A part of the health-food revolution is a desire for more transparency. People want to know more about where their food products are grown/raised, how they are harvested, and what happens to them from their original form to what you see on the shelf. Ideally, many people want as little interference in this regard as possible, which is why organic products are so popular.
Multivitamins are all about filling in the nutritional gaps that many of us have, and the strongest argument we have for using whole food vitamins over synthetic multivitamins is less about synthetics being bad and more about whole food multivitamins being better.
There are multivitamin studies that have shown mixed or minimal difference in effects. However, when it comes to certain whole foods, the nutritional benefits they bring are a bit more universal. For example, more fruit and vegetable intake has been linked to a variety of health benefits, including heart support, brain support, and glucose management.4,5,6
The thing about the whole food vs. synthetic vitamin debate is that this is one smaller part of a larger question that has to be answered regarding multivitamins and supplements in general. Even if you see two different products with the same function, that doesn’t mean they have the same contents. This is why it’s important for you, as a consumer, to make sure you read nutrition labels closely and use products that are transparent in what they provide. A good example of this is Enzymedica’s Enzyme Nutrition™ Multi-Vitamin Two Daily. This multi-vitamin combines whole food-based nutrients with enzymes in order to increase energy and support immune function. This helps emulate the experience of eating whole foods, rather than consuming certain levels of each individual nutrient.
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