The Truth About Supplements
The truth about supplements
Things have changed a lot since we started in May 2009 but our basic philosophy has not. Here at Eden’s Market we believe that nutrition should come through the foods we eat, but even eating a very clean and “healthy” diet can leave you lacking in essential nutrition which is why we consider taking whole food supplements an essential addition to a healthy diet. So why are we so specific in the products we carry? If you’ve been in Eden’s you’ll already know that I won’t sell a product or brand I don’t believe in as the best we can offer you and that actually works. We may also ask you several questions to make sure you’re getting the right product for you, not just what a friend recommended. And why do we choose to carry only whole food created items? Whole food supplements are what their name suggests: Supplements made from concentrated whole foods. The vitamins found within these supplements are not isolated. They are highly complex structures all working together synergistically, to enable this vitamin complex to do its job in your body. Nutrients from within this complex cannot be taken apart or isolated from the whole, and then be expected to do the same job in the body as the whole complex is designed to do. The products we choose do not contain any binders or fillers and your body will be able to utilize as much as possible.
By contrast Isolated nutrients or synthetic nutrients are not natural, in that they are never found by themselves in nature. Nature does not produce any nutrient in an isolated form. And, because most nutrients are isolated from the foods they come in -- using a wide array of potentially nasty solvents and other chemicals plus added binders and fillers your body may not be able to access most of what is stated to be in the ingredients.
I think most can agree that No matter which foods we choose, whole foods are better for you than refined foods. More than two thirds (67%) of adults believe they can get all of their nutrients by eating a healthy diet, which simply may not be realistic.
Despite the challenge of getting all needed nutrients through their daily diet, two in five adults reported that they do not take a multivitamin. Tieraona Low Dog, M.D, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, herbal medicine and dietary supplementation states “We may have good intentions when it comes to eating well, but the truth is that many of us fall short of an ideal diet – and that even when we do our best to eat well, it is extremely difficult to get all the nutrients we need on a regular basis with diet alone.”