@docflash@k4evryng The Mayo Clinic has a long standing established database with any study they can find on supplements (and “alternative medicine”, medical snake oil, etc.), with the evidence or lack there of about the claims. I’d suspect the person that curated this for the site you posted in your link likely drew heavily on the Mayo’s site. People are more likely to read the site in your link as the one on the Mayo one is more database style and gives the results of any evidence pro or con in a more “science” way.
@docflash Nice information but a really crappy app. I found it difficult to hover over the smaller (unlabeled) circles to expand them without expanding one of the other surrounding larger ones, which obscures the smaller one.
@jmoor783, They say dat the reason Zinc is popular now days is because [again] they say it helps protect against da SARS-CoV-2 virus. I just don’t know 'they" are!! Is this stuff still for sell,…I mean, it’s Wed, the 4th & all¿?
@2many2no@blaineg I remember seeing the original broadcast of this when I was a kid and thinking it was the about coolest thing I’d ever seen. I still can’t believe they got it past the standards folks in 1967.
The big warning here is “not evaluated by FDA”. My husband has tried all the miracle male enhancement pills. None had the desired effect but have had varying bad effects. Even OTC ‘natural’ herbs can be dangerous depending on what other meds or supplements you take. Interactions can be dangerous. This is a big NO from me. If you order please consult your doctor to be sure it’s safe for you. And if they work for you please come back and tell us. Also, if you are into this type of med please avoid anything that includes “proprietary blend” in the ingredients. This means they do not have to tell anyone what is in it. It could be dried dung beetles or unspecified amounts of ingredients that are dangerous at high levels. Getting off my soap box now. Ya’ll be safe.
@dyounghbic “The big warning here is “not evaluated by FDA””
My favorite is when I get spam emails for stuff like this and they claim “illegal in 15 countries!” like that’s a good thing… It’s illegal, so you know it must be good!
@dyounghbic@medz It was a “dietary supplement” that nearly killed me a few years ago. Hyland Leg Cramp remedy contains quinine, which is FDA approved only for malaria.
It is effective for leg cramps, but it can have horrific side effects like triggering idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) which destroys all your platelets. Possibly bleeding to death seems like it should be mentioned on the label somewhere.
The “it will either help or it won’t” argument overlooks a third possible outcome.
@blaineg@medz I wish the powers that be would put a stop to the obviously fake claims of these snake oil salesmen. Some male enhancement pills contain yohimbe which can be very dangerous. I had bad side effects from a script because I was. drinking grapefruit juice every day. My husband tried a supplement that claimed to magically melt fat because supposedly all the Shark Tank people bought into it. False advertising. However it caused explosive diarrhea 24/7 the two months he took it. Natural herbs are not safe for everyone, cause bad interactions with other meds, even with other herbs. These charletans need to be in jail.
@medz I didn’t know he was taking it or I would have suspected it sooner. He has many medical problems including incontinence so I assumed it was escalating quickly. He never connected the two because he believes every fake ad on the internet.
Wow, a totally uncontrolled and untested substance containing 50% RDA of zinc, and 11 other ingredients with no RDA and possibly toxic effects. This is the kind of crap you take when you’re 19 years old, along with 75 hits off a beer bong, a few 'ludes, and some other “reds.” Then, you spend the weekend cowering in a dark closet trying to come down, and flunk that exam on Monday 'cause you totally forgot to study…
@jmkiii There is no RDA % for any of these ingredients except zinc. Real scientists are aware that [insert magic substance here] probably has no beneficial effect whatsoever on [insert organ or disease here].