Dangerous Artificial Vitamins

Posted by Wawan on Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vitamins and dietary supplements by the media recently moved increasingly in a bad light.They are apparently not only unnecessary, but dangerous. No wonder, since most of these supposedly healthy pills are produced artificially and have nothing to do with healthy, natural vitamins, nothing more. But that little detail is often forgotten. How dangerous are really vitamins? We need people food supplements to meet our vitamin needs?
Artificial vitamins often contain hazardous chemicals
Vitamins and supplements
Time is now become a scarce commodity. Many people get a healthy diet and stressful daily routine no longer under a hat. Therefore, more and more people take vitamin and mineral supplements to compensate for their unhealthy lifestyle. But our bodies can use these powders and pills at all?
Artificial vitamin pills
The traditional dietary supplements are mostly composed of synthetic and isolated vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Man has been adapted over millions of years in the digestion of natural food and set its metabolism to natural vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Our body can therefore distinguish between natural and artificial materials, which for some substances even scientifically (as vitamin E, further down in the text).Therefore, natural resources have virtually no side effects, whereas artificial vitamin supplements can make you sick. But notice how our body, whether it is an artificial material or a natural?
The uniqueness of natural substances
Many people believe that man-made substances have the same chemical structure as natural. That's not quite true. Sometimes the natural structure of a substance suspended additional items or items replaced. It may be that the basic building blocks of natural substances in the synthetic in a slightly different order are linked. But even if the natural building blocks are connected together in the correct order, these blocks have a different spatial orientation.
In order to explain the image, it is best looked at their own hands. At first glance, looks like for most people, the right hand as the left: First comes the wrist, the palm, the fingers to follow and at the end of the fingernails. All components are arranged on the right and left in the same order - it's just reversed.
If we make with the left hand a plaster cast, then the right hand will never fit into it properly, although it is actually constructed the same. And so it is with natural and synthetic fabrics.Our enzymes and receptors in the body are to some extent like a plaster cast, in which only the left hand - it fits perfectly - that is, in a figurative sense of the natural material.
The artificial distinction between the natural body
In the case of synthetic vitamin E is different for example, only a tiny part of the natural structure. The side arms of the synthetic vitamin show in directions other than that of the natural. But even those small differences, our body remembers.
In various studies (1) (2) has been shown that people are able to distinguish natural from synthetic vitamin E. Therefore you should consider this very critical headlines like:
"Stopped study: vitamin E and selenium with potential risks in the prevention of prostate cancer [...] Once again, a study of vitamins (or trace elements) do not yield the hoped-for result of [...] Under the administration of vitamin E was the risk of prostate cancer even.tends to increase [...] Instead of further tumors with increased beta carotene lung cancer risk to protect 18 percent, vitamin E had no effect. [...] Selenium and Vitamin E by no means the harmless dietary supplements, as they are perceived in many parts of the population. " (Aerzteblatt.de, Oct 29. 2008)
Scientific studies such as those which were mentioned in this article are almost always carried out with synthetic or isolated vitamins, trace elements. (3) (4) The fact that these artificial substances can not achieve the desired results, is actually logical. On the one hand, the body registers that it is not is a natural vitamin and other vitamins and minerals are missing their natural enemies or agents.
Vitamin E works, for example, hand in hand with vitamin C - this is missing teammate, vitamin E may also not work as it should. So it is with minerals and trace elements in a certain ratio to each other must be present. An imbalance is obviously always bad for health.
Natural vitamins and dietary supplements
It is important to ensure they take all the supplements and vitamins in natural form solely for themselves. A vitamin complex, which consists for example of fruit juice powders, vitamins, minerals and trace elements in natural form and in a natural ratio. Natural supplements can therefore be used by the ideal body without bringing negative side effects.
Chemicals vitamin supplements
Another negative point of traditional vitamin supplements, which are now available not only in pharmacies, but also in supermarkets and drugstores are the harmful additives and chemicals that can hide in the pills or powders. One only has to take a look at the ingredients. But usually you do not even understand what is hiding behind the chemical name and e-numbers really.
In the following paragraphs, some of which are listed, which can not be found in popular vitamin pills and nutritional supplements on the market. A detailed list of all E-numbers can have a look at the source information as a PDF (5).
Hazardous Dyes in vitamins
Until a few years in many well-known dietary supplements and vitamin preparations dangerous synthetic azo dyes were included. For example, the dye Sunset Yellow FCF (E 110) or quinoline yellow (E 104). Yellow FCF for example, can cause allergic reactions, asthma and behavioral problems and is also considered a carcinogen in animals (5).
Meanwhile, the allowed amounts were reduced to azo dyes in food by the European Food Safety Authority trend, but an EU-wide ban, it has until now passed yet, although they are already banned in some countries. According to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives must azo dyes in food by saying "May impair activity and attention in children." Are identified.
Many (but not all) manufacturers have replaced the dyes then. In some vitamin supplements - especially from producers that do not originate from the EU - the poisonous substances are still included.
Artificial sweeteners in vitamins
The use of the toxic azo dyes was limited after all - it is otherwise with synthetic sweeteners. Often found in vitamin supplements artificial sweeteners such as cyclamate (E 952) or aspartame (E951), which has long been known for its harmful side effects, but nevertheless are allowed. (5) Read more at this link: Degeneration by aspartame?
