Plant-Based vs. Real Food Vitamins

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If we try to list all advantages that vitamins have in our life, it would be a very long list. By taking vitamins, we prevent many health diseases. But, many people today use synthetic nutrients that are no replacement for a healthy, balanced diet. So, our diet needs to be organized and well planned. Also, if we notice that it’s not enough, it’s fine to use vitamins, but with paying attention to the origin and making method of those vitamins. They should be plant-based vitamins because regular vitamins can be full of harmful ingredients.

So, the best options are to use real food as a source of vitamins and plant-based vitamins, but what is the better option between those two? Let’s compare it and see which solution is better for our health.

Real Food Vitamins

Food is coming from nature, and it’s well known that nature has a cure for every disease. The source of that fact is coming from benefits that vitamins have on the human body, and they are found in our food. Intake of vitamins should be on a regular basis, so we need to balance our diet very well to have enough vitamins in our body. Different types of vitamins dictate how we need to treat the intake amount.

Fat-soluble vitamins are ones that our body stores in the body’s fatty tissue, so they are easily absorbed and stored, and that means that we need to eat food that includes them periodically. But, there is a type of vitamins that leave the body through the urine, and because of that, we need to take them through food regularly. Those are folacin, vitamin B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B. So, the list is very long. The only problem with real food vitamins is that it requires a lot of different food and a large amount of it.

Plant-Based Vitamins

This category is the future of the diet. Some people say that it is for lazy people, but that is not true. First of all, only organic food has the full potential of vitamins, and a lot of us eat GMO food and don’t even realize it. The future diet will need plant-based vitamins as “must-have” supplements because we cannot trust food from stores. It can even cause more damage than benefit.

Plant-based vitamins are healthy and effective because they are made in a way that the daily dose fits into one bite, and that bite contains many nutritional values from various plants. If we compare that one bite to real food, we would need a few pounds of real food that has the same value. It’s easier for our stomach to digest one bite than a few pounds of food. This superfood can contain plants like chia seeds, red algae, mushrooms, quinoa, ashwagandha, chlorella, dates, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sea minerals, spirulina, curry leaves, and similar. So, if we look closer, those kinds of plants would cost a lot of money if we buy each of them separately. In this way, everything is combined only in one bite.


Both categories have their advantages, and whichever we choose, we must take our vitamins. If it’s real food, we need to make sure that we use a lot of different food in our diet and pay attention to the organic origin. If we choose plant-based vitamin supplements, in that case, we need to check if it’s healthy, what ingredients it has, and how it’s made because we should avoid the lab. Lab food isn’t healthy and can cause more damage than we can imagine.

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