The Completeness of Whole Food Concentrates.
In addition to the benefits of biocompatibility, GNLD has a philosophy of choosing whole food concentrates wherever possible and appropriate. When a nutrient exists in a natural food source, it is never present in an isolated form. Certain factors such as vitamins and minerals plus other identified and unidentified co-nutrients are likely to be present. It is obvious that Nature has a plan and offers a blueprint for complete nutrition. These factors occur together in naturally in foods to help the body utilise and receive maximum benefit for the nutrient. It would follow that whole food supplements containing these accompanying factors are more likely to be recognised and utilised by the body than products which are single isolated nutrients. Since the body thrives on completeness and balance in its nutrition, prudence favours choosing a whole food supplement that provides this complete, balanced complex of factors that Nature has so wisely formulated.
Let’s Look at some Examples.
Beta-carotene is an example of the completeness advantage of the GNLD whole food difference. Research and scientific reports that created the awareness of the importance of beta-carotene in the human diet came from epidemiological studies that compared the dietary habits of large numbers of people to their health records. From decades of evaluating and comparing this information for tens of thousands of people, many ‘trends’ became apparent. One trend in particular gave a strong indication that those people who ate the most foods that were rich in beta-carotene had the lowest incidence of certain conditions. At the time this information came out many companies rushed to market with beta-carotene supplements. The vast majority of which were synthetic, single nutrient formulations.
GNLD knew that nowhere in our natural food supply does beta-carotene exist alone. It is always found with varying amounts of a wide group of nutrients known as carotenoids. Thus, our response was not to rush to market with just beta-carotene, but rather to provide a ‘whole food’ beta-carotene from within the human natural diet. Our initial choice was carrots. Therefore, if you have been relying upon a GNLD product to increase the beta-carotene in your diet, you have been getting not just beta-carotene, but the whole family of carotenoids found in carrots. Today with our unique and exclusive Carotenoid Complex, the whole food difference is even more apparent. Each capsule delivers the whole carotenoid profile of carrots, tomatoes, spinach, red capsicums, apricots, peaches and strawberries; the exact whole food completeness that Nature intended.
Vitamin C, whether it comes from an orange or is fermented in the laboratory, has the chemical formula C6H8O6. Both sources provide nutritional value for the body. However, researchers and food supplement consumers alike are looking beyond just vitamin C to what could be termed the
‘C-complex’. Consider vitamin C found in the orange. It is not just a single, isolated compound; it’s one of a complex of 20—25 factors. These associated factors are commonly termed bioflavonoids or ‘P’ factors and are associated with improving capillary strength and permeability. These bioflavonoids can only be obtained form food sources. It is thought that these same factors have a synergistic property that may enhance the value of vitamin C, while increasing its nutritional benefits. By using a formulation based on whole food sources, which offer q wider range of synergistic nutrients, you have more assurance of receiving complete nutrition and complete nutritional value!
GNLD’s Commitment to You.
At GNLD, extensive research and commitment to Nature’s ‘blueprint’ shows we are at the leading edge. GNLD makes the biocompatibility of our products a top priority. Before we approve the use of any raw material, it must not only pass rigorous laboratory challenges for quality, purity and function, but it must also pass our biocompatibility criteria as well. Is the substance normally part of the human natural diet? Does it have a long history of safe use? Are there any unknown factors about its composition? Does it match up to nature’s ‘blueprint’ for human nutrition? What happens if someone consumes this material every day for 2 years, 20 years or a lifetime?
It is this type of challenge that has kept GNLD products not only at the leading edge of science, but of technology as well.
We have committed ourselves to developing products based upon whole food, human natural diet raw materials. With this philosophy as our guide, GNLD has pushed forward the frontiers of nutritional supplementation to become the world’s leader.
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