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The Whole Story
The Whole Story
Whole-food concentrates unleash a
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.
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
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