What were the race of those outside Germany in which Saint Johns wart did not work? If in Germany it worked, than in Nigeria it didn't, than in America it had a mixed outcome all in 1990. I think we can tell some people who it will work for and others who it will not, but then you will have to accept that we (humans) are not all of the same biology. Just a thought.
Melatonin works like you would not believe, I take it every night, the family takes it on the nights they are having problems sleeping. These folks know how to find research, they have not apparently tested these things for themselves.
I hate when people interchange folic acid and folate. They are completely different forms. And folic acid is dangerous for people to take if they have an mthfr mutation in their DNA (which prevents breaking down folic acid approriately) and they should be taking methyl folate instead.
My biological clock seems to think this planet is on a 26-hour schedule. I can never get to sleep at the same time every night. I remain wide awake an extra hour or two each night and if I don't do anything about it, the time I sleep will slowly shift throughout the entire 24 hours. The way I somewhat handle it now is to roll with it but keep getting up at the same set time every day until I become a zombie then crash and fall asleep a couple hours early. I then stick to that new time for a few days and it's back to the 26-hour schedule. Nothing works to keep me getting to bed at a set time. I've tried everything. Like right now, I am only now getting sleepy enough to sleep and it is about an hour and a half after I went to sleep last night. Pisses me off that my internal clock isn't synced with this planet.
of the vitamins and minerals as well as protein count in protein shakes, how much is actually helping your body? I've seen copper, b12, nician etc but most of that's probably filler or something right? been wondering because I drink them to not lose to much weight, I've got a very high motabalism and I'm diabetic and I've always assumed they were helpful.
Yeah I disagree with the 5th supplement too, coz you need to get your ass back to road and start jogging. You jog like a mile or more in the evening like just couple a hours before sunset and thats it, you will sleep like a baby in the night.
High levels of creatine cannot be obtained though meat and especially cooked meet. This is because you dont need high levels of creatine but it will boost performance. Creatine increases the amount of short term energy your body stores and allows you to have something like a 15% increase in short extraneous activity. Creatine also likes to hold water and will make you muscles seem bigger as creatine is stored in the muscles and does not bloat the rest of the body.
You should have covered vitamin D. As a physician we recommend 400 IU of vitamin D to infants until they are 1 years old if they are breast fed. There isn’t enough vitamin D in breast milk for babies (25 IU per liter per the CDC). Vitamin D is important for many things but for babies it is important for their bone health. If they do not get enough their bones may become so weak that they develop rickets. Infants born in the winter and infants with darker skin pigmentation are particularly at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency. There are many others diseases and times in life it is needed such as people with malabsorption or those showing symptoms of depression but are just deficient in vitamin D but just thought that the most obvious vitamins to cover would have been folic acid and vitamin D.
Pregnant person? Nutrients from the parent? Oh come on? Be precise, rather than pandering to some fashion about "not offending transexuals" SMH... you also missed zinc supplements... I would consider St John's wort as self medication, not a supplements, anyway
Well I'm deficient in vitamin D and calcium. BUT here's the problem. To get the most out of calcium I need to get d3 which allows it to absorb better. I have an allergy to D. So in turn to get calcium I need to break out in severe rashes to consume. Hmmm.
How is it that Melatonin, a compound excreted by the pineal gland, isn't considered a "drug" by the FDA, but Dimethyl-tryptamine, which is also (reportedly) excreted by the same gland is a classified as a schedule 1 drug by the same regulatory agency?
I'm skeptical on a lot of supplements. I've tried protein shakes to gain mass. Diet supplements to shed weight. And none I found worked. However, there are two that are amazing. I have trouble sleeping. I was really skeptical about Melatonin but it actually works. I take 5mg a night. The other is Kratom. I have chronic lower back pain due to surgery removing some damaged discs. And Kratom actually works! I use 1.5grams and the pain is gone for about 5 to 8 hours.
Good episode. Helpful. But, Hank! Pregnant "People"? Twice you said that. I think it is still OK to say 'Women', Since like 99.999% of all pregnant 'People', are in fact, women. Show me the other .001%! Now THAT would be interesting. I tease. It's just ' Women'. OK?
half the comments are people saying "X should be included" or "Where is X? Why isn't it there?"
The whole point of the video is that all of those other things are NOT helpful. It is all hip and cool to take X and Y and Z and multivitamins... but it's all just expensive candy.
Yeah I deal with sleep issues and no more melatonin for me. It's a hormone....and I think at this point that we need to support our hormones rather than mess with them. So I would NOT recommend melatonin. And oh my goodness be careful with St. Johns Wort. SUN SENSITIVITY IS REAL. I experienced it. If you take it, stay out of the bleeping sun. I will never take it again ever ever ever ever ever. and ever. never. When will I take it again? uh, never. Like never. Forever and ever never. lol Just to be clear. ;) I do take plenty of other supplements though and I research a lot about supplements. My list would be, and is, very different. Less synthetic more whole foods is a good rule of thumb. And getting a healthy gut flora via those whole foods is probably the biggest one of all. Though I'm not going to recommend probiotic pills, unless it's soil based. I've also learned that some pathogens are being passed off as a probiotic, as well as candida which is more of a prebiotic. It's supposed to get eaten by the probiotics and stay in small numbers until you are dead, then it overgrows and breaks down your body. Hence the problems with an overgrowth of candida when you are alive. It is NOT a probiotic. But I would recommend soil based probiotics, at least for now. Beet juice isn't a supplement, that is a whole food. I wouldn't consider that a supplement. Vegetables aren't supplements....they are actual food.
