Vitamin Supplements: Food Synergy Facts

The supplement industry began at the beginning of the 20th Century in 1913. The pharmaceutical companies that invented and manufacture all vitamin and mineral supplements are: the Rockefeller family, owners of Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Pfizer who have subsidized almost all of the studies carried out on vitamins and minerals since 100 years ago.

Vitamins and minerals cannot be taken and individually isolated from Food and put into capsules. Synthetic vitamins are created in a laboratory and act differently in the body. Various studies proof that the beneficial effects of vitamins and minerals come from food and not from synthetic supplements.

VITAMINS ARE NOT INDIVIDUAL BIOLOGICAL COMPOUNDS (in other words: vitamins are not one thing).

A 2013 study published in the journal ‘Proceedings of the Nutrition Society’ concluded that “Isolated nutrients are drugs, but not studied or regulated as drugs, and perhaps they should be. Food, on the other hand, needs to be treated in a different way, cognisant of the food synergy concept”.

When we understand the concept of food synergy, we would never take another vitamin or mineral supplement again.

Synthetic vitamin supplements are made by pharmaceutical companies which add things like petrochemicals, heavy metals and various other substances like acetone and hydrochloric acid. It is healthier to eat real food. It’s important to remember, vitamins and minerals don’t work in isolation, they require all of the other co-factors (which are found in food) to have an effect in the body, which is known as food synergy. Simply taking a high dose vitamin or mineral in isolation, does not address food synergy.

An ideal natural supplement that can be effectively utilzed by the body would be: Barley grass, Wheat grass, Chlorella or Spirilina.

Synthetic Vitamin and Mineral Supplements side effects:

  • MAGNESIUM accumulation and excess in the body can cause insomnia, irritability, aggression and mental confusion. It can go to hallucinations and psychosis. It neutralizes potassium. The consumption of inert and isolated magnesium causes calcium loss which then causes demineralization. Toxicity due to magnesium accumulation is the cause of weakness, paralysis, eye problems, glaucoma, lower back pain, depletes Glutathione reserves and increases many microorganisms that use it to resist an autoimmune response of the body . Magnesium is neurotoxic and can cause developmental problems in children, this includes when a pregnant woman supplements with magnesium. Dental demineralization, artherosclerosis, varicose veins, linked to ADHD or hyperactivity in children, Alzheimers, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS, Cancer, Prion disease (altered mood, irritability, weight loss), Asthma, heart damage, migraines, kidney disease, ostepenia.
  • CALCIUM an inert and isolated supplement is responsible for strong demineralization, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, muscular cramps including the heart, Arteriosclerosis (hypercalcemia), thrombosis, clot formation, hyertension, arrhythmias, fibrillations ARTERIOSCLEROSIS (hypercalcemia), coronary artery spasms increase the risk of a heart attack by 86%, ectopic calcifications in soft tissues and increases the risk of breast cancer by 300%, prostate cancer, gall stones, kidney stones, bone fractures, stones in the brain and pineal gland.
  • SELENIUM accumulation and excess in the body is the cause of irritability, skin disease and skin irritation, peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, transverse lines in nails, hair and nails that break, hair and nail loss.
  • ZINC supplementation leads to an accumulation and excess of in the body, prevents iron and copper absorption causing anemia, decreases white blood cells, lack of taste, metallic taste in mouth, hepatic dysfunction, raises LDL.
  • IRON supplementation that leads to an accumulation and excess in the body has an oxidising effect (ages cells), causes candida that feed on inert iron and heavy metals, pain in joints, kidney and liver failure, diabetes, low libido, weight loss and gum disease.
  • ASCORBIC ACID wrongly called Vitamin C, diarrhea, heartburn, gases, excess acid in the blood, acidosis, metabolism disturbances, urinary stones. It is very bad for people with kidney problems or for hematocrosis (excess iron in the body). Only the Vitamin C found in fruits and vegetables (Not Ascorbic Acid) is capable of reversing scurvy.
  • COPPER supplements that lead to an accumulation and excess of copper in the body cause hypothyroidism, blood disorders, mental anxiety, panic attacks, hair loss, gray hair, decreased adrenal function, concentration and memory problems.
  • FOLIC ACID (in nature this is Folate) has side effects such as disturbing the natural metabolism of Folate, this increases the growth of cancer. Synthetic folic acid binds to folate receptors and competes with folates at the cellular level. Which causes changes in gene expression and increased levels of cell growth (tumors) and exactly the side effects we wanted to avoid. If it is not possible to overdose on folate, an overdose from folic acid build-up is common because of the supplement craze. High levels of circulating unmetabolized folic acid in the blood reduces the protective function of some types of cells and feeds the proliferation of cancer cells. A high intake of folic acid can DISGUISE SYMPTOMS in general, and cause VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY. The most worrying thing in case of folic acid accumulation is the increase in cancer it causes. Studies show that prenatal multivitamins are cancer promoters. This link between cancer and folic acid intake has been known since the 1940s, and is the origin of anti-folate drugs to counteract cancer. Meta analysis in 2011 showed that NATURAL FOLATES are ideal and protect against cancer. While folic acid promotes cancer (21 times more cancer in supplemented people).

FOLIC ACID is not the same as FOLATE. We need folates not folic acid. A DEFICIENCY IN FOLATES (note that it is not a deficiency in folic acid!) during pregnancy can have devastating consequences on the baby or the mother (fetal development, birth defects, immune function, infertility, heart defect, childhood respiratory diseases and childhood cancer). All throughout our lives we need folate, it is found in raw green vegetables, sprouted seeds and fruits.

A VITAMIN or MINERAL SUPPLEMENTATION can hide a deficiency in the analysis but cannot correct it. These chemicals remain circulating in the blood, falsifying the tests. Only the natural vitamins and minerals within food can be assimilated beneficially.

The Chemical Names of Synthetic Supplements:

  • Vitamin A: Vitamin A Palmitate, Retinyl Acetate or Vitamin A Acetate
  • Beta Carotene: Unless whole food source listed, all are synthetic
  • Vitamin B1: Thiamine Mononitrate, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Chloride
  • Vitamin B2: Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B3: Niacin or Niacinamide
  • Pantothenic Acid B-5: Calcium pantothenate or Panthenol
  • Vitamin B6: Pryidoxine Hydrochloride (HCL)
  • Biotin (N-7): D-Biotin. Unless stated all are synthetic
  • Folic Acid (B-9): All are synthetic
  • Vitamin B12: Cobalamin or Cyanocobalamin
  • Vitamin C: Ascorbic Acid
  • Vitamin D: Cholecalciferol
  • Vitamin E: d-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alphatocopherol
  • Vitamin K: Menadione, Phytonadione, Naphtoquinone

Long-term supplementation can leave inert and isolated synthetic vitamin or mineral deposits so large in the organs that they will show up as spots on a person’s irises, these spots are called PSORAE (spots due to toxin deposits). These deposits indicate a level of already chronic congestion, they are toxic, irritating, poisonous and are the origin of chronic diseases.

Long-term vitamin D supplementation can lead to vitamin D deficiency.

Supplements can mask or suppress symptoms just like medications but they do not have the ability to cure or reverse symptoms and diseases at their root origin.

Minerals, vitamins and elements work in interdependence with each other. Eating them in an inert and isolated version creates deficiencies and imbalances internally.

ROYAL LEE: The father of nutrition

Archives: ROYAL LEE

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