The ones I take every morning.
Oh, and these too.
I hate mushrooms, so reishi pills make a lot of sense, right?
Sexy Nerd takes these each day.
(To clarify, he's taking Saw Palmetto because it was recommended for our lousy, acne-prone skin, not for anything to do with prostate health.)
(I am also not taking it for prostate health. I really can't stress that enough!)
Even our dogs take a daily fish oil pill!
Pica loooooves them, whether there are any health benefits or not. They supposedly help reduce her hacking, though she still hacks just as much as ever.
In my defense, I never intended to buy some of these. I'm fairly certain that the Nature's Way Astragalus Root, Now Apple Cider Vinegar, and Enzymatic Therapy Tart Cherry Ultra supplements are all a scam. The Tart Cherry was supposed to help me sleep. It didn't. The others claimed to do everything, from improving your memory to keeping you alive. Who's to say I'd be breathing and typing this right now if it weren't for the supplements? The benefits sounded far-fetched.
But then you read the reviews, claiming that these magic pills will maximize your health:
"I was on the verge of death, until I started drinking apple cider vinegar each morning. I just completed my 27th marathon! I'm 102 years old."
"Just because Google's spellchecker doesn't recognize astragalus doesn't mean it won't change your life. Just 8 pills daily is all you need for the enzymes in your skin to eat away your wrinkles. Your body is capable of it if you just give it the nourishment it needs!"
"All the naysayers told me I was wasting my time with tart cherry supplements, but they've all changed their tune now that I fart rainbows."
Although these magic pills may seem expensive when priced by the bottle, they're practically free when you look at the cost per pill. Only three cents a day to fart rainbows! Who wouldn't buy that? And it's certainly reassuring to think I'm filling any nutritional gaps in my diet.
For breakfast this morning, I enjoyed a few leftover slices of Little Caesar's Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza (so good!)
I would have eaten this whether or not I was taking supplements, so why not?