Vitamins vs. Natural Vitamins
A lot of people use the "shot-gun" technique of taking vitamins. In the hope
that they'll get everything they need to be healthy, they bombard and saturate
their bodies with high potency vitamins. Almost everywhere you look people are
recommending co-enzyme Q10, 400 units of vitamin E, folic acid, B6, B12, at
least 500 mg. of vitamin C, magnesium, B vitamins, beta carotene and don't
forget calcium for the bones, I'm sure you've also heard the old saying, "Take
your vitamins and you'll grow up to be big and strong." But let's look at this
What is a vitamin and what is its purpose?
"VITAMIN" comes from the word vita, which means life-essential for the
existence and continuation of life. Natural vitamins are alive. All vitamins
in their natural state occur in COMPLEXES.
"COMPLEXES" comes from
the word complexes, meaning interlaced or intricate, which means puzzling,
detailed parts. Vitamin complexes are composed of various interconnecting
parts that function together as a whole. In other words, they don't work
independent of the other parts. You can't take an individual part of a
vitamin and expect it to work without re-combining it with the other parts.
Vitamin complexes are
composed of many parts-trace minerals, associative vitamins, enzymes (those
parts that do the work of the vitamin), etc. Synthetic vitamins are
individual, isolated parts without the other naturally occurring helpers.
It's those OTHER PARTS that make the difference in you getting results.
Taking lots of ascorbic
acid mistakenly, thinking that it's the same as the vitamin C complex, will
create deficiencies of the other vitamin factors leading to bleeding gums
and varicose veins.
A SYNTHETIC VITAMIN,
ONCE SEPARATED FROM ITS COMPLEX, MUST RECOMBINE WITH ITS MEMBERS (enzymes,
trace minerals, associative vitamins) BEFORE IT CAN FUNCTION AS A NUTRIENT.
But WHY don't
VITAMIN COMPANIES make vitamins from natural sources anymore?
It's just too expensive. The profitability isn't there. Do you realize how
cheap it is to make synthetic vitamins? Synthetic vitamin E, for example,
has a mark up of 3500%, and that is for a $5.00 bottle of vitamin E that you
can buy at the drug store. Many natural vitamin companies make only 6%
Below are companies
that make synthetic vitamins.
- Hoffman LaRoche, in one plant, produces 350 tons of synthetic beta
carotene per year.
- Eastman Chemical Co. produces alpha Tocopherols from soy beans.
- Merck Pharmaceutical Co. produces pure vitamin fractions used in
virtually every nutritional supplement whether found in a drug store or
This is a special
photograph called Chromatography, from the book, "Analytical Chemistry." You
can see the energy picked up by this photograph, which indicates a living
substance (vita, which means life) vs. a dead substance- (synthetic ascorbic
Dr. Royal Lee's Rat
Two groups of
nutrition-starved rats were involved. One group was fed synthetic vitamins
and the other group was fed whole food concentrates. After one month, guess
what happened? The group of rats that were given the natural whole food
concentrates improved 5%. The group that consumed synthetic vitamins
improved 50%. The second month, the rats that were given whole food
concentrates were another 5% better. The rats fed synthetic vitamins
improved another 50% and were normal. After the third month, the rats that
were fed whole food vitamins improved another 5% AND THE RATS THAT WERE
FED SYNTHETIC VITAMINS ALL DIED.
Synthetic vitamins act
like drugs forcing the body to change at a rapid rate. Natural vitamins
follow the body's natural healing and growth cycle (which is slow). The
rats that were fed natural whole food vitamins continued to improve 5% month
Synthetic vitamins have
a difficult time being ABSORBED. It was reported in Tacoma,
Washington that 250,000 pounds of undigested vitamins and minerals are
pulled out of the sewage every six weeks. In Salt Lake City, over 150
gallons of vitamin and mineral pills show up in their filters every month.
Metallic minerals and coal tar vitamins made from crushed up rocks and
petroleum were not designed to be digested. Even those pills listed as
natural" often have fillers and coatings that inhibit digestion.
VITAMINS Are NOT really POTENT
What is a real high potency vitamin? High potency applies to synthetic
vitamins made with low cost ingredients in quantities much greater than your
body requires. Natural vitamin complexes do their work in phenomenally SMALL
refers to effective force, strength, powerfulness and energy.
THE BODY REJECTS
FOREIGN CHEMICAL VITAMIN FRACTIONS. The body is designed to process food and
the vitamins naturally occurring in food are in small doses.
actually deplete natural vitamins from your body the same way eating cooked
foods depletes your body of enzymes, the same way drinking distilled water
depletes you of minerals and the same way using glycerin soaps depletes you
of (skin) oils making your skin dry.
Why do SYNTHETIC
VITAMINS cause vitamin deficiencies?
This is how you get vitamin deficiencies. The more reserves of vitamins your
body has the longer it will take for you to notice a deficiency, but sooner
or later it will show up. A good analogy would be distilled water. Distilled
water has the minerals taken out. This water has a memory of the missing
minerals and acts like a vacuum pulling those same minerals out of your body
to replace what was removed. Another example is processed flour products.
Have you ever wondered why they have to enrich these products with B
vitamins? If they don't, eating the refined flour will deplete your vitamin
B reserves. Then by using SYNTHETIC vitamins to enrich these flour products,
you are getting not only counterfeit but incomplete B vitamins. This process
will start to deplete your reserves of the missing factors and eventually
leave you with a deficiency.
Many of the studies
involving isolated synthetic fractions of vitamins are equivalent to doing a
study of a steering wheel to see if it functions as an automobile.
In the diagram above, you can notice
the complete vitamin E complex compared to the incomplete part of vitamin E-Tocopherols.
between Natural & Synthetic
- Grown on soils.
- Processed with non-heated temperatures.
- Have been demonstrated to show slow but consistent improvements in
- Use of organic (non-pesticides or chemicals) substances.
- Uses plant minerals to improve absorption.
- Contains naturally occurring enzymes, trace minerals, anti-oxidants,
- Does not create vitamin deficiencies.
- Contains no toxic chemicals.
- Made from concentrated foods.
- Your body is not forced; it can pick and choose what it needs.
- Can be identified on the label by small amounts of substances, not
- Made from coal tar (petroleum) or started with soy or corn but
processed with chemicals.
- Processed with high heat-destroying
- Quick improvement with symptoms but then toxic effects in liver and
- Uses substances without concern for organic-use of pesticides, etc.
- Uses minerals that are inorganic (eg. calcium carbonate which is
- Contains individual parts of vitamins (incomplete) without helpers.
- Creates vitamin deficiencies if taken long term.
- Usually comes with toxic additives.
- Your body is forced to change its chemistry.
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