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Old October 11th 11, 04:32 AM posted to misc.fitness.weights,rec.running
Jim Janney[_2_]
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Default Another fear-mongering article on supplementation....

"Existential Angst" writes:

http://health.msn.com/womens-health/...1010&GT1=31036

What a load of horse****....

True, water has an LD-50.... so does O2....

It is true that STUPID supplementation is of course dangerous.
There are pillmakers who sell 250 mg tablets of B6, which is positively
toxic.
5-hour energy contains 40 mg of B6, which is also ultra un-smart (assuming
my astigmatic eyes read the label right).
Hmmm.... lemme check.... Yup.... along with 833 mcg of B-12, which is
semi-absurd.

Hard to know where to even begin on this kind of "research", reporting. I
think the Enquirer and Star Mag have better fact-checking/peer-review than
these jerkoff journal articles.

The one thing that DOES make sense is the iron connection, which is
clinically/histologically well-observed.
More and more multi's are offering the option of zero iron, such as Costco's
Mature Multi, not a bad formula. Their Performance Multi has 9 mg of iron,
a bit less than most others.
Iron is thought by many to be MUCH more the culprit in CAD than effing
cholesterol.

It is virtually impossible to get "optimal nutrition" from a """""sensible
diet""""".

Magnesium correlated with effing mortality???? Are you effing kidding
me?????????????
Magnesium is as close to a miracle nutrient as you can get, and it is
unlikely that anyone short of herbivores are getting even the RDA (about 400
mg), which is proly already woefully low -- proly 800 mg is a better
"minimum".

Magnesium will stop kidney stones, arrest acute asthma attacks, lower
blood pressure, make yer dick grow longer..... well, at least I think it
did.... LOL

Magnesium (or lack thereof) also seems to be increasingly implicated in the
osteoporotic process.


http://xkcd.com/552/

Maybe the healthy people in the study didn't take as many supplements?
Because they were, you know, already healthy? A careful study would
attempt to control for that and perhaps this one does, but you can't
tell one way or the other from reading the article.

I'm all in favor of collecting information, but you have to be careful
about drawing conclusions from it.

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Jim Janney