Sometimes I feel that I must come off as being too naive. Then I say to myself maybe it’s curiosity that pushes me to looking into things I don’t understand. Like why is there such an attraction for pills that might improve our health, or fill in for our own short comings.
I’m glancing through a sale of vitamins and supplements that swear to do away with all our ills. Take this pill once a day, and you’ll feel like a new person. Me? I don’t want to feel like a new person. I’m rather fond of the old me.
Here’s one that promises support for nerve function, energy and metabolism. Wow! That’s what’s wrong with me. Flagging enthusiasm. Let’s try it and see how it works. Another with Vitamin D because when you grow older you don’t take in enough sunlight.
Another offers a probiotic that helps in weight management. Another promises support for a good digestive system. Yet another will help support healthier nails, skin and hair.
Support is the operative word here. All these pills only support whatever is the matter with you. They never say they’ll cure you. One claims until now only squid and fish oils supplied the need for omega-3. Yet their supplements are derived from algae, ideal for vegans.
You get my drift, and I’ve only touched on a few. There’s many more. Like some pushing their product to rebalance your body’s natural rhythm. Another pushes shark cartilage to help optimize healthy joints. Yet another protein is for making your skin smooth; thick, strong hair.
Author’s comment: Think of the millions, all right billions, spent on such products that seldom promise good tidings and great joy when you try their products. Some argue so what if it is a placebo? If you think it makes you feel better, that’s all you wanted in the first place. Hmm. At what cost?