The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 29    Average: 3/5]
51 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 31157
Rating: 3
Category: Science
Date: 02/28/10 09:01 AM

51 Responses to You Know All Those Vitimans You Take? [Infographic

  1. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:48 am
    i love green tea! i`ve had two cups this morning. :)
  2. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:49 am
    I`m not sure how to read this...
  3. Profile photo of Odyne
    Odyne Female 30-39
    236 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:53 am
    Don`t make any more infographics like this one. the bubbles suck.

    Also where are the flintstone`s chewable vitamins on the list?

  4. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:58 am
    Uh-oh. Conflicting evidence for glucosamine (for arthritis)? My mom swears by it, though I don`t take it for mine. At least she`s big on other things that apparently work quite well.
  5. Profile photo of ukulelemike
    ukulelemike Male 40-49
    129 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:00 am
    Someone hasn`t done his homework. Vitamin A deficincies has shown to cause anything from poor eyesight to being born without eyes at all. Magnesium and copper deficiencies killed my goat, and will do the same to humans. Green tea will give you floridosis. And so on.
  6. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:00 am
    "I`m not sure how to read this... "

    The vertical line is evidence supporting the treatments. At the top, those bubbles actually work. At the bottom- not so much. How big the bubble is depends on its popularity on Google.

  7. Profile photo of wereallboned
    wereallboned Male 18-29
    256 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:02 am
    i dont mean to be a stickler, but generally when u do research on something u spell the word you are researching correctly...
  8. Profile photo of charmingman
    charmingman Male 18-29
    146 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:08 am
    its pretty easy,
    higher up = more effective
    bigger bubble = more popular. Most interesting one is probably vitamin C below the worth it line. I know a few people who take this and it has always struck me as a waste ot time.
  9. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Some of these vitamins should be listed higher due to the fact that they are necessary.

    Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, the B vitamins, *especially* phenylalanine and methionine (essential amino acids, meaning that our bodies cannot produce them, but must take them in through diet), iron, magnesium...the list goes on. Most of these important vitamins and minerals are listed near the bottom here, which makes no sense without explanation.

  10. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Oh, I get it now. The word vitamin is being used in the sense of the pills you take, rather than in the sense of a particular compound. This makes more sense now, as most vitamins and minerals are better taken in through diet.
  11. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:21 am
    lol. Calcium: some cancer. that made me lol
  12. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:26 am
    I think the reason that some of the essentials are below the worth line is because you dont need to take more than what you get with a regular diet/exercise/living. taking more just isn`t nessecary.
  13. Profile photo of robotobunneh
    robotobunneh Female 18-29
    265 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:31 am
    Cranberry juice is like my favourite drink... ever. It`s soooo delicious :D
  14. Profile photo of Lobotomy
    Lobotomy Male 13-17
    495 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:45 am
    So when they say "Folic Acid: Certain birth defects". They mean it prevents them, not causes them right?
  15. Profile photo of FIRST_poster
    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
    970 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:53 am
    I like how they put aloe vera just below the "worth it" line ;)
  16. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:55 am
    Okay, so I do take echinacea, I drink wheatgrass and chamomile tea and I also take vitamin c everyday. With that said, I never get sick and have never been to the doctor for anything serious. I think the vitamins work. Or it could be psychosomatic. Who the hell knows!
  17. Profile photo of sjaakwortel
    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
    358 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 11:19 am
    to much information on I-A-B for this poo i`ll read the paper
  18. Profile photo of Kanashto
    Kanashto Male 18-29
    499 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 11:39 am
    so eat fish and drink green tea people!
  19. Profile photo of frajola
    frajola Female 18-29
    99 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 11:44 am
    All I know is that açaí is very nom nomy when prepared the "wrong" way
  20. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    Valerian is my best friend.
  21. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9256 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    I never had vitamins since I was a kid.
  22. Profile photo of SonOfGod
    SonOfGod Male 18-29
    47 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    I know from experience melatonin and arginine work.
  23. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    Cranberry juice, not cranberry juice roostertail, be sure to read the labels! You want juice, not corn syrup.
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    So if you take them all at once! what happens?
  25. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Lol, I love Noni!
  26. Profile photo of BahamaBoy
    BahamaBoy Male 13-17
    48 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    noni is not known to most people outside of the bahamas! how did it get on here!!!!!!! but really, noni is one of our best bush medicines.:)
  27. Profile photo of Finwicket
    Finwicket Male 18-29
    371 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    this was stupid. Some of these infographs are cool. this one is just lame
  28. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    are you be kidding me? acai berry help with diet, lose weight fast with acai berry acai lose weight diet no pills required simple go to website enter credit card detail acai berry ship to you fast only $9.95 acai berry help me lose 100 pound buy now i reccomend youspamspamspamspamspamspamspamspam...
  29. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1190 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    Biased Info-graphic is biased.
  30. Profile photo of GirlieMutant
    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    OMG colours! Can`t look it this..
  31. Profile photo of BrandySnap
    BrandySnap Female 18-29
    165 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    Remember Bubbles from Finding Nemo? "Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubublelebubbles! My bubbles."

