Should Your Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Be Made from
100% FOOD or Industrial Chemicals?

Amazingly, 98.97% of people who take so-called 'natural' vitamin products are taking vitamins that are composed of petroleum derivatives,
oils, hydrogenated acetone-processed sugars, and/or irradiated animal fats. And nearly all of the people who take mineral products are taking minerals which are crushed rocks processed with industrial chemicals.

University studies* demonstrate that FOOD Nutrients are Better!

  • No amount of isolated ascorbic acid will ever have the anti-glycation properties of DHA or the negative Oxidative Reduction
    Potential (ORP) of FOOD vitamin C.
    Research has proven that the body can only convert 266-400 mcg of folic acid (folic acid is always synthetic) into usable methylfolate per day, leaving any remaining folic acid to be absorbed into the body causing potential disorders of folate metabolism.

  • The "chlorides", "acetates", "phosphates", "sulfates" and other binding substances in so-called "natural" minerals either accumulate in
    the body or must be disposed of-where is the wisdom in subjecting your body to that?

  • FOOD brand products never have binders or non-food fillers which place a load on the body to eliminate them.

  • FOOD selenium has been shown to be nearly twice as retained as non-food selenium.

Give your body the FOOD it needs and deserves!

All the vitamins and minerals in FOOD' brand products are 100% FOOD. Unless your supplement company is willing to tell you that its vitamins and minerals are 100% food and contain no unnatural isolates, their products are not FOOD.

FOOD' brand vitamins and minerals come from these vegetarian foods:

Acerola cherry, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, horsetail and other herbs, kelp, nutritional yeast, oranges, rice, and water thyme.

FOOD' brand products contain no isolated USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) vitamins or industrial mineral salts. FOOD' brand vitamins
are the real choice for FOOD vitamin and mineral supplementation.

We invite you to visit our website for more scientific information on the wisdom of consuming FOOD nutrients vs. industrial chemicals.




If You Are Not Taking FOOD Minerals, The Ones You Are Taking Are From
Rocks Processed With Industrial Chemicals!*
Are Any of These in Your Mineral Supplement?


BORIC ACID - is the rock known as sassolite. Used in weatherproofing wood, fireproofing fabrics, and as an insecticide.

CALCIUM ASCORBATE - is calcium carbonate processed with ascorbic acid and acetone. It is a manufactured product used as a "non-food" supplement.

CALCIUM CARBONATE - is the rock known as limestone or chalk. Used in the manufacture of paint, rubber, plastics, ceramics, putty, polishes, insecticides, and inks. Used as a filler for adhesives, matches, pencils, crayons, linoleum, insulating compounds, and welding rods.

CALCIUM CHLORIDE - is calcium carbonate and chlorine and is the by-product of the Solvay ammonia-soda process. It is used for antifreeze, refrigeration, and fire extinguisher fluids. Also used to preserve wood and stone. Other uses include cement, coagulant in rubber manufacturing, dust control of unpaved roads, freezeproofing coal, and increasing traction in tires.

CALCIUM CITRATE - is calcium carbonate processed with lactic and citric acids. It is used to alter the baking properties of flour.

CALCIUM GLUCONATE - is calcium carbonate processed with gluconic acid (which is used in cleaning compounds). It is used in sewage purification and to prevent coffee powders from caking.

CALCIUM GLYCEROPHOSPHATE - is calcium carbonate processed with dl-alpha-glycerophosphates. It is used in dentifrices, baking powder, and as a food stabilizer.

CALCIUM HYDROXYAPATITE - is crushed bone and bone marrow. It is used as a fertilizer.

CALCIUM IODIDE - is calcium carbonate processed with iodine. It is an expectorant.

CALCIUM LACTATE - is calcium carbonate processed with lactic acid. It is used as a dentifrice and as a preservative.

CALCIUM OXIDE - is basically burnt calcium carbonate. It is used in bricks, plaster, mortar, stucco, and other building materials. It is also used in insecticides and fungicides.

CALCIUM PHOSPHATE - tribasic is the rock known as oxydapatit or bone ash. It is used in the manufacture of fertilizers, polishing powders, porcelain, pottery, and enamels.

CHROMIUM CHLORIDE - is a preparation of hexahydrates. It is used as a corrosion inhibitor and waterproofing agent.

CHROMIUM PICOLINATE - is chromium III processed with picolinic acid.  Picolinic acid is used in herbicides.

