Isolated Nutrients vs. Whole Food
Question: Why don't we offer an
isolated multivitamin/mineral product?
Answer: Nature, in her infinite wisdom, does not
produce isolated nutrients, and for good reason. Vitamins and minerals cannot and do not
act as nutrients by themselves in our bodies. They must be coupled with an entire complex
of other FOOD constituents in order for the body to recognize and utilize them.
HealthForce Vitamineral Green is a vastly
superior replacement for traditional isolated and/or synthetic multivitamin-mineral
products, plus so much more!
Nutrients never occur as isolates in natural foods.
They are integrally related with many other natural molecules that are required for their
absorption, assimilation and non-toxicity. The traditional vitamins and minerals that are
offered are only a part of the whole vitamin or mineral complex. Isolated and synthetic
nutrients are foreign to the body, completely unnatural, are poorly absorbed, offer
incomplete results, imbalance body chemistry, deplete the body of co-factor nutrients, and
usually have significant toxicities.
How do you know if a supplement contains isolates and/or
synthetics? If the nutrients themselves are listed as actual ingredients (i.e., Thiamin,
Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Chromium Picolinate, Calcium, Magnesium,
etc.), rather than constituents of the ingredients, they are isolated and/or synthetic.
Synthetic and isolated vitamins and minerals are used almost exclusively for traditional
vitamin and/or mineral products! There are problems when using this type of material.
Please read on.
Although some isolated/synthetic nutrients can and do have
benefit, and there definitely are cases that the benefits out-way the risks (especially
when compared to the use of drugs), they are a vastly inferior, incomplete, and sometimes
worthless way to get nutrients into the body. The body can not absorb and utilize a
synthetic or isolated nutrient as is. It must reform them into organic complexes (as they
are in whole foods). Only a small percentage is able to be re-formed (by drawing the
synergistic nutrients from the body) into absorbable, usable matter. The remaining
unusable portion either, at best, settles out in the tissues as harmful deposits, or taxes
the liver and kidneys before it is excreted in the urine. And that's mighty expensive
urine, with most of your supplement dollar going straight down the drain! Furthermore,
when the body attempts to reform isolated/synthetic nutrients into absorbable, usable
nutrients, it nutritionally depletes the body of these other nutrients (many of which are
other vitamins and minerals). This causes widespread deficiencies. At worst, some isolated
and/or synthetic nutrients actually cause you to excrete more than you took of them,
adding to a nutritional deficiency (while draining the body), rather than correcting one.
Many synthetic and/or isolated nutrients actually suppress beneficial (and vitally
essential) bodily cleansing methods, and can be quite toxic and inbalancing!
If an isolated or synthetic nutrient is an antioxidant, it
may actually weaken the body's immune system. The body's white blood cells use free
radicals to destroy foreign bacteria. Isolated or synthetic antioxidants (including
preservatives) may weaken the body's ability to do so. They can also interfere with the
body's use of oxygen. Antioxidants in whole foods (in addition to being much more
effective), do not interfere with the body's ability to use free radicals constructively
or it's ability to use oxygen (they enhance both).
Despite modern advances in the health field, the best source
of nutrients, by far is food! However, almost no one is totally nourished today.
Commercial agriculture and depleted soils have resulted in far less than ideal nutrient
levels in most foods. If the soil is deficient (as it almost always is today) then the
food is...and therefore you are deficient too! Even todays organically grown produce
(although vastly superior to commercial produce) is still not nearly as nutritious as it
was 100 years ago. Furthermore, few people are consuming ideally grown, raw foods from the
vegetable kingdom 100% of the time, and all of us are exposed to a tremendous amount of
stress due to living in our modern world.
To try and replace the missing minerals in our diets today,
many people are turning to colloidal minerals from ancient plant sources. This can be a
good way to obtain missing minerals and has helped many people. However, a large
percentage of these products also have very high concentrations of Sulfur (40%) and
Aluminum (19%), which are not healthful in such amounts. Not all of the mineral material
in colloidal mineral products is of plant origin. Some or much of it comes from inorganic,
elemental mineral deposits. There is much confusion and mis-information in the marketplace
regarding colloidal minerals. Eight years ago, I began investigating and using liquid
colloidal minerals. There are definite benefits from these minerals, yet there are
drawbacks as well. I am currently convinced that liquid colloidal minerals are the best
way to obtain additional minerals (nutritionally or financially), and they are not the
only source of these minerals in an absorbable form. I base this statement on a
substantial amount of on-going research (something your local MLM colloidal mineral
distributor, or health food store employee most likely cant say in truth).
HealthForce has access to many colloidal mineral deposits, and we could produce a product
and sell them if we chose to, however, there is a much better way.
The need for extra nutrition is great, and you can not get
this extra nutrition from multi-vitamin/mineral supplements, so what do I suggest? Look to
superfoods (foods which are naturally extremely high in a full spectrum of needed
nutrients and are still grown optimally), such as Vitamineral
Green (a complex of 31 superfoods). Vitamineral
Green will provide the body with SUPERIOR nutrition to synthetic/isolated multi
vitamin/minerals and colloidal mineral supplements as well (they contain minerals that are
colloidal and better). These superfoods also have no toxicity!
Vitamineral Green was
specifically designed to more than replace traditional isolated/synthetic
multi-vitamin/mineral products and colloidal mineral products. And it does! It offers
greater health benefits and a much better cost to benefit ratio (you spend less money for
Vitamineral Green is so high in nutrients it can more
than replace any multi-vitamin/mineral product or liquid ionic or colloidal mineral
product. Plus, Vitamineral Green contains so much more (such as "complete"
protein, amino acids, soluble and insoluble fiber, chlorophyll, a FULL spectrum of major
and trace minerals, fatty acids, enzymes, thousands of phytochemical nutrients, etc.)