Organic Vitamins!

  Organic Vitamins!

Everyone has the right to know what is in our vitamins, how they are produced, and where they are sourced. Companies are not required to give us the information we want to know in a way that we can understand. The current rules on food labeling leave a lot of room for vague claims that make it difficult to differentiate between vitamins that are naturally organic or full of preservatives that are bad for you.

As a result, the array of labels found on every vitamin can be overwhelming. You can and should be informed about what current labeling practices really mean and how they affect you – and we hope this article helps.

The term “organic” and “natural” have become so complicated in the vitamin industry that the consumer is left wondering if they even understand the meanings. A natural vitamin means it was made from a component directly from the earth or it can be 'naturally made' in your body through digestion. 

How can I get 1000 mg of vitamin C naturally?

Good sources of vitamin C

  1. Citrus fruit, such as oranges and orange juice.
  2. Peppers.
  3. Strawberries.
  4. Blackcurrants.
  5. Broccoli.
  6. Brussels sprouts.
  7. Potatoes

To obtain vitamin C naturally from the industry standpoint is not realistic. A single orange generally contains 50mg of vitamin C. To obtain 1000mg of vitamin C, we would need to crush twenty full oranges with peel and all. During the crushing process we need to obtain a full 50mg each time (considering 50% losses) we would have to start with forty oranges. The cost per pound of oranges or about 40 oranges is $1.50 at most grocery stores. Now we must assure that the product will stay on the shelf without going bad which means it needs to be treated or converted to powder or tablet otherwise we would just constantly buy fresh squeezed orange juice. Now assuming we do not want to add any additives to keep it longer on the shelf then as you can see the cost and the process immediately goes up and becomes not feasible for the mass market.

Hence if you truly want to get your vitamin C naturally its best to eat it from fruits and vegetables.

Organic Vitamins

Right now, the most meaningful label on your food, in terms of upholding specific government requirements, is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic seal. For a product to be certified organic, it is required to meet specific standards:
  • Organic crops cannot be grown with synthetic fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, or sewage sludge.
  • Organic crops cannot be genetically engineered or irradiated.
  • Animals must eat only organically grown feed (without animal byproducts) and cannot be treated with synthetic hormones or antibiotics.
  • Animals must have access to the outdoors, and ruminants (like cows) must have access to pasture.
  • Animals cannot be cloned.

The requirements of the industry are constantly changing and the word organic means that the vitamins were raised in non-genetically modified (GMO) bacterial or yeast cultures with natural ingredients like corn. Non-GMO corn must be used as the feed to grow bacteria in large volume to produce ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The processes that followed to convert the ascorbic acid into powder and tablets used no dyes, chemicals and other harsh not accepted processes to produce an organic product. The word organic supplement and vitamin in the industry was meant to protect the consumer and uphold the product to generally accepted regulations. However, with time even this word has become corrupted, and the term now indicates that 70% -95% (depends on) of the product is sourced by naturally means which means that 70% to 95% could be the actual additive that is in the vitamin and not the actual vitamin. Sometimes the additive is not even good for your health but is organic since is sourced in the appropriate ways and it allows the producer to call the product organic even though the organic component is making up the filler, dye, additive or preservative and not the actual product. Even when the word 100% organic is used in the industry which is such a strong statement still the product can contain 5% of non-organic products from the The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. Which itself contains substances such as Calcium hypochlorite, Chlorine dioxide, Hypochlorous acid - generated from electrolyzed water, Sodium hypochlorite. Some of the added products that are not good for you but are also included and pushes as organics are the coating of vitamins and supplements and this can also add to the ingredients that are not necessarily needed by your body but are consumed along with the vitamins.

About the Organic Standards

Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods. The organic standards describe the specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent before products can be labeled USDA organic.

Crop Standards
Livestock and Poultry Standards
Handling Standards

Crop Standards

The organic crop production standards require that:

  • Land must have had no prohibited substances applied to it for at least 3 years before the harvest of an organic crop.
  • Soil fertility and crop nutrients will be managed through tillage and cultivation practices, crop rotations, and cover crops, supplemented with animal and crop waste materials and allowed synthetic materials.
  • Crop pests, weeds, and diseases will be controlled primarily through management practices including physical, mechanical, and biological controls. When these practices are not sufficient, a biological, botanical, or synthetic substance approved for use on the National List may be used.
  • Operations must use organic seeds and other planting stock when available.
  • The use of genetic engineering, ionizing radiation and sewage sludge is prohibited.

