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Supplements Exposed: The Truth They Don't Want You to Know About Vitamins, Minerals, and Their Effects on Your Health Paperback – October 15, 2009
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Another misconception is that synthetics vitamins are equal to natural nutrients, or even effective or absorbed at all. (In fact, many indigested vitamins are found in Port Potties!) As director of the Hippocrates Institute, he has examined the blood of over 11,000 guests who used synthetic supplements and has shown this to be true. But here is where it gets tricky: Synthetic vitamins are allowed to label their product as being from whole foods or from a food source by legal loopholes--when in fact they simply have a base of algae, yeast or other bacterium or food medium that was spiked with synthetic vitamins! Sorry all you MLMers--even multi-level supplements usually come from the same sources, the same synthetic vitamin manufacturers. Our best option is to purchase "products that state on their label that their vitamin or mineral or nutrient potencies came from "Naturally Occurring Food Sources" and mention on their label which exact foods those sources are. Also, any vitamin products that carry the NOS (Naturally Occurring Standard) logo are safe and guaranteed to have vitamin potencies that only come from real, whole foods" (p. 161).
Additional myths exposed are that vitamin studies are reliable, and we are given a list of 5 reasons why.Read more ›
The subject of Supplements is controversial, while some are claiming that Supplements are useless or dangerous, others support the idea that supplements are necessary and excellent additions to your well-being and health. On top of that is the Pharmaceutical Industry, which tries to get rid of the market and transform them as (something like) prescription drugs.
Initially it is stated that we need Supplements, since we do not obtain all what we need from our diet due e.g. to the lack of quality of soils to provide the adequate amount of minerals. However, the main goal of the book is to analyze the efficacy or quality of synthetic vitamins and mineral supplements. In this respect the author maintains that we need Supplements derived from Natural Occurring Sources (the author has coined a nomenclature NOS=Natural Occurring Standard, discussed in Annex B of the book). Concerning the Synthetics, the book tries to show that “all synthetic vitamins and mineral supplements are toxic”.
BIOAVAILABILITY: This is one of the topics by which the author maintains that vitamins and minerals from Natural Sources are superior, since they have large bioavailability in comparison to synthetics. When he comes to analyze the type of supplements made with a base of yeast or algae, in which synthetics are diffuse in them, he claims that the synthetics are in any case “toxic”, but he is not analyzing that the bioavailability is superior in this case.Read more ›
You just have to be patient while once in a while a new piece of information appears in the mountains of repetition.
Under current law a vitamin marketed as natural only has to contain 10 per cent of genuinely natural, plant-derived ingredients - the other 90 per cent can be synthetic. A fractionalized, isolated part of a vitamin cannot really be called a vitamin, but that's what they're doing. Synthetic vitamins are almost never marketed as "naturally occurring" which is illegal. Instead they state "food source" or "whole food" vitamin potencies. Pharmaceutical-grade supplements claim they've better for you but they deteriorate health just as much.
Time-release is another area where makers do not have to actually prove their products are time released.
Most studies on vitamins are fundamentally flawed. Not only do they rarely use enough but they almost always use synthetic vitamins - and rarely trial more than one vitamin at a time, when vitamins work synergistically with each other. It is known that vitamins C and E as well as the carotenids (A) and flavonoids all work together.
Chemists say the natural and the chemically formulated varieties are the same, but in the natural the molecules are "right-handed" while the synthetics are left-handed, which the body does not recognize as usable. An essential "life force" is missing. Most chemists do not analyze 4 important elements: hormones, oxygen content, phytochemical levels and enzymes (H.O.P.E.). A plastic plant may look like a live plant but it is not, it's dead.Read more ›
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Thanks to Brian Clement I no longer am taking supplements that were harming me instead of helping me!Published 5 months ago by Margaret L.
This has pros and cons.
awareness that there is a ton of bad stuff added in because it is allowed, technically legal ect... Read more
I highly respect this author and I am sure his information is spot-on.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book, wonderful information, if you are interested in natural healing this book is a must...Dr Clement really is outstanding in natural healing.Published on March 12, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I wonder how much the author was paid by the pharmaceutical companies to write this book. The pharmaceutical companies have been at war with the supplement industry for the... Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by Drenn Workman