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Natural Supplements VS Synthetic Over the Counter

Natural supplements are food based verses synthetic ones.  Over the counter vitamins and other supplements will probably give you a boost, but it’s best to focus on food or a whole food based supplement. Your body absorbs nutrients from food differently than it does from synthetic supplements. Your body has built-in mechanisms that don’t allow it to overdose from food, but that doesn’t exist for synthetic supplements. Too much vitamins via supplement can put your heart or other organs at risk.

         Americans spend an estimated $30 billion a year on supplements

They trust that the supplements actually contain what the label promises.  But New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman says that belief is too often misplaced — He announced that GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens were allegedly selling store brand herbal supplements that either didn’t contain the labeled substance or contain ingredients that weren’t listed on the labels.  DNA tests by his investigations found that just 21% of the test results from store brand herbal supplements verified DNA from the plants listed on the products’ labels — with 79% coming up empty for DNA related to the labeled content or verifying contamination with other plant material.  Mislabeling not only cheats consumers out of the substances they thought they were buying, but also exposes them to unknown ingredients that could be hazardous.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/gnc-target-walmart-walgreens-selling-bogus-herbal-supplements-ny-charges-020315.html

Profit verses Quality

One of the many reasons you should trust the company manufacturing the supplements.  Ethical manufacturing is paramount to your health and safety.  The greater good of what they provide should outweigh the bottom dollar line for them.  Its expensive to use sustainable, quality ingredients in the therapeutic levels needed.  So their profit is a lot less than the competitors but they have a loyal following.

The media has gone wild over studies allegedly showing that vitamins have lethal consequences.  Again and again, journalists who are clueless about health, have misled readers while catering to the interests of Big Pharma.  For some reason, many fail to appreciate that there are usually major differences between natural supplements with food based nutrition and their synthetic counterparts. They simply do not have the same biological effects. The Toxicology Data Network also lists numerous health problems related to synthetic vitamins at various dosages.

Did you know that a lot of the vitamins on the market are genetically modified? The U.S. however, does not require genetically modified foods and products to be labeled, so there’s no telling what you’re getting.  Other studies have reported that synthetic dietary supplements are associated with an increased mortality.

           Natural Supplements are Food Based Nutrition

The bottom line is your natural supplements should be a whole food, non GMO, organic liquid for optimum health and bioavailability.

Kyäni’s founding families began with small businesses that, like an apple or blueberry, might have been easy to overlook. But with hard work and innovation, the Hansens and Taylors achieved enormous business success in a multitude of industries. After learning how these natural sources of wellness can positively impact health, the families joined together to form Kyäni. Today, Kyäni’s powerful products make a difference in the lives of millions of people throughout the world.

Blueberries are an excellent source of flavonoids, which can provide us with a wide range of positive benefits including improving your mood. In one recent study, two groups of young people were tested on their mood using the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule. One group was then given a flavonoid-rich blueberry beverage, while the other group had a matched placebo. Two hours later their mood was reassessed. Those who were given the blueberry drink had an increased positive affect, compared to those who had the placebo.

Kyäni Sunrise contains a variety of berry extracts, including Wild Alaskan Blueberry, Açai, aronia, maquiberry, wolfberry, cranberry, and raspberry.

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