Synthetic vs Raw or Whole Food Vitamins/Supplements


Vitamins! (Photo credit: bradley j)

Years ago, before I knew any better, I took synthetic vitamins. I got what I thought were high quality vitamins and took them, thinking I was doing something good for myself. I also noticed that I needed to take them with something in my stomach, otherwise they bothered me. Lo and behold, that problem totally disappeared when I began taking whole food and raw vitamins.Whole food and raw vitamins/supplements are what their name suggests. Supplements made from concentrated whole foods. The nutrients found in these supplements are not isolated or synthetic. They are highly complex structures that combine a variety of enzymes, co-enzymes, antioxidants, and trace elements that work together synergistically. They enable the vitamin complex to do its job in your body. On the other hand, not only are synthetic vitamins not natural, but they can do more harm, than good. Taking these synthetic nutrients, especially at the ultra high doses found in many formulas today, are like taking drugs. Studies actually show that in this form, your body treats these like xenobiotics (foreign substances). This is why your urine will oftentimes turn some shade of bight yellow, when you take certain synthetic supplements, as your body simply flushes these foreign substances out. I would like to mention a few synthetic and inorganic substances that you must look out for. Sodium selenite and sodium selenate (synthetic versions of selenium) are classified as dangerous and toxic to the environment and may contribute to reproductive and developmental problems in humans and animals. Magnesium stearate and titanium dioxide have both been shown to be adverse to your immune system. Which is the exact opposite reason of why you are taking these in the first place. The whole point is to strengthen your immune system. So make smart choices and choose whole food or raw supplements over synthetic.


About daveagi

Dave has been in the health food industry for over 20 years and bodybuilding for 30 years. I (Agi), have been a registered nurse for over 25 years and former ballet dancer. We are both presently, Independent Mission Marketers for Beyond Organic. Our passions lie with GOD first, then teaching and helping others to become healthy through proper organic eating and a healthy lifestyle. We are happy to share our combined years of knowledge and experience in these areas to help others achieve optimum health.
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