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Opinions on Multivitamins?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blackjack, Oct 5, 2007.


  1. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I used to take a multivitamin every day, and was thinking about starting again, but.....

    There are those rumors about them not even being absorbed into the body, and your just wasting your money.

    Anybody have any knowlege here?

    Or recommendations?
     
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I have generic Centrum type vitamins in 500 count containers stored away under my house for later barter. This is debatable by some here but I do not trust those type vitamins. I think that synthetic forms of vitamins and minerals are what hinders absorption, and I'd argue even the usability of the substance.

    There is a reason humans eat plants and not dirt. We need the plants to pull the nutrients out of the soil and convert the stuff into a form that we can use. The only vitamin supplement that I take or can recommend is in a liquid form. Living food is always better than franken-food. Or dead food.

    The problem that some have is that you tend to spend about $30 a month for a good liquid green vitamin. To me, a dollar a day is well worth it. Others look at that 500 count Generic multivitamin for $9 and see that as a year and a half. It becomes a personal choice but IMHO, the tablet multivitamins are just a placebo.

    I have this stuff stored for tough times as well: This Ultimate Meal is not a bargain but I question the nutritional value of a Mountain House diet for long term. MH also doesn't have the calorie numbers we are used to. I have some fats and other things to supplement the calories. I plan on rationing my cases of UM to a couple servings a week.

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