Two quick notes:
My parents have switched cell phone plans, so the old number is no more, and for the duration of June, I have the new cell phone. Since I know better than to put my phone number online (Joyce) drop me a line and I'll give you the new number.
Today after a good ol' Memphis Blues dinner, Cecile and I got two bottles of "Propel", from the makers of Gatorade. (I figured my electrolytes were low.) Only after taking a huge swig of the stuff did I think to read the label. It turns out that it's not a sport drink, but in fact a vitamin supplement. The label actually lists "medicinal ingredients":
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
- Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
- Pantothenic Acid (Calcium d-Pantothenate)
- Niacin (Vitamin B3)
- Vitamin E (di-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)
More alarmingly, it also says that you are to store it between 15 and 35 degrees Celsius, and we got it out of a refrigerator. Even more alarming is the "Cautions" section on the label:
Vitamin B6 - Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking levodopa. Vitamin B12 supplementation can mask folate deficiency. Consult a health care practitioner if you are uncertain whether you are taking adequate folate. Niacin - Consult a health care practitioner if you have impaired liver function. Discontinue use if you experience a prolonged flushing, burning, tingling or itching sensation on the face, arms or chest.
So my question to you, dear readers, is how will I know if my liver is failing? And how am I to distinguish the flushing, burning, tingling and itching that the drink might cause from the flushing, burning, tingling and itching that I always have?
Current Music: Broken Social Scene - Cause = Time