Cautionary words and solutions:
1-Creatine has been shown to increase pattern baldness symptoms. Try l-citrulline as it has similar positive effects. It is converted to l-arginine in the liver and is preferred as it is more of an even distribution over time where as pure l-arginine would cause a spike of it in the blood, followed by a complete loss.
4-try folate instead of folic acid, folate is the naturally occurring while folic acid is made in a lab and can cause adverse side effects, they are the same thing otherwise.
5- Melatonin can become something we rely on and struggle with withdraws to come off of. Try L-tryptophan, this is what the pineal gland uses to turn into all the good stuff, like melatonin, serotonin, dmt, etc. This would be preferred as this is the precursor so the body is still required to have metobalic function to create the stuff, so it does not become something we rely on, it's more like food.
Otherwise I fully agree!
Has it gotten to the point now where I need to question if a science channel on YouTube refers to women who are pregnant as people (duh, yeah they are) because they dont want to offend pregnant men or gender neutral people? It feels like I do tbh.
It could have been harmless, but man...if it weren't. It would show just how low the current state of intellectualism had gotten.
I didn't take vitamins for most of my life. Recently I started taking a quality multi and I feel a lot better. I think that they are helpful especially if your diet isn't great and you are under a lot of stress (which is most of us).
There's a LOT of other vitamins that help, at the good evidence to some supplementation being really good.
I agree diet should be the first change. But vitamin k2, which very few people get from their diet anymore, signals calcium and other mineral delivery and can help with osteoporosis and prevent kidney stones.
Vitamin D may be good if you like in a climate with less sun than your ancestors evolved in, also of note, many of our ancestors haven't been wearing many clothes for long.
Magnesium is central to an absurd number of processes and it's very safe, unless you take a lot and plan on meeting with your boss, as it can make you poop without your consent in fairly moderate doses.
Folic acid also is not a natural vitamin. I high percentage of people have difficulty processing folic acid into the folate our bodies use and can lead to worse.health problems in the long run. There are a few different forms of natural folate, but the most common one is methyl folate.
Doctors also aren't really very good at detecting deficiencies, often assuming the level of deficiency is at the level when you notice adverse physical effects. Asside from the fact that people are highly variable and that level may be higher, most supplements are optimal at a much higher level.
There are also many safe vitamins, that you basically cannot overdose on in any resonable respect.
If we're including herbals, the list is longer. Everyone can think of a few herbs that are quite effective... At least at something. 😉
However, there are also far more nutritional requirements that aren't recognized as necessary that are near necessary for most people to achieve optimal health.
If eating a poor diet, taking vitamins of any kind is not a good fix. The best thing a person can do aside from some pretty advanced and specific testing, is too eat a whole food nutrient dense diet.
While I agree most multivitamins are probably neutral to bad, there are MANY vitamins a person can safely take and will likely benefit from.
Part of our problem in science is the insistence on variable isolation, and many vitamins aren't very effective, or are bad, if taken in isolation. When taken with other specific supplements, some vitamins are enormously beneficial.
(I.e. vitamin d, magnesium, and vitamin k/k2)
I'm surprised that Magnesium didn't make the list as 80% of Adults have been found to be hypomagnesemic and the body doesn't keep reserves of it (must be replenished everyday). Plus, Vitamin D depletes the body of Magnesium. So, spending time in the sun would further deplete the mineral. There are some pretty serious symptoms related to a magnesium deficiency.
St. John’s Wort (or weed/flower) did nothing to help my loved one, but SAM-e (another supplement) completely changed her life! Better than any of the several antidepressants she was prescribed over the years, it has consistently helped her in so many ways. We ran out a couple of times, and she became very depressed within a few days, but when I bought more (available at any drugstore) she was herself again within about a half hour. This is how we know it works. You could do an entire YouTube segment on SAM-e. We have discovered almost NO medical doctors know anything about it, so you must research on your own. It has been prescribed for years in Europe (socialized medicine) but is OTC here in the states.
Folic acid is the artificial version of folate and should not be misconstrued for the same exact thing. Folic acid is close but it’s not as affective, takes longer to become affective and can prevent folate from being used by your body. Folic acid is a lot better than nothing and does the job in many cases with little to no risk but folate is available and if you are deficient, you might as well seek out the better alternative. I personally weed out any products that contain folic acid because my folate levels are low (genetic defect) and I’m already taking folate which does a more efficient job.
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the human body in the presence of the perception of daylight. The hormone is not produced instantly before we fall asleep but rather from the time we open the curtains assuming that it's a bright day outside. Sleep is the end result of an accumulation of melatonin throughout the day. In the absence of daylight, melatonin is not produced.
He is right, an improved diet is better than taking supplements, each individual is different or same same but different and your body may require something different than mine--broadly speaking. Also, your body may respond differently to different foods, vitamins and minerals than mine does. It's important to ask your doctor to "test" your blood to determine the best approach to your diet or supplements. I've included this link with accurate information about supplements for your own research.
If you have a chronic illness, you aren't "most people." Including before the illness is diagnosed! I methodically tried a few supplements and found ones that make a difference. Then I got my diagnosis and found they were supplements often recommended for my condition. Listening to your body can work, if you know how to read up and also check your own biases. Also "detoxes" are always BS.
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