Can I stop taking my regular vitamins?

by Laura
(Miami)

I take multivitamins and omega-3 daily. If this is "a health food shop in a bottle" do I need to keep taking them or can I stop?

Reply: In short, Laura, that is only a question that you and your nutritionist (hopefully a naturopath) can answer together :-) . . . . . . but . . . .

Let me put it this way - many commercially produced "vitamins" and "minerals" are little more than chemicals compressed into a tablet or capsule. They often bear little or no resemblance to their cousins found in nature and are of questionable benefit because of this (although the big chemical companies that produce them would say otherwise, of course - they can never prove it though).

In contrast, when you get your nutrition from whole-foods, you are getting the most natural, effective form available. This means that each nutrient is supported by others (for example, in nature, Calcium is virtually always accompanied by Vitamin D, which is required for ts absorption) that complement it and make it more effective.

As a result, when you start taking a whole-food supplement like Kakadu, it is quite possible that you will notice a significant difference over and above any benefit you were getting from synthetic vitamins and minerals. Many people notice how much better they feel very quickly as the nutrients get rapidly and effectively into their systems.

You might then wonder if it is worth the bother and expense of continuing with those synthetic compounds, though this is, of course a matter for you and whoever advised you to take them in the first place.

If you really want to push the boat out, you could have your blood work done before and after (we suggest you give things a week or two to stabilise after beginning something new), but this is unnecessary for most people, unless there is something specific that needs to be monitored).

Many people feel so much better by the time their "old" products run out that they simply don't bother replacing them, but this is something that you should discuss with your (naturopathic) physician before making any major changes.

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