TODAY THE WORDS are BEFORE SUPPLEMENTS, WE HAD SSS TONIC. In order to be clear, we had Cod Liver Oil too. How many of you are almost gagging now? I remember those mornings being in line for what we called the “nasty stuff” and I can speak from experience; it was nasty. The funny part is children didn’t miss a lot of school and we could get out in the freezing cold or pounding rain and not only survived; we thrived. Of course, I think we ate healthier before the new brand of “healthy eating” came about. We had some sugary desserts but were not allowed to indulge and our parents practiced portion control by having to struggle to keep enough food on the table for us to have our portions. Back to the SSS Tonic and Cod Liver Oil; they worked. We hated them but they kept us running wild and going strong. What amazed me is they are still available and I will have to say I flinched slightly when I saw the box of the SSS Tonic. I posted two of the comments on their site along with some good information on anemia and vitamin B deficiency for your reading time.
I am not advocating using or not using either SSS Tonic and/or Cod Liver Oil as my body still shivers when I hear their names. I do take Fish Oil Supplements and vitamins but I try to get as much natural nutrients from my food. It boils down to eliminating toxins and poisons and entering as much nutrients and supplements into our body for better health.
Here are the comments on the SSS Tonic website:
My dad has been taking this stuff since I was a kid (now 37yrs old). He swore by it so now I’ve been taking it. I’ll be honest and say it tastes like CRAP but I truly feel this is by far the best vitamin I’ve taken. I feel the difference and I feel a lot more energy. Since the taste is so bad, I recommend either having a “chaser” when you drink it or mixing it with juice. I have a strong stomach and taste buds so I shoot this like a champ!
My mother gave this to us when we were growing up. I have not taken it since I left home until a few months ago. I was so tired all the time had no energy so I started taken it and in few days I was feeling good and energy was up. This has worked great for me…
SSS Tonic – Liquid High Potency Iron and B Vitamins
SSS Tonic gives you more than the minimum daily requirements of iron and certain important B-complex vitamins considered essential to good health.
Anemia is a condition that occurs when there is insufficient hemoglobin in red blood cells to carry oxygen to cells and tissues. Common signs and symptoms of anemia include fatigue and weakness.
Anemia can result from a variety of medical problems, including heavy menstrual bleeding, and deficiencies of iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and folic acid. Other causes can be from a low dietary intake of iron and poor absorption.
Your doctor can tell if you have anemia by a blood test called a CBC (complete blood count). Your doctor can also do a physical exam and talk to you about your diet, the medicines you are taking, and your family health history.
Iron, one of the most abundant metals on earth, is essential to most life forms and to normal human physiology. This metal is an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transport, among many other things.
Almost two-thirds of iron in the body is found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to tissues. Iron is also found in proteins that store iron for future needs and that transport iron in blood. Iron stores are regulated by intestinal iron absorption.
An essential mineral
A carrier of oxygen in the body
Necessary to make hemoglobin
Found in every cell of the body
Iron deficiency, as the name implies, is a condition resulting from too little iron in the body. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the United States.1
According to the Mayo Clinic, one in five women and half of all pregnant women are iron deficient. Lack of iron in your diet is one cause of iron deficiency anemia, but there are other causes as well. You can usually correct iron deficiency anemia with iron supplementation.2
Beginning signs of iron deficiency:
Loss of appetite
Established Signs of iron deficiency:
Coldness of extremities
Pale, brittle nails
Cessation of menstruation
Loss of libido
Anemia and B Vitamins
Many people with anemia also take a B-vitamin supplement along with their iron supplement. The B vitamins in Sublingual B-Total can help build iron stores in those whose blood is iron poor and/or deficient in Vitamins B12, B6, and folic acid. A deficiency in these nutrients can lead to anemic conditions.
Vitamin B12 deficiency – Vitamin B12 Fact Sheet
Megaloblastic anemia – Vitamin B12 deficiency is a cause of megaloblastic anemia. In this type of anemia, red blood cells are larger than normal and the ratio of nucleus size to cell cytoplasm is increased. There are other potential causes of megaloblastic anemia, including folate deficiency.
Pernicious anemia – is a form of megaloblastic anemia that occurs when there is an absence of intrinsic factor, a substance normally present in the stomach. Vitamin B12 binds with intrinsic factor before it is absorbed and used by the body. An absence of intrinsic factor prevents normal absorption of B12 and may result in pernicious anemia.
Vitamin B6 deficiency – Vitamin B6 Fact Sheet
Your body needs Vitamin B6 to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the tissues. Vitamin B6 also helps increase the amount of oxygen carried by hemoglobin. A Vitamin B6 deficiency can result in a form of anemia that is similar to iron deficiency anemia.
Folic Acid deficiency – Folic Acid Fact Sheet
Folic acid deficiency anemia happens when your body does not get enough folic acid. Folic acid is one of the B vitamins, and it helps your body make new cells, including new red blood cells. Most people get enough folic acid in the food they eat. But some people either don’t get enough in their diet or have trouble absorbing it from the foods they eat.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Iron deficiency – United States, 1999–2000. MMWR 2002;51:897–899.
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Cod liver oil is a nutritional supplement derived from liver of cod fish. As with most fish oils, it has high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. Wikipedia
Note from Arline Miller: We are in a time when too many preservatives and chemicals are used in processing of our food and if we are in a position to buy organic and non GMO food, by all means we should. When we have our physicals, find out if you can have periodic blood profiles completed by lab work. I found out I had very low Vitamin D and through some addition of Vitamin D, I felt less tired and more focused mentally. Good Health to All.