Jon Model (member, metabolism.com) Weighs in on the Hydroxycut Debate


Jon, who is a member of metabolism.com, offers his insight on the pro’s and con’s of using over-the-counter medications:

Jon writes:

It’s relatively clear Brian, that you are engaged in a battle of wit with those that are lacking any real “armamentarium”. Unfortunately with people like “Tom” and “John”, you have your classic anti-pharma/government conspiracist propaganda. In fact, all you have to do is just harken back to “john’s” statement to see frank hypocrisy. He mentions that it hasn’t been proven that hydroxycut has cause frank liver toxicity then refers to the dangers of mercury amalgams, well where the evidenced based argument proving their toxicity. While most pharmaceuticals have the potential for greater adverse effects than their comparative nutraceuticals, they also have far stronger potential for disease management/cure; that’s the clear double edge sword nature of pharmaceuticals. It’s relatively clear that nutraceuticals for the most part(besides a small handful like fish oil, etc) rely on the placebo effect at best, in addition to the ignorance, naivety, and the need for instantaneous gratification of humankind.

It’s sad to see people fight so strongly for the lack of regulation in the supplement market; ironic that people the food that comes to people’s table(which for the most part has relatively limited processing in comparison to supplement/nutraceuticals) is more regulated than the nutraceutical market.

It’s relatively clear Brian, that you are engaged in a battle of wit with those that are lacking any real “armamentarium”. Unfortunately with people like “Tom” and “John”, you have your classic anti-pharma/government conspiracist propaganda. In fact, all you have to do is just harken back to “john’s” statement to see frank hypocrisy. He mentions that it hasn’t been proven that hydroxycut has cause frank liver toxicity then refers to the dangers of mercury amalgams, well where the evidenced based argument proving their toxicity. While most pharmaceuticals have the potential for greater adverse effects than their comparative nutraceuticals, they also have far stronger potential for disease management/cure; that’s the clear double edge sword nature of pharmaceuticals. It’s relatively clear that nutraceuticals for the most part(besides a small handful like fish oil, etc) rely on the placebo effect at best, in addition to the ignorance, naivety, and the need for instantaneous gratification of humankind.

It’s sad to see people fight so strongly for the lack of regulation in the supplement market; ironic that people the food that comes to people’s table(which for the most part has relatively limited processing in comparison to supplement/nutraceuticals) is more regulated than the nutraceutical market.
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