轉貼文章 ~ Must Know: Why You Need to Stay Away From These Vitamins
We have been using mineral supplements and multivitamins even since 1940s, and the Americans have been utilizing them quite often. In order to avoid lack of essential nutrients and to improve the health, millions of people worldwide take supplements.
Centrum vitamins are a multivitamin which combines all the essential minerals and vitamins, and many people use this.
About 40% of the entire supplements sales are belong to the multivitamins, or to be specific in numbers, only in 2014, the multivitamins sold $5.7 billion of total $37 billion sales of supplements.
The highest number in sales belongs to the Centrum vitamins, by Pfizer. They have the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and they work with manufactured chemicals. But on the other hand, they have also been involved in many controversy, frauds and legal battles.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest – which is a consumer watchdog group, threatened to sue the Centrum vitamins regarding false claims in 2012.
And in the end, the company was obliged to withdraw their claims regarding colon and breast health. The company doesn’t have standards, specificity and regulation. And these multivitamins do not require set levels and standards.
And this is a very common thing – they continue to promote their supplements which are synthetically and chemically filled, and they actually are more harmful than they are beneficial.
And besides their advertising that the multivitamins are powerful in improving the metabolism and immunity, they are full with numerous additives that are dangerous and toxic to the body.
These vitamins are full with numerous toxic and carcinogenic additives and chemical and few color additives and at least 3 preservatives.
Here are the harmful ingredients they contain:
Calcium Carbonate – this is contained also in pearls, shells and rocks. It has the ability to increase the levels of calcium in the body – but also it can lead to heart disease and strokes. Its use has also been related to myocardial infarction and heart problems.
Polyethylene Glycol – this compound is used in the production of over-the-counter laxatives, rocket fuel and coal-burning plants. It is considered to be the cause for autism, esophageal bleeding, hives and other allergic reactions and kidney damage. It is also believed to cause encopresis – which is a constant leakage of semi-formed feces, in children.
Hydrogenated Oil – this type of oil get highly toxic when it is being processed under injections of metal, atmospheres of pressure and extreme heat. Using this can cause massive arterial and heart issues, producing cholesterol to bandage affected artery walls, after clogging the arteries. It also impacts the brain and leads to Alzheimer’s as a result of vascular problems.
Food Dye Yellow 6 – this type of dye –which is used in multivitamins, is highly toxic and also carcinogen and can lead to chromosomal damage, tumors on the testes and kidneys and also allergies. It is also the culprit for restlessness, hyperactivity and ADHD.
GMO Corn Starch – it contains many side-effects that can impact the body and also the organs that are responsible for detoxification like the kidneys and liver, and also the adrenal glands, heart and the spleen. It can cause lethal kidney failure as a result of Hepatorenal Toxicity.
Titanium Dioxide – this compound is carcinogenic to people. It is added in numerous products such as toothpaste, cosmetics, paints, like in ink paper and a whitening agent.
These multivitamins are even more harmful for children’s health, because they also contain these dangerous additives:
Cupric Oxide – this is a highly hazardous copper mineral. It is very toxic for the environment and can lead to childhood cirrhosis and kidney disease.
Artificial Sweeteners (Aspartame) – methanol and formaldehyde are produced when these artificial sweeteners are ingested. It is considered that they are the culprit of 40 negative effects, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, cancer, ADD and birth defects.
Zinc Oxide – this is also a very dangerous compound and it can cause upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea and many others.
Lactose (Milk Sugar) – 2-8% of the milk is lactose. It is dissolved in the stomach by specific enzymes and this results in lactose intolerance and causes nausea, upset stomach, cramping, bloating, diarrhea and vomiting.
Sugar (Sucrose) – it is also known as table sugar, which gives more that 100 negative impacts sucha as suppressed vitamin and mineral absorption, immune suppression, hyper-anxiety, obesity, diabetes, cancer and many other.
Food Dye Blue 2 – all the color additives and food dyes are highly toxic and can cause general malaise, learning disorders and brain tumors.
Fresh food is always a better way to intake all the needed vitamins. But if you want to take supplement vitamins, at least use the ones that are with high-quality.
Also augment the consummation of whole foods which can be absorbed and processed easier. Here are some foods that contain numerous nutrients and you need to incorporate them in your daily diet.
Foods rich in nutrients than need to be taken every day:
Vegetables – they are rich in phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals so it is recommended to eat veggies every day. They are highly beneficial and have no negative effects. So consume watercress, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, avocados, sweet potatoes, leafy greens and broccoli.
Fruits – they are abundant in potassium, vitamin C, folate, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. They are powerful in regulating the blood pressure and also reduce the risk of heart problems. Goji berry, magui berry, pomegranate, acai berry and red grapes have the highest amount of antioxidants.
Organic, Grass-Fed meat and wild game – they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are richer for 2 to 4 times than meat fed with grains. They contain lower levels of calories and fat, but richer in nutrients. They are also abundant in CLA – healthy fat that can prevent and treat cancer, and in Vitamin E.
Free Range Poultry and Eggs – they are richer in good fat and nutrients that the poultry bred in cages. The eggs contain high levels of vitamin D, omega’s, beta-carotene and vitamins A and E.
Herbs – herbs are abundant in phytosterols, essential oils, antioxidants and nutrients. Turmeric contains the most powerful antioxidant – curcumin- which is beneficial in hindering brain diseases, cancer and pain. Many herbs have vaporous oils that are beneficial in treating anxiety, improve digestion, treat weight loss, cancer and multiple illnesses. These are the most potent herbs – basil garlic, turmeric, parsley, oregano and ginger.
Pastured Raw Dairy – it can improve the immune system due to its content of fat-soluble vitamins, acids and minerals. It is beneficial in improving the health of the nails, skin and hair, and in treating digestive problems and cancer.
Sprouted grains, seeds, nuts and beans – germinating seeds is the process called sprouting and it releases the beneficial enzymes, whether it involves grains, beans, nuts or others. The nutrients from these are more easily absorbed and they are also easier to digest. It also increases the levels of beneficial flora in the gut.
Wild-caught fish – it is rich in protein and fatty acids. Eating those 2 or more times a week can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
In case you want to augment the nutrients in the body by taking supplement, you need to remember these things:
It is recommended to consume 100% whole-food base and 100% organic heated or raw food. It is important to have minerals to aid the nutrient absorption.
Do not consume food that has GMO’s or binders like magnesium stearate, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, corn, soy, gluten, dyes and colorings. Do not consume vitamins that have synthetics such as USP-verified ones.
Do not forget to read the labels, and be aware that even the ones that are marked as healthy, may not be beneficial such as Centrum is.
Always choose real food and high quality food vitamins, and do not take harmful and synthetic ones, like Centrum. And it is always the best choice to provide the essential minerals and vitamins by whole food intake.