When you look at the label of your multivitamin, can you easily recognize each of the ingredients? If not, you may consider switching to a whole-food based supplement instead. There is sufficient evidence to suggest that synthetically created vitamins can do harm in a number of ways. Here's why:
When you take a synthetic vitamin, it lacks the appropriate cofactors it needs to be processed properly in your body. Because of this, your body has to rely heavily on its own resources for processing, only to end up absorbing 10-20% of the amount listed on the label. In addition to overworking your liver and kidneys, each synthetic vitamin comes with its own risks. For example, synthetic vitamin A (retnyl palmitate) has been shown to increase the risk of birth defects by 240%. https://nutrigold.com/pages/synthetics/
We whole heartedly believe in the philosophy "let food be thy medicine," and we're passionate about helping people become the healthiest versions of themselves. A great whole-food multivitamin is a great first step to elevating your health.