There has been a lot of negative media lately surrounding the use of vitamins and supplements. Many of it saying vitamins don’t work and can actually cause more harm. To some extent, that is very true. There are so many brands of vitamins out there, that it can be very confusing. I believe it’s so important to find a natural, not synthetic, vitamin to fill your nutrition gaps.
I look at it this way. What is going to nurture my body? A McDonald’s hamburger which can be left out for years and never decay. Or a homemade meal filled with organic and natural ingredients? If I fill my body with crappy food, I’m going to feel crappy. The same is true with vitamins and supplements.
So, I decided to do a little experiment. In no way, shape or form am I a scientist. So this is not to be viewed as a real scientific experiment. I just wanted to show the difference between what real and fake vitamins look like. And why those synthetic vitamins will probably harm your health.
Here are the prenatal sample vitamins I received at my OBGYN.
This is what I take:
I filled two cups with water. I put one of each vitamin in it’s separate cup and let it dissolve.
After about 10 minutes the sample vitamin’s coating dissolved, but after that, nothing else dissolved. After an hour, it was still hard as a rock and the inside looked like this (left). That grossed me out! And I was a bit disappointed my doctor would give me them. After I placed my vitamin in water, within 10 minutes, it was completely dissolved and looked like this (right).
And here is what the water looked like after my experiment. If you could smell the two cups, you would gag on the Nestabs water.
Such a difference, right? My first pregnancy I took a synthetic, over-the-counter, vitamin that probably didn’t help at all. I’m so happy I found a real vitamin that I can trust to meet my needs and the needs of my little blessing. I’ve been using Shaklee for almost 3 years and love it! If you would like to try them, you can visit my site at EncouragingHealthy.MyShaklee.com.