Real foods are an essential part of our health and well -being - but the reality is that we simply do not get enough nutrients from the food we eat. This is because the floors contain fewer nutrients due to incorrect or over -management. This means that fewer vital substances get into our vegetable foods, but also into animal feed and thus into our animal food. Even controlled biologically grown foods contain fewer nutrients than before - no wonder that so many of us suffer from a lack of nutrients, especially since the nutrient requirement, among other things, increases in stress, illness or pregnancy. Therefore, dietary supplements are increasingly the means of choice. But be careful: vitamin is not the same as vitamin. We clarify why this is so.
What is the difference between natural and synthetic vitamins?
Natural vitamins always occur in food together with other important components such as enzymes, co-enzymes and co-factors, all of which interact in the body. In addition, most vitamins occur together in different structural forms. Instead, if a synthetic vitamin, which is only a copy of a fragment of a natural vitamin, is supposed to do the job alone, this can be quite problematic.
Synthetically produced vitamins are often a foreign chemical for the body, since an attempt is made to imitate the chemical formula of a vitamin, but it is usually in a different structure than the natural original. Substances that we would never supply our body under normal circumstances, such as tar wax or petroleum, are often used as the output raw materials for synthetic vitamins.
Comparison of natural and synthetic vitamins in terms of structure, benefits and damage
Artificial vitamin E is obtained as a single structure of petroleum (oil), while natural vitamin E is obtained as an extract of soy, cassava and/or sunflower seeds and consists of up to four different structural forms.
The natural vitamin C also always occurs in conjunction with bioflavonoids, co-factors and the enzyme tyrosinase. This interplay of the various substances can be described as a real, complete vitamin C, as you know it from an orange or grapefruit. When the vitamin C was researched at the beginning of the 20th century, ascorbic acid was identified as the main component of vitamin C at the time and therefore ascorbic acid equated with vitamin C. Anyone who suffers from vitamin C deficiency helps the synthetic, natural identical vitamin C, of course. However, good health care cannot be derived from synthetic ascorbic acid, because the co-factors as they are available in nature in vitamin C are simply missing. If you only supply your body ascorbic acid and the tyrosinase (an enzyme) belonging together, the body must remove the tyrosinase from your skin, your largest organ. Because tyrosinase actually helps your skin cells, pigments (or tan) to protect the skin from sunlight. However, if this is missing there, because synthetic “vitamin C” does not deliver it, your skin will not have enough tyrosinase at some point, which means that you have lower protection against sunlight and your skin cancer can increase. In the event that your body does not have sufficient reserves of the other components, ascorbic acid itself does not offer you any of the health benefits that the complete vitamin C complex from nature offers you. The unusable ascorbic acid is excreted by your body system via the urine after the circle.
Another example is vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat -soluble vitamin and can therefore be enriched in the body and be harmful to an overdose. In plants such as carrots, however, only the preliminary stage β-carotene occurs. This is converted into vitamin A in the body, and only in the amount that the body needs. Thus, an overdose with natural vitamin A precursor is not as easy as with the synthetic shape.
These are just a few examples of how synthetic, incomplete vitamins can harm you more than use. Of course, the large -scale industrial production of vitamins is much easier and cheaper than the elaborate months of cultivation of natural products and the subsequent extraction of the vitamins. The cheaper price leads many people not to question the synthetic products. It is bought what is good for the wallet, even if it is paid for healthy health in the end. However, since the health consequences of synthetic vitamins in the body can often only be felt years later, they are usually no longer associated with vitamin intake.
The natural vitamins in our juices
We at LIVEFRESH tackle the topic of healthy eating and well -being holistically and therefore only use natural herbal extracts to use our cold -pressedjuices to make even more valuable with an additional function. The active ingredients are obtained with a gentle extraction process from fruits and plants. They contain the vitamins and minerals embedded in the plant extract, as the body recognizes it best and likes to absorb as if they were a piece of fruit or vegetables. This is more expensive than the “vitamins” made in the chemical laboratory, but your body will thank you. ➤ Here you come to Selection of our juices, shots and juice cures