@IndifferentDude, I know this is sarcasm, which I enjoy, but for those with small serious minds, I’ll just let them know, they are Not a CVS product, but rather meh’s price is only compared to that of CVS, so Chill Out…Don’t Start No & There Won’t Be None!
@werehatrack, , ok, you guys, what I meant is we, or rather, the persons purchasing this item, 120 of them, [the ‘them’ being ‘packets’],…shit, excuse me if I leave any freakinthing out,… are NOT being directly sold by CVS, ergo, no one will receive a receipt from CVS!! Shirley, y’all didn’t really think ya would,…or did you¿? The original comment was just a simple example of sarcasm 101 just as this & y’all’s were. As I said previously • Chill Out [Please]!!
@1DisabledWarVet Ah, but if we are to realize The Full CVS Product Experience, you see, then a receipt of startling, nay even disturbing physical proportions is called for! But for these, we shall have to make do with an incredible simulation instead.
@werehatrack, Ha, Ha, Ha,… really¿ Simulated physical proportions¿…WOW, Okay, I’m high enuff now to see that clearly, so I relent, Hatrack!! BTW, man where is Meshach, and Abednego¿? Okay, Okay, that was Shadrach,…My Bad! Regardless, stay outta them furnaces!!
@cinoclav@WaltC stevia extract has almost no safety data. it was given gras status without the rigorous testing of artificial sweeteners. the plant itself is not even fda approved only an extract containing a random collection of chemicals which have only been eaten by humans for a few years
@cinoclav@tjamesturner@WaltC Which is super backwards of course - the plant has been eaten by humans for many years, which is how the extract unfairly got classified “generally recognized as safe”, and the extract didn’t get any sort of testing or evaluation and hasn’t been eaten for many years. So the plant deserved GRAS and didn’t get it, and the extract got made by a big company and had the appropriate bribes paid, so it got GRAS.
@cinoclav@ravenblack@tjamesturner@WaltC That’s a lot like the superdwarf wheat that’s actually a cross of about half a dozen different grasses, only one of which was ever a regular part of the human diet. But it was developed by An Official Program, and it’s called “wheat”, and there were people so desperate to increase their crop yields that they’d take it as-is, plus outfits like Cargill want to pay farmers the same rate per acre for three times as many bushels, so…
@tjamesturner@WaltC Still a shitload better than something like Aspartame, meant to be an anti-ulcer drug. I do my best to avoid all artificial sweeteners as it is. There are plenty of plants that you don’t want to eat but their byproducts are just fine.
@cinoclav@WaltC aspartame has been proven to be safe with mountains of scientific data. in contrast stevia has only been eaten by humans for a couple decades. sure they didn’t die immediately, but if you think some random plant with no long-term safety data is “better”, you live your best life man
To add to those noteworthy points, stevia just tastes terrible to me, bitter and nasty (along with aspartame & most of the other artificial sweeteners). I find unsweetened to be preferable to artificially sweetened. Let me add my own sweetener if I really need something.
It’s really important that you check for DRUG INTERACTIONS before using anything like this. For example, grapefruit juice inhibits the action of some blood pressure meds. This is no place to play it fast and loose.
@radi0j0hn Great callout. Astragalus is not safe for pregnant women, and it interacts badly with blood pressure medication (opposite effect of grapefruit) and immunosuppressants – among other risks. It’s safe for most people apparently, but folks should absolutely go look up specifics.
I will buy 3 of these and donate them to the senior center. Should be a nice gift for the elderly to relax since they all have high blood pressure. Can’t wait to see all the smiles on there or faces, priceless!
Ironically I would’ve gotten this just for the picky fluid-drinkers in the house, but the self-medicating “health” stuff is scaring me off. (I thought part of the secret sauce here was to avoid repeating the same marketing mistakes that made the product tank in the first place?) Meh.
Proudly labeled as GMO, when really there’s no way in hell that an outfit like Monsanto is ever going to spend the time and money to insert its proprietary does-mysterious-stuff-involving-tinfoil-hats genes into something like this.
Okay, so I want to buy this but I see no reason to. Weird additives and far too large an order size. 30 bucks is a ton of money to throw at something like drink powder but the issue is somewhere else, like i’d have to really commit to this since it’s a mega case of something I am supposed to commit to drinking for half a year.
This deal makes no sense man, and I like buying some truly stupid products.
Some info for other people interested in the technical side of this Live Better Elderberry pack ingredients:
Camu camu: “fruit contains many nutrients including vitamin C, beta-carotene, fatty acids, protein, and others. It also contains other chemicals that might have an effect on the body. However, there is not enough information to know how camu camu might work for treating or preventing any medical condition.” -WebMD
The Amla inside it is something that actually lowers blood sugar a little and is popular with the diabetes focused crowd. Not sure on dosage. WebMD has a write up on it, and it seems mainly to matter for its high vitamin content.
Echinacea is more straightforward since the gov agency NIH has reviewed all the research on it and it is generally considered pretty safe, but only slightly decreased colds. Insufficient evidence for all other claims.
Overall, doesn’t seem as bad as I thought as a product. People with lots of allergies probably already know to steer clear of unfamiliar plant-based substances.
If Meh sold this in packs that were half the size for half the price I’d buy it, but I’ll pass today.