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Are all vitamins and supplements the same?

Are all vitamins and supplements the same?

No! Designed Clinical Nutrition is not ‘over-the-counter’ vitamins.  Over-the-counter vitamins (synthetic) are pharmaceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin structures reproduced in a laboratory. They are not “whole food” and the body does not actually recognize these as anything even vaguely beneficial (to put it mildly).

Because they are not made from whole foods, over-the-counter vitamins lack the essential synergistic elements normally present in WHOLE foods.

An example of a whole food could be carrots.  Carrots are high in Vitamin A Complex.  A “complex” is something made up of many different parts that work together.  Synthetic vitamin A does not contain the whole “Vitamin A Complex” found in nature.  They synthesize the one component, beta-carotene and call that Vitamin A. The same is true with Ascorbic Acid which is only one tiny fraction of Vitamin C.

If one actually were deficient in any of the components of Vitamin A Complex, one would be wise to seek out a supplement that was made from whole foods that were rich in this complex – such as carrots – not from chemicals re-engineered in a laboratory to look like one minuscule fragment of the Vitamin A Complex that has erroneously been labeled as “Vitamin A.”

What exactly is DESIGNED CLINICAL NUTRITION?
Designed Clinical Nutrition is exactly that:

+Designed : Especially prepared  and based on a specific plan.

+ Clinical: Pertaining to the results gotten in clinical use (In this case- actual practice on 10s of thousands of patients over many years)

+ Nutrition: Real Food, designed by nature, to enable the body to nourish and repair itself and grow healthfully.

It is whole foods in a tablet, capsule or powder that are concentrated in a vacuum, cold-process system that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components that make it work as Mother Nature intended. These real food supplements have been designed to match the needs of the body.

These deficiencies may be due to your past personal eating habits but it is for sure due, in some large extent, to the lack of quality in the foods commercially available in grocery stores or restaurants today.

What about “Natural” Vitamins?
Vitamins that are being used all over today generally only need to have a small percentage of their actual content derived from natural sources to be labeled “natural”. The fact is if your vitamins are not derived from whole foods they often make you even more deficient and nutritionally “out-of-balance.” They can create other health problems because they do not contain all of the co-factors found in nature that make the vitamins work.

Inherently flawed scientific studies done with these fractionated, synthetic vitamins repeatedly “prove” that vitamins don’t do much good for anyone! That is completely true when you are talking about these pharmaceutically-produced chemical compounds. With whole food, live vitamins or supplements its an entirely different story.

Eat to Live Not Live to Eat
Dr. Hesselberg

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