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Whole Food Supplements: What's the Difference?

Are the vitamins you’re taking actually working? Whether you’re a picky eater, allergic to certain foods, undergoing medical treatment or just don’t have the time to eat like you should, many of us turn to multivitamins and supplements to fill in the gaps. But did you know that there is a difference between your run-of-the-mill multivitamin and whole food vitamins/supplements?

Whole food supplements have all of the essential parts the body needs to actually use them.

Many multivitamins contain synthetic or isolated nutrients that are not found in nature. More importantly, the cocktail of isolated vitamins you may be taking would never be found on their own in nature.

Nutrients work in a system. Like the different parts of a car, they work better together. If you just have an engine and a tire, there is no way the car can get you to the place you need to go. Nutrients work the same way for the human body. When found in food, nutrients are connected in complex systems that facilitate their work. That is why the best way to get vitamins in your body is through the food that you eat. When you turn to standard multivitamins, essential parts may be missing that keep the body from being able to use the vitamins in the best way possible.

That changes when you turn to whole food supplements. Unlike the multivitamins and supplements described above, whole food supplements are actually made from real, concentrated whole foods. So they come along with all of the necessary parts that allow them to work properly in the body.

That is why we at the Health Center of Hillsborough buy our supplements from Standard Process. They pride themselves in providing quality products from their own certified organic farm.

For example, they offer Catalyn, a supplement that contains 15 whole food ingredients, including carrot root, which has over 200 known phytonutrients, all packed into a pill. Supplements and multivitamins work best when they have a combination of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients and less of those man-made chemicals.

If you are looking for whole food supplements that will fill in the holes in your diet, look no further. The Health Center of Hillsborough carries Standard Process products and will help you find the supplement that is right for you.

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  1. Lisa Ehlers says
    Feb 27, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Nicely explained. I am using this ULTIMATE SUPERFOOD COCKTAIL. You Can also Get the best out of ur body with this

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