It’s all started in year 1933-1934 when the first synthetic (called ‘ascorbic acid’) of vitamin C was produced in the lab. But, the truth is, ascorbic acid is not vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is only an isolate, a fraction, a distillate of naturally occurring vitamin C. From year 1938-1947, came industrial synthesis of vitamin A, vitamin B group, vitamin E and vitamin K. But again, in truth, Alpha/Delta tocopherol is not vitamin E and Retinoic acid is not vitamin A.
Daniel H. Chong (from mercola.com) said,
” Isolated nutrients or synthetic nutrients are not natural, in that they are never found by themselves in nature. Taking these isolated nutrients, especially at the ultra-high doses found in formulas today, is more like taking a drug. Studies show the body treats these isolated and synthetic nutrients like xenobiotics (foreign substances).
By the same token, food-based supplements are never treated like this by your body. For example, your urine will never turn florescent yellow, no matter how much meat (a good source of B vitamins) you eat. This sort of rapid excretion happens only with foreign substances in your body.” (Source)
For more comprehensive information, I recommend you to read up this book, “Supplements – Exposed” by Brian R. Clement.
But, hey don’t worry too much if you have just bought one bottle of ascorbic acid Vitamin C 🙂 This is because you have these two good organs called kidney and liver to detoxify all these synthetic and isolated vitamins/minerals. Nevertheless, in long term, continuously consuming synthetic and isolated vitamins/minerals can over-burden our good kidney and liver organ.
So, what’s the better option then? Natural food of course is the best. But sometimes, these natural food is not easily available. Secondly, we have too eat very long list of natural food and in a big quantity to cover the optimum amount of nutrient we need daily.
In this case, I would recommend to try our Yung Kien Pollen which is 100% natural (You can check out the label to confirm it). Bee pollen cannot be re-produced in a laboratory. Even with the latest technology, science cannot identify some of the special components that exist in bee pollen.
U.S. Department of Agriculture has stated that bee pollen is the most nutritious food we can eat. Bee Pollen is like a super all-in-one multi-vitamin, multi-minerals, plus lots of enzyme in one tiny capsule. To be specific, bee pollen has over 200 kinds of nutrients. The Nutritional Composition of Natural Pollen:
- 16 types of vitamins.
- 22 types of amino acids.
- 16 types of minerals.
- 94 types of enzymes (including co-enzymes).
- 28 types of nucleic acids and more than 200 types of other nutrients including carbohydrate.