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What to expect when taking All Natural Vitamins - Whole Food or Food Based Vitamins vs. Synthetic Vitamins

Definition: 

Whole food or Food Based vitamins
- supplements made from food and not synthetics made in the laboratory. 

Most brands of supplements available today are made from synthetics material. These are chemical compounds that have been manufactured in a laboratory to copy the molecular structure of natural vitamins. 

Your body normally gets nutrients from food. Thus obtaining your vitamins from whole food supplements, (real food) will allow the body to actually use the nutrients in the supplement. Synthetic vitamins are not recognized by the body as food and aren't assimilated well.  In fact, synthetic vitamins can even clog up the metabolic pathways. 

There are two needs for supplements

One is to get the nutrients that your body needs on a daily basis that you probably don't get in the food you eat. With today's processed foods, which often doesn't have all the nutrients you need, it is important to supplement your diet so that your body functions properly. 

The second need is to provide the body with the specific nutrients it needs to address the cause of a body problem.  Deficiencies in essential nutrients can contribute to all sorts of disease processes.  

What to expect when you take whole food nutrients?   

Will it be like a drug that forces the body to do something, but which has side effects because it is foreign to the body?  No. Reducing or reversing problems can take time. Your body has to go through the process of building healthy cells. 

You are constantly making new cells to replace old cells.  Old cells might have been made with insufficient nutrients. When you give the body the right nutrients, you will get new healthy cells.

For example, it is well known that a broken bone heals in about 6 weeks.  During that time, the area of the break will continue to hurt on and off even as it gets better. You may also be aware that if you give your body the nutrients it needs to build healthy bones, the healing will be quicker and you will have less pain.

So, when you start taking supplements, you may not feel a difference immediately. It can take time for the cells to rebuild and any change or relief from your symptoms tells you that progress is being made and it will continue to get better.


Generally, you will notice a change in the first couple of weeks, but everyone is different.     


An example of this is taking supplements for neuropathy. The nerves are the most sensitive cells in the body. When they are damaged they can create a great deal of pain, numbness, and if a motor nerve is damaged the muscles will effect a person's coordination and create weakness. If you want to just cover up the pain, you can take a drug, herb, or a topical cream, but if you want lasting relief, you want to give the body the nutrients it needs to build healthy nerves. It may take some time though.  Each person has their own genetic makeup and it can take different amounts of time for this.


This is important to know. Iíve known a number of people who gave up taking needed nutrients because they didnít get quick results thus robbing themselves of the relief that they seek.


Any condition probably took years to create, and although it won't take the same amount of time to fix, give your body some time before you give up on nutritional healing.

Of course, I've known some people who take the needed nutrients and get very quick results.  That can always be the case, but if it takes longer, just know that you will be a healthier person by continuing to give your body what it needs.  


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