What’s real & what’s fake?
Most of us don’t get all of the nutrients we need from our diet alone. So we turn to vitamins in the form of supplements because it’s a controllable way of receiving the vitamins that we need. There are so many supplements out in the market that we normally pick up the brand with the most vibrant colors and the most catchy marketing.
The truth is that with our western diet our bodies lack the adequate amount of nutrients it needs. It is safe to say that out of all of the vitamin options out there the heaviest sought after vitamin is Vit C!
But why? I mean we know it’s good for when we come down with the flu! But What is the actual role of this vitamin in our bodies and why is everyone taking it?
According to Dr Gary Null’s (PHD), Vitamin C can not be produced by the body so therefore it’s an essential vitamin that we normally get from fruits and vegetables. Aside from its immune system booster the vitamin is an antioxidant, collagen producer, free radical fighter and has been shown to prevent many illnesses such as the common cold and diseases such as cancer.
During my mother’s last few months of life While battling stage 4 kidney cancer One of the treatments we did on a weekly basis was high doses of Vitamin C. The recommended daily intake of Vitamin C is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. So How high is high you might ask? Well, we were doing 75,000 mg of Vitamin C intravenously about once a week!
According to Dr Gary Null, Vitamin C supports bodily system functions, enhances the body’s resistance to disease by strengthening and protecting the immune system and stimulating the activity of antibodies and immune system cells! During my mother’s battle this treatment was used to basically fight off foreign invaders and tumor cells. It was an immune system super, mega, power booster!
You obviously can’t get such high of a dose through diet. So the question remains, is synthetic Vitamin C as effective as natural food based sources? Let’s take a look at the two….
Natural vitamins : obtained from Whole Foods.
Synthetic vitamins : made artificially.
I think we would all agree that natural is the way to go. Even when it comes to supplements. But how can you really tell the difference between a synthetic and a natural supplement? And most importantly which is more effective?
The majority of the vitamin C and other vitamins are made out of artificial substances. A great example of that is the Emergen-C packs that have gained much traction and are sitting on the shelf of every major grocery store and pharmacy across America. Their marketing is so genius that I even used them for quite so time. Until
I turned the package around and realized it has all these unnecessary added ingredients like…NATURAL FLAVORS which means that the company can be sneaking in msg and other chemicals that they do not have to list! Another ingredient that stood out as a red flag was maltodextrin which is a GMO, and let’s not even talk about the high Sugar Content! This product is basically the junk food version of a vitamin.
Another highly favored synthetic brand on almost every shelf is VitaFusion. This brand offers gummy options for adults and children’s! But unfortunately the story isn’t much different! Contains ingredients like Natural flavors, gelatin, & glucose syrup.
Other popular synthetic brands use similar ingredients but what’s also highlighted as a Red flag is that there is barely any plant based options! I find it very difficult to find any vitamin without Gelatin which is basically pork fat. Just know however that there are many options! You just have to look!
Taking Vitamin C is highly suggested by just about every doctor in America. It’s up to you to turn these capsule bottles or packets around and make the wisest decision for yourself. Below I have listed the brands that have worked for me. You will notice that all of its ingredients are literal plants, non gmo, no animal, and sugar free!
Nothing more & nothing less than what the body needs!
Now tell me…
Natural or synthetic C!?
Fruits & Veggies that I try to incorporate into my diet that contain a high content of Vitamin C…
2. Yellow peppers
11. & of course Oranges.
Brands that I recommend that are plant based/Vegan friendly…
-Garden of life, Vitamin Code Raw, Vit C $19.99
⁃ SolaRay $12.99
⁃ Gary Null (Suprema C extra) $67.99
⁃ Ester-C $17.99