Confession. I am the marketing hancho for the Pops, a whole food daily multi with 77 ingredients. Here's why.
Get out your bottle of daily vitamins. Hold that label up to the light and get out the magnifying glass.I bet you’re taking a synthetic vitamin, like most everyone else. Here's why to think twice about that:
Are your vitamins synthetic too?
#1. Study using synthetic beta carotene and Vitamin E halted.
29,000 male smokers were given synthetic beta carotene and synthetic Vitamin E. The study was stopped when rates of lung cancer, heart attacks and death increased. - New England Journal of Medicine, 1994
#2. Birth defects increased for women on synthetic supplements
22,000 pregnant women were given synthetic Vitamin A. The study was halted because birth defects increased 400%. - New England Journal of Medicine, 1995
#3. Men get thickened arteries on synthetic supplements.
Men who took 500 mg of synthetic Vitamin C daily over 18 months showed signs of thickening of the arteries. - Reuters Health, March, 2000
Here's how to tell - (the original white paper exposing this) It's baaad.
Check out the label of a popular synthetic multivitamin seen on TV here. (Scroll down a bit)Dr. Heidi's not the only one who knows the risk of synthetic vitamins. See here and here.
P.S. In case...the whole food Pops are here. The 77 ingredients here.