You would be hard-pressed to find anyone that gets the nutrients needed to remain healthy through their diet alone. In fact, nearly half of the United States population currently takes synthetic nutrients in the form of multivitamins. However, with the rise of health-conscious efforts to eat whole foods, many people are wondering whether synthetic or natural nutrients are better. In this article, we will take a look at some of the evidence to determine which is the right fit for your brand.
Before we get into the benefits of each, it is important to define what synthetic and natural actually mean. Synthetic nutrients are often man-made while natural nutrients can easily be extracted from natural food sources. By this methodology, it is also important to understand that synthetic nutrients are often created to mimic natural versions of nutrients that may be harder to obtain. In many cases, this can be as simple as reconstructing the molecules that make up a nutrient to create a synthetic version.
With this in mind, you may wonder why we even bother with synthetic substances at all. Aside from cost factors, there are many surprising reasons that synthetic nutrients may be a better option depending on the exact needs and effects your product plans to have. One other major benefit of synthetic substances is that they can be more pure and effective than their natural counterparts. However, the synthetic nutrient may not be a 1:1 match for the nutrient you are trying to mimic.
While many have been conditioned to perceive synthetic ingredients as bad when scouring through a nutrition facts panel, they may not need as much scrutiny as many put on them. With more education and time, we will likely find that synthetic ingredients are not only safe in most cases, but they are also necessary for future growth. Ready to get started with synthetic or natural ingredients? We can help!
Why JW Nutritional for Supplement Manufacturing?
JW Nutritional can manufacture a wide variety of supplements to suit the needs of your customers. With the inclusion of our complete packaging solutions including bottles with lid closures, sachets, stick packs and zip-seal bags, clients can receive a complete product that is ready for order fulfillment. If you are interested in the vitamin manufacturing services we offer, please contact us today!