Vitamins and Supplements: Vital or Superfluous?

Explore measures that can be taken to not only live longer but also live better with UCSF’s Dr. Donald Abrams who discusses vitamins and supplements. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [6/2008] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 14530]

11 Responses to “Vitamins and Supplements: Vital or Superfluous?”

  • gledalac1979:


    he doesn’t eat red meat but complains of a lack of testosterone ?
    He lacks zinc and that alone discredits him from talking about supplements

  • sandhedomsundhed:


    You are obviously brainwashed and/or vegetarian.

    And it is not as simple as calcium in equals calcium absorped, may factores play in.

    If eating more than 40g of protein a day was bad, people in scandinavia and greenland would have been exstinct!

    THe whole meat/acid loss of calcium thing has been debunked, EXCESS protein can lead too calcium leakage from bones, but may factors play in!

  • daro2096:


    It doesn’t matter how much you compensate, you still in negative balance.

    Any protien from meat will cause you to leech calcium from your bones. If you take 1500mg of calcium you still lose over 1700mg worth of calcium from your bones though your urine.

    High by the way is any number over 40 grams per day.

  • sandhedomsundhed:

    @daro2096 Define “High”, if you eat your greens with your steak, i would not worry about calcium loss in this case.

  • daro2096:

    If you are on a high protein diet it won’t matter how much calcium you take you will still lose calcium through your urine.


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  • catownsyou:

    I really don’t understand how a doctor can take melatonin which supresses gnrh (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) and and then complain about a lack of testosterone. And then eating androgens? It is my opinion as a pharmacology-student that you shouldn’t eat two supplements which cancel eachother out…

  • progamerrells:

    This is a great video and has so much important info, it should have millions of hits, but people would rather watch stupid stuff.

  • JLeeMagnetic:

    The best anti-aging product I’ve ever seen is actually Alex Chiu’s Magnetic Discovery. The other people are just nonsense.

  • fingersjones:

    interesting, like the use of self to illustrate

  • smellyfooty:

    fuck you youtube. for cencorship. I’ll continue as long as their is “FREE SPEECH”.

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