Are a Waste of
The first part about understanding how man-made
synthetic vitamin supplements are a waste of money is to
understand the difference between synthetic and natural vitamin supplements.
Natural is anything that occurs in nature and synthetic is
anything fabricated by man to try to recreate a naturally
It’s been argued that scientists can sufficiently
recreate vitamin supplements that will mimic the effects of a
naturally occurring vitamin. While this may be true,
there are certain factors that will render this completely
You’ll find it completely unlikely that you’d be able to
take organs from several organ donors, find a host body, and
assemble them, provide a shock, and then expect them to all
They may function, but does that mean you’ll be able to
bring a dead person back to life? We can recreate a body, but
scientists don’t have the capability to add that little bit of
unknown ingredient from nature that we need in order to
completely fabricate a natural occurrence.
The same is true while on a smaller scale for vitamin
supplements. There’s nothing so dramatic here, except
there are nutrients that we can’t copy. But, we can copy
the effects of these phenomena.
The advantage to synthetic vitamins is that they are cheap,
and you’re able to take a very concentrated dose if you’re
lacking a particular vitamin in your system, so you’ll be able
to get enough for your body in a short time.
The disadvantage is that your body has to figure out
what to do with these manmade substances and process them
accordingly. The reason for this is because while we’re able
construct the likeness and while they’re biologically similar,
they are not biologically identical.
Through evolution, our bodies have learned how to process
these naturally occurring vitamins, but these cheap manmade
synthetics are fairly new and have a similar structure, but
break down somewhat differently.
By flooding your body with synthetic vitamins, you’re
essentially forcing your body to rework what it knows in order
to provide the same nutrients that it needs. The danger is that
the benefit of the nutrient is lost if your body has to
pre-process the vitamin.
Using naturally occurring vitamin supplements, your
body will know exactly what to do with it, and your energy
won’t be wasted. Your body has a limited amount of
resources. When you’re sick, you become fatigued because
your body is using its energy to heal your body.
One of the biggest dangers people will run in to will be to
grab one of the large packs of cheap synthetic vitamins from
the store and call it a day. They’re cheap and contain a lot of
supplements. Unfortunately, you do get what you pay for.
Because they’re cheap, they are made with substandard
practices and may not even provide enough of the synthetic
nutrients to even warrant trying something other than natural
or they will have lots of extra chemicals that are harmful to
Every person’s body is different and requires
different levels of vitamins. It’s best to consult with
your doctor because some vitamin supplements can actually be
hazardous to your health if taken in incorrect quantities or
can even interact with other vitamins, supplements, and
medications you might be taking.