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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 ›
You just have to be patient while once in a while a new piece of information appears in the mountains of repetition.
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 ›
awareness that there is a ton of bad stuff added in because it is allowed, technically legal ect...
(vitamin e vs real whole-food plant form is dangerous and does increase all-cause mortality) ect..
and it is astounding how these things are still in our food, polluting children's entire system's and will be passed to further generations because of the lipophilic/magnifying properties.
author researches, conducts research, is committed, appears to live how he preaches.
Just eat whole-food-plant based-diet, get your b-12, d3 if in the appropriate latitudes, potentially vegan-DHA/EPA (but $ and worth-it vs. flax?)
One can read about the best diet/lifestyle approaches all they want but if there is not initiative than it will not be beneficial and inspiring for others. (contagious)
could lead one to
a. spend to much $
b. believe in a false-hope that we can thrive under b12 homocysteinemia (chlorination of water kills bacteria)
C. fails to consider the concept of hormesis (benefit from mild stressors)
d. hypocaloric/muscle wasting as a result
*much prefer the optimistic/simplistic views of Dr. Mcdouggal, Dr. Gregors, but "Dr"/supposedly Brain Clement is a good start for someone assuming they research and implement his approaches slowly/caustiously
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I wish I would have read this book many moons ago. I would have saved so much money just buying whole organic foods instead of wasting $$ on synthetic suppliments that are... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Six to one….1/2 dozen to the other
Thanks to Brian Clement I no longer am taking supplements that were harming me instead of helping me!Published 8 months ago by Margaret L.
I highly respect this author and I am sure his information is spot-on.Published 18 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