Natural Vitamins Verses Synthetic Vitamins

VitaminsVitamins are everywhere. In the news, in the grocery and discount stores, in pharmacy’s, online, and at your natural health care providers office.  Which vitamins are best? Is there a difference in the cheap vitamins at the grocery store and the more expensive ones from your natural practitioners. Yes, there is a big difference!  Whether we get our vitamins from our daily diet, from sunshine, or from store bought capsules or liquids, vitamins are vital to our health and to the proper functioning of our bodies.

Vitamin deficiencies lead to a wide range of problems spanning from anorexia to obesity, organ malfunction, confusion, depression and fatigue.

However, whether or not your vitamins are hurting you is another story. What people are not aware of is all vitamins are not created equal, and most are actually synthetic.

The problem is that many vitamin and mineral supplements are manufactured synthetically with chemicals and do not come straight from their natural sources. They are made to mimic the way natural vitamins act in our bodies. Natural vitamins are derived directly from plant material containing the vitamin, not produced in a test tube.

 Many synthetic vitamins lack the transporters and co-factors associated 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 version.

The natural form have other vitamins, enzymes and minerals that control the way the body recognizes, metabolizes and uses them to make what it needs. All of these work in synchronicity and need each other to be effective.

Isolated vitamins can’t always be used by the body, and are either stored until you obtain or create the nutrients required to use them effectively or 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.

The vitamins in the discount stores, pharmacy’s, and grocery stores are all synthetic. My favorite place to buy natural vitamins is at Dr. Dave’s My Remedy Shop online. Dr. Dave has researched what brands are best and I trust the choices he has placed on his site. Check it out!

Submitted by Tricia @ Nutrition by Tricia

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