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Geritol tonic
Geritol tonic

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Posted by Bob Matthews at 4:08 pm (PDT) on Sun May 20, 2018   
Seem to remember Ted Mack doing TV commercials for this, pronouncing it "Geh-i-tol."
Posted by LoyalTubist at 8:23 pm (PDT) on Sat July 16, 2016   
A few years ago it was reformulated. For at least 30 years it's been prescribed to pregnant women to build up their iron.
Posted by janice at 6:08 pm (PDT) on Thu April 4, 2013   
I had a college health sciences professor who said it made people feel better because of the high alcohol content!
Posted by obie--wan-kenobi at 9:54 am (PDT) on Mon September 24, 2012   
You won't see this tonic anymore. It contained too much iron. Old folks really don't need that much iron.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 5:47 pm (PDT) on Wed March 14, 2012   
Growing up, I made fun of folks who used Geritol tonic--now, I'm getting close to the age where it isn't funny anymore.
Posted by Tommie at 2:20 pm (PST) on Wed November 9, 2011   
I seem to remember Geritol being sponsors of Ted Mack's Amateur Hour and The Lawrence Welk Show. Those two might have benefited from the lift that Geritol was supposed to give you, especially Ted Mack- he was about as low-keyed as you can get and still be awake.
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 9:05 am (PDT) on Wed April 21, 2010   
This product made a slick promoter named "Colonel" Tom Parker a rich man. It was not much more than snake oil. Parker went from this to Elvis Presley, with whom he REALLY became rich, and that time, he had the REAL thing!
Posted by sweetnurse64 at 11:23 pm (PST) on Wed March 10, 2010   
Lol! another thing I forgot about. We never had any but I remember the commercial on T.V. and everytime we joked about someone "getting old" we would refer to them taking "Geritol!"
Posted by Katbear at 9:11 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
Do they still make that stuff?

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