Natural vs. Synthetic? A women’s guide to understanding suppliments.

 

Have you read any articles lately on  FAKE supplements being sold at Walmart, GNC, and others? The question to ask is, “Are ALL supplements the same?” Absolutely NOT! The kind of vitamin supplement or nutritional supplement that a woman needs depends on her diet.  It is always best to get your vitamins (as well as minerals) naturally from foods.

Did  you know that a 100 grams of spinach has healthy amounts of vitamins A, C, E, K, several B vitamins, and essential minerals including iron and calcium.

Natural vs. Synthetic Vitamins – What’s the Big Difference?

Vitamins are little organic molecules we need, but we can’t make them or at least we have a hard time making them ourselves. We must rely on our food to keep us stocked with these essential nutrients, but our food is getting less and less nutritious. Fields are depleted by overuse. Pesticides limit the action of beneficial microbes in the soil that help plants draw in nutrients. Fertilizers focus on certain key chemicals and don’t take into account all the trace minerals, organic components, or beneficial microbes that go into good nutrition. And genetically modified foods have made their way into our food supply when we don’t know how they may affect us in the long term.

We refine and process our food so it lasts longer, is more convenient, tastes better, and is even made to be more addictive. We strip out and destroy vital nutrients as we process them. Much of the food we find in grocery stores outside the produce section barely resembles what humanity has been eating for thousands of years. There’s no wonder we have so many auto-immune disorders, food allergies, and growing epidemics of obesity. Our bodies don’t know what we’re ingesting, they aren’t finding the nutrients they need, and they’re begging for us to eat more and more so we might manage to give ourselves what we’re missing.

We all know we need a steady supply of vitamins and minerals so our bodies can function properly. Scientists, doctors, and food companies agree too, so they create cheap vitamins in labs, fortify our foods and beverages with them, and dump them into multivitamins. The problem is these synthetic vitamins are not what our bodies are looking for either

Almost all multivitamins are from synthetics. The same goes for fortified foods. There’s a good reason for this. Synthetic vitamins are cheaper to make and usually more stable. This means they can last on shelves for months or years, be added to foods in high doses, and create small dense tablets packed with insane amounts of every type of vitamin. These vitamins are allowed to call themselves “natural” even when they are actually synthetic because scientists say the synthetics are virtually identical to the ones found in food.

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Best Natural Vitamins | Sunwarrior Vitamins for Women, Men & Liquid Vitamins

Sunwarrior Raw Vegan Multivitamins and Enzymes for Him, 90 Capsules

 Sunwarrior Raw Vegan Multivitamins and Enzymes for Him, 90 Capsules (FFP)

 

We know that vitamins and minerals are essential for life, and vitamin deficiencies can definitely hurt you. Always read your labels and stay clear of supplements that contain artificial colorings, sodium benzoate, propylene glycol, aluminum silicate and High fructose corn syrup.

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Natural Vitality Organic Life Vitamins, Raspberry Cranberry, 30 FL. OZ

Natural Vitality Organic Life Vitamins, Raspberry Cranberry, 30 FL. OZ

Garden of Life mykind Organics Prenatal Multi, 180 Organic Tablet

Garden of Life mykind Organics Prenatal Multi, 180 Organic Tablet

Garden of Life Vitamin Code Kids, 60 Chewable

Garden of Life Vitamin Code Kids, 60 Chewable

 

Is Organic Life Vitamins Organic?

Yes, Organic Life Vitamins is plant-based and certified organic. The front label shows the USDA Certified Organic symbol. OLV is a sweetened with organic stevia and uses organic flavors.

 

How much fiber does Organic Life Vitamins contain?

A serving of Organic Life Vitamins contains less than ½ gram of fiber.

 

Can you take this product in conjunction with Plant Sourced Minerals?

Yes. While our Plant Sourced Minerals product also contains a complex of minerals, you can safely consume both products and still be well below the daily upper limits of these minerals as determined by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

What is in the mineral complex in Organic Life Vitamins?

The mineral complex in Organic Life Vitamins is made up of over 72 ionic trace minerals. The complex is harvested by solar evaporation from the pristine shores of the Great Salt Lake in Utah and packed in an FDA cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) facility. A full list of the minerals included in our complex can be provided by our customer service team at (866) 416-9216.

 

Is this product vegan?

No. Our Organic Life Vitamins is dairy-free and vegetarian. The vitamin D used in this product comes from the lanolin found in sheep’s wool. Sheep get their winter coats sheared every summer and their wool is used for garments and the like; lanolin is extracted from this wool which is a very rich, natural source of vitamin D. While sheep are not harmed in this process, the vitamin D does come from an animal source.

 

Should I take Whole Life Daily Multi and Organic Life Vitamins together?

These are both daily multivitamins with very similar formulas. By taking both products, you would essentially be doubling your multivitamin consumption for the day. If you take Organic Life Vitamins regularly, we suggest using Whole Life Daily Multi as a convenient way to take your daily multi with you when you travel.

 

Is this product still good after it’s been exposed to heat?

For maximum efficacy, we recommend our products be stored in a cool, dry place and not exposed to excessive temperatures. Once they are opened, our liquid products should remain refrigerated.

What is soy lecithin and why you should avoid it? (NaturalNews – S. D. Wells) Soy lecithin is one of the most ubiquitous additives in the American food supply. It’s used mostly as an emulsifier, and it pops up in everything from chocolate and salad dressings to tea bags and supplements. If you ask any allopathic doctor in the country, they always say the same thing about food toxins — “there’s not enough in there to cause concern,” or “a little bit is not going to hurt you.” Oh, but it most certainly does. When you add it all up — all those GMOs and little, extra-processed, toxic “additives and preservatives” — you end up with cancer, unless of course you learn to watch out not only for the big killers but the seemingly “innocent” little ones too. A thousand tiny arrows will kill you, just like one or two big ones, my friends. To read more about this article please  Click on this link .

Another good read is 7 reasons to stay away from soy.  Click on the link to read more.

 

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Have a great day!

Audrey
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Disclaimer

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health.

 

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