Somebody help me with interpreting the math on this?
Does this mean you should slice the gummies into thirds before ingesting one or two of each one-third and repeat the dose three times during the day?
Surely they’re not recommending 6 gummies a day, with each one giving 50% of your RDA of B vitamins?
That website is interesting. I would like to point out that RDA is really mostly “what’s the bare minimum to avoid disease” and has its issues. There are other controversial aspects to it. Medicine is more art than science despite what some want you to believe. A lot of what passes as hard fact truly is just best guess/expert opinion with some research thrown in for good measure. Better than nothing though. Other good supplement websites include https://examine.com/ and https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/
@thechinglish If they said “made with ingredients that you can identify”, It would make more sense. I can pronounce lots of things that I can’t really tell you much about. I have no idea what dimethylsiloxane does.
@hockeybum@thechinglish My brother and I had a running joke where some now-long-forgotten thing would be met with “That’s polysorbate 80, Johnny,” said in an announcer’s voice. We thought it was terribly funny, but it was probably just terrible.
@phendrick@tweezak basically , some people have deficiencies because of diet or lifestyle or they have the MTHFR gene mutation which impairs the body’s ability to convert folates to useable folate’s and causes high homocysteine levels .
Which causes a bunch of issues with memory, brains, mood, heart stuff. At least that’s one of the theories .
This form of folate is the cheap stuff. You want L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate.
@phendrick I see a neurologist and mentioned how I felt my memory was getting worse. He suggested Metafolbic as a possible help. I stopped taking it because I didn’t want to pay for the prescription or have to see him again to get a refill. I determined it was basically folic acid and started taking that. Honestly, neither did anything noticeable for me.
What did help was reducing my stress level. As soon as I graduated college (EE) I felt like a new man. I never slept so well. Whether my memory getting better was due to getting more quality sleep or less stress or both, it definitely improved and had nothing to do with folic acid.
These things taste disgusting IMHO, and as you would also expect, they do nothing for your digestion or diet. Albi gummi bears are better candy, and there are several fiber gummies that actually help your GI system.
I’m suspicious that these are expired, or very close to expiration, bringing up the question of whether we would just be able to use one or two jars before the rest turned into, basically, gravel for my driveway?