Whole Food Supplements versus Synthetic?

Whole Food versus SyntheticWhole Food sources provide a full complement of nutrition in whole food vitamins. Synthetic vitamins deplete the body’s reserves of vital nutrients and may be toxic. Processing of whole food vitamins garners a pure product with enhanced nutrition. Bio-availability of vitamins is complete in whole food vitamins.

Whole Food Vitamin Co-Factors

Whole food vitamins, sometimes referred to as natural vitamins, contain all the nutrition of the foods from which they are derived. Dr. George Obikoya of the Vitamins and Nutrition Center states that whole food vitamins contain co-factors responsible for better nutrient absorption by the body. Co-factors consist of enzymes, trace minerals and antioxidants present in the whole food in the natural state, states Grzegorz Misztal of WorldwideHealth.com. Co-factors work synergistically to provide better nutrition in a whole food vitamin.

Whole Food Vitamin Processing

Processing of whole food vitamins excludes the use of heat, pressure and toxic solvents, according to Dr. Obikoya. No chemical or sugar coating is used to seal whole food vitamin tablets and no artificial chemicals are used, states Dr. Obikoya. Whole food vitamin processing uses fresh, raw food ingredients prepared as food extracts, reports Misztal.


Dr. Obikoya reports that vitamin C derived from oranges has the same nutrition as vitamin C derived from other fruits and vegetables in whole food vitamins. Whole food vitamin C contains bioflavonoids present in the fresh fruit. Synthetic vitamin C, however, does not contain bioflavonoids. Vitamin E in the synthetic state, known as DL-tocopherol, contains a derivative that is not bioavailable for absorption by the body. Natural vitamin E, known as D-tocopherol, is completely bioavailable, states Dr. Obikoya.

Synthetic Vitamins

Synthetic vitamins contain no trace minerals, according to Dr. Misztal. Dr. Misztal goes on to say that if one part of a synthetic vitamin is missing or fractionated, metabolic processes cannot proceed normally. Many popular vitamin products are all or in-part synthetic, allowing for unabsorbable nutrition, reports Misztal.

Whole Food vs. Synthetic

Large doses of synthetic vitamins can be toxic, reports Brian Clement of the Organic Consumers Organization. Clement goes on to say that synthetic vitamins rob the body of nutrients. The body fills in the nutrient deficit by using reserves of co-factors to make the synthetic vitamin complete. Clement states that whole food vitamins do not rob the body of nutrients. Read Original Article Here.

Another very important factor is that the body can readily assimilate the Vitamins and Minerals in Whole Foods such as Chlorella and Spirulina as they are from a natural source rather than synthetically produced as is the norm with many off the shelf supplements which are in themselves regarded by the body as foreign and therefore not assimilated. Look for high quality whole food supplements like Chlorella and Spirulina and feel the difference.

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