Why are whole food supplements better?

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Whole food supplements are made of concentrated foods. When processed correctly, they supply a multitude of the plant's components. Foods provide nutrients that work synergistically. They work together to provide you with optimal nutrition for good health.

Only whole food ingredients can provide you with all the nutrients contained within the food, not just vitamin isolates derived from non-food sources, for example coal tar is often used to mass produce cheap B vitamins for large commercial manufacturers. When looking at Recommended Daily Allowance (R.D.I) values there is a tendency to think that more is better. However, when choosing supplements, quality is far more important than quantity. A small amount of a vitamin in a whole food form is far more important to the human body than a large dose of an isolated vitamin. This is because the isolated form is just a fraction of the whole and is missing important nutrients that the body needs. Taking more of the isolated form will not make up for these deficiencies and can sometimes create more nutrient deficiencies.

Most importantly, when taking whole food supplements, because they are made from real food, less of the overall nutrient is needed because it is more digestible, more absorbable for the body to take on, and has greater impact on the body.