Natural is not the same as whole-food based.
There is no FDA definition of "natural." So all kinds of products can be labeled “natural” and still be useless or even harmful for consumers.
What’s worse, the FDA will leave it undefined for the time being. This is a problem for everyone using the term to label their products:
"A lack of a uniform approach to the [natural] term has resulted in inconsistent product claims, consumer confusion, and even lawsuits against food companies accused of misleading consumers." - Lorraine Heller, FoodNavigator-USA.com
The trouble with "natural" is a company can start with a natural source, like a plant, then heat it so much the enzymes die.
Or a manufacturer can add chemicals or other artificial ingredients and still call it "natural."
That’s why the word essentially has no meaning.
Supplements only have to be 10 percent natural in order to legally make this claim. That’s why more than 95 percent of all vitamins sold today are synthetic.
This is what separates BarleyLife Xtra, which is made from real food, from the grocery store cheapies.
P.S. Man-made, synthetic vitamins are a waste of money and may be harmful to your health. That’s why it’s important to make sure any vitamins you or your children take are made from real food.
Otherwise, you're better off taking nothing.
A real-food supplement our family takes and recommends is BarleyLife Xtra. It combines 18 fruits and vegetables with young barley grass, which researchers have found to be one of the most nutritious plants on earth.
To find out more about this nutritious green powder, Click Here.