Synthetic VS Whole food Vitamins

synthetic vs whole food vitamins - ascorbic


Keeping the body healthy each day is not an easy task. One needs to keep their immune system strong and healthy by getting essential vitamins like vitamin C. There are different ways to get these vitamins – through food, through whole foods supplement, and through an entirely synthetic vitamin.


Essential nutrients from different sources

Most of us think that eating real, natural foods is the best way to get their essential vitamins. Well, yes… sticking to the basics is a must and going for natural food is definitely good. However, while a healthy diet is the key to getting the best vitamins and minerals, alternative options like taking supplements can also be beneficial. For instance, if you are doing your best to eat healthy but still are deficient in some areas, supplements can help ensure you are getting an adequate array of nutrients in your diet.


But, how in the world do you tell whether or not a supplement you’re buying is a good choice… when there are hundreds of products on the market?

The answer to that is always check the label and ensure it is as close as possible to its natural form. In short, get something that is not synthetic.


Synthethic VS Whole food Vitamins: The Bad side of Synthetic Vitamins

Synthetic Vitamins (also called synthetic nutrients) are not natural, meaning they are not derived from natural resources. Nowadays, taking these types of vitamins is more like taking a drug as their formulas are in ultra-high doses. They are also dubbed as isolated nutrients, because they don’t include the vitamin complex that it needs to make it work. To let you understand, let’s take Vitamin C and D for example.

synthetic vs whole food vitamins - ascorbic
synthetic vs whole food vitamins. See the difference between natural vitamin C and Ascorbic Acid?

Nowadays, most vitamin C that you can buy from over the counter is a synthetic form called ascorbic acid. Let us be clear that you are not getting a complete vitamin C complex when taking ascorbic acid. Remember that there are cofactors your body needs to actually use that vitamin C. As ascorbic acid doesn’t include that, your body is going to seep those cofactors from somewhere else, resulting in a possible deficiency.


Opt for Whole food Supplements

Unlike synthetic vitamins, whole food supplements contains all the cofactors needed for your body to use the vitamins and minerals as they are made from concentrated whole foods. Like a natural, real orange, whole food vitamin C supplement contains the complete vitamin C is all working together to do its job in your body.


The good news is…


Whole food supplements are available in our Online Store!

Here at North Shore Chiropractic, we use and sell high quality whole food supplements in our office. They are proven safe and effective, as they provide raw nutrition from whole plants that captures all the vibrant energy and goodness of nature. Our chiropractic doctors use it too!




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