3 main reasons we should be consuming organic supplements

3 main reasons we should be consuming organic supplements

Cultivate Elevate on Apr 1st 2022

Let's look at the 3 main reasons we should be consuming organic supplements:

  • Pesticides - Over 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used in the United State (US) each year and approximately 5.6 billion pounds are used worldwide [31]. Non-Organic foods can be sprayed with over 400+ pesticides [32]. Our health can be highly impacted by these toxins and our body is put into a poisonous state. It has been shown that pesticides can cause heavy metal toxicity [30] [35]. Supplements containing high levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury can lead to heavy metal toxicity [29]. These heavy metals can cause a plethora of issues including gastrointestinal symptoms, disturbance of the nervous system [22], cognition impairment [23], organ toxicity [24], and cellular damage [25]. These same chemicals run off into our oceans, lakes, and rivers causing dead zones (Such as the gulf of Mexico) and get recycled back into our rain water damaging our planet [36] [37]
  • Sewage sludge - Conventional foods are legally allowed to re-use human waste products onto their crops [40]. Meaning when we goto consume conventional supplements we could be consuming reused human waste products with each serving.
  • Nutritional deficiencies - Back in 1995 a group of scientists compared the nutritional profile of organic food and conventional food [41]. They determined that organic food yielded almost 15x the nutritional content as conventional food. The main reason for this is because of the heavy pesticide use that strips the soil of it's nutrients leading to mineral-less foods [42] [43].

These are 3 main reasons you should opt for organic when you are out searching for vitamins or supplements. Organic is the original way of doing things for the 10,000 years. Chemical farming only became popular in the 1940s post ww2 era because they had an abundance of chemicals and needed somewhere to put them.