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    Default Vitamin C advertisements

    They are advertising Lyposperic (not certain of the spelling) Vitamin C on the radio. It's a Vitamin C tablet that is taken daily.

    I can't understand why you would take a tablet to get your daily dose of vitamin C. I have an orange. Much more tasty, juicy and enjoyable.
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    Some of us would prefer to eat a tablet than fruit.
    Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allblack View Post
    Some of us would prefer to eat a tablet than fruit.
    Ugh.
    Can't understand that. An orange is much more preferable.
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    The idea that fruit is best came from sailors and citrus being added.

    But many other things have far more vitamin C than citrus.

    Capsicums for instance.
    Strawberries too.
    Broccoli (although I am not a fan)
    Tomatoes
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    I don't take tablets, but I don't like oranges either.

    One persons preference has no bearing on anyone else.
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    Far too many people still think that its OK to megadose in Vitamins
    All you need is the RDA, all these tablets far exceed that .

    They ignore that megadosing is actually harmful long term. Some vitamins are actually quite poisonous in larger doses
    Even VitC is harmfull in high dosages , long term .
    Add to that , there is little in the way of ongoing quality checks on these tablets. They may not contain whats claimed , as has been found in the past.

    Lots of money to be made in Vit tablets . Its all about the $

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    I work on the principal that a natural source of nutrients is best.
    There are too many supplements and chemical additives in many foods, some of which have little beneficial effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
    There are too many supplements and chemical additives in many foods, some of which have little beneficial effect.
    I dunno, some of those food additives certainly get the bowels working .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post

    They ignore that megadosing is actually harmful long term. Some vitamins are actually quite poisonous in larger doses
    Even VitC is harmfull in high dosages , long term .

    Well, you do pee out excess Vitamin C, but I agree about the others. Unless you have a medical reason. Husband needed B!2 for a while.
    The rest, it's the fashion, like the fads for various foods being a magic cure-all.
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    Default Re: Vitamin C advertisements

    I am on prescribed monthly doses of Vit D, which works alongside an annual injection of Aclasta to treat osteoporosis. Vit D does seem to be a standard medical response to osteopenia and osteoporosis (alongside other drugs).

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