Which One? Well, to be honest, it’s not one, it’s rather a bit more!
I’ve just been reading this month’s Which report on supplements, and I’m now thinking, should I rethink what I’m taking?
If you are not already aware, I will do anything to keep the symptoms of Dementia at bay. Supplements were one of the first things I considered. At that moment, the medical profession had dropped the bombshell, that there isn’t anything they can do, so I was grasping at anything!
The evidence is strange, as there is lots of information out there, but most seem to be anecdotal when you look a little deeper. What I always look for is proof! I want those things that come with the words, ‘Research shows that this works!’ The problem is, research is very reluctant to use words like, definitely, positive, absolute, without doubt, in favour of, maybe, could have, possibly and my favourite, ‘Needs more research!’
I decided that I need to revisit the evidence about supplements and hope that you can help?
Here is a list of some of the supplements I take daily and cost a fair amount.
Omega 3 Fish Oil
Multivitamins and Minerals
Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc and D Complex
Most of these are what are called high strength. You see I had this idea that if something was good for you, then the more you have, the better it is! However, I think in many cases, this is a marketing ploy. I’ve become susceptible to what some smart advertising body has come up with to make more money. I may be wrong, but that is why I’m here asking the questions.
One piece of evidence that keeps coming up is that most of the supplements we take travel straight through us. I certainly notice that my pee is bright yellow after taking my supplements. Is this connected, or am I just becoming obsessed with looking at my wee?
I cannot say, with any certainty, that the supplements I take are helping in my fight against Dementia, but I’m stuck in that situation, if I stop, will I suffer?
So, I want to ask you:
Do you take supplements and if you do, which ones?
Do you think those supplements are definitely helping?
Should I stop taking the supplements I am on?
Have you found any research that has proven the benefits, or not, of any supplements?
Please comment on anything I have said. Thank You!
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