STOP! Before you buy another
health supplement, please read this...
"The dirty little secret inside your vitamin pills"
Natural health crusader Ken Benson reveals
what's wrong with many of the supplements on the shop shelves....
...and how to boost your immunity with a natural alternative that delivers
the powerful nutritional punch of vitamins in real food!
This is not meant to be alarmist...
I just want to lay out the facts so you can make your own decision.
The truth is, millions are throwing away their money on
vitamin and mineral supplements that might not be delivering
the benefits they promise on the packet... and in some cases
contain nasty little ingredients that you probably won't want
inside your tummy.
In this report, I'd like to show you what's wrong with so
many of these supplements, and reveal an exciting new
....One which still adds a heavy and healthy dose of extra nutrients to your diet to help boost your natural immunity...
...but works like REAL food - gently, naturally, with all the complex compounds that vitamins need to work properly.
If you're as excited by the potential of this as I am, then at the end I'm going to make you a special invitation to trial this without risk, so you can feel the evidence for yourself in your day-to-day health.
First let me explain the problem that the health industry isn't telling you about...
Why it's harder than ever to stay healthy....
We're constantly told by the medical profession to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables every day......especially the raw stuff, because cooking destroys vitamins and minerals. The finger wagging is endless, whenever you switch on the TV, read a magazine or visit a surgery.
But keeping an endless stock of fresh food is difficult... especially if your life is busy, or you struggle get out and about. You might HATE eating raw fruit and veg. Or perhaps you simply don't have the willpower.
I don't blame you. I write about the benefits of natural foods every week and yet I'm the same. I reach for the cake quicker than the carrot!
Even if you DO eat plenty of raw food, there's another problem...
Modern farming methods, genetic meddling and long distance transportation means there are fewer nutrients in raw fruit and vegetables than there were half a century ago. For instance, today's typical watermelon contains 38% less vitamin A than a watermelon harvested in 1950! A UK study from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal, revealed that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content fell by 19% iron by 22% and potassium by 14%.
So yes, we'd all like to eat more fruit and veg like the doctors and media campaigns tell us...
But the reality is, despite their angrily wagging fingers, most of us don't get the nutrients we need.
Like many, you might have turned to vitamin supplements as an easy answer - or maybe you're considering it.
But as my FREE report to shows you, there's a dirty little secret inside some of these pills...
Many supplements on the marketplace use chemical forms of vitamins and minerals. Formulations of these synthetic vitamins use stabilisers, fillers and colours to make them last longer on the shelf. There's such a glut of these products on the shelves of supermarkets, chemists and health shops it's hard to judge the quality of what you're throwing down your throat.
What's more, as I'm about to show you, vitamins that are isolated and then made in a laboratory do NOT work in the same way as vitamins found in food.
It's easy to pretend that the fantastic offer you see in store or online for 'Discount Supplements' represents real value for money, and an easy and cheap way for you to boost your health. But if the vitamins they claim to contain can't be used by your body are you really getting any real benefit?
All of which means that you could be wasting your hard-earned money on supplements that don't help protect you from disease.
It's my belief - and the medical profession's - that the best vitamin sources are from eating food in its natural state is best for staying healthy and better protected against disease. But eating enough raw fruit and vegetables is not realistic for a lot of people. This isn't something to be ashamed of. I know from my own experience how difficult it is.
Because here's what not mentioned on the packets of supplements you find on the supermarket shelves....
All vitamins are not the same.
Back in the 1920s, scientists started trying to isolate those individual components in food which were responsible for healing. For instance, they knew that vitamin C could treat an illness like scurvy, so they assumed that delivering a strong dose of the isolated vitamin to a patient would be super-effective, almost like a medicine.
They trouble is, it didn't work like that. If you extract vitamin C from a vegetable, synthesise it in a laboratory, then eat it... it isn't the same as the vitamin C you get from a fresh orange.
Humans have been eating whole foods for a long time. The process of absorbing vitamins is complex. In nature, vitamins work alongside many other compounds to deliver the nutrients you need.
So if you take out Vitamin C and stick it into a pill, it doesn't take into account all the phyto-nutrients that need to come with that vitamin C. You need those "Co-factors" such as bioflavonoids and isoflavonoids that are found in raw food, but missing in the isolated vitamin.
Some vitamins are available to us for free, such as vitamin D which our bodies make from exposure to sunshine - assuming that we are not caked in sun block or locked away in offices for the day that is.
