Why is vitamin B15 banned and forbidden here in the USA?

When some of the greatest professional athletes on the planet are asked about their success, many point to vitamin B15.

Greats such as Muhammad Ali, the Russian Olympics teams – even high-school athletes regularly take vitamin B15 to lower blood lactic acid, stabilize blood sugar during exercise, and reduce the effects of fatigue.

If there ever was a “fountain of youth” pill we could take, it is vitamin B15.

Yet:

According to this article, Vitamin B15 (commonly, but wrongly known as Pangamic acid) is forbidden to be ingested here in the good ol’ US of A:

Vitamin B15, also known as Pangamic Acid, is a controversial vitamin in America, and has been removed from the B-Complex supplements. Pangamic Acid is not available in the USA because the FDA took Pangamic Acid products off the market over two decades ago. However the FDA has been monitoring the wide range of medical conditions treated with B15 in other countries.

Russia has been the most progressive country using B15, believing it to be a very important nutrient treating a multitude of symptoms and diseases. Russian scientists have shown Pangamic Acid supplementation can reduce the buildup of lactic acid in athletes, and, thereby, lessen muscle fatigue and increase endurance. Hum, do you think this vitamin might assist with Fibromyalgia?

This is one of the nastiest hit pieces I have ever seen on the health benefits of vitamin B15.

I always hear the same nonsense when it comes to this type of stuff… like:

Pangamic acid might possibly have a role in the biochemistry of the human body, but there is too little evidence to suggest that it is beneficial to take it or whether it is, in fact, correct to class it as a vitamin.

Which leads to why the FDA bans vitamin B15… they claim:

There is no attainable scientific evidence that undeniably proves that pangamic acid is, indeed, necessary for health and/or prevents disease in the wake of deficiency.

And then the FDA says this:

Because the chemical composition varies from product to product and insufficient evidence exists to show that vitamin B15 is effective for medicinal use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved B15 and repeatedly seizes pangamic tablets.

Let me decode this crap: healthy people are detrimental to the bottom line of pharmaceuticals. And the FDA has ALWAYS shilled for Big Pharma.

Even stranger, the FDA admits there is not enough evidence to endorse vitamin D15. That means no scientific studies have been done on D15. So how in the world can they conclude that vitamin D15 is not safe to ingest?

It is interesting that the FDA says no to vitamin D15, yet athletes buy up as much of the stuff that they can get their hands on.

I find it interesting that vitamin B15 is available as a supplement for horses and dogs. (Oh well, humans be damned.)

Hacking vitamin B15

The good news is there is a legal workaround to ingest D15 for its health benefits…

Beef liver is the most concentrated dietary source of vitamins. And fortunately for us, this includes D15.

Now, I am not a big fan of eating beef liver. It is kind of nasty. It smells bad. It is stringy. And it gets tough when cooked.

But:

There is an option: I eat pasture raised beef liver from New Zealand. It is the best we can get our hands on… it is not grain finished – it is grass finished. And it is dehydrated and shrunken into this easy-to-swallow pill.

These dehydrated beef liver capsules are virtually tasteless. (There is a hint of a liver taste once I swallow each pill, but it goes away in a few seconds.)

Will this work for you? I have no clue. I am not licensed to give health advice. Plus, our government does not allow me to make health claims…

With that said: I know it works for me. It took just under 2 weeks to notice BIG improvements…

Ever since taking these liver pills every day, many of my ills are disappearing. Even my skinny jeans I wore in high school are too loose now. I no longer get that 2 p.m. crash. I am never hungry and never feel bloated. Even better, my terrible brain fog is 100% gone. My brain feels decades younger.

The best part is total strangers are staring at me and smiling. I have not experienced this in decades. It feels good to be appreciated.

My biggest regret was not taking these liver pills a long time ago.

Should our pee be clear or gold (and should it smell)?

In yesterday’s post, I talked about how to watch our poop for signs of health.

Today, let’s talk about pee (and how we can watch our health without needing a doctor).

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Let’s talk about poop

Lincoln log, dirt, shit, turd, doo-doo, dropping, dung, excrement, excreta, ordure, poop, scat, slops, soil, waste, dookie, scheisse, poo-poo, brownies. – I know… all embarrassing words that mean poop.

