Vitamin Supplements vs. Man-Made Synthetic
Science is amazing in its ability to duplicate natural
things. Man-made fabrics can feel just like fine silk at a
fraction of the price. Man-made flooring looks remarkably like
prized hardwood, yet is more durable and cheaper.
But when it comes to nutrition, nature has the upper hand.
Even the idea that a synthetic, laboratory created vitamin
could be a replacement for a natural vitamin supplement is
Natural vitamin supplements start and end with real
substances from nature that are known to build up the body.
Synthetic vitamins are at best, cheap pretenders. From a
manufacturer’s perspective, synthetic vitamins can be less
expensive to produce - so the profit margin is much
Keeping the “natural” in natural vitamin supplements is clearly
more expensive to produce but it’s also more valuable to the
consumer. Nutritional health supplements are no longer
relegated to health food stores.
You can find vitamin supplements on the shelves at the
grocery, discount retailer and even convenience stores. Too
many consumers are fooled into thinking that a product labeled
“natural” or “vitamin supplement” is actually all natural.
That’s just not true and uninformed consumers are getting very
little nutritional value for their money.
Synthetic vitamins want to dress up and look good, while
natural vitamin supplements are less interested in putting on a
show. Synthetic vitamins add artificial coloring or flavors,
which are not found in natural vitamins.
They also play another chemical game which is “a little bit
goes a long way.” A synthetic Vitamin C can be made with large
amount of starch. Since starch is a natural substance, the
synthetic Vitamin C can be called “natural.”
The question is, which do you think is more natural: starch
or the bioflavinoids that come from a real orange? If you’re
buying a vitamin supplement because you want whole food
vitamins, is that what you get with synthetics?
Laboratories have produced wonder drugs and many useful
items. Nature produced even more wonder drugs in the form of
plants and herbs. Chances are, we don’t even know all of the
possibilities for healing from natural substances.
Take for example, Sea Aloe, found in pure, cold waters of
the ocean. This powerful antioxidant delivers high potency from
a small amount of liquid daily. Since our bodies are natural,
it makes sense to sustain wellness with legitimately natural