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The Truth About Supplementation
Vital Nutrition Plus (formerly known as Superfood) vs. Commercial Grade Vitamins
The idea for combining the ingredients of this product originally came from a student of the late, great master herbalist Dr. John Christopher. For several years we put together this product under a different name and now call it Vital Nutrition Plus. Everything else about the product is the same - ingredients, quality organic sources, etc. Only the name is different.
From time to time, questions come up as to why one should take a product like Vital Nutrition Plus – a whole food supplement – rather than vitamin or mineral supplements. Here are some insights into the differences between whole foods and vitamin/mineral supplements in pill form.
What are most vitamin and mineral supplements actually made from? Nearly all are synthesized by the same huge pharmaceutical/chemical plants that the material for drugs come from – coal tar, petroleum, discarded animal by-products, powdered rocks and shells. Rarely are they derived from fresh raw vegetables and organic grains, carefully dried and powdered, free from the additions of such fillers as starch, lactose, soy, magnesium sulfate, etc.
What is vitamin B-12 made from? Vitamin B-12 comes from one of two sources – ground up cow’s liver which has been overloaded with steroids, antibiotics and the herbicides/pesticides in the feed the cow eats. The second source is activated sewage sludge – fecal matter. It’s high in B-12 and inexpensive to obtain. All such manufacturers and their lab people consider that a vitamin is a vitamin – where it comes from is irrelevant as long as the public doesn’t know and form an “emotional aversion” to it.
The rest of the B vitamins are processed from coal tar and petroleum chemicals.
How are mineral supplements usually processed? Nutrient manufacturers take mineral ore and pulverize it into a fine powder. These are known as metallic minerals. 98% of it cannot be assimilated by the digestive system. Only plant derived minerals are nutrients for the body – we can get our iron from grapes and green leafy vegetables but not from ground-up rocks!
There are deposits here and there on the planet of plant-derived minerals from ages past when lush vegetation was suddenly buried and preserved underground. The minerals in these deposits are water-soluble and that is why they are usually sold as liquid supplements. They are mostly valuable for all the many trace elements they contain rather than providing adequate supplementation of the main minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron that we need in fairly large amounts. These macro-nutrients can be gotten from a diet of plants, which also provide all of the other co-factors that enable the body to benefit from the minerals. Cofactors are enzymes, vitamins, and other minerals that must be present when the body needs certain minerals in nutrition.
Bio-chemists and nutritionists have recognized for some time that it is far more effective to provide the body with a broad spectrum of nutrients with no excessive amount of any one of them, rather than to administer mega-doses of one or several isolated nutrients. Mega-doses of individual nutrients can cause deficiencies in other nutrients and this practice is counter-productive.
It’s best to provide the body with a variety of whole, uncooked foods that retain their living enzymes and a full spectrum of bio-available trace elements. In this way the body can select from the diet exactly what it needs. The formula in Vital Nutrition Plus is the best “one-shot” product we have ever come across. Vital Nutrition Plus is also economical - about $1 a day gives you nutrients you need to build your health.
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