    That`s about all I got from this infographic.

  32. Profile photo of danddpony
    danddpony Female 13-17
    80 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    I...I...I don`t get it :(
  33. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    I just skipped to the worthless ones. /:
  34. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    but green tea in the other info-graphic we saw says it increases your life span.... we`ve seen so many info graphics no that the info is contradicting.... auuughhh!
  35. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    "but green tea in the other info-graphic we saw says it increases your life span..."

    There`s nothing conflicting about it... things at the top have been `proven` to work. After you dip below the "Worth it" line things stop doing what people think they do

  36. Profile photo of tvhargon
    tvhargon Male 18-29
    70 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    Why are antibiotics below the "worth it" line? Antibiotics do work. If you ever get an infection on the outside of your skin, take a Penicillin, the infection will clear in about 15 minutes.
  37. Profile photo of OverTheMoo
    OverTheMoo Female 18-29
    460 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    Got boring after the first like, 3 bubbles.
  38. Profile photo of Shortone0726
    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
    1244 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    I am very confused by this infograph =/
  39. Profile photo of tvhargon
    tvhargon Male 18-29
    70 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    Oh, correction on the last post, it was referring to a specific antibiotic that hasn`t been proven, called pau d`arco.
  40. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    Keep in mind folks, this infographic pertains to when the vitamins are taken orally by a person with a healthy diet. It`s not saying Vitamin C`s not worth it, it`s just that a person with a healthy diet already gets enough of the vitamin that they don`t need to take it orally.
  41. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    > tvhargon
    > Why are antibiotics below the "worth it" line?

    Because they are non-specific (ie they don`t specifically fix a particular problem, they just work everywhere at once) so they aren`t consistently reliable for treatment.

    Also, there are only 4 or 5 types, and once you`ve used one of them up, that one will never do you any good ever again. This is why when your doctor suggests antibiotics, you should query him that they are absolutely necessary, since you could be using up one of your "chances" that you might wish later on you still had.

  42. Profile photo of intrigid
    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    Why are people so confused by this graph? It pegs the treatments with the most evidence supporting their claims at the top. The farther down you go, the less evidence there for each treatment. The bigger bubbles represent higher search frequencies on Google.

    This is a really useful graph, that is, if it`s in any way trustworthy.

  43. Profile photo of cjap2011
    cjap2011 Male 18-29
    72 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 12:00 am
    "Also, there are only 4 or 5 types, and once you`ve used one of them up, that one will never do you any good ever again. This is why when your doctor suggests antibiotics, you should query him that they are absolutely necessary, since you could be using up one of your "chances" that you might wish later on you still had."

    I`d like to know where you heard that. just because you use an antibiotic doesn`t mean it won`t work for you again. I`ve been on penicillin 3 times now, and its worked every time.

    Now, what would make an antibiotic NOT work, is if you took a few pills, then stopped. then the bacteria grows resistant, resulting in an immunity to that certain type of bacteria, thus, requiring the use of another antibiotic.

  44. Profile photo of Mx24
    Mx24 Male 18-29
    11 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 12:03 am
    Why is cannabis not on this? It definitely gets googled and has a long list of different conditions/illness/ailments that it helps. Vitamin THC fools. Peace
  45. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 1:48 am
    > cjap2011
    > I`ve been on penicillin 3 times now, and its worked every time.

    I wasn`t very specific. Penicillin is a `wonder drug`, a broad-spectrum antibiotic and can be used quite a few times in each patient. The problem I refer to is mostly amongst people like me who are allergic to penicillin.

    Here`s an article about antibiotic`s becoming less effective.

    Further research on Google should give you the full picture.

  46. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
    660 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 4:04 am
    This is utter nonsense. reishi?! evening primrose?!
    Valerian??!!I`d really like to see the research on all this.
  47. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 6:03 am
    Yawn...
  48. Profile photo of Harkannin
    Harkannin Male 18-29
    175 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    o.O?
  49. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    I don`t see any homeopathy on that chart, but then again I wouldn`t know what to look for.

    Also, I`m a bit surprised by vitamin C being below the `worth it` line. I`ll look into that...

  50. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 5:54 am
    I`m not understanding this chart...too confusing for me

Leave a Reply