|Posted on March 29, 2012 at 5:30 AM|
How do you know if your synthetic multi is as good as its advertising says it is?
Are you gambling with your health by taking "their" word for it? If you are taking a multivitamin, this is something you definitely want to find out.
Please don't make the mistake of shopping for supplements at discount stores or large department store chains like Wal-Mart or Walgreen's. In my opinion, these are classic examples of companies that primarily use cheap synthetic supplements. And even large Corporate America companies that sell organic foods and supplements...these comanies have buyers that do NOT know where the raw ingredients are coming from, or the quality. The buyers for the store just buy in the interest of the store making a profilt.
Synthetic alternatives to whole foods are known as "isolates". Your body will only absorb a small percentage of an isolate form of vitamins and minerals -- and utilize even less (Your body absorbs much more of the whole food form.) On top of that, there may be side effects, depending on the quality of the isolate. You can see a nicely written contrast between food based vitamins and synthetic vitamins by Dr. Faith Pierce ND Real Vitamins vs. Synthetic Vitamins
Don't sell yourself short! Many retail outlets and online sellers are primarily interested in your money, not your health. Supplements are not their specialty.
You wouldn't go to your local burger joint for a nice filet mignon, would you? The same attitude should apply to your health products.
Consider these items when choosing a supplement:
*If the ingredients were all natural, it would say so -- very prominently -- on their label.
*If the product went through vigorous quality control, you can bet that it would be mentioned -- many times.
*If there were no additives or major potential allergens in the product, they would definitely tell you all about it.
Additionally, the ingredients many companies use are not only synthetic, but there is a likelihood they may not have been thoroughly tested for purity and potency confirmation -- and may have come from overseas.
The manufacturers will often base their claims solely on the word of their suppliers.
The suppliers' word may be good enough for them, but is it good enough for you and your family?
I don't think so!
That is why I chose the manufacturer of my product very carefully. It meets the most stringent standards in the industry today, ensuring that the end product is exactly what it says it is!
Finally, a whole food multi mineral- multivitamin to get excited about. Herb Power 21
Herb Power is a synergistic formula of 24 herbs promoting the health and well-being of your whole body, providing multi-vitamin, anti-oxidant and mineral support. Herb Power is a 100% plant derived, super-energy product. Herbal studies show these herbs support wellness.
Also, Calm By Nature is a cutting edge food based supplement, with 12 herbs.
Calm by Nature is an anti-anexity formula containing a specially formulated synergistic blend of quality herbs and nutrients that promote a calm mood and positive outlook. This product helps support rest, restore and replenish the nerves and adrenals, improving your body’s response to stress. It is wonderful sleep aid!