Is Your Multivitamin Synthetic?

By Dr. Scott Graves

Do you take a daily multivitamin? What if that multivitamin you take was actually poison and you didn’t know it?

Many people these days seem to understand that we are missing nutritional factors from the food we eat because the quality of food has gone down tremendously over the last 50-100 years.

From people not consuming as many vegetables and fruits as they used too and an even larger part of the population consuming non-organic food, our bodies aren’t getting what they need to prevent disease. If the body doesn’t get very basic nutritional needs, it begins to break down and not function properly. This can eventually lead to sickness, illness, and disease. This is where a good quality whole food multivitamin can provide the missing nutritional factors that we all need.

Are all multivitamins alike? Do you take Centrum, GNC’s Megaman, or another store-bought brand name multivitamin? I remember long ago looking on the back of my Centrum bottle and seeing thousands of percents of vitamins and thinking that surely this multivitamin would do the trick and provide me with what I need. I was dead wrong.

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The bad news is that Centrum and many others multivitamins can actually be very harmful and do the opposite of what they market being able to do. While Flintstones or gummy vitamins are colorful, they may be actually contributing to sickness in your children. In fact, many chewables for children contain aspartame in order to make it sweet. Aspartame is a very well-known brain toxin, killing brain cells. The work of Dr. Russell Blaylock on excitotoxins can provide more wonderful information about aspartame.

Whole Food Vs. Synthetic Supplements

More is not always better. Just because a bottle may list thousands of percent of something doesn’t make it better. In nature, things are never found like this. A synthetic vitamin is a fractionated, chemically made substance. If we were created for things like this, they could make all of our food in a pharmaceutical laboratory. This, of course, is absurd. It is the co-factors in addition to all of the main nutrients, which science has still yet to discover that provides life to the body. Chemicals and synthetics don’t sustain life, they only serve to break it down and destroy life. Only food, in its natural whole form supports and sustains life. If synthetic vitamins don’t actually come from food, where do they come from??

Dr Richard Schulze in “Superfood” has the following things to say about just a few of the “vitamins” that are in synthetics:

Many so called natural vitamins are made from horrible substances. All the vitamin B-12, cyanocobalamin, on the market is made from either ground up toxic cow livers or activated sewage sludge. These cow livers are overloaded with steroids and antibiotics, and the pesticides the cow assimilates while eating. The sewage sludge is just that, fecal matter. In today’s environment of depressed immune diseases I can think of hundreds of reasons that these materials would be a health risk, not benefit. Just because a so-called natural substance (fecal matter is natural ) is high in a particular vitamin, does that also mean it is a good food?

Vitamin A from fish liver juices loaded with toxic PCB’s and mercury, B vitamins from coal tar and petro-chemicals, known central nervous system depressants, respiratory irritants and carcinogens, Vitamin C from acid blends irritating to the lining of the digestive tract (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D from radiated oil, Vitamin E from Eastman Kodak, need I say anymore?

All minerals used in nutrient manufacture are basically dirt. The iron, calcium, zinc etc. are just mined ore, pulverized and powdered to a fine dust. This doesn’t make it any easier to assimilate…Modern research shows us that minerals of this type are 99% inassimilable. The manufacturers response to this is to add pig digestive enzymes, which supposedly pre-digests it or chelates it, in their attempts to force our body to accept this toxic material. Is this practice of chelating minerals really to our benefit or a dangerous act of ignorance?

What is labeled wrongly as vitamin C in synthetic vitamins is actually ascorbic acid. Vitamin C COMPLEX is actually a wide variety of co-factors that are found in nature to help vitamin c to do what it was designed to do. With a synthetic vitamin you get ZERO of the co-factors. The health risk of consuming synthetic vitamins over a long period of time creates imbalance and contributes to disease. Plain and simple. So why not make things simple and just get the stuff we need from food, which is what we were designed for??

How do you know a supplement comes from whole foods?

The most important thing is to look at the ingredient list. Just looking at a Centrum ingredient list, you find nothing resembling food at all. In 1929, Dr. Royal Lee, the founder of Standard Process, made his first whole food supplement called Catalyn. Catalyn was designed to contain a little bit of everything that the body needs in order to function correctly. Because food eighty years ago had much more nutrients, just taking six Catalyn per day helped the body heal from an untold number of health issues. Since then, many other whole food products were designed by Standard Process to meet the increasingly complex nutritional needs of people. Let’s take a look at the ingredient list of Catalyn:

Rice (bran), carrot (root), calcium lactate, nutritional yeast, bovine adrenal, bovine liver, magnesium citrate, bovine spleen, ovine spleen, bovine kidney, dried pea (vine) juice, dried alfalfa (whole plant) juice, mushroom, oat flour, and soybean lecithin.

All of these ingredients together in super concentrated form provide the body with the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzyme, phytonutrients and co factors that the body needs to function correctly. All of their supplements are dried at around 90 degrees in order to preserve the enzymes and make sure all of the vital ingredients are still vital!

Isn’t it nice to know where your ingredients come from?! Many other great whole food supplement companies have since started due to the demand people now are making on supplements that actually help to restore health. Standard Process’s CATALYN GF has been leading the way for 84 years.

Lastly, you want to make sure that the ingredients you get in a whole food supplement are organic and come from humane sources. Standard Process has thousands of acres of land that is used to grow organic food that provides the raw materials for their supplements. They grow all their own raw materials. Compared to other whole food supplements, CATALYN GF is actually very reasonably priced. If you don’t pay for good food now to support your life, you will end up paying much more for disease treatment in the future. Taking a whole food multivitamin like CATALYN GF can provide your body with the extra boost that you need today.

CATALYN GF (360 Tablets) – $40.00 – Recommended for adults – 6/day. Send an email for a free 15 minute phone consultation from Dr. Scott Graves to see if this supplement is right for you. Catalyn also comes in chewable for kids if they don’t prefer regular Catalyn GF (90 Tablets – $15.00 – Flavored with real cherry powder for sweetness).

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Dr. Scott Graves ND, MA is a Florida-based Naturopath and Intuitive who specializes in Nutrition Response Testing, NAET, EFT, and Psychokinesiology. He offers free 15 minute phone consultations and is available for radio and TV interviews.

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