Vitamins are essential nutrients that play a vital role in keeping our pets healthy. However, giving our pets too much of a certain vitamin can be just as harmful as not giving them enough. In fact, giving our pets man-made vitamins can be downright dangerous.
Dangers of Man Made Vitamins
I've just received an email from a PET Plus customer who, alongside PET Plus has been adding two different brands of man-made multivitamin and mineral supplements to her dog's raw food.
The result amongst other things, is a dangerously high vitamin D level.
This highlights the dangers of using man-made isolated vitamins and minerals. She was using two theoretically well balanced, multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplements, created by well-qualified nutritionists who don't understand the importance of using natural whole foods!
Mother Nature's Perfect Balance
You simply cannot beat Mother Nature's Wisdom.
That's why we use whole foods such as wheat grass, barley grass and alfalfa in their entirety in PET Plus - we are respecting the Laws of Nature.
All the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other really important micronutrients are in perfect harmony, maximizing their synergistic interactions giving optimal benefit to the body.
There can be no dangerous accumulations of any individual ingredient because they are all combined in the whole natural plant in perfect balance, containing their natural enzymes and vitality.
Isolated vitamins are a very different, potentially toxic story.
They are very difficult for the body to use and often impossible to excrete, thus accumulating to dangerously high levels. This is because they are made in a laboratory which attempts to mimic the natural vitamins by recreating the outer shell of the vitamins.
Unfortunately, they are are unable to create the inner active part of the vitamin containing the all-important enzymes and live, vital energy.
There are photographic techniques available now which show the glowing energy field surrounding everything living. Nature's vitamins display multicoloured energy fields whereas the man-made vitamins are simply a black dot, with none of this energy.
Man-made supplements are inert and have to be linked to enzymes by the body once ingested. This is a very costly exercise as enzyme creation requires lots of energy.
How Does The Body Deal With Synthetic Vitamins?
There are basically 2 types of vitamin
- water soluble and
- fat soluble.
The body processes them both differently.
Man-Made Water Soluble Vitamins
Man-made water soluble vitamins like vitamin C can be flushed out in the urine, preventing a cumulative toxic build up but creating very expensive, vitamin C enriched urine.
The process of removing this unwanted chemical causes the liver, kidneys and numerous other body systems an unnecessary amount of work. What a waste of energy, body resources and money too!
Man-made "vitamin C" is erroneously thought to be ascorbic acid. This is simply the outer shell of natural vitamin C and completely lacks the life force, the enzymes, the energy of natural vitamin C.
A Published Vitamin C Experiment
Back in the 1990's, a colleague of mine ran some trials to determine whether humans needed vitamin C (ascorbic acid) supplementation by measuring how much vitamin C was excreted in the urine of the supplemented group compared with the control group who received a placebo.
Does the fact we excrete out ascorbic acid imply that we don't need vitamin C
When she pronounced that virtually all the ascorbic acid (man-made vitamin C) given to the trial participants was excreted in their urine, she concluded that humans don't need vitamin C supplementation.
When I suggested that maybe it was because it was impossible for the body to absorb, process and utilize the man-made vitamin C, causing it to be excreted as a waste product, she was horrified! This thought hadn't even entered her head! It invalidated her published results.
Man Made Fat Soluble Vitamins
Man-made fat soluble vitamins like vitamin D are virtually impossible for the body to excrete.
This particular 11 year old Shih Tzu's man-made vitamin D levels (25-hydroxyvitamin D) had accumulated to 650 nmol/litre!
That's shocking!!! Normal levels are between 60 and 215 nmol/litre. And this is as a result of being fed man-made multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplements.
If only she had stuck to the raw food and Pet Plus on their own, her dearly beloved dog wouldn't be in this potentially dangerous situation.
The lesson to be learned from this terrible situation is to avoid man-made vitamins, minerals and nutrients of any description.
Don't be fooled into thinking that a mixture of these synthetic isolated vitamins and minerals, known as a multivitamins and multiminerals, is balanced.
They are not balanced in the way that Nature balances the micronutrients and may not be of any benefit to the body at all.
Stick to nature every time!