Learn More About Whole Food Vitamins
What are whole food vitamins?
Whole food vitamins acquired their name due to the source of their nutrient and vitamin content. The philosophy behind whole food vitamins lies in a synergistic view of nature. Whole food vitamins are created based on the view that an orange is not simply a host for vitamin C, but a complex array of molecules, micronutrients, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, phytochemicals, bioflavonoids, natural sugar and fiber.
It is the synergistic relationship of all of these elements that comprise an orange. The goal of whole food vitamins is to capture this natural ratio of vitamins to their other counterparts. By following nature's original recipe, whole food vitamins are thought to be more bio available than their traditional synthetic vitamin counterparts.
Whole food vitamin vs traditional vitamin
The main difference between whole food vitamins and traditional store shelf vitamins resides in the manufacturing process. Traditional vitamins are created using chemical laboratory processes that combine certain elements to create synthetic vitamins. When one looks at this process, it seems like they're almost taking vitamins out of context. It is almost like taking the tire off of a car and saying that it represents the entire car. After all, in nature, you have never found a fruit or vegetable that is wholly composed of a vitamin.
Vitamins found in nature are always accompanied by cofactors such as enzymes, minerals, bioflavonoids, natural sugars, amino acids and fats. Just to differentiate the manufacturing process a little bit further, we must be humble and ask ourselves if a vitamin created in a laboratory is better than the homegrown version.
How are whole food vitamins created?
Let us start with our example of the orange above. Using this to make a whole food vitamin would involve drying the orange to remove all of its water content. It would then be turned into a powder and included as one of many ingredients to create a whole food vitamin. Bacteria are also used in the creation of whole food vitamins to create vitamins in their living, usable bio available form. Many whole food vitamins also include enzymes that work synergistically to help the body absorb the whole food vitamins that are being ingested.
Some whole food vitamins even include a proprietary blend of herbal extracts to further enhance their formula. One final touch in creating a whole food vitamin is usually the addition of probiotics, which are living bacteria that further aid in the absorption of the whole food vitamin complex. In this sense, whole food vitamins take a more synergistic approach toward delivering vital nutrients to the human body.
Why should I take whole food vitamins?
Which would you choose if I offered you a nice fresh Florida orange or something that closely resembled an orange that I had a chemists make in a laboratory? Your answer to this question is the basis for the premise of whole food vitamins versus traditional synthetic ones. In our busy on the go lifestyles of today, many of us are faced with the dilemma of convenience and nutrition. I am confident that you may not have enough time to sit down and enjoy an orange, but you could take one that has been freeze dried and powdered, in pill form.
I am sure that nearly everyone reading this article can name the last burger they had at a fast food joint. Many of you are also guilty of snacking on potato chips and candy bars which are devoid of nutrients and vitamins. I'm sure a small fraction of you can honestly admit to getting your proper daily servings of fruits and vegetables, meats, grains and dairy products. For those of us who don't have the time or the means to get the proper nutrient rich whole food diet, there are whole food vitamins.
The entire philosophy behind whole food vitamins makes them ideal for our hectic and never ending days. If you feel that you are not receiving the proper nutrition from your diet, please be sure not to take nutrition or vitamins out of the context of your life. Consider supplementing with whole food vitamins to stay as close to nature as possible.
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