Don’t Supplements Just Make Your Pee Expensive?

Great question and the short answer is… it depends. I’ve gotten this as a question and as a statement. By statement I mean the person said, “Taking vitamins just makes you have expensive pee.”

Immediately I wanted to get defensive and go on the “But, but, but… mine are different.” Pathetic! I didn’t do that. Why? Because they were not wrong! Many supplements, if not most, are absolute trash and you’re literally flushing your money down the toilet.

I knew a guy who worked for a company that cleaned out port-a-potties for oil rig operations and he said there would be this thick layer at the bottom that was all the supplement residue.

The thing with many, if not most, vitamins is they don’t break down. Some of it may break down but the rest just passes through. Many also have a lot of fillers in them that do absolutely nothing. I think all supplements have some filler in them, otherwise, they wouldn’t be able to keep their tablet shape. But, if 50% of your vitamins are filler that does nothing for you, then what are you paying for?

Again, when people say that supplements make you’re pee expensive, they’re not entirely wrong.

The same goes for those who say supplements improve your health. Both are actually right!

How can this be? It all comes down to how are the supplements made, the ingredients in them and to they actually get tested.

I’ve taken supplements for most of my life. Some were terrible and were a wasted expense. The ones I’m using now, actually work and make a difference in my health which is reflected in my bloodwork.

The question remains, “How do I know if the supplements I’m taking are actually beneficial and not a waste of money?”

The one test I love the most is the water test. This works for multivitamins in tablet form.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Get a glass of room temp tap water
  2. Get a timer ready and set it to 20 minutes
  3. Drop your vitamin tab in the water and start your timer
  4. Check your tab every 5 min to see how it’s dissolving
  5. At the end of the timer, that tablet should be completely dissolved. If it’s not, you’re flushing your $$ down the drain.

This is just one way that can give you an indication that the multi you’re using is worth the money you’re spending on it.

There are other things you can look into and research to see if the supplements you’re using are good quality and worth your money and you can get those in my Vitamin Checklist which you can download here! It’s free ninety free!

The main point I want to get across is that both sides of the vitamin debate are correct to some degree. You just need to be aware of what’s in the bottle. And I’ll be honest, what’s on the label may not be in the bottle, so be aware. There are a lot of charlatans out there trying to capitalize on supplements and don’t really give a shit if the product they’re putting out is actually beneficial and good for the consumer as long as they’re making money.

Until next time,

Stay moist.


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