Natural supplements, including some super supplements that are derived from superfoods, are far more beneficial for your health than the majority of health supplements on the market today. Natural supplements are normally more expensive to buy, but consider this: the cheaper supplements may not be doing anything at all, or may be creating harm, so can work out much more expensive in terms of health care.
The cheaper supplements are always made in a laboratory. This means they are not only synthetic, they are also in an isolated form. Your body cannot process isolated supplements. All nutrients are inter-dependent on each other. For example calcium also needs phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin D, at the barest minimum, to be properly used and available for the body.
Without this complex interplay of nutrients, at best the health supplement will simply pass straight through your gut, ending up as expensive waste. At worst, it will hang up in parts of the body it has no business to be, creating mischief. No-one knows to what extent this happens.
Undoubtedly, these cheaper supplements can have a short term impact if you are desperately deficient in that nutrient. But with long term use, they can create problems.
Let’s look at a few examples. Ascorbic acid is not vitamin C. It is a synthetic copycat made from petrochemical sources. The way your body uses it is totally different from how vitamin C is used. Apart from fresh, raw fruit as the best source of vitamin C, super supplements made from superfoods include acerola cherry, camu camu and gubinge (kakadu plum).
Cyanocobalamin is not vitamin B12. It is made in a laboratory with the use of cyanide. Vitamin B12 occurs naturally on the skins of fresh fruit and vegetables. It is easily washed off. You need very little of this vitamin, unless you have pernicious anaemia, as it is recycled in the body.
Vitamin D is made by your body by the action of sunlight converting cholesterol into this vital vitamin. The supplement D3 is made by irradiating animal skin.
Not only are these synthetic nutrients foreign to your body, you can easily overdose on them. You can’t overdose on naturally occurring nutrients, as the body simply excretes them. The exception to this is vitamin A. You can overdose on this by eating a lot of liver or by taking too much vitamin A rich oil such as cod liver oil.
Othomolecular doctors tend to prescribe massive doses of these synthetic supplements. While this is preferable to medication, it is not natural. A far better approach is to eat well. Eat healthy foods, such as certified organic. Eat lots of the right foods and little of the foods which cause body acidity or gut stagnation. Learn the difference. For example, the highly acid fruit, the lemon, is one of the main foods that can alkalise your body quickly.
Use only natural supplements, usually made from superfoods such as blue green algae. Try to avoid the cheaper health supplements. You can tell the difference easily. Natural supplements will list plants in their ingredients. Synthetic supplements will list the nutrients in their list of ingredients.
Blue green algae is not only responsible for better nutrition, it is one of the main foods which will help eliminate radiation. With Fukushima still very much a threat, this is useful to know.
Be careful which algae you buy. Some are grown in concrete tanks, fed chemical fertilisers and are dried with excessive heat, losing much of their value. The one I use comes from Lake Klamath, in the US, a pristine lake, fed by mineral rich mountain streams, dried by a vacuum method.