I appreciate and enjoyed ShepherdFarmerGeek’s article and follow-up on “Ebola Unafraid”. However, I think a word of caution is in order. In particular, Vitamins A, C, and E are frequently synthetic versions of the natural vitamins; they are produced in factories, and the vitamin supplements are typically laced with GMO’s that are involved with the manufacturing process. Vitamin C sold as “Ascorbic Acid” is actually a derivative of mold. I am not a doctor or even a nutritionist, but I have read enough to know that we should avoid the cheap forms of these vitamins. Vitamin D3 is safe to buy as far as I know, but readers should search for natural, organic, non-GMO vitamin C supplements, which will cost more than the synthetics.
Here are some references:
Antioxidants that are dangerous: http://www.naturalnews.com/044498_vitamin_supplements_antioxidants_cancer.html
Vitamin C/Ascorbic Acid is bad:
GMO’s in Vitamins: http://www.naturalnews.com/041416_GMO_vitamins_maltodextrin.html
Here are some vitamins that I like:
- I like multivitamins from MegaFood because they are made from all natural sources. They are also organic and non-GMO.
- I take this multivitamin because it is formulated for men over 40.
- They also offer general multivitamins and formulations specifically for women.
- MegaFood also offers an all natural, organic and non-GMO vitamin C supplement.
- I use Alive! Vitamin C. Of course, it is all natural, organic, and non-GMO.
- I also take and highly recommend Nutrex BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin. This is a powerful antioxidant, and at 12mg, this is the strongest dosage on the market. This is derived from algae, and also provides natural Vitamin E. It is all natural and non-GMO.
There are other brands on Amazon, but I can’t speak to them. As you can see, natural vitamins are not inexpensive. It should go without saying, but I am just a consumer and have no financial interest in any of these companies.
Regards – JCG