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Whole Food Vitamins vs Synthetic Vitamins – what’s the difference?
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Whole Food Vitamins vs Synthetic Vitamins – what’s the difference?

Synthetic Vitamins

Many mainstream multivitamin supplements contain synthetic vitamins. Synthetic vitamins are synthetic chemical isolates made in a lab: they are created to try and mimic the vitamin benefits that their natural equivalents - found in food - offer. But synthetic vitamins only provide isolated or fractionated pieces of the whole vitamin. This is because synthetic vitamins don’t contain the full benefit that nature intended. Traditionally by taking isolated vitamins we are getting high doses of some vitamins (in some cases over 200% the RDI) but not enough of others. Your body may not be able to utilise high doses of vitamins, which is why it often excretes what it can’t use. It might surprise you to know that many vitamins available in Australia are synthetic. Whilst they're good for you, they lack the naturally occurring nutrients found in whole foods.  

Nature’ Way Whole Food Vitamins

Whole-Food based supplements are different. The vitamin content of a whole food vitamin is 100% derived from food sources, with no synthetic or artificial vitamins added. This includes Vitamins from fruits, veggies, herbs and super foods from gardens, orchards, farms and the ocean. Vitamins from whole foods come with the additional health benefits of other naturally occurring nutrients - including the added micronutrients, cofactors and phytonutrients naturally found in plants and whole foods that work together to provide you a complete health benefit and “whole” vitamin solution. difference_graph
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Tips For Choosing The Best Krill Oil
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Tips For Choosing The Best Krill Oil

The benefits of krill oil are becoming increasingly well documented, but not all krill oils are the same in the Australian market. The krill oil market has changed considerably since 2011, and quality ranges from top quality products like our Krill Oil range to a large number of low-quality products in the market. It is important to ensure you are getting quality for money and not settling for an inferior product when you buy Krill Oil. Look for these three features to help you make a more informed decision when purchasing your krill oil.  
  1. Purification Process
When choosing the best quality krill oil, it is important to consider where the krill has been sourced and the purity of the oil. Krill that has been harvested from the deep waters of Antarctica have very low levels of toxins and heavy metals. Nature’s Way ensures all of its Krill products are of the premium quality and its krill is sourced from the pristine waters of Antarctica. In addition, Nature’s Way Krill Oil undergoes essential purification processes, removing undesired compounds and salts that are responsible for the strong, unpleasant ‘fish-like’ odour. As a result Nature’s Way Krill Oil is said to have a more pleasing taste and odour than many other Krill Oil products on the market.  
  1. Sustainable harvesting
Oceans are being overfished. It is important that both companies and consumers alike make changes to our behaviours in order to ensure our oceans’ health for generations to come. Nature’s Way are continually moving our products towards sustainable harvesting practices, and all Nature’s Way Calamari Oil and Krill Oil products are all sustainably harvested. Our Krill and Calamari Oil products have Friend of The Sea certification to prove it.  The same cannot be said for some 'no-name' krill oil brands found in bargain stores or bought over the internet.  
  1. Omega-3 content
The main reason you take krill oil is to increase omega-3 intake. However, it is astonishing (and sometimes worrying) the variation in omega-3 levels found in different krill oil brands. Some krill oils are simply more potent than others, and contain far more omega-3. Going for a cheaper krill oil can often be a false economy, as cheaper products may have lower omega-3 content so you need to take more capsules to get the same omega-3 boost. Look for a krill oil with 300mg or more of combined DHA + EPA per capsule (the two most common types of omega-3 needed by your body). When shopping for a krill oil, compare the backs of pack for the brands you are considering to ensure your cheaper option is not delivering a lower level of omega-3. This article was provided by our online partner Health365. For more information on picking the right omega-3 supplement for you, visit www.health365.com.au.  
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