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- May 7, 2017
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- Murray, KY
Agreed that skepticism is proper. For me, part of taking a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement involves taking the rest of my morning meds. And eating less (and somewhat better). Still, I figure that ensuring that I get the daily vitamins and at least some of the minerals is a good thing. And believe me, memory fading is an unfortunate reality. I don't know what it would be like if I didn't take the meds and vitamin.I posted this as food for thought type of thing. I am a skeptic. Then again, people who take vitamins tend to drink and smoke less. They also tend to eat better and take their medication. I think you might see a trend here.
I take a multivitamin but see my memory fading. Not sure if it is having any effect.
Pro tip for everyone: generics, whether it's multivitamins, single vitamins, prescription or OTC meds, they are exactly the same substance as the name brand. That's one of the Chapter 2 chemistry laws: a given substance (element or compound) has the same properties, no matter what its source. There is no sense paying extra for (example) sleep-med brand or allergy-brand diphenhydramine hydrochloride (Benadryl) when generic diphenhydramine hydrochloride does exactly the same thing. And yes, the sleep-med stuff and the allergy stuff are exactly the same stuff, if they have the name diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Allergy-fighting diphenhydramine hydrochloride works for sleeplessness because a side effect of anti-allergy Benadryl is that it makes you sleepy. Hence its use for two maladies. It may increase blood pressure either way, so be cautious.
Reading labels can save you money. And make you smarter.