What do we mean by “Naturally Made”?
There are many nutritional supplements available to buy in today’s society, and in a world where our soil is between 55% and 85% less nutrient dense than 60 years ago, we believe there is a strong case for considering supplementation.
However, not all supplements are the same.
The way in which nutritional substances are presented to the body may be broadly divided into four groups:
- Natural food (unprocessed)
- Whole Food complex nutrients
- Amino acid chelate mineral supplement
- As a “natural” health supplement
Natural Food (unprocessed)
The vitamins, minerals and trace elements we normally consume come to us as part of the food we eat. The amounts of the nutrients will vary dependent upon the soil or animal grazing pasture. However this is the best way, it was the way we were designed to obtain our vitamins, minerals and trace element requirements.
Organic Whole Food Nutrients
The Whole Food Nutrient form of vitamins and minerals presents nutrients with necessary co-factors to the body in a form the body can recognize, use more readily and safely.
In food, the vitamins, minerals and trace elements are naturally associated with many different and complex food components.
The body can recognize the food components of unprocessed foods and the co-factors within those foods facilitate the absorption and distribution of nutrients.
The composition and structure of natural unprocessed foods contain special proteins, carbohydrate, lipids and other necessary co-factors that contribute to our good health.
In natural foods (plants and animals) vitamins never exist in a “free state”. They are bound in a food matrix with co-factor attachments.
Organic Whole Food Nutrients, like natural foods, are complete with the necessary nutrient delivery co-factors for use. The benefit of the food co-factors makes Organic Whole Food Nutrients much more bioavailable within the body.
Although food is always the best means of obtaining all nutritional requirements (if grown on appropriate soil, under certain conditions) the second best has to be the Whole Food-Matrix form of nutrients.
Amino Acid Mineral Chelates
Nature does not create amino acid chelates and no foods contains them.
These are minerals that are synthetically produced but considered better with regard to bioavailability than the standard “natural” isolate chemical form.
As a “Natural” Health Supplement
Unbeknownst to many people and many practitioners, most supplements are presented to the body in a chemical form known as a “chemical isolate”.
For supplementation purposes, the majority of the 13 recognized vitamins cannot be successfully isolated in a stable form. In order for them to be technologically stable they are manufactured as chemical isolate forms in laboratories.
Synthetic vitamins were originally developed because they cost less. Assuming the non-food product does not contain fish oils, most synthetic, petroleum-derived, supplements will call their products ‘vegetarian’, not because they are from plants, but because they are not from animals. As the table below shows, most vitamins in “natural” supplements are petroleum extracts, coal tar derivatives, and chemically processed sugars with other acids and industrial chemicals (such as formaldehyde) used to process them.
Matrix Nutrients Whole Food Supplements are made from foods, such as acerola cherries, alfalfa sprouts, carrots, corn, grapefruit, lemons, limes, nutritional yeast, oranges, rice bran, soy beans, and tangerines.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. None of this information regarding food-matrix nutrients or our products is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.