The Whole Vitamin Truth

In This Episode

Joining the conversation today is one of Neal’s favorite whole food vitamin creators, Dr. Vic Shayne. 

He and Neal go in-depth about why it's so important to get our vitamins and minerals from food, and how to find a supplement that is closest to food in the case of deficiency.

Dr. Shayne explains the chemistry of consuming minerals and discusses the vital difference between "whole-food-based" and "whole food" supplements.

The doctors also discuss what information manufacturers do and don’t have to print on their labels, how to curb the generational impact of daily toxins, and Dr. Shayne's personal methodology for creating vitamin supplements.

Topics Discussed

  • Vic’s philosophy on supplements
  • Getting vitamins from food vs supplements
  • Supplement compounds
  • Whole food “based” vitamins
  • What is NOT required on labels
  • ODing on vitamins from supplements but not from food
  • The chemistry of consuming minerals
  • His methodology for creating his supplements
  • Generational impact of toxins

All About Vic Shayne

Vic Shayne, Ph.D., is a doctor-consultant, writer, and mind-body therapist. For the past 22 years, he has been a formulator of whole food supplements and has written a number of books on natural healthcare and the holistic approach to health, nutrition, and life.

He is a New York Times bestselling author and has written more than 12 books and 500 articles over the past 38 years. 


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Dr. Neal Smoller is a holistic pharmacist, supplement expert, and founder of Woodstock Vitamins. Dr. Neal’s mission is to challenge the natural products industry, redefining holistic care and setting the standard for supplement quality. His methods and products are backed by real science, and with them, he builds and supports his customers’ lifelong wellness strategies.

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