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The Truth About Multivitamins Vs. Food-Based Vitamins

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

The Best Kept Nutritional Secret

What very few people know is that there are vitamins on the market that aren’t made through chemical processes, but come from actual food. Organic vitamins are the way to go when it comes to vitamin supplements. When a vitamin is referred to as organic, that doesn’t mean it is just like organic produce at the supermarket.

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When a vitamin is organic it means that the nutrients contained in it come from a natural source and that the vitamin is part of a complex natural molecule that also includes carbon and hydrogen atoms. These vitamins are understood to be bioavailable.

What Does It Mean To Be Bioavailable?

The bioavailability of a molecule has to do with its ability to be absorbed. Bioavailable vitamins can be absorbed by cells and can be converted into nutrients to be used by the body. Most multivitamins made in a lab have a low level of bioavailability.

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Your body simply can’t use them. But organic vitamins that are derived from living things have a much higher level of bioavailability – your body can use them effectively, giving you nutritional benefits far beyond that of inorganic vitamins.

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