Livestock and Poultry Standards

Livestock and poultry standards apply to animals used for meat, milk, eggs, and other animal products sold, labeled, or represented as organic. Some requirements include:

  • Animals for slaughter must be raised under organic management from the last third of gestation, or no later than the second day of life for poultry.
  • Producers must feed livestock agricultural feed products that are 100 percent organic, but they may also provide allowed vitamin and mineral supplements.
  • Dairy animals must be managed organically for at least 12 months for milk or dairy products to be sold, labeled, or represented as organic.
  • Preventive management practices must be used to keep animals healthy. Producers may not withhold treatment from sick or injured animals. However, animals treated with a prohibited substance may not be sold as organic.
  • Ruminants must be out on pasture for the entire grazing season, but for not less than 120 days. These animals must also receive at least 30 percent of their feed, or dry matter intake (DMI), from pasture.
  • All organic livestock and poultry are required to have access to the outdoors year-round. Animals may only be temporarily confined due to documented environmental or health considerations.

Handling Standards

The handling standards require:

  • All non-agricultural ingredients, whether synthetic or non-synthetic, must be allowed according to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.
  • In a multi-ingredient product labeled as “organic,” all agricultural ingredients must be organically produced, unless the ingredient(s) is not commercially available in organic form and listed on Section 205.606.
  • Handlers must prevent the commingling of organic with non-organic products and protect organic products from contact with prohibited substances.

Labeling Multi-Ingredient Products

  • Products sold, labeled, or represented as organic must have at least 95 percent certified organic content.
  • Products sold, labeled, or represented as “made with” organic must have at least 70 percent certified organic content.
  • Products containing less than 70 percent organic content may identify specific ingredients as organic in the ingredients list.

How To Choose the Right Vitamin?

From the discussion above it is clear that reading the product label and looking at the other ingredients is the key to protecting your health and making sure that you and your family obtain the best product on the market. The fact is most of vitamins are source from bacterial or yeast cultures for industrial production. Hence all vitamins manufacturers must start with the same active raw ingredients mostly as micronutrient (a chemical element or substance required in trace amounts). But the other ingredients or the inactive ingredient which include additives, binders, colorants, preservatives, and natural tastes additives are what separate the vitamins supplements in the industry. The consumer needs to avoid any product that has extensive list of additives or have impossible to pronounce words as the additives and preservatives to their supplements and vitamins.

Product Purity 

Look to a manufacturer which is free of all additives, preservatives, artificial flavors, colors/dyes, and GMO’s which often are the products listed under the “other ingredients”. The reason many vitamin manufacturers put these “other Ingredients” in their vitamin is mostly to protect the vitamin against your stomach acids and make the product cheap and rapidly produced. In other words, these fillers and coatings are added to protect their bottom line, not you.

Easy-to-Take

Our Instant Dissolve (quick dissolving) tablets absorb easily under the tongue and directly into your bloodstream. Within a moment of placing our product under your tongue, it will dissolve and start to absorb and disperse through your body and get to work! Making it the perfect solution for people who hate swallowing large pills.

Absorption Method

As you now know, vitamins are also produced to be taken under your tongue. When you place it there, you are placing it on the buccal mucosa. The tissue that is there makes it possible to quickly absorb the vitamin into the bloodstream, avoiding the harsh environment of your stomach and digestive system entirely! So, if you are someone who hates taking vitamins because your stomach gets upset or have a tough time swallowing a big pill - you’re in luck! Under the tongue vitamins may be the answer you have been looking for all along!

Summary

We at Frunutta provide our customers with the best cleanest (less additives and less excipients) and purest vitamin and supplements so our customers can have a healthy choice. Our under the tongue Micro Quick Absorb technology you will absorb vitamin tablet quickly and easily under the tongue without concern for lack of absorption. At the same time our products contain only the vitamin, acacia gum and minute amount of lactose that even the lactose intolerant customers are safe to consume.

We at Frunutta strive to make your hectic life a little easier and healthier!

This information is only for educational purposes and is not medical advice or intended as a recommendation of any specific products. Consult your health care provider for more information. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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