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September 10, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 51

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7E--Sept. 10, 1972 Sunday Gazette-Mail ChtriMton, Wwt Vlr»lnli How to Buy Overpriced Vitamin Sales Sweep Nation By Sidney Margolius Consumer Expert for Sunday Gazette-Mail In almost every store you go to nowadays, and in many publications, you are confronted by pressures to buy vitamin products, especially the high-priced "natural" vitamins. You now find these "natural" vitamins not only in the health food stores cropping up all over the country but in regular drug stores, supermarkets, even karate clubs and gyms. THE TACTICS used to sell these vitamins are usually based on fear. Worried people are good prospects. As one workingman wrote to us: "J was visited by a vitamin supplement salesman who supported his claims with government reports on poor soil, cooking of foods, storage, organic vs. inorganic farming, etc. His arguments sounded good when backed up by U.S. government reports. However, I couldn't see spending $20 a month on vitam- ins. "Can we get all we need out of foods? Should we all eat raw instead of cooked vegetables? What about white sugar and white flour? Are they harmful?" We'll come back to these questions later in more detail. But in general, if you have no abnormality and do eat a balanced diet you should be able to get all the nutrients you need without taking additional vitamins. If you do have some physical condition that may require exta vitamins, you should consult a doctor. He would determine what vitamin, if any, you really need. What's a "balanced diet?" The U.S. Agriculture Department advises choosing some foods every day from four basic food groups. Some nutritionists think the USDA has oversimplified the seven basic groups it used to suggest. Marcella Katz, nutrition .consultant for the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, in the Public Affairs p a m p h l e t , Vitamins, Food and Your Health, recom- they now try to sell you biofla- --They push the higher-priced ins. when actually, they mends using some foods each vonoids along with vitamin C, or "natural" vitamins instead of same in function, and t are the or even largely synthetic in any| ,, -, -_ -- _ ... -- the sup- case. (If they weren't they day from each of these six basic vitamin A along with lecithin. the lower-cost synthetic vitam- posedly natural ones are partly would be too big to swallow.) food groups: j · ------ ------ - -------- "- " . . . . . _ ~ Meat, fish, eggs, poultry, PICTURE FRAMING Miss Helen Bush Bride Of Karl Edivard Sittler Miss Helen Harris Bush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon Taylor Bush of 917 Ridge way Rd., became the bride of Karl Edward Sittler, son of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Vieth Sittler of Giessen, Germany, Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church. Dr. William A. Benfield officiated. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory satin styled with a duchess neckline and long fitted sleeves trimmed with reembroidered Alencon lace. A wide ruffle of satin bordered the skirt and formed a circular train. In the German tradition the bride wore a garland of stephanotis and pha- laenopsis orchids in her hair. She carried white phalaenop- sis orchids. MISS DAVIN Srnallridge of Denver, Colo,, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Sandra Auchincloss of Cambridge, Mass., Mrs. John Corothers of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Michael Domecq of New York City, Miss Andrea Cosima Sillier of New York Cily and Mrs. L. Clark Tierney of Haverford, Pa. Wolf Vieth Sittler of Minneapolis, Minn., served as best man. Ushers were W. Kenyon Bush of Cambridge, Mass., Michael Domecq of New York City, William F. Morgan of Albemarle. N.C., Loring Overweg Sittler of Freiburg, Germany, John D Srnallridge Jr. of West Moot, Okla. and Henry D. Tallman Jr. of Charleston. Edgewood Country Club was MRS. K. E. SITTLER . . . former Helen Bush the scene of the reception following the wedding ceremony. MRS. SITTLER. whose father is associated with the E. I. DuPont de Nemours Co. attended the Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Wellesley College and the Massachusetls Institute of Technology, school of architecture. Her husband attended Ford- 'ham University and is a doctoral cr-"didate in Ihe department ( urban studies and planning at MIT. He is a Danforth and Woodrow Wilson Scholar. His father is a professor at the University of Giessen. The couple will live in Cambridge. Margaret Anne Reece Bride of R. E. Legg Jr. Miss