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I Have ADHD, Is Biometics AM/PM Program Lab Produced or Plant Based?

Q:I have ADHD and I am trying to make a decision if I want to purchase Biometics AM/PM program. I would like to know whether the vitamins are lab produced or plant based.  Can you help me out with this one?Chris

A: Biometics uses both plant based and some synthetic vitamins to ensure product quality throughout manufacturing. Basically, when food products are processed for vitamins the quantities of nutrients vary, simply because in nature the content of vitamins in a food varies from one plant to the next. It all depends on soil, water sources, climate, etc. This all means that natural sources of vitamins can result in batches of product varying a degree that is unacceptable – the product could end up with one batch high in B-vitamins and the next batch has almost none. Therefore, synthetic is the optimal choice to ensure each batch is the same.However, it’s not accurate to say that all the vitamins in the Biometics products are synthetic.  As a small example, the Vitamin C theye use is USP grade Ascorbic Acid that is initially derived from vegetable sources and then partially synthesized. By denoting “folate” in their products versus “folic acid” means that they use the natural form of folic acid – folate is the type found naturally in foods, while folic acid is the synthetic type. Biometics Vitamin E is the natural vitamin, and comes from soybeans (denoted by “d-alpha tocopherol” versus “dl-” on the label). The calcium they use comes from limestone or salt mines. Biometics Melatonin is synthetic not only for product quality, but because it is vegetarian. Natural sources of melatonin come from pigs’ brains. Not exactly nice.

On a side note, if anyone asks you about are the products vegetarian, the answer is: “The vitamins and minerals in Biometics products do not come from animal sources, with the exception of Vitamin D, which can only come from animal sources. Specifically it comes from the wool of sheep (from the lanolin – an oil in the wool that is extracted after shearing).”

Enthusiastically yours,

Shirley Highers


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