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Old 04-16-2008, 11:47 PM   #11
Michael Miller
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Doc G, i had forgotten about the chemical name thing being an indicator. I know you and i use Emergen C...do you feel that it might be wise to eventually drop that sense it's not comming from a whole food source? That's the only supp i take consistently thats not really a food.
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:30 AM   #12
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Just like megadosing doesn't work at all. Very poor absorption and imbalance of the ones absorbed anyway.

Only thing that works is... wow.. fruits and vegetables and other healthy food. Who would've thought.

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"Antioxidants are not meant to be magic bullets and should not be expected to undo a lifetime of unhealthy habits," said Patrick Holford.

"But when used properly, in combination with eating a healthy diet full of fruit and vegetables, getting plenty of exercise and not smoking, antioxidant supplements can play an important role in maintaining and promoting overall health."
Is it the supplement anti-oxidants working? Or is it the actual antioxidants you get from eating said fruits and vegetables and not smoking.
It's worth noting that Patrick Holford's Honorary Diploma in Nutritional Therapy was awarded to him by the Institute of Optimum Nutrition, an organisation which he founded and is currently a director of, and that as well as writing books about treating diseases with the supplements he has financial links with the supplement industry.

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Old 04-17-2008, 08:35 AM   #13
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Michael,
I do take EmergenC as well, with the caveat that I always take it with an actual source of whole-food vitamin C (in the morning it is often rose hips tea).

I don't believe all isolated nutrients are bad, especially for those of us exercising intensely, I simply don't agree with deceptive marketing to use trendy terms like Mercola was doing in that ad.
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