Cost of Whole Food Vitamins vs. Synthetic
So, what about the cost of whole food vitamins vs. synthetic options — is there a price difference? Not always, but a higher quality product that’s sourced from high-quality, organic ingredients is generally more expensive than lower quality synthetic options.
Now ask yourself this question: “should I think about the cost when it comes to choosing a multivitamin?” While obviously cost can be a factor for a number of reasons, if you are looking to invest in something for your health, your best bet is to choose a product that actually works. While synthetic vitamins may be a cheaper option, if the bioavailability is very poor, then ultimately, it’s a waste of money. The key here is to select a product that’s bioavailable, meaning it’s more easily absorbed by the body — as the old saying goes — you get what you pay for.
And the good news is that there are ways to save some money with many whole food vitamins, such as buying in bulk or choosing a monthly subscription option.