Is Your Body Rejecting Vitamins?By Rob Poulos...
As you may know, I’m not “big” on most nutritional supplements. In fact, after years of experimentation, I’ve come to know that most of them are either ineffective, overkill, or just a waste of your hard earned money.
And perhaps the most confusing of all supplements is the basic multi-vitamin and mineral. This is the one supplement that most people recognize as being potentially beneficial to their health, so it’s naturally the one that features so many choices it’s almost dizzying.
Seriously, walk into any health food store, or any drugstore for that matter, and you’ll see a ridiculous amount of choices for one simple multi-vitamin supplement.
Which one is best?
Which ones are garbage?
Which ones have too much of a good thing?
Which ones don’t have enough?
And the questions go on and on in your head if you’ve ever searched for a good multi.
Well, the first thing I can tell you to look for is whether the supplement is based in whole foods sources or if its synthetic based. If your multi vitamin/mineral is not a whole foods based product, drop it now.
Here’s why: common synthetic based multis often settle in your stomach, either going undigested or poorly absorbed by the body. They are rejected by the liver as “non-food items”.
You can’t fool years and years of evolution with synthetic junk like that. Many synthetics are even derived from nasty stuff like coal tar, a known carcinogen found in cigarette smoke!
Here are a couple tips to identifying whether the mult is synthetic or whole foods based:
1. Look for “100% plant-based”, “100% animal-based” or “100% natural” on the label.
2. Look for the “food source” list on the label. If there is no list of natural sources, it’s most likely synthetic.
Another thing to look for is whether or not the multi contains the 7 essential classes of nutrients that your body needs to thrive on, especially for fat loss and physical performance.
These include: vitamins, macro minerals, trace minerals, enzymes, amino-acids, phytonutrients, and essential fatty acids.
Now in reality, this actually goes beyond the majority of most multis, as what I’m really talking about here is a whole foods based nutrient complex…something that fills in the gaps in our diets created by a gradual reduction in the nutrient density of today’s foods, as well as the reality of us simply living busy, demanding lives.
My go to multi-vitamin of choice (for the reasons just listed above) is Prograde’s VGF 25+… they have a special formula to meet either a man’s or woman’s needs…
When you give your body a whole foods based multi like this, your body recognizes it as food, and responds accordingly by absorbing and using these vital nutrients so you can experience faster fat loss and a better quality of life.
Remember, you can’t fool your body into absorbing all of these synthetic vitamins…it wants to reject them.
And even if you could, what would you rather put in your body? You have a choice, and that’s good news!