COPPER ASPARTATE - is made from the reaction between cupric carbonate and aspartic acid (from chemical synthesis). It is a manufactured product used as a "non-food" supplement.

COPPER (cupric) CARBONATE - is the rock known as malachite. It is used as a paint and varnish pigment; plus as a seed fungicide.

COPPER GLUCONATE - is copper carbonate processed with gluconic acid. It is used as a deodorant.

COPPER SULFATE - is copper combined with sulfuric acid. It is used as a drain cleaner and to induce vomiting.

DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE - is the rock known as monetite, but can be made from calcium chloride and sodium phosphate. It is used as a "non-food" supplement.

FERRIC PYROPHOSPHATE - is an iron rock processed with pyrophosphoric acid. It is used in fireproofing and in pigments.

FERROUS LACTATE - is a preparation from isotonic solutions. It is used as a "non-food" supplement.

FERROUS SULFATE - is the rock known as melanterite. It is used as a fertilizer, wood preservative, weed-killer, and pesticide.

MAGNESIUM CARBONATE - is the rock known as magnesite. It is used as an antacid, laxative, and cathartic.

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE - is magnesium ammonium chloride processed with hydrochloric acid. It fireproofs wood, carbonizes wool, and as a glue additive and cement ingredient.

MAGNESIUM CITRATE - is magnesium carbonate processed with acids. It is used as a cathartic.

MAGNESIUM OXIDE - is normally burnt magnesium carbonate. It is used as an antacid and laxative.

MANGANESE CARBONATE - is the rock known as rhodochrosite. It is used as a whitener and to dry varnish.

MANGANESE GLUCONATE - is manganese carbonate or dioxide processed with gluconic acid. It is a manufactured item used as a "non-food" supplement.

MANGANESE SULFATE - is made from the reaction between manganese oxide and sulfuric acid. Used in dyeing and varnish production.

MOLYBDENUM ASCORBATE - is molybdenite processed with ascorbic acid and acetone. It is a manufactured item used as a "non-food" supplement.

MOLYBDENUM DISULFIDE - is the rock known as molybdenite. It is used as a lubricant additive and hydrogenation catalyst.


POTASSIUM CHLORIDE - is a crystalline substance consisting of potassium and chlorine. It is used in photography.

POTASSIUM IODIDE - is made from HI and KHC03 by melting in dry hydrogen and undergoing electrolysis. It is used to make photographic emulsions and as an expectorant.

POTASSIUM SULFATE - appears to be prepared from the elements in liquid ammonia. It is used as a fertilizer and to make glass.

SELENIUM OXIDE - is made by burning selenium in oxygen or by oxidizing selenium with nitric acid. It is used as a reagent for alkaloids or as an oxidizing agent.

SELENOMETHIONINE - is a selenium analog of metbionine. It is used as a radioactive imaging agent.

SILICON DIOXIDE - is the rock known as agate. It is used to manufacture glass, abrasives, ceramics, enamels, and as a defoaming agent.

VANADYL SULFATE - is a blue crystal powder known as vanadium oxysulfate. It is used as a dihydrate in dyeing and printing textiles, to make glass, and to add blue and green glazes to pottery.

ZINC ACETATE - is made from zinc nitrate and acetic anhydride. It is used to induce vomiting.

ZINC CARBONATE - is the rock known as smithsonite or zincspar. It is used to manufacture rubber.

ZINC CHLORIDE - is a combination of zinc and chlorine. It is used as an embalming material.

ZINC CITRATE - is smithsonite processed with citric acid. It is used in the manufacture of some toothpaste.

ZINC GLUCONATE - is a zinc rock processed with gluconic acid. Gluconic acid is used in many cleaning compounds.

ZINC LACTATE - is smithsonite processed with lactic acid. Lactic acid lactate is used as a solvent.

ZINC OROTATE - is a zinc rock processed with orotic acid. Orotic acid is a uricosuric (promotes uric acid excretion).

ZINC OXIDE - is the rock known as zincite. It is used as a pigment for white paint and as part of quick-drying cement.

ZINC PHOSPHATE - is the rock known as hopeite. It is used in dental cements.

ZINC PICOLINATE - is a zinc rock processed with picolinic acid. Picolinic acid is used in herbicides.

ZINC SULFATE - can be a rock (historically known as "white vitriol') processed with sulfuric acid. It is used as a corrosive in calico-printing and to preserve wood.

