From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)27 Nov 2018 14:53
To: graphitone 6 of 36
Doctors been nagging me for years to take D. Took some this morning. Posted a poll, but teh engine has defined "vitamins" as hate speech. So.
From: graphitone27 Nov 2018 14:57
From: Chris (CHRISSS)27 Nov 2018 18:10
From: ANT_THOMAS27 Nov 2018 20:43
I think I'd only take any specific supplements if a doctor told me to.
My diet probably isn't balanced enough, but I can sort that.

And don't you just piss out excess vitamins anyway?
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)27 Nov 2018 23:07
To: ANT_THOMAS 10 of 36
I think it's possible to overdose on A, but the rest are fine. Also, having C on it's own doesn't do much - it needs iron or one of the others in your diet to have an effect.

My brother swears by zinc & magnesium for helping to have a relaxing sleep, but I've not tried that myself. Mostly because I'm always too tired to remember. :(

From: ANT_THOMAS27 Nov 2018 23:18
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 11 of 36
But you sleep well because you're tired?
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)27 Nov 2018 23:25
To: ALL12 of 36
So it's A and D that you can take too much of because they're fat soluble and stay in the body longer. The effects of too much A are worse.

I also found this... "Water, just like any other substance, can be considered a poison when over-consumed in a specific period of time."

I knew like when you get diarrhoea you need to take salt too, but didn't realise you could actually poison yourself just with water. Apparently 1 litre of water per hour is what your kidneys can process, and there are definitely times when I've come close to that. :/

From: ANT_THOMAS27 Nov 2018 23:31
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 13 of 36
Surprised you didn't know that. You can dilute the sodium and potassium (I think) solutions/ions in your body with too much water, meaning your nerve junctions or something have an incorrect balance and don't function, sometimes resulting in death.

Or something to that effect, years since I was taught about it.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)27 Nov 2018 23:36
To: ANT_THOMAS 14 of 36
I /wish/

I lie in bed unable to relax until sometime around 3-4, then not enough hours later I spend an hour or two trying to get up and feeling shit for the morning. Unless it's the weekend when I turn off all alarms and don't have a morning. (Which makes Monday worse because getting up the same time every day is healthier; not enough sleep makes you want more, but you can't catch up on what you miss.)

Reading can be a distraction that helps, but there's a fine line between that and becoming too engrossed.

From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)27 Nov 2018 23:40
To: ANT_THOMAS 15 of 36
I knew salt/electrolytes were important, but didn't know it could actually kill you.

Might have to carry around a bag of salt to munch on now. :S

From: Manthorp28 Nov 2018 06:35
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 16 of 36
From: milko28 Nov 2018 10:41
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 17 of 36
remember that woman who died doing some Wii/water drinking radio challenge. I think pretty much anything to excess can be deadly. Personally I like to limit my breathing to a safe number.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)28 Nov 2018 22:39
To: Manthorp 19 of 36
Fortunately I have no intention of eating any liver, nor any part of a bear (polar or otherwise), so I should be good there.

I wonder if anyone has done a TerraFirmaCraft mod that works with vitamins & minerals instead of food groups.

From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)28 Nov 2018 22:45
To: milko 20 of 36
I'd love to be able to have on-demand hearing, where I could reduce the amount of shit that gets unwillingly forced into my ears.
From: Manthorp28 Nov 2018 23:17
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 21 of 36
But chicken liver parfait, BP.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)29 Nov 2018 22:08
To: Manthorp 22 of 36
If it's not warm tender breast, it ain't going in my mouth.
From: Manthorp30 Nov 2018 07:23
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 23 of 36
I like breast as much as the next man, but there's some rich flavour in what our colonial cousins refer to as organ meats.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)30 Nov 2018 13:20
To: Manthorp 24 of 36
The asian shops here are like an education in animal anatomy.
From: Manthorp30 Nov 2018 15:14
I once bought my brother a tin labelled 'Five Delicious Parts of a Duck'. I have no idea whether he consumed them, but I'm inclined to doubt it.