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Monday, June 3, 2013

Help: Writer is Rockstar-less!!!!!

 Its happened--what I have feared for  a long time--Rock Star has removed all the beneficial ingredients from its drink. I have been drinking this drink for ten years; it has been my mainstay, my daily ritual, my get-up and go beverage. I knew once the small company  was bought out by Coca Cola that there was a chance they would stop adding the expensive, healthy ingredients and turn it into a red bull, or some similar sugar-laden, caffeine pumped party soda with zero nutrients. I never suspected the change would be precipitated by a pharmaceutically- controlled FDA hell-bent on making sure Americans are restricted from access to nutritional supplements- (another rant for another day). But that is how it ultimately went down.....

The FDA told Rock Star that they could not use Ginkgo in their drinks as it was a supplement and the drink was being sold as a beverage? Say what? We are only allowed to take our supplements in pill form? What kind of malarky is that? Then there is the suspicious article that was recently published claiming Ginkgo was linked to cancer in rats. Seriously, people? Ginkgo is the oldest tree on the planet and Chinese medicine, which is centuries older than anything we Westerners ever thought up, has been prescribing the herb for various brain, heart, and circulation considitons for eons. But all of sudden, its dangerous because it has become popular?

Funny, but the  National Insitutes of Health has been touting the health benefits of Ginkgo for years...hmmm

I am wondering, now that we are in the Shift (in consciousness, that is). how long it will take for the FDA to be reformed? For the Pharmceuticals to lose their power? Hmmmmm....

But back to my all-important dilemma: I have no Rock Star! And while I do already take Gingko supplements twice a day and can just take a third dose to replace the rockstar, that is really not my idea of a good time. Supplements work but most people do not want to down numerous pills several times a day. Which is what made Rock Star so appealing. It tasted good and was fun in addition to being nutritious.

And unfortunately, Gingko was not the only winning supplement featured in the drink- which I will now have to replace with more tortuous pill-swallowing. It also contained Milk Thistle, Inositol,  Ginseng, and B-vitamins. Lucky for those who will remain loyal (I will not) the B-vitamins are still included. But hey, that Milk Thistle was cleaning my liver every day, that inositol was improving my brain function, that Ginseng was improving everything...

And hey, who knows how many crazy people were kept on an even keel by downing RS on a daily basis, given the studies indicating Inositol may be a useful treatment for psychiatric disorders?...think of the havoc that may be wreaked by the change in RS recipe. Do those crazy people even know they are crazy? Maybe they were downing rock stars twice a day for so long nobody noticed...Are they going to be able to rush out to the health food store and stock up on inositol before its too late? I, frankly, am a little bit scared of all the undiagnosed un-treated mad people already roaming the streets, but maybe thats just me.

Speaking of me, lets get back to my problem; I need to find a tasty way to imbibe more gingko, milk thistle, inositol, ginseng, and B-vitamins each day. Any suggestions?

Desperate Creative seeks creative way to get vitamins on the regular

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