Adult gummy multivitamins

They took the “multi” out of multivitamins. Nutrition is now about candy.  Chewable gummy candy multivitamins are now for adults of all shapes and sizes.  Young adult, older adult, pregnant, women, men.  The first question that comes to mind is “Why?”  Are gummies especially good vehicles for some nutrients?  Is there some unrecognized widespread problem […]

Newsflash! Vitamins are not drugs Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:46 — 4.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSeriously, is someone trying to make nutrition look bad? This is the kind of pointless research that drives me nuts.  The headline reads “Multivitamins Don’t Help the Heart“.  Who thought they would?  As part of the ongoing Physicians Health […]

Nutritional supplements are not drugs

Six months ago, a group of MDs wrote that we all should “Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements”.  Their point: for ‘well nourished’ adults, there’s ‘no clear benefit’ to taking supplements.  The problem with this conclusion is ‘well nourished adults’.  Consumers talk a good talk about eating nothing but 100% healthy food, but somehow […]

Surprise! Multiple vitamins don’t cure disease

There was big news in the medical community recently: drug company GlaxoSmithKline will stop paying doctors to do speaking engagements.  Meaning, no more docs paid to shill promote the company’s drugs.  Someone realized this practice looks very suspicious — blatant PR disguised as research.  Other drug companies may follow suit. Why does this have to […]

Gummie vitamins: check the nutrient list before buying

Chewable vitamins aren’t just for kids anymore.  The latest thing in vitamin supplements for adults is chewables.  And not the old crunchy tablet-style of chewables.  Now it’s all about gummies — vitamins in gum-drop form, with fruity flavors and bright colors.  It’s not a terrible idea, since lots of people dislike swallowing pills, and are […]

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