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You May Need Vitamin D, But Should Avoid Synthetic Vitamins If Possible

Posted Sep 30 2010 11:03am

Vitamin DThere are plenty of studies showing the benefits of Vitamin D, or at least the risk of not having enough Vitamin D in your diet. But there are also many reasons that we should be getting our nutrition from whole food fruits and vegetables, and if we do need to supplement our diet why we should avoid synthetics vitamins...almost all of the time. Even Dr. Mercola agrees that synthetic vitamins are a waste of money --

If you shop for your supplements at discount stores you may be seriously shortchanging yourself because those products typically use cheap synthetic isolates. Millions gorge themselves on synthetic vitamins, only to acquire and die from degenerative diseases. You see, isolated vitamins are partial vitamins, combined with other chemicals. They're a low-end alternative to whole, real complete food. When you remove a part from the whole, you get ‘Synthetic,' ‘Isolated,' or ‘Fractionated' pieces of the whole, but it's simply not the same.

There are four problems with synthetic vitamins…

1.Nature intended for you to consume food in WHOLE form because all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes are together in one package. They work synergistically to give your body the nutrition it requires for optimal health.
2.Your body only absorbs a small percentage of an isolate form of vitamins and minerals – and it utilizes even less. You get the best bioavailability in whole food form.
3.Synthetic vitamins often give you massive quantities of some nutrients (usually the most inexpensive ones) and insufficient quantities of others, not balance.
4.You can experience side effects of synthetic isolates from the additives and the unnatural state of the synthetic supplement. ( )

Comments: You've heard it before… Fast food and a sedentary lifestyle can be a disaster for your health. Don't let your multivitamin add to the collateral damage. In fact, you want to be sure that your supplement makes a real and significant contribution to your health, especially if you're already living a healthy lifestyle.

Another Reason to Consider A Whole Food Nutritional Supplement Like Juice Plus+ A number of carefully controlled studies have provided startling evidence that by the time the food reaches your table, serious nutrient content could already be lost. Some estimates report the nutrient value lost at over 50%! This is largely the result of conventional farming methods that rely heavily on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which deplete the soil of nutrients... nutrients that must be absorbed by plants in order to be passed on to you. And it does not necessarily end there.

In many cases, it's likely you unknowingly further deplete the nutrients in your food -- just by the way you prepare it. For most food, cooking it will seriously impair its nutritional value. So, realizing that you cannot always obtain the whole unprocessed foods you need -- and knowing how easy it is for valuable nutrients to be destroyed -- you now know adding Juice Plus+® or other whole food nutritionals supplement to your diet is a good move.

The Health & Wellness Institute, PC

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