Margaret Anne Reece, daughler of Mrs. Nannie M. Reece of Rt. 5, and the late Mr. Arnold Reece, became the bride of Raymond Elliott Legg Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Legg Sr. of Akron, Ohio, Saturday in the Sixth Street Methodist Church. The Rev' Glenn Robinson performed the 2 p.m. ceremony and music was provided by Mrs. Patsy King and Dennis Sayre, cousin of the bride. Given in marriage by her brother, Thomas H. Reece, the bride wore a full-length gown of ivory silk faille fashioned with a band of heavy Venise lace at the high neckline and bands of Ihe same lace on the cuffs of the bishop sleeves and, with satin ribbon, at the empire waistline. Her chapel-length mantilla of silk illusion was bordered with matching lace and she carried a cascading bouquet of yellow roses, white carnations, pompons and ivy. MRS. DORIS REECE was matron of honor for her sister-in-law. Bridesmaids were Miss Ruth Ann Legg, sisler of ·the bridegroom, and Miss Ann Smithers of Shepherdstown. Beth Ann Reece and Michael McMillion, niece and nephew of the bride, were flowergirl and ringbearer . Stephen Whisnand was best man. John Campbell of Akron and Richard Allowatt were ushers. Following a reception at the church, the couple'left for a wedding trip to Niagara Falls and Canada. They will live at 835 E. Buchtel Ave., Akron. 1. legumes supply higfVquality protein that contains an adequate amount of essential amino acids. 2. Breads and cereals, whole- grain and enriched, supply sugar and starch, vitamins and minerals. (The protein in grains «;nd cereals is not complete and should be used in combination with the complete proteins in Group 1.) 3. Milk and milk products such as cheese supply high-quality protein, minerals, and vitamins. 4. Dark green leafy and yellow vegetables are important sources of vitamin A. 5. Other vegetables and fruits --citrus, tomatoes, strawberries, cabbage, potatoes--are important sources of vitamin C. 6. Fats and oils supply saturated and pplyunsaturated fatty acids'and vitamins. (Mrs. Katz recommends, as do many nutritionists nowadays, liquid vegetable oils and margarine made from them, rather than so-called "saturated" or hard fats.) It is true that some vitamins are lost in food processing and home cooking, although vitamin sellers tend to exaggerate these losses. Vegetables washed in too much water or held in the pot too long before serving, "make vitamin-rich water and vitamin-poor food," Mrs. Katz warns. She points out that many families rarely use the cooking water. They should. V e g e t a b l e s should be cooked in as little water as possible and for as short a time as feasible. Whatever waler remains contains some of the water-soluble vitamins from the vegetables and should be used in gravies, sauces and soups. With careful meal planning and care in cooking, most people should not need vitamins. If you or your doctor feel you do, then take care not to get involved in the h i g h - p r i c e d products being pushed nowadays. · » * FOR EXAMPLE, in a recent shopping survey we found you could pay anywhere from 45 cents for a bottle of 100 tablets of 100 milligrams of vitamin C, lo as much as $1.75 for so-called "natural" vitamin C (really partly s y n t h e t i c ) . Different brands of multivitamins with minerals sell for anywhere from $2.65 to $4.50. They have some what varying formulas, which makes it hard for consumers to compare values precisely, but are basically similar products. For B vitamins', although with varying formulas, you can pay anywhere from 79 cents to $3.79 for 100 tablets. There are huge profits in vitamins, especially the "natural" kind. For example, a large basic supplier like General Mills sells vitamin E (the current fad vitamin) to packagers for 50 cents for 100 tablets of 100 international Units. By the time these 100 tablets are bottled and reach the retail counters they have price' tags of anywhere from $1.95 to as much as $3.30 (in brands sold in health food slores.) The vilamin packagers nowadays have a number of ways of building up prices: --They are packaging bigger dosagers, such as vitamin C in 250 and even 500 milligram tablets, in order to command higher prices but claiming that you are more certain to get your full needs this way. --They then package smaller amounts such as 30 or 60 tablets in a bottle instead of the traditional 100, in order to make the higher prices seem lower. --They try to influence you tc buy not only specific vitamins to supplement your supposedly "impoverished" food supply, but to buy «ther vilamin or food supplements to balance the primary vitamins. For example MRS. R. E. 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