Most Vitamins are Synthetic and Not Used by the Body

most vitamins are synthetic and not used by the body

Most Vitamins are Synthetic and Not Used by the Body

Most vitamins are synthetic.

Most vitamins are synthetic. That means that they’re man-made and not found in nature. They’re made in factories and often contain chemicals that aren't found in food or the natural world. These synthetic vitamins are produced cheaply, which makes them more affordable for consumers than whole food vitamins—and that's why you're more likely to find them in your local drugstore or grocery store than on an organic farm.

Vitamins are chemicals produced by living organisms (humans included), so why do we need to manufacture them? In this case, it all boils down to money: it costs less money to produce a synthetic vitamin than it does a whole food one.

One important difference between synthetic and whole food vitamins is where the vitamin molecules come from.

The difference between synthetic and whole food vitamins is where the vitamin molecules come from. Synthetic vitamins are made from petroleum, coal tar or crude oil – they’re chemicals. Natural vitamins are made from plants and other living organisms.

Whole food vitamins contain enzymes, amino acids and other substances found naturally in plants that help the body absorb the nutrients more easily.

A synthetic vitamin may not work in the same way as a whole food vitamin.

Synthetic vitamins may not be absorbed by the body properly.

The cofactors and other components of a whole food vitamin are not present in synthetic vitamins, which can mean that they aren't utilized as well by your body.

Synthetic vitamins may have toxic doses at higher than recommended amounts.

Our bodies can't use vitamins that aren't attached to something else.

According to the National Institute of Health, "your body may not be able to absorb all of the nutrients from a synthetic vitamin." It's possible that when you ingest vitamins in their isolated form, they can't be absorbed by your digestive tract. In addition, even if they do get absorbed into your bloodstream, there's no guarantee that your body will recognize them as food—or know what to do with them!

Finally (and perhaps most importantly), even if your body does recognize these strange new entities and is able to digest them into more familiar forms—like amino acids or glucose molecules—it still doesn't mean it will use those nutrients for good. Some scientists argue that "many synthetic compounds are simply not recognized by cells" and therefore won't be used by our bodies at all.

Whole food vitamins contain substances that aren't found in synthetic supplements.

If you're taking a supplement, it's most likely synthetic. Most vitamins are synthesized in labs and don't contain the same substances as those found in whole foods. Whole food vitamins contain co-factors like enzymes, minerals and antioxidants that help them be absorbed by the body. Synthetic supplements don't have these things because they can't be made synthetically.

Whole food vitamins are more expensive than synthetic supplements.

Some people may think that whole food vitamins are too expensive and that synthetic multivitamins are a better deal. While it is true that whole food vitamins are more expensive, you will actually save money in the long run. That’s because you won’t need to take as many of them and they are healthier for your body.

The FDA does not require the terms "synthetic" or "whole food" to appear on labels of either type of supplement, so look for other labels that indicate which kind you're buying.

The FDA does not require the terms “synthetic” or “whole food” to appear on labels of either type of supplement, so look for other labels that indicate which kind you're buying.

It can be tricky to differentiate between these two types of supplements because sometimes products labeled as whole-food vitamins contain small amounts of non-natural substances (such as artificial coloring agents). However, generally speaking, if you see a product with no chemicals listed on its label and an ingredient list made up entirely of plant foods or minerals, then what you have is probably a whole-food supplement.

 

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