Is this the "snake oil" of the 21st century? Does it have any real proven benefits? Any hard scientific evidence?
any supplement can have positive effects if you lack enough of it in your diet.
what's stupid is popping it all the time because you think it will magically make you feel great. shit doesn't work like that.
So, real, fresh fish oil is extremely good for you.
Unfortunately, about 80% of commerical fish oil supplements are actually rancid fish oil and have been shown in mouse studies to actually increase chances of colon cancer.
I once had a dog whose joints gave her agony. The vet wanted me to put her down, but I selfishly didn't want to lose her and tried cod liver oil first. She perked up within three weeks.
She's dead now, but I gained two years with her that would have been lost.
>“There’s a major disconnect,” Dr. Grey said. “The sales are going up despite the progressive accumulation of trials that show no effect.”
>Jew science can't stop a growing segment of the population from cottoning on to a good thing
Fucking racists. We really need to start exterminating everybody who doesn't listen to the official ideology.
>>skepticism is bad
>Why do liberals hate science?
skepticism is not bad but there are some incredibly stupid people who will not accept facts of any sort
I wish these skeptics (Fredos) would question "gravity" by leaping off a 10 story building
The tolerable upper limit intake for salt is set at 2300mg
The RDA is even lower at 1600mg, and the minimum is often regarded as ~500mg
The TUL for Vitamin D is set at 4000 IU, but as the mortality graph shows, that amount isn't even sufficient. The recommendation of 600 IU is ridiculous, and is probably being pushed because of the obsession with skin cancer risk
Pill or food form may not be the same as getting it from sunlight
6000 IU is ideal, which to put into perspective, is just ~5 minutes of ~45% skin exposure in summer at noon (~20 minutes on a cloudy winter day)
I did a bit of reading up today and people were saying the same thing, that they get tired as on the stuff.
I started it because I heard over on /fit/ people saying they felt like it was the first week on spring all the time on it, that wonderful feeling you get when it blossoms into spring but I've yet to experience that on them.
It works because the average user of it avoids fat in their diet. The brain needs fat to function properly(too much is bad, though), so these health nuts take it and feel better because their brain is now running slightly better
As I understand it, the benefits of omega 3s have to do with our shitty modern diet. For heart health, the best ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 is 1:2. But, because corn is in everything, we get way more omega 6 than we should, which promotes inflammation. Taking fish oil helps get that ratio closer to the ideal.
This thread reminded me that I'm almost certainly vitamin d deficient
>essential nutrition is the placebo effect
Found the fat guy
That looks fucking retarded. What are polyphenols or selenium supposed to do? Or resveratrol? Infographics are literally a tool of the retarded to present information in a spastic way.
>500 IU is all you need
Not really, it depends on how well you absorb it and how much you're generating
humans are just another scapegoat the real perpetrator is hiding behind
Biochemist working with fatty acids and inflammation here.
Omega 3 are supossedly good for you, because they help deal with inflammation, helping with the development of related diseases like atherosclerosis or even diabetes (though diabetes and inflammation are still not 100% related)
The thing is, omega 3 fatty acids are good, but what's really important is the omega 3 / omega 6 balance. Populations with a higer omega 3/omega 6 ratio suffer less heart attacks, like fish eating skimos and such. The thing being, you can take all the omega 3 you want, but if you still eat like a pig and stuffing yourself with omega 6 fatty acids omega 3 is useless.
But that's all. They don't cure anything, they are just something you should take more often (eat more fish, specially fatty fish like salmon) but they don't cure anything.
It is pretty much literally "snake oil"... And I do mean literally...
>But some of those original itinerant salesmen may have peddled actual Chinese snake oil, and those who did may not have been fraudulent after all.
>Richard Kunin, a California psychiatrist with a background in neurophysiology research, became intrigued with the idea of snake oil in the 1980s. He had been following early research on the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for health and it dawned on him that the much maligned snake oil might be a particularly rich source.
That entire program about supplements was quite informative and contradicts practically everything dipshits here are saying, especially about vitamin D.
Full episode: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/supplements-and-safety/
>That entire program about supplements was quite informative and contradicts practically everything dipshits here are saying, especially about vitamin D.
So I finally watched it, thinking it said something new. All it says is that some Vitamin D supplements, when tested, don't have the right amount. I thought everyone knew this. There are websites that publish independent lab test results for Vitamin D. I thought people, in modern times, were intelligent enough to check for this stuff. I guess not.
Sorry you're all retards, /ck/. Really, I am. Doesn't mean the human body doesn't have needs.
continuing to watch
>we should only do what nature intended
>if you take a vitamin C pill it's like eating 17 canteloupes therefore nobody has a vitamin D deficiency
It's like a documentary prepared by Buzzfeed clickbait bots
Do you people also think that by installing Snapchat, pedophiles will come and rape you?