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Old 09-22-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
Neill Smith
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Default Whole Food Vitamins - Good Source?

The title says it all. I'd like a vitamin supplement that isn't poorly absorbed / expensive urine. I try to get everything from food but figure it can't hurt to hedge.

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Old 09-22-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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get some seal blubber and organs.....
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Seal meat, especially blubber, are also very high in vitamins E, A, D and selenium. Recently, researchers have concluded that these inherent antioxidants are big reasons why Inuits are free of cardiovascular disease, while other mostly-fish-eating populations are still prone to this disease. Fish oils alone will not do the same as seal oil.

But vitamin A, which is oil soluble, is also plentiful in the oils of cold-water fishes and sea mammals, as well as in the animals’ livers, where fat is processed. These dietary staples also provide vitamin D, another oil-soluble vitamin needed for bones.

As for vitamin C, the source in the Eskimo diet was long a mystery. If we don’t ingest enough of it, we fall apart from scurvy, a gruesome connective-tissue disease. However, Arctic peoples living on fresh fish and meat were free of the disease. Native foods easily supply those 10 milligrams of scurvy prevention, especially when organ meats—preferably raw—are on the menu. For a study published with Kuhnlein in 2002, Fediuk compared the vitamin C content of 100-gram (3.55-ounce) samples of foods eaten by Inuit women living in the Canadian Arctic: Raw caribou liver supplied almost 24 milligrams, seal brain close to 15 milligrams, and raw kelp more than 28 milligrams. Still higher levels were found in whale skin and muktuk. Thick skinned, chewy, and collagen rich, raw muktuk can serve up an impressive 36 milligrams in a 100-gram piece, according to Fediuk’s analyses. “Weight for weight, it’s as good as orange juice,” she says. Traditional Inuit practices like freezing meat and fish and frequently eating them raw, she notes, conserve vitamin C, which is easily cooked off and lost in food processing.
Taken from this post on the Inuit

or if that isn't your taste you can always try this page
http://www.annieappleseedproject.org/foodsourforv.html

Eat fruits, veg, nuts, organ meats (esp liver), steak and eggs, get your sunshine, take fish/cod liver oil.....what more does one need?

Multi-vitamins play on the fear of the general public of sickness....and do little to nothing in return except make a hefty profit. Eat real foods first.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:31 PM   #3
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I tried the seal blubber once. It would have worked out fine, but the missus found the baseball bat in the trunk and wouldn't put out until spring. Just not worth it.

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Old 10-31-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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In my opinion, the best whole food supplements in the world are these 2 brands. They used to be the same company until they split. Biogrown & non synthetic.
http://www.newchapter.com/
http://www.megafood.com/

Available at any major natural food store.
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