Organic Vitamins VS. Synthetic Vitamins
Vitamin deficiencies lead to extensive problems spanning from anorexia to obesity, organ breakdown, confusion, depression and fatigue. We must rely on our food to keep us supplied with essential nutrients; however our food is getting less and less wholesome.
Our pastures are exhausted by overuse. Pesticides limit the action of beneficial microbes in the soil that facilitate plants to draw in nutrients. Fertilizers centre on particular key chemicals and don’t take into account all the trace minerals, organic components, or beneficial microbes that provide good nutrition.
If that wasn’t enough, we refine and process our food so it lasts longer, is more convenient, tastes better, and is even made to be more addictive. And by way of the manufacturing, we destroy the vital nutrients that we need. This could be the main reason why, we suffer from so many auto-immune disorders, food allergies, and growing epidemics of obesity.
Simply, our bodies don’t recognize what we’re consuming. We aren’t getting the nutrients we need, and as a result we eat more and more with the vain hope that we give ourselves the nutrients we are missing. Unfortunately, as we see in statistical evidence that, heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and many mental health disorders are reaching epidemic levels. Could this be because primarily the nutrition we are consuming is so bad!
Synthetic vitamins, according to a large number of studies, are not bio available, absorbable, or usable to promote good health. Synthetic vitamins don’t provide the same things that we find in natural foods. In addition, our body doesn’t recognize these artificial compounds, and they are treated as toxins. What’s more these synthetic vitamins are not what our bodies require.
Almost all multivitamins are from synthetics and there is a good explanation for this. Synthetic vitamins are inexpensive to produce and usually more stable. This means they can last longer on shelves. They can be held for months and sometimes for years, be added to foods in high doses, and be created in small dense tablets.
Another way to evaluate natural and synthetic vitamins is to reflect on the differences in their molecular structures.
Is the molecular structure of natural organic vitamins distorted by the artificial process?
What is a “Synthetic” Vitamin?
The kind of vitamins that are the most beneficial is up for discussion. A healthy, natural diet should provide good quality nutrients that our body’s need, but quality supplements can make certain that we are achieving a full range of organic vitamins.
The dilemma is that many vitamin and mineral supplements are produced synthetically with chemicals and do not come directly from natural sources. That they are made to imitate the way natural vitamins act in our bodies. Natural vitamins are sourced directly from plant material containing the vitamin, not constructed in a lab. Unfortunately, vitamins can be labelled as natural if they contain as little as 10% of the natural form of the vitamin. This means that your “natural” vitamin could hold up to 90% of synthetically produced chemicals.
Countless synthetic vitamins are deficient in the vital carriers and co-factors connected with naturally occurring vitamins because they have been “isolated.” The Organic Consumers Association emphasizes that isolated vitamins cannot be used or recognized by the body in the same way as the natural organic way. The natural form assimilate with other vitamins, enzymes and minerals that our body identifies, metabolizes and utilizes as it needs.
Isolated vitamins can’t always be used by the body. They are stored until your body creates the nutrients required to use them effectively or they are excreted. Synthetic vitamins are also devoid of necessary trace minerals and must use the body’s own mineral reserves which may lead to dangerous mineral deficiencies.
Toxic Ingredients to Avoid In Supplements
- Magnesium stearate (or stearic acid)
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) disguised as “natural flavors”
- Carnauba wax is used in-car wax and shoe polish
- Titanium dioxide is a carcinogen
“There is no doubt that an organic whole foods-based diet and a healthy lifestyle are the “best medicine” for those of us trying to survive and keep our families healthy in the toxic soup of 100,000 synthetic chemicals that surround us every day, polluting our food, water, medicines, homes, and environment.”
“Vitamin Myth Exposed” Brian Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D.
The best vitamin supplements are those with labelled potencies derived from a full-range of food extracts. Naturally organic vitamins are acquired by taking a nutrient-rich plant, removing the water and the fiber in a chemical-free vacuum process, and packaging it for stability. The entire vitamin complex is essential, preserving its nutritional authenticity, and a full selection of nutritional values is vital to good health.
Another distinction between whole-food vitamins and synthetic vitamins is that organic vitamins contain the vital trace minerals essential for the vitamins’ synergistic process.
Synthetic vitamins contain no trace minerals and must use the body’s own mineral reserves. Consuming whole food vitamins does not require the body to deplete its own stores of nutrients to substitute any nutrients overlooked by synthetic vitamins.
Mega doses of synthetic vitamins can also have harmful toxic effects. Natural whole-food vitamins are not toxic since the vitamin is in its organic form, and needs nothing from the body to build a vitamin.
When synthetic vitamins are consumed, the body attempts to “build” a complete vitamin complex by adding the missing features that it knows should be there, such as minerals and other vitamin co-factors.
The majority of vitamin products sold by retailers contain synthetic ingredients, and are regrettably accompanied by intrinsic deficiencies and horrible implications.
What our bodies require are supplements made exclusively from organic nutrients rather than toxic compounds. Real nutrients made only by nature and never by an artificial process.
As we have discussed, if the benefits of consuming organic supplements is important for our health, then nutritionally you’re probably better off taking it as a powder instead of a pill.
- Powders are more nutritious. To the extent that preserving nutrients, whole foods powders are better than pills
- More reasonable serving sizes
- Often more economical per serving
In most cases, there are three characteristics you’ll want to consider when buying powders:
- Nutritional quality
Understandably, there will have differing levels of value for each person. Customers will buy solely because they like the taste. They want an easy way to digest quality vitamins. They know it’s good for them and honestly don’t care about the price all that much.
Others will look more at nutrient absorption and will have a particular attraction for certain ingredients and rarely consider taste. It’s important to keep in mind that these products are good for you and none of them are going to taste like chocolate milk.
The differences between the products can vary a great deal so what is important here?
Taste vs. Nutritional Density
The better a super food product tastes, the lower the nutritional density will be.
Why is this?
The most nutritionally dense super foods — such as chlorella, Spirulina, often have very strong tastes that seem unusual to people used to drinking sugary beverages. Eventually, you will become accustomed to even the most nutritionally dense super foods. However, for those who consume a lot of junk food, this taste effect works in an unhelpful way by making people crave increasingly for more sugar or salt in their foods. Then, when they taste something healthy, they can’t stand it!
When it comes to choosing a vitamin supplement, there’s a critical distinction you need to make: That is whether the nutritional supplement are synthetic or whole food.
Synthetic nutrients vs. whole food nutrients.
The choice makes all the difference in the world.
Why Synthetic Vitamins Are Bad For You
Synthetic vitamins and supplements are made possible by isolating some compound in nature that’s proven to be beneficial, creating a manufacturing process that drives up its production, and then mass producing it and depositing it in bottles.
For most people taking these types of supplements is not useful.
- Nutrients work synergistic with many other compounds to create examined health effects
- Many compounds have special forms in nature, and typically only a very few can actually be used by your body.
- The quantity of diverse nutrients is often just as important the gross amount your body receives
The most damning study was published in The Lancet in October 2004. It reviewed the link between synthetic vitamins and supplements to incidence rates for cancer, and found that in total, synthetic nutrients slightly increased your chances of developing lifestyle diseases.
Whole-Food based supplements are special. The vitamin content of a whole food vitamin is 100% produced from food sources, with no artificial vitamins added. This includes vitamins from fruits, vegetables, and herbs found in gardens, orchards, farms and the ocean.
Vitamins from whole foods also come with bonus health benefits of naturally occurring nutrients – including micro nutrients, co factors and phytonutrients naturally found in plants that work together to provide a complete health and “whole” food vitamin outcome.