You Know All Those Vitimans You Take? [Infographic

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Science

Most of them are worthless...but which ones?
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Male 440
I`m not understanding this chart...too confusing for me
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Male 10,440
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...

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Male 175
o.O?
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Male 4,807
Yawn...
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Male 660
This is utter nonsense. reishi?! evening primrose?!
Valerian??!!I`d really like to see the research on all this.
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Male 8,300
> 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.

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Male 11
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
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Male 72
"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.

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Male 914
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.

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Male 8,300
> 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.

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Male 2,034
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.
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Male 70
Oh, correction on the last post, it was referring to a specific antibiotic that hasn`t been proven, called pau d`arco.
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Female 1,244
I am very confused by this infograph =/
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Female 460
Got boring after the first like, 3 bubbles.
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Male 70
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.
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Male 1,451
"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

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Male 833
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!
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Male 1,523
I just skipped to the worthless ones. /:
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Female 80
I...I...I don`t get it :(
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Female 165
Remember Bubbles from Finding Nemo? "Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubublelebubbles! My bubbles."

That`s about all I got from this infographic.

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Female 236
OMG colours! Can`t look it this..
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Male 1,190
Biased Info-graphic is biased.
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Male 371
this was stupid. Some of these infographs are cool. this one is just lame
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Male 48
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.:)
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Male 15,510
Lol, I love Noni!
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Male 25,416
So if you take them all at once! what happens?
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Male 9,305
Cranberry juice, not cranberry juice roostertail, be sure to read the labels! You want juice, not corn syrup.
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Male 47
I know from experience melatonin and arginine work.
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Female 9,572
I never had vitamins since I was a kid.
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Male 2,548
Valerian is my best friend.
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Female 99
All I know is that açaí is very nom nomy when prepared the "wrong" way
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Male 497
so eat fish and drink green tea people!
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Male 358
to much information on I-A-B for this poo i`ll read the paper
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Female 3,726
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!
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Male 970
I like how they put aloe vera just below the "worth it" line ;)
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Male 495
So when they say "Folic Acid: Certain birth defects". They mean it prevents them, not causes them right?
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Female 265
Cranberry juice is like my favourite drink... ever. It`s soooo delicious :D
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Male 2,748
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.
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Male 2,748
lol. Calcium: some cancer. that made me lol
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Female 728
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.
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Female 728
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.

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Male 146
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.
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Male 256
i dont mean to be a stickler, but generally when u do research on something u spell the word you are researching correctly...
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Female 612
"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.

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Male 129
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.
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Female 612
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.
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Female 236
Don`t make any more infographics like this one. the bubbles suck.

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

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Male 1,219
I`m not sure how to read this...
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Female 1,077
i love green tea! i`ve had two cups this morning. :)
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