Aluminum in vitamins
Aluminum salts such as sodium aluminum silicate (E554), vitamins and dietary supplements are often used as a release agent. This may lead to aluminum stress.Aluminum is suspected of causing Alzheimer's, so you should make absolutely sure both those aluminum additives in food and in cosmetic products to avoid. (5)
Thickener in vitamins
Also thickeners such as modified starch used in food supplements. Modified starch can be produced via a chemical or enzymatic processing of corn, wheat or potato starch, and is normally regarded as harmless. However, the strength is increasingly derived from genetically modified plants, which are not labeled.
Synthetic antioxidants in vitamins
Under the E-number 321 is hiding another synthetic compound called butylated hydroxytoluene, which not only found in food supplements. E 321 is mostly used as an antioxidant to protect the product from chemical changes caused by oxygen.Butylhydroxytoluene may cause allergic reactions in animals and has led to a change in the immune system, thyroid and liver. (5) The stuff even from the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified as a carcinogen. (6)
Flavors in vitamins
Some ingredient lists also contain vague terms such as "flavors", with which you can not start a lot. The term "flavorings" or "flavor" can be both natural and artificial flavor enhancers hide. Are artificial flavor enhancers such as monosodium glutamate long term health very controversial. Read more in this article: flavor enhancer glutamate
Parabens in vitamins
Parabens (E 214 to E 219) in vitamin pills and medicines are often used as a preservative, because they have an antimicrobial effect. These substances are also produced synthetically and can cause allergic reactions (5), are suspected to have a connection to breast cancer (7) and seem to affect the hormonal balance (8). The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has issued a statement the use of parabens in some small amounts still classified as hazardous. Whether you want to take these substances but themselves, everyone should decide for themselves.
It could be the list of questionable ingredients in vitamins certainly continue for a long time.But the above examples show alone, which is partially hidden behind the alleged "health pills".
What to watch out when buying vitamins?
You should when buying vitamins and dietary supplements, therefore, necessarily take a look at the leaflet and follow a few basic things:
Buy only natural vitamins
For example, a vitamin supplement based on vegetable powders, fruit extracts or fruit juice concentrate, it is certainly a natural product that contains no synthetic vitamins. In natural food supplements which contained plants are also often given with their Latin names. This demonstrated by the fact that they consist always of two words - such as rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis for.
But not only vitamins, but also in mineral preparations you should make sure that they contain only natural minerals in a balanced ratio. To cover the magnesium and calcium requirement is for example the Sango marine coral powder, calcium and magnesium because here in an ideal ratio of 2: 1 are present. In addition, the coral powder provides other important trace elements, which can also be optimally absorbed by the body and used, since it is a natural product.
As few additives as possible
Manufacturers of natural vitamin or mineral supplements eighth in principle to use as few additives as possible. Therefore, the fewer colors, preservatives, flavors, fillers or release agents are included, the better.
But do because even natural vitamin supplements sometimes not without additives, was a close inspection, because there are natural and safe additives. The release agent magnesium stearate, vegetarian capsule, cellulose as a material or curcumin (E 100) as a natural yellow dye, in contrast to the above-mentioned substances harmless.
Ask for clarification
If you look at an ingredient is not safe, it is the best solution is to ask the manufacturer or seller directly, what it has with the substance on himself. It can tell you why on the one hand, this substance is necessary and, secondly, whether it is a natural or synthetic substance which could possibly cause side effects.
Why use supplements?
Maybe ask some of you now, after all the negative points about vitamins and nutritional supplements have read, why one should ever resort to such products. For a balanced and healthy diet, which among other things, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and oilseeds on and on healthy fats and oils should generally be sufficient to supply the body with enough vitamins, minerals and trace elements. For what is there then the many different vitamin and mineral supplements?
The benefit of dietary supplements
Dietary supplements or vitamin supplements are not necessarily bad. Forget the media in their reporting to predict but unfortunately often that it really matters to swallow that no artificial vitamins and nutritional supplements replace a healthy lifestyle not only can help.
Natural supplements can bring enormous benefits to our health. Because most diseases or conditions is based on a lack of certain substances. Natural supplements can eliminate the quickest way to a deficiency or prevent disease.
Our life consists entirely of ups and downs and is composed of different - together situations and stages of life - sometimes extreme. Dietary supplements can help us, that in every situation - even in times of severe physical or mental stress - to get enough nutrients and vital substances to us.
In extremely stressful times, it can be very useful, for example, the body more antioxidants feed. This could, among other fruit vitamin C powder or astaxanthin from algae play a supportive role. By stress but also acidifies the body quickly, so a complementary base feed with natural food supplements also highly recommended. This is just one of many situations and life stages that can be mastered better with the help of NATURAL vitamin or mineral supplements in combination with a balanced diet.
These points demonstrate once again that it can be very helpful when one hand, developed a critical eye for the things we are told every day, and if you trust the other hand, more on nature. Nature has considered every little interaction between the different substances in our body and that can not be imitated even with the latest scientific technology.

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