The process involved in creating synthetic supplements includes the use of industrial chemicals and solvents which are harmful to human health. Fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, E, D, and K, are especially harmful, as toxic build-up in fat is harder for the body to excrete. Synthetic vitamins that are not up taken by the body are usually removed via the liver, skin, or kidneys, putting additional strain on the body.
Although studies have shown that synthetic vitamins are not useful, micronutrition is an absolutely essential part to one’s overall health and wellbeing. Good nutrition is the basis for a strong and healthy immune system. An inadequate intake of micronutrients can not only lead to fatigue and low energy, but it can also lead to serious diseases. (5,6)
In today’s environment, it is increasingly difficult to reach healthy micronutrient levels, and this has been recognized by the USDA. Micronutrient inadequacies are now common in the United States, with one study highlighting that young adults and women were at particularly high risk. (7,8)
On top of this, many scientists feel that the current micronutrient guidelines are actually too low, and may not meet the requirements of many individuals - especially those who are already ill.