What Big Business Doesn't want you to know about Herbs
Herbal supplements have become a huge business because most people do not eat right; they rely on supplements to stay healthy. Supplements are also becoming more popular because the food that was once filled with nutrients has become increasingly less nutritious. It is very unlikely that the average person has vegetables with every meal. Therefore the big businesses prey on the bad eating habits that many have and make a profit out of it.
About 30 to 50 years ago many foods were had a lot of nutrients in them but now food has become less nutritious because of mass marketing. The produce that is sold in super markets today has been genetically enhanced so they have a longer shelf life. I don't know about you but personally, I would rather eat food that has been organically grown than food that has been genetically enhanced. Many people say that fruit and vegetables seem to taste better when they are purchased locally or home grown.
So now you are probably thinking "if this is all true, show me some evidence!" If you live in US you will probably remember back in 2006 when there was an out break of E-Coli poisoning from spinach that killed three people and made many others very sick. In 2001 there was a report done in the Journal of Complimentary Medicine that stated there had been a 76% decline of minerals in vegetables and fruits produced in the US and UK between 1940 and 1991.
In 2004 there was a report done in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition that explained about the declines in at least 6 nutrients had declined in content from 1950 to 1999. There is plenty of evidence that the food we eat today is less nutritious than the food people ate 30 to 50 years ago. Not only is the food less nutritious there is even evidence that leafy vegetables can actually harmful because lack of safety measures taken when processing them.
However, just taking any herbal supplement will not give your body what it is craving, in fact many supplements on the market are not made from natural nutrients and vitamins. The nutrients found in popular multi-vitamin supplements are mostly lab created and are mirror images of the actual vitamins and nutrients. Now you may be thinking that a mirror image is the same as the actual thing, but in actuality it is not.
You see if you were to stand in front of a mirror, as I am sure you have noticed the image looking back is doing the opposite of what you are doing. In other words your mirror image's right would be your left and vice versa. Therefore, the "fake" vitamins are not really what your body needs and the body may not even know what to do with them. Do your body good and take whole food supplements.