Adam Ruins Everything – Why Supplements Are Just Modern Day Snake Oil (sneak peek)

Adam Ruins Everything – Why Supplements Are Just Modern Day Snake Oil (sneak peek)


Back in the early nineteen hundreds, quack doctors could put anything in a bottle
and call it medicine. Step right up and try Professor
Hokorium’s extreme snake oil! Contains absolutely no beef,
fat or lead. This tastes like steak
and paint chips. You’re wrong! So to stop these
charlatans from straight-up
killing people, we regulated
the drug industry. Blast! I made a fortune
off that beef lead! But those standards were never
applied to supplements, and in 1994, the industry
lobbied Congress to cripple the FDA’s ability
to investigate them. And now we’re back
to the bad old days when any bozo could put
whatever they want in a bottle and sell it. The only thing that’s changed
is the facial hair. Step right up
and try Hoko Milk! I swear, it contains absolutely
no illegal steroids or lead. This big, dumb ape
can mix together whatever crazy chemicals
he wants, call it a “proprietary blend” and no one will stand between
him and the store shelves. Chad not big ape! Aah! Yikes! Go, go, go! Jump!

100 thoughts on “Adam Ruins Everything – Why Supplements Are Just Modern Day Snake Oil (sneak peek)

  1. I always see these guys buying creatine and whey as if that is going that is going to have any effect. I laugh at them and try and inform that it isn't regulated by the FDA. They don't listen!

  2. I like taking pre-work out supps… I do notice the gym days when I don't take it. Also I think protein should come from food only

  3. diffrence is their hasn't been any known deaths of these supplements these supplements are made for getting super buff not daily work out routines

  4. hi guys mike Chung here today I will show you six packs abs short cuts but first by my supplements. ..yep and that's where this come in…

  5. that's why it's smart to do extensive research, see how others have reacted to it, if it requires dietary change, when to take the supplement for maximum effect, etc. it's better than buying something just assuming it's going to work

  6. watching this after i taken 2 different kinds of diet and weight loss pills over the past 8 months, its kinda makes me scared.

  7. I don't believe in supplements, I believe in just eating whatever you want and letting your instincts tell you what you need… for instance right now I could go for a lemon

  8. To be fair, supplements are optional, so if youre dumb enough to fall for it, you deserve it. Medecine serves an important purpose. Thats why one needs regulation and the other doesnt.

  9. Most guys I know who use supplements buy the ingredients in bulk and mixes it themselves so they know exactly what they are getting. However, if you are starting out lifting…. you don't need supplements! Period. Just good food and plenty of sleep.

  10. Adam ruins everything should start using evidence regardless of subject. Not that I'm disagreeing with his claim, he just needs to support them more often because if he doesn't, he's no better than those he tries to disprove.

  11. I honestly dislike herbal supplements. They overcharge patients for "alternative treatments" and because they put a bunch of stuff in there, it's more work for those in the medical field to find it out if these stuffs could interact with other prescribed medications people take.

  12. I think the main focus of this is not to say everything sucks… But that you should be aware of what you're getting into and what power people have and how they got it

  13. No! Don't regulate please! You are wrong on this one Adam. Thing is we can always sue if a supplement causes death. Please don't take away my herbal medicines, healthcare is too expensive and the placebo effect or herbs are working. So stop! Stahp!

  14. The problem with this vid is the title.
    Not all supplements is snake oil.
    70 percent of fake supplements doesn't mean it's 100 percent.
    Most supplements are useless on people with poor diets.
    The best method is having a healthy diet and research the product.

  15. I mean supplements should be regulated because its essentially a food stuff but saying supplements are modern snake oil is extremely clickbatiy. Yes whey protein is good for you, yes BCAAs make you feel more pumped for lifting as well as Citrulline malate. Supplements are actually good, you just have to get reputable brands.

  16. When I checked the sources on this episode, one of the links is "broken":

    "And even Viagra." , "Hidden Risks of Erectile Dysfunction "Treatments" Sold Online." Consumer Updates. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 21 Feb. 2009. Web.

    Just wanted you to know

  17. Not true of Sustagen. It works. But you have to drink a lot every day. But it does work.
    My mum's a dietician. She uses it to help kids gain weight all the time.

  18. once again he uses lazy rsearch and doesn't take into account any supplements like Whey (which was in the backround) and creaitne, caffeine which have been to work

  19. Dang! I almost watch all of Adam Ruins Everything Family show
    Facts and knowledge
    Hope i get a reply from Adamand pin meee!!

  20. What I take from Adam Ruins Everything is that government officials shouldn't be able to take any money / campaign financing from lobbyists. Has Adam Ruined lobbying yet? I'd like to see how we can fight that hopeless fight. =[

  21. Well if it's dangerous then the company is still risking a lot so at least it doesn't have a bad effect, well no good effect either but yeah

  22. Supplements are for people with low self-esteem anyways, body issues. As long as your healthy, do some exercise 3x a week your good.

  23. The problem with your premise is that things that were prescribed hundred of years ago by the Village Wise Woman didn't have all the side effects of something concocted by Big Pharma. And the FDA has been in the pocket of Big Pharma for decades.

  24. Maybe in America. In Europe people are crazy about regulating markets. For example you are only allowed to sell a cucumber which have curvatures 10mm/10cm. It's an own paragraph.

  25. Actually he's wrong. There are private companies that are not related to the ones that sell vitamins and such who do make sure they are regulated. Might not be FDA themselves but they are similar and well trusted. Do your own research and you shall see.

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