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Chiropractic Treatment Center
(207) 942-7525
Bangor, ME
 
Natural Living Center
(207) 990-2646
209 Longview Dr
Bangor, ME
 
General Nutrition Center
(207) 942-9711
663 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Beale Michael Lmt
(207) 990-0188
268 State St
Bangor, ME
 
Glenn Tamela Lmt
(207) 990-0188
268 State St
Bangor, ME
 
Havens Phyllis Rdlcsw
(207) 990-0188
268 State St
Bangor, ME
 
Crudell Jennifer Lmt
(207) 990-0188
268 State St
Bangor, ME
 
Center for Alternative Healing The
(207) 942-7525
804 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Thomas Richard Dr
(207) 942-7525
804 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Forbush Kristi Lmt
(207) 990-0188
268 State St
Bangor, ME
 

The Whole Story

The Whole Story

Whole-food concentrates unleash a
multivitamin’s full potential.

From January, 2009

It is a piece of practical health advice that you’ve heard as long as you can remember: Take a multivitamin every day. No one can argue with that. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued in 2005, many people are deficient in key nutrients—especially calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, C and E—with older individuals, strict vegetarians and women of childbearing age running even higher deficiency risks. In addition, regular multivitamin use has been associated with everything from reduced cataract risk to improved recovery after gastric bypass (Ophthalmology 4/08, Obesity Surgery 2/08).

The catch with multivitamins is finding a product that will provide the greatest bang for your nutritional buck. One of the biggest assets a high-quality multi can possess is the presence of whole-food concentrates.

The Cofactor Factor
It had been known for centuries that diets devoid of fresh foods could result in diseases such as scurvy, which is caused by a lack of vitamin C. But it wasn’t until 1747 that James Lind, a ship’s surgeon in the British Navy, showed that fresh citrus helped protect sailors from scurvy while vitamin C, the specific “anti-scurvy” nutrient, was not isolated until the 1930s.

One of the researchers who discovered vitamin C—and won a Nobel Prize for doing so—was Hungarian physiologist Albert Szent-Györgyi. A colleague asked him to treat a patient who showed signs of scurvy. When Szent-Györgyi gave the person vitamin C in the form of fruit juice extract, the patient quickly recovered. After purified vitamin C became available, Szent-Györgyi was asked to treat yet another scurvy patient. The doctor expected even better results with pure C; to his surprise, the second patient didn’t respond as quickly as the first.

Obviously the juice extract had contained a special extra something that the purified vitamin didn’t. Scientists now call such “somethings” cofactors, compounds that make vitamins more effective within the body. These cofactors are missing from synthetically produced vitamins. What’s more, researchers
suspect that only a fraction of the cofactors found in whole foods have been discovered, which means there’s a lot of these substances that science doesn’t even know about yet. The answer to this puzzle: Look for a multivitamin that contains whole-food concentrates to ensure you get all the cofactors those foods provide.

Superfruits to the Rescue
Some of the whole foods used in high-grade multivitamins have an extensive history of usage. For example, barley grass juice is often used in detoxification programs because of its chlorophyll, the substance that helps plants generate energy. Spirulina, a blue-green algae, has shown an ability to enhance immune function and reduce inflammation.

The hottest properties in the supplement world today, though, are superfruits such as...

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