There are about 110 companies selling supplements in the United States and less than 5 of them sell raw whole food vitamins because whole food vitamins are expensive to make and there is not the profit in the whole-food vitamin that there is in the synthetic vitamin.
Synthetic supplements are ingredients made in factories. These synthetics are produced at high temperatures using petroleum-derived chemical solvents such as coal tar, food allergens, additives, sugar and acetone not to mention artificial food flavorings.
On the other hand, Activz whole food supplements are food. Your body recognizes them as food. Your body likes food. Activz whole food supplements come from nature.
Sometimes synthetic vitamins act as a stimulant, giving you a 'rush'. Whole food supplements will not do this; they are just like eating food.
The Food and Drug Administration does not require expiration dates on synthetic supplements, but whole food supplement such as our brand - Activz - have a dated shelf life because they need to be fresh because they're food.
A synthetic supplement label may say 'natural', 'pure', 'organic' or 'natural sources'.
Natural: If 10% of the product is natural substances the manufacturer is allowed to use the word 'natural' on the label.
Pure: This word is legal because the supplement is the pure fundamental nature of the chemical molecule used in the process.
Organic: Organic means something organically grown. Actually anything containing a carbon atom can be organic. Read the label and make sure that the product is plant based and has been certified 'organic' by a federal or state agency.
Natural sources: This term only means that the product came from natural sources which really may be anything; corn sugar, etc.
Four major problems with synthetic vitamin:
Your body is pretty cool, but it can't make a silk purse out of a pig's ear.
It can't make nutrients out of synthetic chemicals.
Try this: Put your current supplement tablet in a glass of water and watch what happens. If the tablet or capsule does not break down within 15 minutes, it is synthetic. It will sit at the bottom of the glass only releasing the coloring and the shellac.
But there is some good news. That synthetic product at the bottom of the glass will pass through your body unused and even though this is a waste of your money the synthetic will not harm you. It ends up in your local sewer system.
Activz nutritional products are natural, nothing synthetic, nothing isolated, no unnatural additives. No chemicals are used in the processing.
You make the decision on what is best for your body - it's the only body you have.