Difference between natural vitamins and synthetic vitamins

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In fact, the different composition and structure of each vitamin will bring different effects to the user. So what is a multivitamin? What are natural vitamins? What difference do they have? Let Solife give you a detailed answer in the article below.

1. Natural Vitamin

First, let’s learn about natural vitamins.

1.1 What are natural vitamins?

Natural vitamins are also known as fresh vitamins, and natural vitamins. Vitamins are extracted directly from plants, containing high levels of nutrients, enzymes, and minerals to help the body easily absorb and metabolize.

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1.2 Effects of natural vitamins on the body

Vitamins naturally exist in the foods you provide your body with every day. Some typical effects of fresh vitamins include:

  • Skin beautifying, anti-oxidant.
  • Strengthen the immune system, support resistance
  • Involved in the internal metabolic processes of the body.

The effect of this vitamin on the body will depend on the amount as well as the type of food taken into the body each day.

See more: Top 12 foods with the most vitamin C

2. Multivitamins

In fact, up to 95% of vitamins today are multivitamins.

2.1 What are multivitamins?

Unlike natural vitamins, synthetic vitamins are manufactured and prepared through many different stages, processes and ingredients. Therefore, they are not “fresh” and like natural vitamins.

There is no specific standard for creating multivitamins. The composition, strength, and effectiveness of this vitamin will vary by brand and specific product.

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2.2 Effects of multivitamins on the body

Currently, multivitamins are produced and prepared in many different forms: tablets, capsules, gummies, powders, liquid… The common effects that this vitamin line brings to the body can be mentioned as:

  • Provides a variety of vitamins and minerals needed by the body in different amounts, depending on the specific product.
  • Assimilation and transformation of foods to create energy, maintain cell life activities.
  • Thanks to its antioxidant properties, vitamins work to protect cells from damage from the external environment. Besides, it also helps to detoxify and fight infection effectively.
  • Contributes to the maintenance and development of body activities A deficiency in one or more vitamins can also have serious effects. In particular, in the first years of life, the lack of natural vitamins or synthetic vitamins also affects the comprehensive development of children.
  • Supports skin beauty, anti-aging and prevents the penetration of harmful free radicals.

Often, multivitamins on the market may contain higher or lower levels of nutrients than what is stated on the label. When using, it is necessary to pay attention to choosing genuine products, ensuring quality.

See more: Instructions on how to use vitamin C for health

3. Distinguish the difference between natural vitamins and synthetic vitamins

Basically, natural vitamins and synthetic vitamins have the following differences:

3.1 Origin and way of production

Although both of these vitamins have the same function and mechanism of action on the body. However, the first difference can be mentioned is the origin and production method.

Natural vitamins are often derived from plants with many nutrients that are beneficial to human health. In particular, fruits and vegetables are concentrated together to create this “fresh” vitamin line for the body.

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In contrast, multivitamins are manufactured based on many different processes and stages. In contrast, multivitamins are manufactured based on many different processes and stages.

3.2 Chemical Structure

Natural vitamin products will have the words “100% nature” or “plant origin” right on the label.

3.3 Absorption capacity of the body

Your body has a hard time absorbing multivitamins and can even cause health problems. Meanwhile, the body can completely absorb nutrients from natural vitamins without any problems.

For example, Vitamin C exists in vegetables and fruits in a complex form with flavonoids – compounds that both protect and stabilize the activity of Vitamin C.

When using natural vitamin C, this compound will be broken down, absorbed and eliminated slowly. Meanwhile, the multivitamin will be released quickly, This can cause the content of this vitamin to increase suddenly, causing poisoning or waste.

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Excessive consumption of multivitamin products regularly and continuously for a long time can cause chemical residues, affecting the health of users.

Above are Solife’s answers about 2 basic types of vitamins: natural vitamins, synthetic vitamins and the basic differences between them. Although “fresh” vitamins have more advantages, are better absorbed and safer by the body, but do not ignore the great benefits of multivitamins for the body.



Trần Hoàng Uyên (Senior Manager Pharmaceutical company) là chuyên gia cấp cao với nhiều năm kinh nghiệm trong lĩnh vực dược phẩm. Tốt nghiệp cử nhân chuyên ngành Quản lý dược I tại Trường Đại học Y dược TP. Hồ Chí Minh và hiện đang công tác tại công ty dược phẩm. Với hơn 10 năm kinh nghiệm làm việc trong ngành dược, chị Hoàng Uyên là chuyên gia cộng tác tham vấn y khoa cho danh mục blog cũng như các nội dung liên quan trên Solife. (Tran Hoang Uyen (Senior Manager Pharmaceutical company) is a senior specialist with many years of experience in the Pharmaceutical field. She graduated Bachelor of Pharmacy Management I at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City and is currently working for a pharmaceutical company. With more than 10 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, Ms. Hoang Uyen is a medical consultant collaborator for content on Solife's website.)