Vitamin Code Story
Why RAW MultiVitamins?
The Raw Factor of Food
The power of raw food is truly found in its
simplicity. When you eat food that is uncooked, untreated, and
unadulterated, you are eating food in harmony with nature’s intention
and your body’s design. Raw food enthusiasts will tell you that there
are many benefits derived from eating raw. When you consume raw foods,
you are consuming all of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics and
phytonutrients in their most potent form. Simply heating foods can
result in the loss of many of these important co-factors. When you
consider the chemical treatments and preservative ingredients added, you
are often left with food that is a shell of its former self. Most people
readily accept this premise. Who among us would argue that eating
canned, pasteurized fruit cup in syrup is better than eating a raw,
organic apple? While all food provides some nutrition, raw foods provide
higher levels of the 45 nutrients we need to supply our body with every
day to achieve extraordinary health.
Why Do We Need Raw Supplements?
Our bodies were designed to take in food and then
break it down in order to glean nutrition from that food. Co-factors
such as probiotics and enzymes aid this process. The probiotics and
enzymes naturally present in raw foods aid the digestion process,
allowing the body to break down the food and assimilate the nutrients
into the bloodstream. Raw foods, as found in nature, provide the
complete package of vitamins, minerals and co-factors necessary for the
body to maximize nutrient potential.
Eating food should not be compared to taking a
supplement because no supplement can compare to the benefits associated
with consuming RAW foods. However, if you have a nutritional deficiency
or you just don’t eat a healthy, balanced diet as you should, you
probably need to supplement to give your body the basic nutrition it
needs to function properly. If you are going to supplement, you should
seek out a RAW, whole-food multivitamin. The Vitamin Code is the first
multivitamin that was developed to provide nutrients in their raw
The RAW Truth About MultiVitamins
Imagine yourself 100 years ago telling friends about a
new movement in natural health—the “RAW” food movement. Raw foods,
natural living foods that are:
Right after you finished telling your friends about
this great new way to eat food, they would stare at you, not sure what
you’re driving at. After all, what you’ve just described is many of
their favorite farm fresh fruits, salads, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Foods they already eat every day. How things have changed in a century.
Today, an ever-growing number of people are jumping
aboard the “raw food” and bandwagon because modern food processing and
farming methods have robbed much of our food of the nutritive qualities
that make it healthy for our bodies. Let’s start with the advent of
agribusiness and mega-farming combines that reap bountiful crops which
are increasingly less and less nutritious for us. In today’s modern
system of agriculture, the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and
chemical fertilizers have significantly increased crop yields. The flip
side is that this “chemical” way of farming is growing fruits and
vegetables that aren’t as nutrient dense as they once were.
A comparison of USDA food composition tables from the
1960s and 1970s to the present day reveals that the vitamin and mineral
content of the nation’s breadbasket has declined 25 percent to 50
percent in the last generation. The fact that our food is less
nutritious is made worse when you consider what happens to our food
after it leaves the farm. In the name of convenience, safety, and
marketing, our food is subjected to all sorts of preserving,
irradiating, heating and treating that changes the nature of the food.
Most major food companies pay more attention to packaging and marketing
than the preservation of the nutrition contained in the foods. We have
so much abundance in this country, yet we are overfed and
undernourished. Talk about a heaping portion of American Irony.
In order to combat the lack of nutrients in our food
supply, a billion-dollar industry has emerged to bridge the nutritional
gap. Many believe that purchasing and consuming an inexpensive vitamin
and mineral supplement means that you won’t have to worry about the
nutrition in the “foods” you’re eating. The “disconnect” is that most
commercial multivitamins have little resemblance or connection to the
foods they intend to complement. The vast majority are chemically
isolated, synthetic derivatives of various vitamins and minerals found
in food. They are inorganic and are not natural. At the end of the day,
food has been replaced with inorganic chemicals.
Common sense is beginning to prevail, however, thanks
to the real food message and the organic movement, which have directed
much-needed attention to the serious degradation in the quality of our
food. The raw food phenomenon is an even greater expression of the
lengths we will go for better health. But does a diet rich in real,
organic and RAW foods eliminate the need for a multivitamin? Not
exactly. Because even the RAW foods we eat are not as nutritious as they
once were and worse may be entirely missing key nutrients due to poor
growing conditions and lack of soil fertility.
Until the Vitamin Code, there have been few options
available for those who wish to supplement with a RAW, living
multivitamin. The Vitamin Code represents a breakthrough discovery that
will change the way you take vitamins forever.
The following web links provide more raw food
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Raw Interview with Jordan Rubin,
“Raw Truth” Author
by Health Experts at Healthy Living Magazine & Christine Dreher, CCN,
Vitamin Code Introduction