Did you know that over the winter months most of us in the northern hemisphere are medically deficient in vitamin D, and that in countries like Scotland, Sweden and Finland vitamin D deficiency is more common than measles?
Our bodies also change as we age and some vitamins become more difficult for us to obtain or synthesise.
One example of this is vitamin B complexes (B12, B6 and B9 - folic acid) which are often made by symbiotic bacteria in our gut.
As we get older these systems do not work so well (possibly due to increased usage of antibiotics and other medications) and upto 70% of those aged over 65 will exhibit vitamin b deficiency as a result.
Is it any wonder then that we get advice to take a supplement, but if these are not organic they really can't be assumed to be doing any good.
So are 'natural' vitamins any better?
Revealing the hidden helpers that make vitamins work properly
Natural vitamins are certainly more "bio-available" than artificially created ones. This is a term that means how quickly vitamins are absorbed by your body. The quicker the absorption, the fewer OTHER nutrients are needed by your body to deliver those health benefits. Natural vitamins come with other compounds that support them.
Let's take vitamin E for example...
Vitamin E is vital for your immune system, keeping your cells strong and less susceptible to free radicals - those agents linked with diseases like cancer.
When you buy a synthetic vitamin E, all you get is something called d-alpha-tocopheryl, which is only 50% bioactive.
However, the natural d-alpha-tocopheryl is 100% bioactive. In addition, it comes with things known as "tocopherols": d-beta, d-delta, and d-gamma. These support a healthy immune system response, control inflammation and help fight free radicals.
This is just one example of how you get more with the natural form of a vitamin than you do with the synthetic form.
Another common problem occurs with poor quality vitamin D supplements that do not get absorbed correctly and cause issues with how calcium is utilised in the body - and this can lead to weaker bones and teeth as a result.
The trouble is, many supplements on the market are advertised as 'natural' when they are anything but. This because the law sees no difference between a product made in a laboratory and one extracted from a carrot. So they allow chemically manufactured vitamins to be called natural...
Clearly, they are not. And this is VERY important to know... for the good of your health.
Why I made it my mission to seek these natural healers
I started Meta Health Monitor recently with the sole aim of seeking out natural, tasty and nutritious health remedies for my readers. As I have discovered more about the way our bodies respond to natural approaches to health it has struck me how important a good level of nutrition is, and how poorly served many of us are by the type of diets we have and as a result I have become very passionate about the healing power of natural ingredients.
But one of the biggest complaints from my readers have is that they struggle to keep a regular supply of fresh fruit and vegetables - or don't' have the discipline to eat them every day. Sometimes people simply need more vitamins and minerals than they can possibly get from their everyday diet...
To take a few examples......
- Many vegetarians experience B-12 deficiency from their diet.
- Extra folic acid helps reduce the risk of birth defects, which is why pregnant mothers are advised to get more into their diet.
- New studies have shown that vitamin K, in concert with vitamin D, prevents calcification in your coronary arteries, thereby preventing cardiovascular disease.
- Many prescribed drugs for illnesses have a side-effect of lowering your vitamin levels, which means people on these drugs need to up their nutritional intake.
- Many people says you can take too much vitamin C but this makes no allowance of the source.
Or take cancer. In a paper called Vitamin C and cancer prevention: the epidemiologic evidence, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1991 Glady Block says that "evidence of a protective effect of vitamin C for non-hormone-dependent cancers is strong" and...
"For cancers of the esophagus, larynx, oral cavity. and pancreas, evidence for a protective effect of vitamin C or some component in fruit is strong and consistent. For cancers of the stomach, rectum, breast, and cervix there is also strong evidence."
That same report also says that it's likely that ascorbic acid, carotenoids, and other factors in fruits and vegetables act together to help prevent disease. Here's another example of how real food is more complex than simply removing a vitamin and putting it in a pill, as happens with many synthesised supplements.
Yes of course raw natural foods are the best way to get those vitamins. But if this is difficult for whatever reason, then you need extra help.
Understanding how you can get the best from your supplements actually means knowing which are the correct ones to take in the first place, how your body uses them and why they are not all made the same.
My fully researched report starts by saying what a vitamin is and goes on to give you the full facts about vitamin deficiency, comma, the best sources of vitamins and explains why discount supplements might be a waste of money.
Editor, Meta Health Monitor