Most vitamin supplements sold today are synthetic. Even the natural vitamins might not be healthy and can have synthetic ingredients. 90% of all synthetic vitamins end up in the toilet or worse, sit in your colon adding health risks. See picture from Dr. Heidi. I'm sure Ive taken a vitamin like that one at some time!
Why do companies make vitamin supplements that add risk instead of benefit to our health? It's about money, they make the vitamins cheap and sell to retail stores with their profit, the retail stores have to add their profit so you end up paying a whole lot more for chemical supplements that are a waste of your money.
These retail stores are not specialist with nutritional supplements.
Don't sell yourself short! Many retail outlets and online sellers are primarily interested in your money, not your health.
You wouldn't go to Mac Donald's for a nice filet mignon, would you? The same attitude should apply to your health products.
Ideally, it would be best for you to receive all your nutrition from REAL foods, unprocessed clean food. Unfortunately, it may not be practical or possible for you to do that 100% the time. So if you need or want to supplement with vitamins make sure you take a Whole Food source multivitamin. Know how to read the ingredients. If the ingredient lists weird names - it is likely synthetic. Why risk putting synthetic ingredients in your body when there are better options?
Whole Food Nation offers Whole Food Multis and Vitamin B superfood. Starting today the company ispaying shipping for you on supplements in US and Canada. And they offer discounts based on quantity (it's not some crazy amount, it is from 4 boxes up).
See what Whole Food Nation is all about, no secrets, no promises, just whole food source supplements from Dr. Heidi Dulay.
If you want to know more about synthetic vitamins, read on:
A synthetic vitamin or mineral is a laboratory simulation of a simple version of the real thing. In the plant, the vitamin/mineral lives with many other vitamins, minerals and nutrients - the "cofactors" the body needs to absorb and use it.
If the cofactors are missing, as they are in synthetic vitamins, the body steals them from its organs, bones, muscles and other tissue. That's why taking synthetic vitamins/minerals over time can be harmful to your health. They deplete the body of other nutrients. For example, taking synthetic calcium regularly depletes the body of magnesium.
Multivitamins - blends of synthetic vitamins and minerals - don't remedy this problem. The concentrations of the vitamins and minerals in the formulas are rarely those found naturally in the plant. And many of their cofactors are missing. Some haven't even been discovered yet!
Synthetic vitamins are super-processed. They are usually manufactured at high temperatures and contain artificial or toxic ingredients, such as dyes, preservatives, coal tars, sugars, starch, and other additives. Kind of like paint or plastics.
Why would a manufacturer of health products do this? Aren't they in business to help us improve our health? Well, marketing concerns often overtake nutritional goals. Extending shelf life, making products look or taste better, meeting machine requirements, and lowering manufacturing costs, usually take precedence over nutritional value. The resulting supplements become pretty useless to us. Some experts say that they might even be dangerous over time.
#1. Study using synthetic beta carotene and Vitamin E halted. (reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, 1994) 29,000 male smokers were given synthetic beta carotene and synthetic Vitamin E. The study was stopped when rates of lung cancer, heart attacks and death increased.
#2. Birth defects increased for women on synthetic supplements (reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, 1995) 22,000 pregnant women were given synthetic Vitamin A. The study was halted because birth defects increased 400%.
#3. Men get thickened arteries on synthetic supplements (reported in Reuters Health, March, 2000). Men who took 500 mg of synthetic Vitamin C daily over 18 months showed signs of thickening of the arteries.
Whole Food Nation markets a little whole food multi. One reason it was created is because the company nutritionist,Dr. Heidi Dulay, believes - along with many doctors - that synthetic vitamins are mostly wasted in human bodies. Whole food source, she believes, is absorbed and used better.
Based on her 20 years' experience and the massive research available, that is what the company created and now markets. This is a point of view. It's ours. For any point of view, there will be another. This is our world view. What's yours?