I want to get right to the point here. There is a basic law of nature when it comes to the absorption of vitamins and nutrition in the human or animal digestive system. We as humans and all animals for that matter, depend completely on plants like corn, lettuce, apples, and so on for our nutrition. To try to sidestep that law is to imperil our health. We cannot take a shovel full of dirt and create a tomato; no one can; only nature through God can do that.
Yet, there are companies that make vitamins under our government’s control that violate that law completely. A number of these vitamins you and I have known about through advertisements since we were children. These vitamins are a complete waste of time and money. You would feel better if you gave the money to charity rather than buy these vitamins. You will get very little nutrition from these vitamins, as they are impossible for us to digest.
How could that be you may be thinking?
Here is what is wrong with those vitamins. It is the connection between the molecules. We can get little nutrition from a handful of dirt because the molecules are too tightly bound together called ionic bonding. A tomato plant draws these nutritional elements from the ground and through photosynthesis creates the tomato we can eat and absorb as nutrition. That plant changed the ionic bonding to covalent and those loosely bound molecules that make up that tomato we can absorb as food.
Sadly, the majority of vitamins on the market are chemical synthetics and have more to do with a shovel full of dirt and very little to do with food. Look at the comparison chart below, and you will see vitamins made from everything but food. Then see the absorption chart comparing the absorption of food-grown vitamins to USP isolates; a powerful argument. Then look at the pictures of the physical differences and you will see the obvious.
I have just given you a very simplistic view of the difference between food and synthetic vitamins. If you want a much more detailed and complete picture of what I just said I suggest you read Dr. Robert Thiel’s article listed below. This is where I began. Reading that article changed my whole concept of nutritional supplements. Go to www.anma.com to find the complete article.
|Vitamin||Food Nutrient*||‘Natural’ Vitamin Analogue & Some Process Chemicals|
|Vitamin A/Beta carotene||Carrots||Methanol, benzene, petroleum esters; acetylene; refined oils|
|Vitamin B-1||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Coal tar derivatives, hydrochloric acid; acetonitrole with ammonia|
|Vitamin B-2||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Synthetically produced with 2N acetic acid|
|Vitamin B-3||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Coal tar derivatives, 3-cyanopyridine; ammonia and acid|
|Vitamin B-5||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Condensing isobutyraldehyde with formaldehyde|
|Vitamin B-6||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Petroleum ester & hydrochloric acid with formaldehyde|
|Vitamin B-8||Rice||Phytin hydrolyzed with calcium hydroxide and sulfuric acid|
|Vitamin B-9||Broccoli, rice bran||Processed with petroleum derivatives and acids; acetylene|
|Vitamin B-12||Nutritional yeast||Cobalamins reacted with cyanide|
|Vitamin ‘B-x’||PABA Nutritional yeast||Coal tar oxidized with nitric acid (from ammonia)|
|Choline||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Ethylene and ammonia with HCL or tartaric acid|
|Vitamin C||Acerola cherries, citrus fruits||Hydrogenated sugar processed with acetone|
|Vitamin D||Nutritional yeast||Irradiated animal fat/cattle brains or solvently extracted|
|Vitamin E||Rice, vegetable oils||Trimethylhydroquinone with isophytol; refined oils|
|Vitamin H||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Biosynthetically produced|
|Vitamin K||Cabbage||Coal tar derivative; produced with p-allelic-nickel|
Most vitamins in supplements are petroleum extracts, coal tar derivatives, and chemically processed sugar (plus sometimes industrially processed fish oils), with other acids and industrial chemicals (such as formaldehyde) used to process them. Synthetic vitamins were originally developed because they cost less. Most synthetic, petroleum-derived, supplements will call their products ‘vegetarian not because they are from plants, but because they are not from animals. Also, beware; they will use the words ‘Food Based’ as another trick. It means they added a green product to the synthetics such as algae.
|Vegetarian FOOD Nutrient||Compared to USP/Mineral Salt|
|Vitamin A||More complete, as scientists teach that vitamin A is not an isolate |
|Vitamin B-9||More utilizable above 266mcg (Recommended Daily Intake is 400mcg) |
|Vitamin C||Over 15.6 times antioxidant effect |
|Vitamin D||Over 10 times the antirachitic effect |
|Vitamin E||Up to 4.0 times the free radical scavenging strength |
|Vitamin K||Safer for children |
|Calcium||7 times as effective in raising serum ionic calcium levels |
|Chromium||Up to 25 times more bioavailable |
|Iron||Non-constipating, better absorbed |
|Magnesium||Better absorbed and retained |
|Selenium||Nearly 2 times better retained |
|Zinc||Better absorption, better form [24,25]|
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