One reason why many (most) synthetic vitamins and supplements don’t do much good is because they don’t dissolve in the stomach. It goes into the colon and sits there, until eventually it is passed whole and found in the septic tanks or back into our water supply.
Absorption is the key to everything. How much you swallow means very (VERY) little. Septic tank cleaners have found that many septic tanks of ‘pill-poppers’ have layers of pills at the bottom, a clear example of taking something that went on through and was never absorbed.
It makes sense, at least to me. Vitamins are not going to do a whole lot of good and may even harm you. There are multi vitamins that are safe. These are made from whole foods, no synthetics, fillers, nothing artificial. So how much do you know about your one-a-day multi? Are they whole foods that your body can actually use or are they synthetics that will sit in your colon, in a septic tank or end up back in our water supply?
I’m always glad to see the studies come out about vitamins. It’s past time for people to learn what are in the One-A-Day type multis. It’s not nutritional supplements that are bad, it’s synthetic ingredients in most vitamins sold in the U.S. and U.K.
Now if we could create a Naturally Occurring Standard – To insure that vitamin and mineral supplements are natural and taken directly from plant sources, and do not contain synthetics of any kind. We need a logo for these non-synthetic supplements, much in the way we have logos for Organic Foods. This would help eliminate the confusion about ingredients because to have this NOS label the supplement MUST be from whole foods, with these foods listed as ingredients.
Think about how simple it would be if everyone could read ingredients on supplements and know exactly what fruit, veggies, herb etc. it was. I love it and hope this happens sometime in my lifetime…
I believe everyone who takes a multi vitamin is doing so to promote good health, I also believe most people do not know there is a difference in ingredients. Because of this Whole Food Nation has taken the time and effort to educate Americans about “vitamins.”
Get a free report “Are Your Vitamins Safe?” check the ingredients on your multi vitamin with this report. You could be very surprised and maybe a little scared to realize you could be causing more harm than good.