Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
A review of studies on the benefits of organic foods compared to conventional foods found very little difference in the vitamin content of the two options. Dr. Crystal Smith-Spangler, of Stanford University, led a group her of colleagues to carry out the review. This panel compared results from over 200 studies and included tests on fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, meat and grains. The findings of this study may change what people look for in liquid vitamin supplements.
The results of the systematic review were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on September 4, 2012. The summary of the review stated that they used “17 studies in humans and 223 studies of nutrient and contaminant levels in food” to find the reported results. When addressing the notion that organic food it more nutritious than convention food, the study stated “all estimates of differences in nutrient and contaminant levels in foods were highly heterogeneous except for the estimate for phosphorus; phosphorus levels were significantly higher than in conventional produce, although this difference is not clinically significant.” After studying and comparing these studies, the panel concluded “the published literature lacks strong evidence that organic foods are significantly more nutritious than conventional foods.”
So what are the implications of these findings? How does this affect people in the health food or supplement industry. Brett Peterson, the Director of Business Development for Liquid Health, Inc., says “It takes the pressure off to produce organic products. There has been high demand for organic products over the last few years. Unfortunately, organic ingredients are so much more expensive which makes the final cost of the product that much higher. Now that we can see the added cost doesn’t really equate to a better product, we can continue to make high quality liquid supplements and use organic ingredients when it’s the best choice for the product, not because it’s the popular thing to do.”
Liquid Health Inc. has been manufacturing the Liquid Health brand of liquid vitamin supplements for over 20 years. Liquid Health Inc. manufactures all its products in a certified-cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility. All Liquid Health supplements are made in the USA.