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23 Feb 2015 15:05

What’s the Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Vitamins?

23 Feb 2015 17:53

nowadays scientific explorations have generally modernized the vitaminic systematizations my mean scientists are also capable to imitate natural vitamins through chemical & medical inspections which are called synthetic vitamins & other vitamins are naturally here

briefly we can say that synthetic vitamins are made by people & other vitamins are naturally existed in the world

23 Feb 2015 19:01

Quote by Wafa-waseem
nowadays scientific explorations have generally modernized the vitaminic systematizations my mean scientists are also capable to imitate natural vitamins through chemical & medical inspections which are called synthetic vitamins & other vitamins are naturally here

briefly we can say that synthetic vitamins are made by people & other vitamins are naturally existed in the world :)

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23 Feb 2015 20:12

Vitamins can legally be called
“Natural” even if made in a
laboratory. You would not think
so, but it is true Vitamin C, for
example, is factory-made from
starch. Starch is certainly natural,
so the product can be termed
“Natural.” Is this starch-based
vitamin C identical to orange-
juice vitamin C? Most biochemists
say yes because:
1) they appear to have identical
molecular structure
2) vitamin C in animal bodies is
made from carbohydrates
anyway, and
3) the product is clinically
effective.
But the actual molecular
construction process is not
identical. Factories do not use L-
gulonolactone oxidase from
animal liver to make vitamin C.
Nor do they copy the orange
tree’s plant metabolism. Can one
get an identical product from a
different process? Probably;
there is more than one way to
skin an enzyme. But the real test
must be, does the vitamin in
front of you prevent and cure
disease.
Drs. Linus Pauling, Ewan
Cameron, Robert Cathcart and
others have established that very
high doses of factory-made
ascorbic acid vitamin C work just
fine against viral and bacterial
illness. It is possible that food
concentrate vitamin C may be
superior. Let’s say it was twice as
good. But to use 40,000
milligrams (mg) of orange juice C,
instead of 80,000 mg of
synthetic ascorbic acid, is
impractical, bordering on the
impossible. It would be too
expensive, either to manufacture
all this from oranges, or to eat
from the oranges. It would take
roughly 600 oranges to obtain
40,000 mg of vitamin C. Even if
natural C were TEN times as
effective, which I sincerely doubt,
it would still take well over 100
oranges a day to do the job.
My recommendation? When you
are sick, eat as many oranges
(and other vitamin-C rich fruits)
as you can, while you also take
tens of thousands of milligrams
of cheap, supplemental ascorbic
acid vitamin C.
In some cases, the natural form
of a vitamin IS clearly superior to
the synthetic form. The best
example is vitamin E. The natural
form of vitamin E is called "D-
ALPHA TOCOPHEROL," and is made
from vegetable oil. The synthetic
form is DL-alpha tocopherol. Not
a big difference in name, is it.
There is considerable evidence
that the natural "D" (dextro-, or
right-handed) molecular form of
Vitamin E is far more useful to
the body than is the synthetic.
The natural form is also more
expensive, but not much more. In
choosing a vitamin E supplement,
you should carefully read the
label... the ENTIRE label. It is
remarkable how many natural-
looking brown bottles with
natural-sounding brand names
contain the synthetic form.