* DID YOU KNOW:  With the exception of chromium GTF (which occurs in living organisms), two-word mineral descriptions on supplement labels (i.e. calcium phosphate, magnesium carbonate) are referring to some type of industrially-processed rock and not a mineral form found in food.  Minerals in foods are in elemental forms with protein chaperones (not chemically-bound like industrially-processed rocks).


How To Read Your Vitamin Labels

The structural and chemical forms of Food and synthetic nutrients are normally different. Read the label of any supplement to see if the
product is truly 100% Food. If any Non-Food vitamin analogue is listed, then the entire product is probably not Food (normally it will be
less than 5% Food). Vitamin analogues are cheap (or not so cheap) imitations of vitamins found in foods.

Vitamin Food Nutrient Non'Food Vitamin Analogue*
Vitamin A/ Retinyl esters; mixed carotenoids. Vitamin A acetate; vitamin A palmitate
 Betacarotene   betacarotene (isolated).
Vitamin B-1 Thiamin pyrophosphate (food). Thiamin mononitrate; thiamin hydrochloride;
    thiamin HCL.
Vitamin B-2 Riboflavin, multiple forms (food). Riboflavin (isolated); Non'Food vitamin B2.
Vitamin B-3 Niacinamide (food). Niacin (isolated); niacinamide (isolated).
Vitamin B-5 Pantothenate (food). Panthothenic acid; calcium pantothenate.
Vitamin B-6 5'0 (beta-D) pyridoxine. Pyridoxine hydrochloride; pyridoxine HCL.
Vitamin B-9 Folate. Folic acid.
Vitamin B-12 Methylcobalamin; Cyanocobalamin; hydroxycobalamin.
Vitamin C Ascorbate; dehydroascorbate. Ascorbic acid; most mineral ascorbates.
Vitamin D Mixed forms, primarily D3. Vitamin 01 (isolated); Vitamin 02 (isolated); Vitamin 03
    (isolated) ; Vitamin 04 (isolated); ergosterol (isolated);
    cholecalciferol (isolated); lumisterol.
Vitamin E RRR'alpha'tocopherol (food). Vitamin E acetate; most mixed tocopherols;
    all'rac'alpha'tocopherol; d-|--alpha-tocopherol;
    d-alpha-tocopherol (isolated); di'alpha-tocopheryl
    acetate; all acetate forms.
Vitamin "H" Biotin. All non-yeast or non-rice vegetarian forms.
Vitamin K Phylloquinone. Vitamin K3; menadione; phytonadione; synthetic

* Note: This list is not complete and new analogues are being developed all the time. Also the term '(isolated)" means that if the word

is not near the name of the substance, it is an isolate (normally crystalline in structure) and is not the same as the true vitamin
found in

What Is Your Vitamin, Really?

Vitamin Food Nutrient Non'Food Vitamin Analogue and Some Process Chemicals
Vitamin A/ Carrots Methanol, benzene, petroleum esters; refined oils.
Vitamin B-1 Nutritionalyeast,rice bran. Coal tar derivatives, hydrochloric acid.
Vitamin B-2 Nutritional yeast, rice bran. Synthetically produced with 2N acetic acid.
Vitamin B-3 Nutritional yeast, rice bran. Coal tar derivatives, 3-cyanopyridine.
Vitamin B-5 Nutritional yeast, rice bran. Condensing isobutyraldehyde with formaldehyde.
Vitamin B-6 Nutritional yeast, rice bran. Petroleum ester & hydrochloric acid with
Vitamin B-9 Broccoli, rice bran. Processed with petroleum derivatives and acids.
Vitamin B-12 Nutritional yeast. Cobalamins with cyanide.
Vitamin C Acerola cherries, oranges. Hydrogenated sugar processed with acetone.
Vitamin D Nutritional yeast. Synthetically produced with irradiated animal fat
    and other substances.
Vitamin E Rice Trimethylhydroquinone with isophytol; refined oils.
Vitamin "H" Nutritional yeast, rice bran. Biosynthetically produced.
Vitamin K Spinach Synthetic napthoquinone derivative.

How To Read Your Mineral Labels

With the exception of Chromium GTF (which is the form in which chromium is found in food), if the minerals are listed using two words
(such as calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, chromium picolinate, magnesium oxide, or zinc chloride), then the minerals in your supplement are commercially processed rocks. Read inside for more information.


Important Note:
The information presented herein by The Natural Path Botanicals is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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