What’s the difference between synthetic and whole-food vitamins?Synthetic vitamins are made from “isolated nutrients.” They are made using industrial processes, instead of being incorporated in plant or food source. These synthetic vitamins are chemically identical to their natural counterparts, but despite their similarities, synthetic and plant-based vitamins still have differences in how they are absorbed and used in the body. Whole food vitamins contain more than the isolated nutrients. For instance, they contain higher amounts of fiber, minerals, and phytochemicals that are lost during the industrial process of producing synthetic vitamins.
Why should I switch to plant-based supplements?
- Better absorption
- Aids in weight management and health
- Better for the environment