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02-04-2011, 12:06 PM
What are your thoughts on raw vitamins? Do you think they perform better than traditional vegan vitamins?
02-04-2011, 12:17 PM
What vits are you low on.
02-04-2011, 12:29 PM
Part of the point of going raw is not having to worry about things like "am I getting enough vitamins, minerals, aminos"...etc.
02-04-2011, 02:19 PM
I get my raw vitamins from my raw foods. ;)
The majority of vitamins and supplements can't really do anything in the first place (due to your body not absorbing them), and some of them can harm you when they get stored where they don't belong.
But I think most people on here would agree that if you are going to consume something, raw would be better than vegetarian. *shrug*
02-05-2011, 10:38 AM
The reason I am asking is because I am pregnant. I did not take vitamins prior to becoming pregnant, but now that I am I am going to take a prenatal. I'm taking a high quality vegan one now, but also found a raw prenatal by Garden of Life. I know that there are a lot of people that eat raw that also take raw B12 supplements.
I wouldn't be so quick to knock vitamins. Especially food-based, vegan ones. They are absorbed by your body (just like most everything you put in your mouth). I'm not sure what you mean by "they can harm you when they get stored in the wrong place". I hope that my body is smart enough to decide what goes where!
02-06-2011, 06:15 AM
Jordan Rubin has a book out called Raw Truth. He gives a lot of good information and raw recipes plus explains all his raw Vitamin Code supplements. The book is free. I am trying to stay away from supplements but do take a few. I may consider his products for my next purchase.
02-08-2011, 12:33 AM
Well, take fat-soluble vitamins as one example. If you get too many of those, they are stored in the liver, and can cause damage to it, break down red blood cells, create toxicity, etc.
I'm just referring to those sorts of things, each vitamin is different and some aren't really dangerous at all (like C, for instance).
There's just a lot to watch out for.
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