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Author Topic: Is there a difference between vitamins we get from food and synthetic vitamins?  (Read 836 times)

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Take Vitamin C for example.
Most Vitamin C pills are synthetic - How do they compare with vitamin C you get from munching bunches of fresh fruit for example? Are synthetic vitamins less good? Or less bad? Or just as good as natural vitamins?
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I would imagine that they are chemically identical, else they wouldn't have the same name. When you eat fruit, however, you also ingest other goodnesses.

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I would imagine that they are chemically identical, else they wouldn't have the same name. When you eat fruit, however, you also ingest other goodnesses.

And the other good thing with synthetic vitamin pills is that I don't get sticky fruit juice all down the front of my Ben Sherman shirts.

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