Is There a Difference?
We’re invested in a healthy lifestyle at Qure, that’s why we got into the Alkaline Water business. We know a thing or two about quality supplements; check out your Qure bottle for evidence. So when we found out that some vitamins may not actually be made from completely natural ingredients we wanted you to be in the loop too.
It turns out that commercial vitamin and mineral supplements often contain synthetics, added to increase potency. And here’s the part we like the least—many of those synthetics are made from derivatives of coal tar, a known carcinogen found in cigarette smoke.
You can tell from the label ingredients list, but sometimes you need to pull out a magnifying glass to read it and who can understand what it means? So, to spare you from having to sort through each ingredient, here are 3 simple guidelines to help you tell if your vitamin and mineral supplements are natural or synthetic imitations.
Manufacturers can add the word “natural” to their product label if as little as 10% of the ingredients come from natural food sources. Look for phrases such as: “100% natural” or, according to the Organic Consumers Organization, “100% plant based” or “100% animal based.” These are good signs!
Real Food Sources
Look for natural food sources on the label like yeast, vegetables, fruit or fish. If you can’t find them, the product contains synthetics. If the label’s list displays foods that are well known to contain the vitamin, rather than listing the name of the vitamin itself, it is more likely to be natural.
Learn The Additive Keywords
Synthetic salts may be added to vitamin and mineral supplements to increase stability. You can tell from the label when you see names like acetate, bitartrate, chloride, gluconate, hydrochloride, nitrate and succinate. They are all forms of salt, and if you have to read it twice to pronounce it, we recommend putting that package right back on the shelf.
Words that end in “ate” or “ide” indicate synthetic ingredients in the product, and if the letters “di” appear before the name of an ingredient, it is a synthetic.
We use only the highest quality ingredients in Qure Alkaline Water, and when drinking Qure is complemented with an Alkaline diet high in organic fruit and vegetables you’ll be taking care of many of your supplement needs naturally!