Understanding which nutrition products are actual foods and which are supplements can be confusing. All of the Phytopur products are 100% FOOD! This is an important nutritional distinction about Upshoot.
Here's a simple guide to help you understand the nutritional differences between foods and supplements.
A "food first" approach to nutrition is the healthiest, safest and most effective. The form and dose of nutrients that is natural in foods is best for our bodies. Research showing the many benefits of plant based nutrients is strongest for food. In fact, nutrients extracted into high dose supplements may be harmful or ineffective according to decades of studies.
Supplements are intended to "fill in the gaps" of our diet, not to be the go-to first choice for fuel. When nutrients are extracted into supplements, they aren't the same as whole foods. Sometimes, supplements are needed and helpful, but this is on a case by case basis. For example, if your doctor does a blood test revealing you have low Vitamin D levels, taking a supplement would be advised. However, if you need more phytonutrients from green veggies in your diet, foods, like the Phytopur Super Drink or Soup will be your best bet!
|Nutrient Info||Uses Nutrition Facts Panel||Uses Supplement Facts Panel|
|Nutrient Form||Natural||Extracted or Concentrated|
|Regulation||Required by USDA/FDA||Elective/Not Required|
|Product Form Options||Food, Beverage, Powder||Capsule, Powder, Liquid|
|Examples:||Phytopur Super Drink Greens||Leading Brand Green Powder Capsules|