Learn the basic differences between synthetic and natural supplements through this short video.
Supplements are meant to benefit overall health and complement a healthy and varied whole food diet. Supplement ingredients may be:
- Synthetically produced in a laboratory
- Derived from natural sources
While both provide nutrients that can help prevent or treat deficiencies and other conditions, each may have its own distinct advantages.
Synthetic made nutrients are either:
- Identical to their natural counterparts
- converted by the body to the natural form.
In cases where there is a deficiency or health concern, synthetic vitamins may be the place to start as you know the exact amount of nutrients contained. When health improves and there is no
longer a deficiency, natural or whole-food vitamins may be administered to help support and maintain health and wellness.
Ultimately, whether natural or synthetic, QUALITY is what MATTERS MOST when selecting vitamins and nutrients. When making your choice, the list of ingredients and their amounts is likely one of the most important aspects.
What the supplement DOES NOT CONTAIN is
as important as the ingredients IT DOES CONTAIN.
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