Disgusting, right?

However:

I closely watch my poop for signs of poor health. I find our bodies are WAY better at helping us watch our health than any physician.

Poop includes waste products that are eliminated from our body. It may include undigested food particles, bacteria, salts, and other substances.

Apparently, our poop comes in 7 basic “types”. And there is even a scientific definition of our bowel movements…

Specifically, the Bristol stool scale (a.k.a. the Bristol stool chart, Bristol stool form scale, or BSF scale) help us diagnose our wellbeing.

Type 1 is several hard lumps. This might warn us about being constipated.

Type 2 is lumpy and sausage like. This might indicate slight constipation.

Type 3 is a sausage shape with cracks in the surface. This is known as normal.

Type 4 looks like a snake. This is normal and healthy.

Type 5 is soft blobs with clear-cut edges. This might indicate that our diet is low in fiber.

Type 6 has a mushy consistency with ragged edges. This might indicate that our body is inflamed.

Type 7 has a liquid consistency (a.k.a. diarrhea). This might indicate that we are dehydrated and/or inflamed.

Quite frankly, I do not use any stool scales to figure out my health.

Instead, I prefer the “wipe test”. That is, if my second wipe is clean, I am in good health. Thus, more than 2 wipes are a sign of bad health.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post – it is all about pee.

SHOCKING: cholesterol is good for us (no matter what doctors say)

On this blog, I talk a lot about cholesterol myths.

Because once we understand that cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease, we can make better health choices.

Uffe Ravnskov (an independent researcher who pays for his research with his own money) wrote this nifty post dispelling the myths of cholesterol.

Here is a quick summary of his findings on the truth about cholesterol:

People with high cholesterol live the longest.

Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals.

High or low levels of good and bad cholesterol have nothing to do with heart disease.

Our body produces three to four times more cholesterol than we eat. So dietary cholesterol has almost no influence on whether we get heart disease.

Scientific studies show there is no evidence that too much animal fat and cholesterol in the diet promotes atherosclerosis or heart attacks.

Neither heart mortality or total mortality has been improved with cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Fact: modern cholesterol-lowering drugs disturb the functions of the muscles, the heart and the brain. Even worse, pregnant women taking statins may give birth to children with malformations more severe than those seen after thalidomide.

Many scientific journals ignore these facts and continue to push lies about cholesterol causing heart disease.

The media and press are complicit in covering up the truth about cholesterol. Why? Because drug companies are usually their biggest advertiser.

Punchline: The healthiest people I know enjoy a diet focused only on eating nutrient-dense foods. And these foods are (usually) high in cholesterol. I never count calories or fret about foods high in dietary cholesterol. And I am in the best shape of my life right now.

Should we ban air conditioning here in the USA

This article in the Washington Post claims Europeans want us good people of the USA to turn off our air conditioning

And I quote (which is now behind a paywall… click here for an archive version):

… Many Europeans visiting the U.S. frequently complain about the “freezing cold” temperatures inside buses or hotels. American tourists on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, however, have been left stunned by Europeans’ ability to cope with heat, even at work spaces or in their private homes.

Cool: divide and conquer at its finest.

And then there is this nonsense:

The U.S. has been the world’s leader in air-conditioning ever since, and it’s not a leadership Americans should necessarily be proud of. According to Stan Cox, a researcher who has spent years studying indoor climate controlling, the United States consumes more energy for air conditioning than any other country. In many parts of the world, a lack in economic development might be to blame for a widespread absence of air-conditioning at the moment. However, that doesn’t explain why even most Europeans ridicule Americans for their love of cooling and lack of heat tolerance.

This is more propaganda to make us feel guilty about global warming/climate change/geo-engineering… which is nothing more than an Al Gore, hidden tax on us. Question: how will a tax-collection scheme go to fight global warming? Ridiculous.

Reading this crap just inspired me. I am protesting this garbage and will lower my air conditioner’s thermostat once the hot weather returns. I hope the sweat on my forehead will turn into face icicles in the middle of July!