Bottles of Pills

I’ve never been a diehard vitamin taker but I’ve been a fairly regular vitamin taker. Several days a week I’d knock back a multivitamin and mineral and a vitamin C the size of school bus plus a few other nutrients in a pill. Some article would tell me how one vitamin would make me age backwards and another would reduce moodiness and combination of a bunch would help me remember things that happened before 1975.

Then I read an article that said that after tons of studies, scientists determined that vitamins don’t do anything.

So I stopped taking vitamins. Instantly. Just like that.

I also quit making a point to eat breakfast when I read an article that said breakfast is not the most important meal of the day.

When I had the idea for this post I’m not sure where I wanted to go with it. Mostly I think it’s funny that I will alter my behavior after simply reading an article.

But then I’ve read lots of health-related articles that I completely ignored. I guess I listened to these two because I never noticed a measurable benefit from vitamin taking or eating breakfast. In fact, a lot of classic breakfast foods make me sleepy.

I have no concluding sentence.

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3 Responses to Bottles of Pills

  1. Kira says:

    “I have no concluding sentence.” is a pretty masterful concluding sentence.

  2. Marvin says:

    Most breakfast foods are carbs, which causes carb coma.

    I don’t take vitamins either, unless I’m actually deficient in something.

  3. LuLubelle says:

    We had a neighbor whose family is unusually height-challenged. When he was a little boy he wanted nothing more than to be TALL TALL TALL. He told us he used to steal his brother’s Flintstone vitamin every morning so that he could eat two every day.

    He ended up being 6’3. Coincidence? He thinks not.

    I take my vitamins religiously for a month, and then not for six months, then repeat the cycle. I am still short.

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