The Debate Over the Use of Natural vs. Synthetic Vitamins
Uploaded by Admin on Nov 25, 2000
One clear representation, which will be discussed later, of the controversy surrounding the use of synthetic products versus natural products, lies in vitamins. A vitamin is a composite of the natural world that is made up of enzymes, coenzymes, antioxidants, and mineral activators. The decision on which one a person would choose usually comes down to cost, confusion, and/or common assumptions. The arguments about synthetic versus natural can easily be decided with a little bit of knowledge.
Natural products are ones that are obviously direct from earth itself. Natural products that are sold are usually the one’s with the upper hand effectiveness-wise because they are generally pure. However, there are no restrictions or regulations about what is natural and what isn’t. A lot of the vitamins people are taking across the world that claim to be natural are really not; in fact, up to 90% of those vitamins are not natural. Natural vitamins are very good for the body, as long as they are entirely natural. These products cost companies more money but at the same time provide better results for those taking the product.
Synthetic vitamins, on the other hand, are “reverses, mirror images of natural vitamins,” and are only a portion of an actual vitamin, even though the molecular structure is the same. By definition, synthetic means man-made, artificial, or not natural. Companies spend less money and make more profit off of synthetic vitamins tan they do natural vitamins. Since the human body recognizes the distinction between what’s natural and what’s not, the man-made, synthetic vitamins can harm it fatally.
Natural products are in fact better than synthetic products. This can be supported through research done on vitamins. This has developed into a big issue mainly due to the fact that the usage of synthetic and partially natural vitamins has resulted in harm to the human body. So the only real solution to avoiding damage is to use completely pure natural vitamins.