Do Man Made Supplements Really Get Absorbed?
Did you ever wonder why your urine is always so yellow when you take vitamins? Because you are either unable to use or do not need this portion of the vitamin. Do humans have proper enzymes to digest the synthetic products that appear each year on the market? By synthetic medicines Ayurveda means substances manufactured in a laboratory, whether or not they are made from plants. Their structure may be identical nether the less they are dead, inert substances.
The cells of our body have a wall made up of lipids and proteins that control absorption of nutrients. It allows certain things in and keeps other things out. That means that vitamin C for example has special openings and that, when you eat an orange, the vitamin C zooms through the plasma until it finds a cell opening for vitamin C which is free. It then enters and aids the metabolism in the body. Unfortunately, the synthetic vitamin C doesn’t have a clue about these rules and just pushes its way into the cell wherever it can find an opening. That dead substance does not know how to function with the body. It lacks intelligence, it lacks life. When this product, which doesn’t know its natural role, floods the cells the openings for other vitamins, minerals, and nutrients become blocked. In that case, when some substance can’t be completely used or rejected by the cell, your body’s ability to process simple things like cholesterol and carbohydrates is affected.
Studies have consistently shown that large, regular intakes of any vitamin actually cause a deficiency of that vitamin. Why? Because the body is continually flooded with it and looses the ability to produce it or utilize it from natural foods.
I encourage you to read more about effect of synthetic drugs on our health. See Ayurvedic Healing for Women by Atreya.
Ayurveda provides us with natural alternatives. Its first concern is balancing your body through diet, lifestyle, exercise, and seasonal purification according to your natal constitution – Dosha (see Prakruti, Your daily life style; and Dosha test). Often dietary changes alone are sufficient to stop a disease from beginning. If a disease occurs a wide variety of plants are used to rebalance the total organism. Treatment is structured around your inborn constitution, Dosha.
TODAY’S TIP: We are given by Mother Nature “whole medicines” offering not only specific chemicals, but also nutritional support through a wide variety of vitamins and minerals which our body can recognize and digest. See examples of such herbs and formulas in articles about Brahmi and Chayawanprash.