Synthetic Vitamins

/ September 23rd, 2011/ Posted in Vitamins / No Comments »

It’s an odd paradox that so many people in this world readily accept synthetic, engineered versions of foods in the quest to stay healthy. Much of what is on the shelves of most grocery stores is so processed, refined and chemically altered that it can hardly be called food at all.

And when you go to purchase vitamins to fill in the gaps of your diet, you’re in for a whole new world of engineered products that are anything but “good” for you. In fact, most of the vitamin products you find on shelves are synthetic vitamins, which will end up doing more damage to your health than good. It’s important to know more about what you eat or ingest. Your health depends on you having the right knowledge and taking action on what you know.

Synthetic Vitamin E Products – Not As Natural As You Think

You’ll find lots of Vitamin E tablets and gel caps that are readily available for purchase at affordable prices. However, even though the Vitamin E that is contained in these products is natural, the way these products deliver the vitamin to you are anything but. Yes, most Vitamin E products use the vitamin in its natural form, and they are proud to display this fact on their packaging, but it’s what they don’t tell you that can cause serious health risks and complications.


The first factor that makes Vitamin E synthetic blends bad is the fact that the vitamin is isolated from other co-factors (approx. 300 of them) that make it effective for health benefits in the first place. When these synthetic vitamins are produced, they extract and isolate d-alpha tocopherol, the natural form of Vitamin E, from other vitamins, minerals and nutrients that co-exist with the vitamin in healthy plant food sources. By taking the vitamin and isolating it from these co-factors, they are essentially stripping away the health benefits of taking Vitamin E, altogether.

Extremely High Doses

The average dosage in a Vitamin E capsule you buy at the store can be up to 10 times what you would get from eating a food that is high in Vitamin E. While it’s easy to assume that if a little is good, then more is better, this adage does not apply to Vitamin E. When you factor in the Vitamin E that you might get from foods, along with the mega-dose found in most supplements, you are getting way too much for your body to deal with. Top all of that off with the fact that the main source of these high Vitamin E doses are isolated, ineffective supplement forms, and you have a recipe for disaster.

The more you learn about the way Vitamins really work and how the synthetic versions are created, the easier it is to understand why you should avoid these products. It is simply reprehensible that so many physicians and healthcare professionals tell their patients to start taking vitamins, when the synthetic vitamins that people take are not effective and can actually cause harm to consumers.

Of course, the multi-billion dollar healthcare juggernaut knows the truth about these types of vitamin products, but they also need to keep their cash cow viable. Advising patients to take these dangerous synthetic vitamins is just another rouse used to keep people unhealthy and in need of medical services and products. Do yourself a favor and avoid these types of vitamins, for your own health’s sake.

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