7 Mistakes in Your Multivitamin: Analyzing Your Most Basic Supplement
Even the ultra-conservative (& often behind) American Medical Association recommends everyone take a Multi daily. The reasons are simple. Even if you eat a truly healthy diet (few of us even do that), we have deprived our soil of minerals (using chelating herbicides), and modified our foods to contain less nutrients (for taste, color, & sales). What kind should you take? All natural first of all.
7 Mistakes in Your Multivitamin
1. Use of synthetic vitamins - Just because a synthetic vitamin shares its chemical formula with a natural, doesn’t mean it shares its chemical structure. Picture your hands as vitamins. Each hand has five fingers, so we’ll label the chemical formula “F5.” So both are identical, right? That’s what proponents of synthetic vitamins will tell you. But you know better. Your right hand doesn’t work so well in a left-handed glove, does it? Vitamin E, for example: natural d-alpha tocopherol is a right-handed molecule, where synthetic dl-tocopherol (made from coal tar) is a left-handed molecule. Guess which one your body prefers?
2. Inclusion of artificial flavors - It’s bad enough that you have to check all your food for Splenda (sucralose), aspartame, acelsulfame K (6-methyl-1,2,3-oxathiazine-4(3H)-one 2, 2-dioxide), & saccharin. You shouldn’t have to check the product you are taking to make you healthier for these chemicals … but you do.
3. Inclusion of dyes and colors - With toxins like red 40 not even allowed in Europe, the mounting evidence against yellow 6, and large control group, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies showing cognitive upset with artificial colors in children, you’d think dyes and colors would be left out of at least our Multi’s. But profits win over our health yet again. Marketing studies show people more willing to take attractively colored pills, so we have colors to deal with now… and we’re the ones to blame.