Isolated vitamins are not found anywhere in nature and they are usually synthetic. Synthetic vitamins were originally created as they are cheaper to produce and they are trying to imitate the natural structures.
Vitamins which you find naturally, in plants and Herbal Supplements,contain a number of additional compounds which all work together to produce their health benefit and they are never found isolated from each other.
There are many phytonutrients (plant nutrients) which we are yet to discover. In fact, it is estimated that there are around 25,000 phytonutrients, and we know of only around 10,000. These undiscovered phytonutrients play a pivotal role in the function of vitamins. They all work together synergistically to produce their health benefits.
A vitamin, in its natural form, can be compared to the human body. It has a number of different parts which all perform a different function and all come together to form a fully functioning whole. If you isolate the heart and removed it from the body, would you call the heart the body? No, you would not, in the same way, if you take one part of the vitamin out of the vitamin, you should no longer call it a vitamin and it will not produce the function that the vitamin should produce.
Take Vitamin C for example, the most widely taken supplement in the west.The vitamin C you find on the shelves is synthetic and it is not the whole vitamin C you find in nature but ascorbic acid, only one part of the whole vitamin C. Ascorbic acid in its natural form protects the functional parts of vitamin C from rapid oxidation, once it is isolated it no longer performs this, or any function and becomes disabled as a nutrient.
The human body has evolved for millions of years to digest the complex structures found in nature. Synthetic vitamins are not the same as these complete natural structures and when ingested, are treated by the body as a foreign substance.Like any other pharmaceutical drugthey can do you a lot of damage, as proven by various studies.
In one study which cited other studies that involved a total of 232,606 people, it was concluded that not only do synthetic vitamins not produce the health benefit they promise, they may increase your risk of mortality!
Avoid isolated and synthetic vitamins at all costs!
The best way to get extra nutrients in your diet is to take Natural Supplements which contain the whole food. As the name suggests they are the whole food with the water and fibre removed, so the nutrients are in an extremely concentrated form in Vegan Supplements. This way, you get all the functional parts of the vitamin left untampered with which will perform all the promised health benefits. It is the only way to supplement your diet successfully. To do this visit https://www.allnaturalsupplements.co.uk/ to find Organic Supplements!