Better Body Clinical Nutrition
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:01 PM
The Lure of Synthetic Vitamins
Most chemist maintain, molecule by molecule, synthetic vitamins are identical to natural vitamins. The isolated factor of each may be identical, although newer information challenges this belief. Man-made synthetic supplements are a combination of some of the separate factors, never the whole complex of synergistic factors found in nature. The whole family of B, C or E vitamins is known as a “Complex”.
Synthetic vitamins may cause improvement of certain conditions for a short time but the whole complex goes even further. It is now believed that the “unknown” co-factors found in natural vitamins, not found in synthetic forms, act as catalysts which make the vitamins more effective. The reason why synthetic vitamins are so popular is because they are easier and cheaper to manufacture in a lab than to grow and harvest from crops.
Are the vitamins you take causing deficiencies?
Research indicates that synthetic vitamins may actually cause nutritional deficiencies. When you take a synthetic vitamin, it needs the co-factors normally found in the whole food, in order to complete its action. If they are not in the foods you eat, it will draw the co-factors from your body. You may feel good for a while but when the co-factors run out, you will begin to feel worse. The prolonged action of the synthetic imitates the action of drugs; they over-stimulate rather than feed your body. Science does not even come close to duplicate nature. Many illnesses, pain and suffering are the results of our dietary ignorance.
Synthetic vitamins will never have the effects of natural vitamins simply because they are missing many parts of the whole complex. That said, synthetic vitamins are beneficial in some situation where a situation is very acute as it handles it faster to calm things down so that then the natural supplements can take over and start to nourish the body to restore balance.
The best thing to do is to see me or Joseph to test the product on your to see if it will do the job and we keep testing it until it no longer tests and switch to the natural product. Give your body the nourishment it needs, it’ll make everything else from that. To sustain good health, your cells must have all the elements they need to perform the jobs of growth and tissue repair in your body. Your body does not need hundreds of vitamins and minerals in order to maintain itself. If you find yourself taking too many supplements, there is something that needs to be corrected to reduce the count. It seems that every month a new miracle vitamin is being promoted. Each cell in your body requires certain nutrients to maintain its basic metabolic function and keep healthy. Once the challenges are found and handled with our testing the body will manufacture everything else from these basic building blocks.
A Word About Labels.
Many consumers are confused by the labels. Many labels say “Natural” or “Food Based” or “Organic”. “Natural” is a term used very loosely. Many things are natural (e.g. oyster sheels) but they may not be ideal for human consumption. Food based simply means that it started with a food product (such as a carrot) but the rest of it was synthesized in a lab. And if the carrot was organic, then they can also add the word “Organic” to the label.
Ask us for our sheet on “How to Read Labels” to guide you on your supplement purchases.