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Vitamin cocktails starting young or when older

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    What are the benefits of starting a vitamin cocktail for the skin and for the brain,and a younger age like 21, instead of waiting until a much older age such as 50 or 60.

    I was reading that to reduce the onset of dementia Vitamins B6+B12 are good,and for the skin Vitamin C, Vitamin D,Vitamin B7 and Slenium are good. But the articles were mainly about older people,so idk if it would be good for someone my age to take it.
     
  2. Autumn

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    Vitamins are a mixed bag. If you have a really good healthy balanced diet then vitamins are unnecessary, but who really eats that well in this modern age? I've talked to a few doctors about vitamins and they've all just recommended taking a broad multivitamin, vitamin C (to help your immune system and fight off colds and flu) and fish oil (for omega 3s). That's assuming you don't have a real vitamin deficiency, but if you do then you should get it accurately diagnosed and find out the root cause rather than just taking endless supplements.

    In general your body won't absorb excess amounts of vitamins and will just pass them out instead, leading to expensive and colourful urine. Eating a diet rich in nutritious whole foods and adopting a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise will do far more in terms of longevity and anti-aging than vitamins will.

    There are actually some studies that demonstrate a negative correlation between vitamins and age of death, ie. the people who took vitamins died quicker than those that didn't.
     
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    *Throwing away all my vitamins* :eek:
     
  4. phatzilla

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    the optimal way to approaching this is to get like comprehensive bloodwork and figure out exactly where you're deficient and patch those areas up, it's what pro atheletes do.
     
  5. szhang

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    Pre-pharmacy major here at a top 10 university. My advice, DON'T buy into this vitamin bull crap. It is a huge fallacy. Taking vitamins does not mean your body will absorb it. Autumn is correct to say that a lot of it passes out as feces and urine, which is completely true. You would be surprised to find how much vitamin and mineral our feces composes of.

    If you truly want a healthy lifestyle, eat colorful and exercise at least 3-4 times a week for 60 minutes at a time. I know people hear this a lot, but it is completely true. Your body is made to absorb what it needs and remove unnecessary additives. If you eat well and exercise a lot, your body will be able to retain more vitamins, minerals, and healthy resources. This will help fend off heart disease and halt aging. In the long term, your body will age less and wear out less quickly. I hope this helps you understand the body a little more.
     
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  6. phatzilla

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    But what about all the enviornmental exposure to various toxins? as well as shitty GM foods that arent very nutrient rich?

    I think the best bet would be to eat organic, which costs an arm and a leg.
     
  7. Nickel

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    The foods we are eating nowdays are far less nutritious than in previous generations thanks to the decimation of soils. Not only that, we encounter far more toxic substances in our diet/environment than ever before and this results in an over-taxed body that uses a great deal of its resources trying to counter-balance. If you are eating 100% organic and happen to be blessed with perfect physiology and living in a totally clean natural environment, then you probably don't need much more, at least that is the way nature intended it to be.

    If you do get into vitamin supplementing, then remember that bioavailability is a big concern and it is true that most vitamins you get at the store will not be recognized or absorbed by your body, producing very expensive piss. In order to get vitamins that your body can utilize you will have to do some research.

    As for anyone telling you that vitamin supplementing is a waste of time is not very well educated on the subject (your doctor is educated by big-pharma). It's a wide field and yes there exists some quackery and false claims out there so you have to put on your thinking cap and really research it, but if you do, you can develop some very empowering knowledge that will serve you the rest of your life.

    As for the age question, anytime of life is a good time to start learning how to give yourself optimum health and well-being.