Reference dr. W. Davis and Dr. Perlmutter.

All of this supports your contention that a 'good' diet should be enough and while I agree that this is primary and foremost, it may be a bit too simple and ignores the many other supplements that can and do provide benefits. I would suggest that probiotics as a supplement are very useful as is d3 and k2. It seems to me that saying all supplements are not useful is the same as saying they are all the same and only address one issue and that everyone has the same physiology and therefore the same needs.
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