Whole Food vs. Synthetic Nutrients
Most vitamins found today in pharmacies and health food stores are not whole food supplements. They are generally synthetic forms of the vitamins and minerals that are extracted using various chemicals and often lack the important cofactors and accessory nutrients required for the proper absorption and digestion of the vitamins and minerals. VitaTree Whole food supplements include all components, as they are found in nature. The body recognizes and uses the whole food supplement and all its phytonutrients as designed by nature.
A good example of synthetic supplements is beta-carotene. Almost all of the beta-carotene available to buy in supplements form is an isolated synthetic compound made from acetylene gas. Beta-carotene is part of a family of anti-oxidants called carotenoids. It is never found alone in nature. For example, carrots and tomatoes have alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, cantozantheen, gamma-carotene, omega-carotene, etc. And although beta-carotene is a great antioxidant, cantozantheen is already known to be even more effective as an antioxidant. Therefore by isolating beta-carotene from its entire family of carotenoids the even more beneficial antioxidant has been eradicated.
When we eat food, the nutrient composition of the food is in the perfect balance for those nutrients to be best absorbed. Synthetic vitamins lose this important quality in their food processing methods. The next best thing to good quality food is a VitaTree (VitaFruits and VitaVeggies) whole food vitamins and supplements made from the foods that are whole and unprocessed. Whole food means that the whole plant is used, not just the isolated nutrient that has been chemically denatured like most vitamins found in the market today.
It is very difficult to get all the nutrients we need from today's foods. The need for supplementation from the right source of whole supplements is very important. Our soils have been depleted from over-farming for years. The present amount of pollution we face daily increases our bodies needs for VitaTree whole food nutrients. This means we would need to consume four to five times the amount of food as usual in order to get all the nutrients required in a day. So what are we to do when our food alone cannot provide all the nutrients we need? The answer is a good supplement from whole food supplements instead of synthetic vitamins. With whole food supplements you get a healthy source of nutrients that your body needs on a daily basis.
Whole food supplementation has revolutionized the vitamin business in that you now have an alternative to the conventional vitamins from synthetic types of vitamins. Vitatree Nutritionals one of canada's whole food supplements company has taken the whole food vitamins business a step further, by guarantying all our vitamins line of products are 100% whole food ingredients meaning they are 100% active ingredients with no synthetic vitamins and fillers or flow agents. Our customers feel the vitatree difference.
Some example of synthetic vitamins that can be found on must vitamins labels are:
Vitamin A: Acetate and Palmitate
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): Thiamine Mononitrate, Thiamine Hydrochloride
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Riboflavin
Pantothenic Acid: Calcium D-Pantothenate
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
Vitamin B12: Cobalamin
PABA (Para-aminobenzoic Acid): Aminobenzoic Acid
Folic Acid: Pteroylglutamic Acid
Choline: Choline Chloride, Choline Bitartrate
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin D: Irradiated Ergosteral, Calciferol
Vitamin E: dl-alpha tocopherol, dl-alpha tocopherol acetate or succinate
Also, look for and avoid Toxic fillers and flow agents in vitamins and supplements such as:
Magnesium stearate (or stearic acid) inhibits immune response
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) disguised as natural flavors
Carnauba wax is used in car wax and shoe polish
Titanium dioxide is a carcinogen
Please note also that any forms of vitamins are synthetic.
What to look for in vitamins labels:
When shopping for multi-vitamins always look for 100% whole food Vitamins or supplements that contain no synthetic vitamins and minerals. Don't be fooled by the big names, nice looking labels and the word Natural vitamins as most of the vitamins on the market contain synthetic vitamins from chemical substances. Always look for products or vitamins that contains 100% whole food vitamins, usually with whole food vitamins you will get most of your nutrients as nature intended it for you. Stay informed.