Are Your Supplements Helping or Harming?
Synthetic supplements vs. Natural supplements
What are they REALLY doing to your body?
Most chemists maintain, molecule by molecule, synthetic vitamins are close to natural vitamins. The isolated factor of each may be similar, although common sense says man made can never match natural whole food supplements. Man-made synthetic supplements are a combination of some of the separate factors, never the whole complex of factors found in nature.
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 from petroleum products than to grow and harvest from crops.
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 synthetics imitates the action of drugs; they over-stimulate rather than feed your body. Science does not even come close to duplicating nature. Many illnesses, pain and suffering are the result of our dietary ignorance.