Q: What is the difference in Natural and Synthetic Vitamins and Minerals?
A: To the FDA, "Natural" means a LOT of things, but to us at TriLight Health it means coming from a PLANT BASED SOURCE such as herbs. Synthetic vitamins and minerals are NOT derived from foods, but from scientists in a laboratory.
They are much less expensive because they are mass-produced without harvesting from real food.
So when you read the ingredients in Sports drinks and they list potassium, you can be sure it's synthetic. They are isolated copies of the molecular structure of what is found in food.
The body knows how to break down and utilize plant based minerals, but synthetic? The assimilation rate is only about 6% for synthetic and approximately 98% for plant based minerals. Yes, plant based minerals are more expensive, but your body can actually absorb and use them!
Our Herbal Mineral Formulas are formulated with herbs that contain naturally occurring minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, chromium, cobalt, iron, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, selenium, thiamine, zinc, silica, vitamin A & C and more!
For more information on this topic check out http://www.ehow.com/about_5378498_natural-vs-synthetic-vitamins.html