What makes Chaya different from other Supplements?
THE RISE AND RISE OF PLANT-BASED PRODUCTS
The global dietary supplements market size is expected to reach USD 272.4 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.6% from 2021 to 2028.
The growing awareness regarding personal health and wellness owing to changing eating habits and hectic lifestyles is expected to drive the demand for dietary supplements over the forecast period.
So, in this ever-increasing rise of supplements – how do you decide which supplements to take daily? In this article we will look at Chaya and what makes Chaya different to other supplements available and the questions you need to ask when deciding.
Vitamins can be derived from plant or animal products or produced synthetically in a laboratory. Vitamin A, for example, can be derived from fish liver oil, and vitamin C from citrus fruits or rose hips. Most commercial vitamins are made from synthetic vitamins, which are cheaper and easier to produce than natural derivatives. So, vitamin A may be synthesized from acetone, and vitamin C from keto acid.
Vitamin tablets or capsules usually contain additives that aid in the manufacturing process or in how the vitamin pill is accepted by the body. Microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, calcium, or malto-dextrin are added to many vitamins as a filler, to give the vitamin the proper bulk. Magnesium stearate or stearic acid is usually added to vitamin tablets as a lubricant, and silicon dioxide as a flow agent.
MULTI-VITAMIN VS SINGLE SUPPPLEMENT INGREDIENTS
What can your body Absorb?
When winter heads our way we tend to purchase single supplements that contains high values of specific vitamins or minerals. An example of this is: Vitamin C in order to boost our immune system. But how much of this can our body actual use or absorb?
Oral vitamin C produces tissue and plasma concentrations that the body tightly controls. Approximately 70%–90% of vitamin C is absorbed at moderate intakes of 30–180 mg/day. However, at doses above 1 g/day, absorption falls to less than 50% and absorbed, unmetabolized ascorbic acid is excreted in the urine.
Other Vitamins and Minerals needed:
Some vitamins and minerals need to be taken together with other vitamins and minerals to ensure they are optimally absorbed in the body.
For better absorption of vitamin D, you must include vitamin K, magnesium, and zinc in your diet. They speed up the absorption procedure and reduce your likelihood of being vitamin D deficient.
Potassium, because it encourages the kidneys to excrete sodium, counters the harmful cardiovascular effects of sodium surplus.
Vitamin B12 and folate form one of nutrition’s more estimable couples. They work together to support some of the most fundamental processes of cell division and replication.
Phytochemicals are compounds in plants. They give plants their color, flavor, and aroma. It is thought that there are thousands of different phytochemicals, and scientists are just starting to discover the different roles these substances may play. However, we are learning that in addition to the roles they play in plants, they may also have health benefits for us when we eat them!
Weighing the cost:
When we purchase a bottle of vitamin C – pricing on this might be much lower than a multi-vitamin. As we learned above though, our bodies can only absorb about 40-50% of the values contained in these bottles. Which means we only get 50% of the value of what we paid for this bottle.
Our bodies need more of certain vitamins and minerals in order to absorb other vitamins and minerals. We therefore now need to purchase additional vitamins and minerals to ensure our bodies obtain the full benefits of the needed nutrient deficiencies. Now we tend to also purchase Vitamin D, Zinc, Iron resulting in us payment much more for these monthly supplements.
Considering this, it might be more cost-effective to purchase a multi-vitamin, multi-minerals that also includes amino acids and phytochemicals to give us a complete nutrient benefit.
Not all-natural healthcare products are created equal, and when it comes to the inclusion of plants and herbs, much comes down to how the naturally sourced and active ingredients are produced and mixed. Therefore, some manufacturers of supplements choose to use plant extracts to make a highly concentrated version of the plant composed.
Plant/plant extracts have high chemical variability, even if obtained from same chemotype and manufacturing process. It is therefore important to ensure that studies and research has been performed on the concentration extracts of the plant as well and not just on the raw product as this might include side-effects or an over-dose of certain vitamins and minerals not focused on in the original research.
WHAT DOES 100% NATURAL MEAN?
Do not blindly follow the labels on the product. Many of the products with labels like ‘non-toxic’, ‘herbal’, ‘natural’ have no legal basis in the industry. These claims tend to mislead and misguide the consumers.
There has been a discussion about how certain products claim to be natural and how they label themselves as such. The outcomes have not made it easy for customers to determine what is what on the store shelves. The next time you pick up a product, how will you classify it as a natural product or not?
Look at the ingredients present in the product. Ingredients can clarify your doubt immediately. If you see names of herbs and plants, then you know it is a natural product. Remember to check that they are not synthetic ingredients hiding in between botanical names.
BACKED BY SCIENCE
When taking any supplement, it is important that you should always be doing the research and asking brands about their product formulas.
Supplements and herbs are all part of complementary medicine, which are therapies that fall beyond the scope of evidence-based medicine. Nevertheless, medical researchers do study some therapies and supplements that fall under this umbrella.
HERE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH CHAYA
- Chaya only contains 100% Natural Chaya Riana and no other added ingredients.
- Chaya in its natural form contains Multi-vitamins, Multi-minerals, Phytochemicals and Amino Acids and therefore does not undergo any further processing and refining but is dried and capsules.
- Chaya capsules are also made from veggie Capsules.
- Chaya is not a concentration or mixture of various ingredients and therefore processing is limited.
- Chaya is backed by 100’s of research articles and studies on the various benefits of Chaya, where some is available directly from our website.