According to an article in The Journal of the American Medical Association referring to vitamins (February 2002) “…it is recommended we supplement these vital nutrients due to the fact they are no longer available from the foods we eat.”
There are more than 26 vitamins, minerals and trace elements needed by the body on a regular basis. Plants also rely on these nutrients, absorbing them from the rocks and soil as they grow. When these nutrients have been “digested” and used by the plant, then they are ready for us. The point is this: Plants absorb nutrients from rocks and soil. Humans eat plants. Humans do not eat rocks and soil.
Unfortunately, almost all supplements today use vitamins and minerals that are sourced from rocks and soil as mineral salts, coal tar & petroleum because it is more cost effective. Science has shown that the body only absorbs from zero to 20% of these supplements & flushes out the rest.
On the other hand, science has shown that plant-sourced vitamin & mineral supplements can have absorption rates of 80% or more. With vitamin & mineral supplements, you get what you pay for. So do your research & only choose plant-sourced supplements.
When is a multivitamin superior?
(ans.) When it’s based on Real Food Technology™ solutions.
I take “Phytomatrix” Caplets daily for these reasons:
1. The manufacturer utilizes a patented technology which introduces nutrients to plant tissues.
2. From those plants, the “Phytomatrix” supplement is produced.
3. It is the only dietary supplement (to date) to provide standardized sources of natural & plant-sourced vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients at nutritionally effective levels.