Many people don’t know that there are many types of vitamins available on the market. They also have their pros and cons. There are two types of vitamins: synthetic made vitamins and natural forms. Even though they knew the difference, many people didn’t understand the pros and cons of natural and synthetic forms. There are synthetic vitamins that are more easily absorbed than natural vitamins.
BUT, WHAT IS REALLY TERRIFIC IS THIS…
Scientific studies have shown that synthetic vitamins can cause harmful side effects.
Did you know that most multivitamins you buy in your local store contain synthetic vitamins? This is unless it says on the label that it is whole-foods-based. It is important to always read labels.
Vitamins derived from whole foods are more easily absorbed into the body than those from synthetic sources.
3 Vitamins to Watch Out For:
These are the 3 vitamins you should buy from natural sources, and not synthetic.
Multivitamins usually contain Vitamin A as vitamin A palmitate. This synthetic version has potential downsides. This synthetic Vitamin A will be added to low-fat or skim milks. This is because they must replace the natural Vitamin A that has been lost due to the removal of milk fat. Vitamin A palmitate can also be found in processed foods like cereals that have been “fortified with” synthetic vitamin A palmitate.
Synthetic vitamin A palmitate can be toxic in large amounts. It is easy to avoid synthetic Vitamin A if you pay attention to labels and watch out for certain foods.
You could be overdosing on potentially dangerous synthetic vitamin A if you consume a lot of cereal with low-fat, fat-free, and other “fortified” foods or synthetic vitamins. You should also be aware that some cereals are not healthy, despite being promoted as “healthy” foods.
Natural Vitamin A is Retinol. It comes from only animal sources like organ meats, cod live oil, animal liver, other animal sources and in smaller amounts in butter, eggs and milk fat. You can get too much Vitamin A if you eat large amounts of liver or high doses of cod liver oils. This natural vitamin A is safer than synthetic, but it can be dangerous to overdose.
Beta-carotene is another form of Vitamin A. Beta-carotene, however, is not vitamin A. It’s a precursor to Vitamin A. This means that your body must convert beta-carotene to vitamin A.
Beta-carotene, which is the most safe form of Vitamin A because your body only converts the amount it needs, is the best. Beta-carotene is found in carrots, sweet potatoes and dark leafy greens. It can also be found in butternut squash, red bell peppers, and many other colorful fruits. These are the foods that you shouldn’t overdose.
Vitamin D, like Vitamins A, E and K, is another fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin D is one the most important substances in the body, but it’s also one of most misunderstood.
It would take too much time and be complicated to list everything we know about Vitamin D. Instead of filling a book, I will simplify it.
Vitamin D from nature is the best source, and it’s free. That’s right, it’s FREE. Your body actually produces it naturally through adequate sunlight exposure. You must ensure that you are getting the sunlight your body requires, especially if you work at night (I did for 2 years).
Vitamin D is actually a hormone that our bodies produce and regulates hundreds upon processes. It is, in my opinion, one of the most vital substances in our bodies.
Vitamin D is very beneficial to our immune system. You can see why winter has more illness. Colds, flus and other illnesses are not caused by colds. Your immune system will weaken if you don’t get enough Vitamin D. This is why I stress that everyone needs sufficient sun exposure, especially in winter, to maintain a healthy immune system.
Vitamin D is a very small part of our bodies. This includes food sources such as egg yolks and some mushrooms, organ meats, and fish. Cod liver oil, which is a small amount of Vitamin D, is one of the most well-known dietary sources. The best source of Vitamin D is what our bodies get from regular, moderate sun exposure without burning.
Vitamin D deficiency is most common in winter months, as we have already stated. A blood test can be done to determine if you have vitamin D deficiencies. According to what I have read, your doctor will tell you that you should be in the 50-80 ng/ml range. You risk becoming deficient if you are below this level. To be certain, consult your doctor.
There are many opinions on the benefits and disadvantages of vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol vs vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D3 is a vitamin that is naturally produced by the sun and the source we get from animal-based foods. I recommend this Vitamin D.
As I mentioned earlier, you should try to get moderate sun exposure for the majority of the year. Also, focus on healthy dietary sources for natural vitamin D, such as those I have listed above. And, in winter, look out for vitamin D supplements that are based on fish oils.
You will see that natural sources of vitamins are the best. Here are some facts about Vitamin E.
Vitamin E is best obtained from whole foods like nuts and seeds. Some greens may contain less Vitamin E. Vitamin E found in natural foods can be obtained as a variety of tocopherols or tocotrienols.
Make sure you take the multivitamin after verifying that the label indicates that it contains the natural Vitamin E version and not the synthetic. Supplements have “d-alpha”, while the synthetic version starts with “l-alpha”.
Because of the health risks associated with synthetic Vitamin E, synthetic Vitamin E has a lower bio-availability than natural vitamin E.
How to Protect Your Health:
You should get most of your nutrition through a variety of nutritious, organic whole foods. Today’s market makes it difficult to find all the nutrients-rich whole foods. Our food today is more processed than it was a few decades ago. Also, the soils of many farms are chemically treated. We need to supplement our food with a multi-vitamin supplement made from whole foods.
You should look for whole-foods-based multivitamins. In particular, you should search for natural Vitamin A, D and E. This will ensure that your body absorbs the vitamins the most efficiently and that you aren’t exposed to any potential dangers of synthetic vitamins.