There are many multivitamins and supplements out there, but does your body recognize or use them? (Did you hear how the FDA want to regulate and control our foods? Look into Codex Alimentarius. (this is short explanation))
To get full use of nutrients we should get them from as natural a source as possible. Taking ‘chemical’ or man-made forms of anything seems to work very differently than when taken as nature made them. It may just be the way it was meant to be taken. Things in nature are made up of many parts that work together to be helpful to us (some refer to them having ‘co-factors”), and when a scientist ‘isolates’ an ‘active’ ingredient from nature to market as something healthy is probably not the same as nature has it, and maybe even harmful. More research on supplements are here and this gives big picture story.
With iron supplements only 10% is absorbed by the body, calcium supplements increases risk of heart attack, and may even INCREASE risk for fractures…
If you never heard of the CARET study, I will give a brief summary here: people were given SYNTHETIC vitamin A to see if the rate of lung cancer would go down (theory). They found it WENT UP! Some say it may be from blocking normal forms of vitamins from having any beneficial effect.
A colleague of mine told me his friend manufactures vitamins and warned him about the toxic material that goes into the products. The owner would not ingest his own products…
SO WHAT SHOULD ONE TAKE FOR TOTAL NUTRITIONAL COVERAGE?
A blend of the following (powder form to mix into liquid) has good nutritional coverage if you don’t eat a balanced diet. Click on individual ingredients to see nutritional facts, usually per 1 oz.:
Spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, alfalfa grass, wheat grass, dulse seaweed, beet root, spinach leaf, acerola cherry, rose hips, orange peel, lemon peel, palm fruit, and nutritional (inactivated) yeast. There is a product sold by Dr. Schulze called “Superfood” that has these ingredients. (I added broccoli to my mix)
This will provide absorbable vitamins, minerals, protein, enzymes, phytochemicals, and chlorophyll. These ingredients have other benefits, including but not limited to: anti-inflammatory, energizing, removing heavy metals and radioactive contamination from the body. I have seen this help those with low energy (even with low thyroid as cause), gout, low B12 (confirmed with blood test), anemia, and joint pain.
Barley grass helps cholesterol, and there are many other health benefits too lengthy to mention here- they are better than any multivitamin can offer.
I would say this is better than prenatal vitamins out there (for pregnancy), as the synthetic value is less, even though the amount in milligrams may be more. Only 10% of iron pills is absorbed by the body, according to medicine.
Nutrition Facts: (I plan on sending sample for analysis. The official list I found is below, but I doubt the accuracy since there is bound to be more than o% calcium with spinach and more.)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 4
Total Fat -0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat -0.0g 0%
Trans Fat -0.0g
Cholesterol -0.0mg 0%
Sodium -55.0mg 2%
Potassium -0.0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate -6.0g 2%
Dietary Fiber -4.0g 16%
Protein -6.0g 12%
|Vitamin A 140%
||Vitamin C 105%
|Vitamin B6 300%
||Vitamin B12 525%
|Vitamin E 106%
||Folic Acid 67%
||Pantothenic Acid 100%