Your isolated one a day vitamins are lab made synthetic imitations of real food nutrients and are poorly utilized by our bodies on a cellular level. Absorption claims are meaningless and refer to the bloodstream, not the cell where it really counts. Bio-Availability is the true measure of how well the cell recognized and utilizes a substance. A far superior form of nutritional supplementation is the aquatic super greens reviewed in the Algae section. A sensational two powders are discussed there , and when combined with hemp seed hearts , Vio La ! You have your perfect nutrtion!
Here's why to say no to vitamin and calcium supplements:
1. Isolated vitamins are partial vitamins, combined with other chemicals. They're a low-end alternative to whole, real complete food. When you remove a part from the whole, you get ‘Synthetic,' ‘Isolated,' or ‘Fractionated' pieces of the whole, but it's simply not the same. There are four problems with synthetic vitamins… 1. Nature intended for you to consume food in WHOLE form because all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes are together in one package. They work synergistically to give your body the nutrition it requires for optimal health.
2. Your body only absorbs a small percentage of an isolate form of vitamins and minerals – and it utilizes even less. You get the best bioavailability in whole food form.
3. Synthetic vitamins often give you massive quantities of some nutrients (usually the most inexpensive ones) and insufficient quantities of others, not balance.
4. You can experience side effects of synthetic isolates from the additives and the unnatural state of the synthetic supplement. You've heard me say it before… Fast food and a sedentary lifestyle can be a disaster for your health. Don't let your multivitamin add to the collateral damage.