You probably don’t realise that most multivitamin pills contain synthetic vitamins made from chemicals, not natural vitamins. Multivitamins made from whole foods provide a more natural way to top up your daily nutritional intake.
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.
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.