Natural vitamin compound is a complete structure and contains the related biological active enzyme and other trace minerals, which can be completely absorbed by the human body. Synthetic vitamin is a single structure and only part of the structure can be absorbed by our body. Clinical trails from Japan have proved natural vitamin lasts three time longer in the body compared to synthetic vitamin. While natural vitamin is being absorbed by the body, synthetic vitamin has long been eliminated from the body. Synthetic vitamin has little nutritional benefit.
What is a “Synthetic” Vitamin?
A healthy, organic diet should provide a good amount of nutrients that the body needs, but supplements can help ensure that we are getting a healthy serving of specific vitamins. The problem is that many vitamin and mineral supplements are manufactured synthetically with chemicals and do not come straight from their natural sources. They are made to mimic the way natural vitamins act in our bodies. Natural vitamins are derived directly from plant material containing the vitamin, not produced in a test tube.
Many synthetic vitamins lack the transporters and co-factors associated with naturally occurring vitamins because they have been “isolated.” The Organic Consumers Association emphasizes that isolated vitamins cannot be used or recognized by the body in the same way as the natural version. The natural form come in packages with other vitamins, enzymes and minerals that control the way the body recognizes, metabolizes and uses them to make what it needs
Isolated vitamins can’t always be used by the body, and are either stored until you obtain or create the nutrients required to use them effectively or are excreted. Synthetic vitamins are also devoid of necessary trace minerals and must use the body”s own mineral reserves which may lead to dangerous mineral deficiencies. More than 95% of all the vitamin supplements sold today fall into the synthetic category.
What’s the Big Deal About Synthetic Vitamins?
Synthetic versions of vitamins contain chemical compounds that were not meant for human consumption and do not occur in nature. Evolution has dictated that we eat the food we can gather from the earth, not the food we create in a lab. We might not always get what we’re expecting from synthetics. The synthetic version of Vitamin E is often referred to as the dl- form. The dl- form is a combination of the d-form (which, by the way, is the naturally occurring form) and the l-form. No big deal, right? Well it might not be, except that the body doesn’t actually use the l-form- we excrete it! I must note here that this applies only to vitamins and not amino acids or sugars. Fat soluble vitamins in their synthetic form are especially dangerous because they can build up in your fatty tissues and cause toxicity. The reason that the synthetic form is more dangerous is because you get a high, concentrated serving of the vitamin rather than the amount that you would get from a food-based form. Vitamins A, D, E and K are all fat soluble Fat soluble vitamins are found naturally in butter, fish oils, nuts, and green leafy vegetables. Excesses of fat soluble vitamins are stored in the liver and fatty issues. Most people do not get sufficient amounts of fat soluble vitamins from their diet