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How to identify Synthetic Vitamins?

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  • How to identify Synthetic Vitamins?

    New England Journal of Medicine have warned that pregnant women taking synthetic vitamin A may be at risk of developing birth defects 240% for 10,000 IU and 400% for 20,000 IU. The Journal of American Medical Association have also shown that synthetic antioxidants may increase mortality.

    Below are some health tips to identify synthetic vitamins.
    • Organic substances generally have common names because they come from natural food sources.
    • For e.g "Lemon Grass" instead of acetate and palmitate; "Citrus" instead of "Vitamin C" or "Parsley" instead of "vitamin K"
    • Find words that end with "ate" or "ide" in the list of ingredients.
    • For e.g. nitrate, acetate, sodium ascorbate, sodium benzoate, chloride, hydrochloride, silicon dioxide and titanium dioxide.
    • In the ingredients label search for words that begin with "dl."
    • For e.g. Natural Vitamin E = d-alpha-tocopherol; Synthetic Vitamin E = dl-alpha-tocopheryl

    How To Tell If A Vitamin Is Natural Or Synthetic | LIVESTRONG.COM