“Natural” vs synthetic vitamin supplements

Paul Stitt, a biochemist and food scientist for some of the largest corporations in the United States reports that government regulations require that only three percent of a food supplement be natural ingredients before the food can be labeled “natural.” He points out that because synthetic vitamins are so much less expensive it is likely that many of the “natural” vitamins on the market are 97 percent synthetic. He says it would require 30 oranges to produce one 1000 mg. vitamin C tablet, and a bottle of all natural vitamin C tablets could cost about four hundred dollars! (Stitt, Paul A. Fighting the Food Giants, Manitowoc, Wisconsin: Natural Press, 1980, p. 221)
Copyright 1982 Phylis Austin


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