People who take dietary supplements do so to get more vitamins and/or minerals into their diet. But how well does the body make use of these supplements? Let´s have a little look …
(From the best selling book Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F.Balch, MD & Phyllis A.Balch, C.N.C.)
The function of vitamins
“Vitamins are essential to life. They contribute to good health by regulating the metabolism and assisting the biochemical processes that release energy from digested food. They are considered micronutrients because the body needs them in relatively small amounts compared with other nutrients such as
carbohydrates, proteins, fats and water.Enzymes are essential chemicals that are foundation of human bodily functions. They are catalysts (activators) in the chemical reactions that are continually taking place within the body. Vitamins work with these enzymes as coenzymes,thereby allowing all the activities that occur within the body to happen quickly and accurately.
Balance and synergy
Taking vitamins and minerals in their proper balance is important to the proper functioning of all vitamins. Scientific research has proven that an excess of an isolated vitamin or mineral can produce the same symptoms as a deficiency of that vitamin or mineral. For example, high doses of isolated B vitamins are proven to cause depletion of other B vitamins. Zinc must also be taken in the proper amounts. When taken in excess this mineral causes symptoms of zinc deficiency.
Synergy is the combination of two or more vitamins in order to create a stronger vitamin function. For example, in order for bioflavonoids to work properly (they prevent bruising and bleeding gums), they must be taken along with vitamin C.
Chemical versus natural
Synthetic vitamins are vitamins produced in a laboratory from isolated chemicals that mirror their counterparts found in nature. Although there are no major chemical differences between a vitamin found in food and one created in a laboratory, natural supplement do not contain other unnatural ingredients. Supplements that are not labeled natural may include coal tars, artificial coloring, preservatives, sugars, starch, as well as other additives. The buyer should beware of such harmful elements. However, the shopper should also note that a “natural vitamin” bottle may contain vitamins that have not been extracted from a natural food source.
Studies have shown that protein bounded supplements are absorbed, utilized, and retained in the tissues better than supplements that are not protein bounded. Vitamins and minerals in food are bounded to proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and bioflavonoids. “
Whole food Supplements – Pure Natura
We are very pleased to confirm, that in regards to this, the Pure Natura whole-food supplements meets our customer expectations and scores high when it comes to utilization. Since they are derived from real foods, their vitamins and minerals are protein bounded and thus possess the ability to be utilized both easily and naturally by the cells in the body.
The mild processing method used secures that enzymes and other substances present, in both the meat products and the herbs, remain intact and therefor can fulfill their roles as key factors in synergy and balance of nutrients after digestion. The results for the Pure Natura supplements are very positive; satisfied customers who mark great benefits from the use of our products, in addition to positive blood-test result.
(1) Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F.Balch, MD & Phyllis A.Balch, C.N.C.