Many health experts believe that if you are going to take a vitamin supplement it should be an all natural vitamin supplement. Unfortunately, there is no clear cut definition of what exactly an all natural vitamin is. Most experts would agree that a vitamin supplement derived from a whole food source, using very gentle processing techniques would qualify as an all natural vitamin.
These is the very reason most experts believe that an all natural vitamin is best. The body is engineered to absorb nutrients from food sources. So if your supplement uses those same food sources and has not changed the nutrient with harsh processing, this should give the body the most favorable opportunity to absorb and utilize the nutrients in the vitamin supplement.
With the thought being, the key to a good vitamin supplement is what the body can absorb and not what is specifically in the supplement, it is obvious that an all natural supplement is the way to go. With that said, it is left up to you the consumer, to decipher, the varying degrees of “ all natural” ness, for lack of a more descriptive term, in choosing an all natural vitamin supplement.
Generally, when a supplement company provides you with information about their processing along with how and where they get the nutrients for their supplement in their marketing material, you can feel comfortable that the information is relatively accurate. The more information you can get the better your decision will be. Even thought there are very few regulations on these supplement companies, most would not provide false information in their marketing program, which could be easily discovered and end up being very costly.
In closing, as a consumer, you should look at the information the supplement company provides. The companies that are doing a great job of finding quality nutrients and extracting them, will usually be telling you about that, (actually they will be beating you over the head with that info), but that is all right. Like we said in the beginning of the article, the more information you can get, the better decision you can make. ZAZA Red