My brother was searching the web today and found a blog by an owner of a vitamin shop who was very critical of Jus Antioxidant.
The man insisted MLM companies are a scam and that we at Jus were lying about our product. In fact, he guaranteed we were lying. Strong statement, but it was also quite false. Saving money is not the primary reason we created our product. The health of our consumers is our first priority. Synthetically made vitamins are inferior and in some expert opinions they are also dangerous.
Quality and true benefits of our product is very important to me. Our lab insisted that while we were creating our product that natural purees and extracts will always be more healthy for the body than synthetically made vitamins. Our lab was also very insistent that if we chose synthetically made vitamins we would be doing a disservice to our consumers. Skimping on quality just to save money was really not an option for us.
I began to do a search and was impressed by the number of articles I found relating to many studies that support our labs’ recommendations. I am adding a couple quotes below that you may find interesting. Don’t take my word for it, do your own research and you will see why we at Jus International avoid synthetic vitamins.
Dr. Phil Maffetone – We should be concerned about taking synthetic vitamins and other unnatural nutrients because published research in the last few years concludes two important things: First, synthetic and other unnatural nutrients are mostly ineffective in preventing disease. Second, these chemicals may be dangerous to your health — some have been shown to increase the risk of death! Most of the studies show an increased incidence of cancer and heart disease, the reason for the increased risk.
Suzan J. Smith, D.C. – Synthetic supplements are less expensive, but synthetic vitamins can actually be harmful to your system. The human body doesn’t use these synthetic materials as it would more natural foods to repair tissues, boost immunity or sustain cell life. In addition, true whole food concentrates work in partnership with one another as complex nutrients. Synthetic supplements have been split into solo entities, which does little for the human body, and in many cases, can cause some harm. Huge doses of vitamins A and D can be dangerous. But even the so-called “innocuous” synthetic vitamins – like vitamin C – can cause problems. Some manufacturers of vitamin C create it from the synthetic “ascorbic acid” because it’s less expensive and lasts longer. Large doses of this material have been found to cause collagen disease, rebound scurvy, kidney stones and impaired mineral metabolism. In another instance, when zinc is taken in mega-doses, it can result in symptoms of zinc deficiency. The immune system could be destroyed, rather than boosted. Vitamin E, a vitamin heralded for its cancer-fighting abilities, was recently tested (along with the cancer-fighter beta-carotene) in Finnish male smokers as protection against lung cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine noted that the smokers in the study who ingested normal doses of synthetic vitamin E and beta-carotene actually had a higher incidence of lung cancer, more heart attacks and an 8 percent higher overall death rate.
Lester Packer PhD – a molecular and cell biologist at the University of California at Berkeley, worries that more than 70 percent of people will die prematurely from diseases caused by or compounded by deficiencies of antioxidants. But starting young – in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – can help keep your body youthful and disease-free instead of in need of repair later.
Gabriel Clousens, M.D. – “We have yet to improve on what Mother Nature has given us to eat. Foods simply cannot be artificially duplicated in the science laboratory.”
New England Journal of Medicine states that “taking synthetic vitamins is worse than starvation! The synthetic vitamins will kill you quicker.”
Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., “Although most healthy people will have no obvious side effects from ingesting small amounts of toxins found in most vitamins, the long-term consequences of continuous, daily intakes are potentially dangerous.”