Supplements are Better than Real Food
Keep in mind that even the vendors of the supplements made from real food have their interest in making money.
Promoting usually very expensive supplements containing just a very little amount of vitamins when compared to “synthetic” vitamins is in their financial interest.
There is a lot of producers of supplements on the market today so creating “just another” B-complex may not bring you so many customers as bringing something else what nobody ever heard of. Some “revolutionary” B-complex which has vitamins extracted from this or that source.
Another funny thing is that people are willing to take toxic prescription or over-the-counter drugs for years but at the same time they are afraid of magnesium stearate, folic acid or vitamin C as ascorbic acid powder.
How much further can this marketing and brainwashing go?
Real food vs. supplement
A lot of people say that food is better. Generally I agree but we have that choice when going down the aisle in a grocery store. We can buy the real food there or buy a junk food.
Making a dilemma where vitamins extracted from real food stand against the chemically synthesized vitamins is not relevant in my opinion.
You should understand that vitamin supplement made of real food is made of the same food you can buy in the grocery store. There is nothing else in those supplements.
If you buy B-complex made from real food then you actually get a highly processed food and concentrated in a capsule or tablet. So you are buying much more processed product than you would if you bought raw fruit or vegetable and eat it.
In real food vitamin supplements you actually buying highly processed food to the point where they put a few tens or hundreds of milligrams of food extracts into one supplement capsule and claim that this amount is effective and contains enough vitamins for 180lbs (80 kg) human being.
This was actually still OK if they would state the exact amount of vitamins coming from plant sources.
Some companies do it but the other do not state exactly where those vitamins come from.
I mean they put on the label that there are vitamins coming from fruit and vegetable but not exactly what amount of those vitamins comes from plants and how much from yeast extract or if the rest of the vitamins is synthetically produced. This is particularly important information for natural B-vitamin supplements because brewer’s yeast is an easy way how to get cheap source of natural B-vitamins which can be sold to customers for much more.
Do those natural vitamins work?
No doubt they work, why they would not?
If the supplement contains the high enough amount of vitamins then they work. I am not against the naturally sourced vitamin supplements but I know that even synthetically produced vitamins work.
So everyone who spreads the message of ineffectiveness of synthetic vitamins is doing a very bad service to all those people who can not afford spend a lot of money on the most expensive supplements.
Apple fiber is a man-made supplement not a real food
For example you can buy an apple fiber which is made of apples. I doubt that there is any producer of apple fiber who would just extract the fiber from apple pulps and throw away the whole fine apple.
It is the reverse order; first apple juice is extracted and you can buy it as apple juice in a grocery store. Then the producer of apple juice sells or even gives for free that apple pomace (what left of the juiced apples). The producer of apple fiber will process the apple pomace and sell it to you as the apple fiber.
But which way is better for