Frequently Ask Questions

This is the list of Frequently-Asked Questions about vitamins and supplements. It has answers to most of the common questions people ask about vitamins and their properties.




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Frequently Ask Questions

What is the main difference between synthetic vitamins and our whole food vitamins?

Synthetic vitamins are made from chemicals that include many fillers, including petroleum extracts, coal tar derivatives, and chemically processed sugars. Additionally, they sometimes contain industrially processed fish oils, along with other acids and industrial chemicals (such as formaldehyde). They contain questionable additives and have only a few of the known nutrients the body needs. Synthetic vitamins contain man-made chemicals; therefore, this type of vitamin can act as a drug by stimulating the cells of the body and creating side effects. Artificial vitamins were originally developed because they cost much less to produce. And the production of synthetic vitamins is carried out in laboratories where the process leaves very little natural nutrients left in the tablet form. BiOrganic Nutrition™ is more than just a vitamin. Like our name suggests, it is concentrated nutritional food in a tablet. Our vitamins feed and enhance the health of cells. Our enzymes are preserved because of the cold transformation and are not “cooked to death.” There are no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The raw materials are tested and are more like what Mother Nature would give us. Our vitamins contain the known nutrients our body needs. We realize that some individuals need more than others due to deficiencies in the body, poor eating habits, or perhaps environmental challenges.

How does my body process whole food vitamins versus synthetic vitamins?

BiOrganic vitamins are made with whole foods, including organic spinach, organic oranges, organic broccoli, and organic blueberries, just to name a few. These foods are rich in natural enzymes which make them gentle on the stomach and easy to digest. The body recognizes the natural nutrients in our vitamins and therefore these nutrients are absorbed and utilized for optimal health benefits. Synthetic vitamins are not recognized immediately by the body; therefore, any nutrients that are combined with synthetic components are not processed correctly.

Below is a table of the composition of food and non-food vitamins:

vitamin

food nutrient*

“chemicals included in synthetic vitamins & some processed chemicals

vitamin a/beta- carotene

carrots

methanol, benzene, petroleum esters, acetylene, refined oils

vitamin b-1

nutritional yeast, rice bran

coal tar derivatives, hydrochloric acid, acetonitrile with ammonia

vitamin b-2

nutritional yeast, rice bran

synthetically produced with 2n acetic acid

vitamin b-3

nutritional yeast, rice bran

coal tar derivatives, 3-cyanopyridine, ammonia, and acid

vitamin b-5

nutritional yeast, rice bran

condensing isobutyraldehyde with formaldehyde

vitamin b-6

nutritional yeast, rice bran

petroleum ester and hydrochloric acid with formaldehyde

vitamin b-8

rice

phytin hydrolyzed with calcium hydroxide and sulfuric acid

vitamin b-9

broccoli, rice bran

processed with petroleum derivatives and acids; acetylene

vitamin b-12

nutritional yeast

cobalamins reacted with cyanide

vitamin b-x

paba nutritional yeast

coal tar oxidized with nitric acid (from ammonia)

choline

nutritional yeast, rice bran

ethylene and ammonia with hcl or tartaric acid

vitamin c

acerola cherries, citrus fruits

hydrogenated sugar processed with acetone

vitamin d

nutritional yeast

irradiated or solvently extracted animal fat/cattle brains

vitamin e

rice, vegetable oils

trimethylhydroquinone with isophytol, refined oils, all rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate—a synthetic petrochemically-derived form of dl-alpha tocopherol

vitamin h

nutritional yeast, rice bran

biosynthetically produced

vitamin k

cabbage

coal tar derivative, produced with p-allelic-nickel

What certifications do BiOrganic vitamins have?

Gluten Free: Our products are FDA-approved R5 ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay). Our producers test high-risk raw materials and the final products.

ISO Certified: Our producers work directly with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a voluntary body that sets standards for quality assurance. This means that our producer’s laboratories comply with the highest internationally recognized criteria for operating standards and testing procedures.

Registered with NSF: Our producers are certified with Good Manufacturing Practices, which are guidelines that provide a system of processes, procedures, and documentations to assure their products actually have the identity, strength, composition, quality, and purity that they claim.

Non-GMO: Our producers support third-party non-GMO verifiers such as the Non-GMO Project. Our producers only use ingredients that are non-GMO.

Herbicide and Pesticide Free: All of our products are rigorously tested for traces of herbicides or pesticides, and we keep only those products that are pure.

Farm Fresh: To make our vitamins, our producers only buy fresh, organic food from local US farmers

Vegetarian: All of our producers provide supplements that are completely vegetarian and contain only fresh ingredients.

Validated 100 Percent Whole Foods: Our manufacturers produce all products in FDA-registered facilities that are tailored to meet stringent US and international standards. Our tablets are free from corn, milk, wheat, and active yeast and are formulated without artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.

What time of day should I take my BiOrganic vitamins?

All BiOrganic vitamins can be taken anytime during the day and even on an empty stomach. The exceptions to this rule are the Optimal Digestive Strength and Kids’ Healthy Digestion, both of which should be taken with a meal. Also, our popular Sleep Strength & Recovery should be taken before bed.

How do I decide which BiOrganic vitamins are best for me?

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Where is the best place to store my vitamins?

The best place to store your vitamins is in a cold, dry place (our Wild Fish Oils of Norway are to be stored in the refrigerator). Also, always keep vitamins out of reach of children and pets.

Why are prenatal vitamins important to take before and during pregnancy?

From pre-conception to lactation, the pregnant woman’s diet affects not only the proper course of pregnancy and the harmonious development of the fetus, but also the long-term health of the unborn child and the mother. During pregnancy and lactation, fetal needs include regular, balanced nutritional intake, which is provided by the mother and the maternal reserves. If these contributions are irregular, the fetus and the infant can suffer deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, and certain fatty acids (omega-3) These elements have a decisive impact on the growth and brain development of the child. Taking vitamins and micronutrients are essential for the health of a baby and can prevent specific birth defects.

Do I need to take a multivitamin if I eat a healthy diet?

A person would not typically need vitamins in an ideal world with nutritious soil in combination with a clean, healthy, balanced, and varied diet. However, the nutrients in the soil in which we grow our food crops are continuously depleted year after year. A study done by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992* found that 72% of all nutrients had been depleted from the crops in Europe and that nutrients were removed from the soil by fertilizers, herbicides, farming practices, irrigation, and other human-induced causes. Since the study was done, the soil has only become more depleted. More than 90 of these deleted nutrients are essential for a healthy system, including over 60 minerals and 16 vitamins. Further, heating and cooking also contributes to reducing nutrients. Often what is left for the body to process is not adequate to maintain a properly functioning immune system. Therefore, taking vitamins is important to recapture the extensive loss of nutrients not readily provided in our everyday diets and decreases the probability of having a vitamin deficiency, which can lead to long-term health issues. The organic fruits and organic vegetables from which our vitamins are made come from soil that is still rich in nutrients.