Nutritional Supplements: Dangers of synthetic B vitamins

Tell us about the B vitamin complex, and I’ll let you handle if you want to go one by one or just speak to the dangers of them.

Dr. Brian Clement from Hippocrates Health Institute: I don’t know if we’ve had an opportunity so far in this series to talk about the vitamin B synthetics and how they’re made.

The very coal tar that they use to make roads, they actually make many of the B vitamins out of. It’s an offshoot or waste or byproduct from the petrochemical industry.

Practically every B vitamin can be found in sprouted whole grains, that’s where you should be getting it. wheatgrass has B vitamins in it. If you think about it, B vitamins, which were the very first nutrient isolated by Fletcher in 1905 were thought to be an isolated element, a solo element, but by the 1940s we realized it was a B vitamin complex.

The one mistake they made with that is we didn’t have a full understanding of what a probiotic or healthy bacteria was, so we placed vitamin B12 into the B category and it’s really not a B vitamin in the traditional sense.

Vitamin B12 is literally a bacteria that you find in soil, and it should be isolated and removed from that, but often you’ll see even in a whole food variety, a living form of vitamin B complex – the B12 is placed in there.

That won’t hurt you in a living form, but everyone does need vitamin B12 on a daily basis, 100% of the population, you, your children, your friends, your family, all should be on vitamin B12, but the bacterial form. Get 100% natural supplements from Hippocrates Health Institute Lifegive Supplements.

That presents a problem because only 2 or 3% on the market globally are bacterial forms. The rest are chemicals and of course it’s written over the decades that the bacterial form – the cobalamin are not as effective as the methels. The truth of the matter is why they tell you that is because the methels are produced by the pharmaceutical industry and they want to sell it to you. And so watch yourself on that one. It’s extremely important to understand that.

Now, to top it all off, what happens with the B vitamins do if you don’t have them, you’re going to end up with a nervous system problem, it’s for production of the cells, for your cardiovascular health, etc.

If you’re taking the synthetic forms of vitamin B, they are so dangerous for the very things they help. Ironically, the very things that are supposed to be helping you (and they will help you if you take it either from food or whole food form) are going to turn around and hurt the things it should help if it’s a chemical.

That should make sense if you understand reverse order or mathematical disparity – where basically on one end of the pole and the other end of the pole you have opposite results, and that’s what you see with a lot of these chemical nutritional supplements.

You see when they fortify breads and they look at the population of people who eat the breads, there’s a much higher incidence of heart attacks and strokes with those people and when I was a boy growing up, we had a bread called Wonder bread, and now I wonder why they even called it a bread. Basically it was a giant loaf of white fluffy powder that they put together like a glue and it was 100% fortified with chemical nutritional supplements.

And when you start to look at these things, you start to say, my God, how did they ever mislead us to a point where we started to think that something that was neutral and neutered like that was a natural thing to eat? And how did we develop a taste for that? I guess you can develop a taste for anything if you take it long enough and keep being told it will help you or it’s good for you.

The B vitamins are very, very important. Folic acid became a big hit as you recall about 10 years ago. What we found is birth defects from folic acid.

The research we’ve done here on vitamin B12: you lose memory, you can increase Alzheimer’s disease if you don’t have B12. Biotin is so essentially important, it helps to increase strong hair and nails and skin and a lot of people out there who have dry hair and split hair, etc – you have a biotin deficiency.

And you start to look at things like vitamin B5. B5 is a cofactor to make other nutrients in the body work and one of the things that’s lacking if you don’t have enough B5 is cholesterol regulation.

Every once in a while we may even see a person who is vegan who isn’t eating animal fat or isn’t eating coconut oil, and yet making their cholesterol go up, but they still have a higher cholesterol. Almost 100% of the time, I supplement them with a whole food variety of vitamin B6 or most of the time I get them to eat more of a particular form of a sprouted grain, and we end up with broccoli sprouts in their diet or sprouted sweet potato or the cabbage sprouts, etc, and practically overnight all those problems go away.

Niacin about 20 years ago was the nutrient they were shining the light on. Every 3 years or so they put a new superstar up to sell it to you, to get it into the consciousness of the public, as vitamin D is right now.

If you see a deficiency in niacin, circulatory activity doesn’t happen. Also a lot of people who have niacin deficiencies don’t have any appetite, their digestion is impaired, they can’t feel senses, the end of their toes or fingers or even hearing if you don’t have enough niacin. These are all very important, most of us can get enough from consuming sprouted grains.

If we’re under a lot of stress as most people are today, you want to find a whole food variety of the B vitamin complex. Everyone out there, supplementing vitamin B12 is a necessity.