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Fall is when we start taking more vitamins to try and help boost our immune system. I firmly believe that taking supplements are needed when your immune system is compromised. My best, and only suggestion is to try to eat food to get all of your vitamins.
Last week, a client asked me what kind of vitamin D to take? She said that she had not been seeing results. I preceded to asked her what kind of vitamin that she was taking, she said that she just gets them over the counter, they were Synthetic!
This is what prompted me to write this blog. You are about to be educated. There are no replacements for nutrients, except from whole foods. But if you are truly lacking a specific nutrient in your diet, a supplement can help.
Synthetic Vitamins are made from chemicals. And if you are taking them, you are taking more chemicals than vitamins. Synthetic Vitamins are difficult to absorb. They mimic the natural way that your body absorbs nutrients from our food. Natural Vitamins are obtained through whole food sources. Synthetic Nutrients are usually made artificially in an industrial setting. Many synthetic vitamins lack the transporters and cofactors associated with naturally occurring vitamins. They also lack the trace minerals that control the way the body recognizes and metabolizes and uses them to make what it needs. They are made artificially in a laboratory setting. Synthetic nutrients from supplements and fortified foods may have a deleterious effect on our health, especially when used in high dosages.
To know if you are using natural vitamins, just read the labels. Look for the words “100 % natural”. Now beware that manufacturers may claim that their vitamins are natural, if at least 10% of the product comes from natural food sources. This is an example of how we can be fooled from labeling on food and vitamins, so beware of reading the labels.
1- Look at the ingredients label and look for the food source list on the products label. if the product label does not contain a list of natural food sources, then the product is synthetic. Look for food sources such as yeast, fish, vegetables, and citrus.
2- Look for salt forms on the product label, a synthetic added to supplements for increasing the stability of the vitamin or mineral. Other names for salt could include: acetate, bitartrate, chloride, gluconate, hydrochloride, nitrate, and succinate.
3- Words that end in “ide” or “ate” indicate that the product contains salt forms, which are synthetics.
4- Also, the letters “di” that appear before the name of the ingredient indicates that the supplement is synthetic. An example of would-be fish oils the word “palmitate” means that it is a synthetic vitamin, usually A.
5- Here are some tips. Talk to your pharmacist before purchasing a vitamin or mineral supplements. A pharmacists can identify a natural or synthetic vitamin supplement, and help you learn how to identify them yourself.
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Remember to make a memory each day, and don’t apologize for who you are…..Rebecca