Questions & Answers - - about VITAMINS
What are vitamins?
Are Supplements Really Necessary?
Many think that eating correctly is sufficient in maintaining good
health. But the reality is that our highly processed fast food society
makes it very difficult to follow a healthy diet. Processing and preserving
of foods for market make it difficult for our body to digest, absorb,
and metabolize the foods we eat. Consider that many of our fruits and
vegetables are picked green, before they absorb the proper life giving
nutrients, and that our soil is largely depleted of the essential elements.
Nutrient depleted soils result in nutrient depleted foods. We cannot
properly convert foods that have been irradiated, devitalized, are deficient
in vitamins, enzymes, fiber, nutrients, and loaded with additives. Because
we are not getting the vitamin and mineral nutrition our bodies need
from the food we eat, mineral supplementation is therefore required.
The importance of nutritional supplements is widely recognized in the
scientific community and among nutritionally oriented physicians. Recently,
the US Government has recognized the need for supplementation,
and has recommended vitamin supplementation on a daily basis.
Why should I take this product over my old vitamin
What is meant by the statement "The majority of
these products are passed from the body?
If a company claims it does not use any of these common fillers, then they probably use dehydrogenated animal fat or similiar items. Something has to fill up the space within the mold. Also, they must use wax or some kind of binders to make the components stick together when they compress everything to make the pill. In some cases, the molds must be sprayed with a releasing agent to allow the pill to drop out of the mold. Some tablets are coated with a shiny coating. This is normally a shellac alcohol mixture. Normal tablets must meet U.S. Pharmaceutical standards here or European standards in Europe. Pharmaceutical standards means tablets must dissolve within 15 to 30 minutes once in your stomach. To test your tablets, place white vinegar in a dish or glass and drop in your pill. Check periodically. It should dissolve within 15 to 30 minutes to meet U.S.P. standards. You can keep this test up for 45 to 60 minutes, but if the pill is not dissolved by then, it passes through the digestive system to the lower intestines for elimination, and can't possibly generate any benefit to your body.
Items used in pills include:
Vitamins are not a substitute for food. They have no calories and dont give you energy directly. However, vitamins are essential to your body, especially the B vitamins. They are needed to convert food into energy and to maintain proper function of many body systems.
No, vitamins and minerals distinctly differ from each other. Both must be obtained from outside the body, but each vitamin and mineral has its own specific and unique function in the body. Vitamins and minerals work together to help the body function at its best.
A statement by Dr. Larry Traub, M.D., F.A.A.P. may answer that question.
"There is so much new information about vitamins, minerals and herbs that it is almost impossible to keep up with it! Unfortunately, my medical colleagues don't usually offer much help because they are notoriously skeptical about vitamins, minerals and herbs, as well as woefully uninformed about nutrition in general.
Most people don't eat enough proper foods. Moreover, medications, lifestyle and emotional stress drains people of nutrients even if the ARE eating the right foods. Finally, the food industry has radiated, refined, processed and generally altered our foods to such an extent that we just don't know what we have done to their essence.
As Chiropractors well know, our body is a functional and integrated energy system. When our energy is balanced and aligned then we are well and full of vitality. Vitamins, minerals and herbs are some of nature's best catalysts for energy balance and functional integration The body uses chemicals in these substances to build and repair bones, nerves and other organs. It's extremely complicated, and the old recommended use of vitamins, minerals and herbs no longer reflect our changing needs for total wellness. Until recently, we had not even known that folic acid could prevent neural tube defects (spina bifida) in unborn babies. Nor did we know that antioxidants could decrease heart attacks, stroke, cancers and cataracts.
There are a myriad of special circumstances too. Smokers require extra Vitamin C, B-12 and folic acid. "Social Drinkers" need more Vitamin C, B-12 and Zinc. People who regularly use antacid; (Maalox, etc.) should take more thiamine and calcium. Antibiotics tend to deplete Vitamin C and riboflavin. Women on oral contraceptives may need more Vitamin C, B6 and E. Blood pressure medicine may deplete the body of Vitamin B6, Zinc and calcium. Cholesterol-lowering medicine may lower Vitamin A, B12, D, K and folic acid. Even laxatives can deplete the body of Vitamin A, D, E, K, B12 and C.....................Believe me, a well-balanced diet complemented with a comprehensive formula of ethical and quality vitamins, minerals and herbs is what I call: "Wellness Insurance" "
The use of "By-Products" to make vitamin tablets is nothing new. By-products are the second-hand substances derived from an original product. As an example, Brewer's Yeast is a leftover in the making of beer, as yeast is used to ferment the sugar. Some companies take these secondary products, put them in a white plastic bottle with some other ingredient like caffeine and label them with sensational sounding names, but what they really are is just waste products with little nutritional value. They list the percentages of each component that can be found in the by-product, but dirt is also contains many minerals. Ingesting premium priced "rocks", as we call it, for mineral and vitamin supplementation is not sensible.
Is there any documentation supporting these comments?
An well know independent testing laboratory found the following when they tested the top three competitive multi-vitamin brands. Waste and fillers accounted for between 46% to 69% for each pill or gell-cap! Included were the following items!
Lactose milk/sugar (filler), microcrystaline cellulose (gum), hydroxpropyl cellulose (coating), povidone (glue), magnesium stearate (lubricant), stearic acid (lubricant), polyethylene glycol (wax), triacetin (plasticizer), titanium dioxide (yellow and red dye).
The body must flush these items, as they have no useful nutritional benefit for the body. And, the kidneys and liver work even harder to remove these items. Does it make sense to purchase these items, and then flush them, where more effective and useful products are now available?
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