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Over Hyped liquid vitamin
on May 2, 2012
This seems to work for my friend. I have used it on and off and I feel it is a good supplement if you can afford it. It gave me a notable boost during my last illness and I was going to commit to spending over $60 a month but was not comfortable with the fact that they add Flourine.
Then I did my homework.
If you do a search for Vemma ingredients, it seems that you get various different lists of ingredients for the minerals from different associate web sites. Some of these trace minerals are quite toxic.
On their FAQ pdf page, Vemma does not even list the specific minerals. I tried before to get the specifics from Vemma on their minerals but they do not give out proprietary information. Just Google "Vemma Ingredients" and read the older lists of ingredients.
I give this product one star because:
Vemma contains Flouride
They are secretive about the amount and sources of their other minerals.
If Vemma would clear up those critical issues I would rate this a 4 or 5 star product.
I understand that there is no known nutritional need for Flourine in the human body. Only recently the American Dental Association stated that the ingestion of Flourine has no effect on cavities, only topical application prevents cavities. You might want to look at YouTube videos from Dr. Paul Connett about Flouide. This is a very controversial subject.
About the Mangosteen. Yes it may have the highest antioxidant concentration of any know material in the Universe but for $60 I can buy plenty of fresh fruit and get the same amount of antioxidants if not more.
I would say there are no super magical ingredients unless you have a deficiency which I had with Iodine. Beware of the hype powered by the multilevel marketing of this product.
I searched local stores for a liquid multivitamin and have settled on Walgreens store brand "Finest Natural" Liquid Formula Multi Vitamin. $9.95 for a 15 day supply. No Hype, contains my needed Iodine and tastes OK. It was hard to find as it was not in the Vitamin section. Vemma contains a few more Vitamins but this less expensive brand is working to fill in the gaps of my diet.
There are lots of liquid vitamins out there. You need to read the ingredients and do your homework. It seems you are going to have to spend from $20 to $40 a month for a liquid vitamin program. The $60 a month would put Vemma in the worthwhile premium range if you could afford it and if the Mineral and Flourine thing was not an issue.
29 August 2013
In response to the person who commented that Vemma has no Floride/Flourine, I will post the list of trace minerals that is on the "Vemma_Product_Fact_Sheet-us" PDF Post. The download date is 24 August 2013 ... because formulations change.
carbon (organic), calcium, Sodium, Sulfur, Magnesium, chloride,
Bromide, Fluorine, Iodine, Potassium, Niobium, Aluminum, Iron,
Phosphorus, Silica, Manganese, Boron, Strontium, titanium,
tungsten, copper, Zinc, tin, Zirconium, Molybdenum, Vanadium,
chromium, Selenium, Nickel, cobalt, Lithium, Gallium, Barium,
Yttrium, Neodymium, Hafnium, cadmium, thorium, Antimony,
cerium, tellurium, Beryllium, Samarium, dysprosium, Erbium,
Bismuth, Gadolinium, cesium, Lanthanum, Praseodymium,
Europium, Lutetium, terbium, Ytterbium, Holmium, thallium,
thulium, tantalum, Germanium, Gold, Platinum, rhodium,
rubidium, ruthenium, Scandium, Silver and Indium.
Look on the second line -->> Bromide, Fluorine ...
I don't have time for a full chemistry lesson but Fluorine is the highly reactive pure element.
Then there is Cadmium. What the heck is that for? Cesium too?