It stands to reason that I ought to be able to get all the vitamins and minerals I need through proper diet. After all, we evolved in the Circle of Life as eaters of food, not poppers of pills. So if I'm not getting all I need, and I feel poorly as a result, there must be something wrong with what and how I eat. I should eat less junk, eat more healthy stuff, get in a wider variety of fruits and veggies, make sure there's a properly balanced amount of proteins and carbs and fats, drink more water, pay attention to what I eat in what order and which parts of the day, not too much of these fats but more of those, etc. etc. etc.
Then it occurred to me that it might not be me after all. It might actually be the food. In these modern times of crops grown in monocultures with artificial fertilizers and livestock fed highly controlled artificial diets, where large parts of the process are chock full of chemicals, how do I know that the original, natural range of nutrition is actually getting into the food at all?
So now I happily slurp down a spoonful of this tasty liquid multivitamin every day. Nature's Plus Source of Life Ultra (with lutein!) looks like concentrated pond scum - a blackish green. It tastes like mango long enough to get it past my tongue and down my throat before the strongly vitaminlike aftertaste sets in. And the first round or two of liquid out the other end is a dazzling, blindingly bright yellow. A spoonful just before bed means I sleep really well and wake up refreshed and alert, while a spoonful just out of bed means I can seriously carpe that diem instead of being all groggy and tired the whole time.
And every time I take some, I get to giggle thinking of this:
Unlike Lucy's Vitameatavegamin, mine doesn't have meat in it (safe for vegetarians!) and also omits the 23% alcohol. And it really does taste like candy. :)