The Problem With 99% Of Multi-Vitamins

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The Problem With 99% Of Multi-Vitamins

Written by: Drew Canole

Genetically modified corn – you probably know by now that it’s a BIG problem with potentially disastrous side-effects to your health.

If you’re like most health-conscious folks, you probably try to avoid GMOs whenever you can.

But did you know that you might be consuming GMOs every morning in the form of your multivitamin?

Recent reports found that a surprisingly large number of multivitamins and individual vitamin supplements are made with ingredients derived from GMO corn.

That means that along with your “vitamins” you are getting pesticides and other GMO health hazards. Not exactly what you were going for, right?  

You would think something like that would be well know by now and broadcasted throughout the media. But the truth is, the mainstream media does not want to touch anything in regards to the negative aspects of GMOs because they fail to admit that they are even a problem in the first place.

Despite the fact that studies all around the globe are finding the safety of GMOs questionable at best and extremely detrimental to health at worst.

The GMOs that are hidden in vitamins are hard to detect because of heavy processing, but they are there.

The following is a list of ingredients that have been found by The Non-GMO Project to commonly include GMOs:

  • Amino acids
  • Alcohol
  • Aspartame
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Sodium ascorbate
  • Citric acid
  • Ethanol
  • Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”)
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Lactic acid
  • Maltodextrins
  • Molasses
  • MSG
  • Sucrose
  • Xanthan gum
  • Vitamins

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Ingredients Commonly Found In Vitamin Supplements

As you can assume from the list, a TON of food contains ingredients that are genetically modified or derived from genetically modified foods. This includes many vegetarian foods, almost all sodas and soft drinks, canned soups, children’s snack foods, emergency foods, processed snacks, etc

The most common of these ingredients found in vitamins are:


This is a starch derived from corn that is often used as a filler and flow agent in health supplements. Unless labeled otherwise, you can most always assume that it is derived from GMO sources.

Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic acid is heavily refined from GMO corn. You thought ascorbic acid always meant vitamin C? Most doctors may believe that it is, but don’t be fooled. In nearly all clinical trials where vitamin C is discredited as beneficial for human health, they are really talking about isolated ascorbic acid from GMO corn.

Real vitamin C is a complex combination of synergistic compounds that is found in whole foods and vitamins derived from whole foods. So if you really want to take vitamin C to help overcome or prevent illness, then get it from one of these sources (I would suggest camu camu).


Sucrose is a sugar and is often found in children’s vitamins and supplements, along with other potentially harmful ingredients like aspartame and food dyes. They are usually in higher doses in children’s products than in adult’s supplements because, well, gotta make sure they taste good for the kiddos!  

What Vitamins You SHOULD Be Taking

Organic Or Non-Gmo Verified Whole Food Supplements

Whole food supplements are vitamins, minerals, etc. that are made from concentrated whole foods. These are not isolated vitamins, they are complex structures that contain a variety of factors that work together to enable any said vitamin to do its job correctly in your body.

Vitamins and minerals in their WHOLE FOOD form are 263 times MORE POTENT than an isolated vitamin or mineral!

Not all supplements are created equally. When you are purchasing a supplement make sure of the following:

  • It is made from concentrated whole foods
  • It is as close to its natural form as possible
  • It is free of allergens, like gluten and soy
  • It is preferably vegan
  • It is organic or Non-GMO project verified
  • It makes a difference! If you take it for 1-2 weeks and notice nothing, it might be time to switch to a different brand

Still not sure where to start? Check out the Non-GMO Project verified products page to search for brands that are free of GMOs.

Here are some that they have found to be free of genetically modified ingredients:

Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Women’s Multivitamin

Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Men’s Multivitamin

New Chapter Every Man, Men’s Multivitamin

New Chapter Every Women’s Multivitamin

Rainbow Light Certified Prenatal

Join the movement to demand that GMOs are labeled, so we can have a choice as to what we put in our bodies. 

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