Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Jan 22, 2018 Tip

There are a number of vitamin and mineral supplements that are made synthetically through chemical processes, and natural supplements that are derived directly from plants or other materials. However, don’t be misled into thinking that “natural” is better. As long as a synthetic supplement is chemically identical to the natural form, the function and effects in the body will be the same. Most synthetic vitamins are also cheaper and purer, with less potential for contamination.

There are a few exceptions. For example, the natural form of vitamin E is better absorbed than the synthetic. However, the synthetic vitamin B12 and folate are more readily absorbed than the natural forms found in food. The actual ingredients and amounts are more important to focus on than whether a supplement is natural or synthetic. Diet Center considers these aspects in the development of its vitamin and mineral supplements. So that clients can be assured that they are meeting there nutritional needs while on program.