Posts Tagged ‘Multivitamins’

On Multi Vitamin Supplements

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Research has shown that we cannot get enough nutrients from diet alone (partially due to depleted soils, modern farming, less-healthy animals and commercial processing)  however I do not use a multi-vitamin supplement.

There are thousands multivitamin supplements each boasting special ingredients. I find this confusing, also the manufacturers cannot possibly put everything I need in a pill. The processing involved also is something I like to avoid.

In some cases multivitamins have been found to contain contamination (more processing more risk of contamination or damage to nutrients). Many of these also use synthetic vitamins which I like to avoid (you can overdose on synthetic nutrients more readily than natural ones).

In reality, I like to get my multi-vitamins and multi-minerals from “whole food sources” like Desiccated liver, Brewer’s Yeast, Chlorella, Spirulina, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, etc.

I have not seen one “healthy hair” supplement that has everything in the correct form, and in enough quantities. I prefer to take specific supplements, at good dosage and high quality in addition to super foods and a good diet.

With a very few exceptions for some multi vitamins.. one of them is the Mega Food brand. They make a good Vitamin B complex and a good one daily multi vitamin.

I prefer vegetable capsules over ones made of magnesium stearate, soybeans (most likely genetically modified cheap stuff), maltodextrose, or gelatin.

Updated: 5/13/2011

On Hair Supplements

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

I always steer clear from the so called “hair supplements” as these products often are:

1- Abundant, there are hundreds of hair supplements each claiming better results than the others.

2- May contain the beneficial nutrients, but never in enough quantities.

3- May contain harmful things, such as Iron (if a male consumes the supplement), heavy metals or contamination

4- Too processed.

5- Use synthetic vitamins (for example, in general, you wont benefit as much from synthetic B vitamins, or non bioavailable minerals).

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6- Too pricey

In general, this is also why I do not use a multivitamin supplement. Read On Multi Vitamin Supplements here.


Updated: 5/12/2011

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