Do we need supplements?


If your adrenals are being taxed due to anxiety, stress, depression and fatigue, vitamin C is a must.  Foods high in vitamin C help lower inflammation in the body. Instead of using synthetic supplementation may I suggest choices high in Vitamin C are- 2 organic kiwi fruit, a grapefruit, fresh lemons, pineapple, broccoli, cauliflower and more.  You can choose to obtain your vitamin C from food sources, rather than pill form.  Lemons have higher  vitamin C content than oranges.  You may choose to drink the juice from one fresh lemon in water.  (bypassing the teeth using a straw)..

It is important to stay away from synthetics even in vitamins.

When we give the body concentrated forms of synthetic nutrients, it doesn’t always appear to have an appropriate delivery system.

The most popular form of synthetic vitamin C is ascorbic acid.  The ascorbic acid in supplements is often derived from GMO CORN-corn starch and corn sugar.  Calcium ascorbate and ester C is also considered synthetic. “In a Vitamin C pill: Natural sources are citrus fruit, chickweed, acerola cherry, rose hips and green pepper.”

Starting materials for strictly synthetic supplements can be anything from coal tar to petroleum to acetylene gas. “Each fractionated supplement or fractionated “food” causes the body to complete the assimilation by leeching minerals out of our own bones in order to digest.  The only way to break that cycle is whole food organic products and sources.

footnotes:

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-vitamin-supplements

http://www.foodkills.org/synthetics.html

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