Why pick a "Whole Food" vitamin?

Posted by Kimberly on 2/19/2014 to Nutrition & Health

You realize the benefits of boosting the nutrition in your diet with vitamins and supplements. So you start researching what would be the best product to support your individual health goals. But when you start reading labels, you begin to notice this phrase “Whole Food”, and naturally wonder what is all the hype in “whole food” vitamins?

It is natural to begin comparing the Recommended Daily Allowance to the label on that “whole food” supplement. But when you compare a whole food vitamin to one made with synthetic ingredients, it appears that there is very little supplementation. The listed numbers on a “whole food” supplement are sometimes considerably smaller than a synthetic label. However, there is a huge difference between whole food and synthetic vitamins. You see the reason the Recommended Daily Allowance numbers are so high, is that synthetic supplements are only utilized by your body in small amounts. The rest is passed through your system!

Whole food vitamins and supplements are created at a naturally lower dosage, just as if you were eating a healthy diet. This way your body is able to absorb and utilize the nutrients that are being provided. So really you cannot compare whole foods supplements to synthetic supplements.

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