Synthetic supplements are those that are man-made in a lab. These supplements are made to mimic natural ingredients and the way they interact with the body. Although made with chemicals, they have the same molecular makeup of a natural vitamin and therefore have the same health benefits. However, because synthetics are made of isolated man-made nutrients, they aren’t always absorbed fully because they lack the help from additional vitamins and nutrients that may occur naturally in food. Synthetic supplements can come in the form of a pill, capsule, tablet, powder or liquid.
The advantages of synthetic supplements include:
- Less expensive to purchase
- Under strict regulation
- Contain the same health benefits as organic supplements
- A more pure and isolated version of the nutrient
Organic supplements are naturally derived from food. Oftentimes they contain other natural supplements that can help the body absorb the nutrients. Vitamin C, for example, is naturally aided by bioflavonoids which help the body with absorption. For a supplement to be certified organic, 95% of its ingredients must be organic. Organic supplements can be consumed in the form of pills, capsules, tablets, powders or liquids.
The advantages of organic supplements include:
- Free of pesticides, insecticides, GMOs, and other toxic ingredients
- Higher concentration of antioxidants
- Generally taste better
- Easily absorbed by the body due to the wide range of vitamins and nutrients that occur naturally
Whether you choose a synthetic or organic supplement, the most important factor is having confidence in the quality of the ingredients. At Sawgrass Nutra Labs we believe in full transparency from manufacturer to consumer. If you are ready to add a supplement to your brand, contact us! We’d love to start your order.