Your Vitamins Are Obsolete

The Vitamer Revolution: A Program for Healthy Living and Healthy Longevity

Non-Fiction - Health - Fitness
214 Pages
Reviewed on 01/08/2021
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Author Biography

I am a board-certified adult and child psychiatrist specializing in Nutritional Psychiatry. I have been in private practice for forty years and taught psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine as a voluntary faculty member, receiving two teaching awards.
This nutrition/health and wellness book was written to inform people about the disparity between what we expect of our vitamin supplements and what they actually provide. Over the past fifty years, increasingly processed food has had its natural bioactive vitamins stripped out while having the synthetic forms substituted back in through fortification and supplementation. These artificial vitamins are poorly made, poorly absorbed, and poorly utilized, eventually being flushed away unused.
It is this nutritional deficiency that is exacerbating the universal illness of chronic inflammation which contributes to the onset of depression, dementia, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, etc. B12 and folate vitamers are the forms of vitamins that are actually used by the cells. These vitamers are critical to the performance of every biochemical activity in the body from the expression of genes to the production of energy molecules to the cleansing of cellular waste products.
The book explains the newly understood cellular mechanism by which this occurs by focusing on the two most essential of the essential vitamins—B12 and folate. When there is a deficiency of either, other vitamins do not work well. For example, if you have plenty of vitamin D and calcium but not enough B vitamers, you can still develop osteoporosis.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Your Vitamins are Obsolete: The Vitamer Revolution: A Program for Healthy Living and Healthy Longevity by Sheldon Zablow, MD focuses mainly on vitamins B12 and folate in their vitamer forms. The book is a handy manual to understand the importance of vitamers and how they can prove to be useful for healthy living and longevity. Vitamins are essential to human survival and the vitamers of B12 and folate are not found in most supplements; both these vitamins are required to maintain cellular energy and cellular hygiene. Reading this book will help increase awareness of the tremendous impact B12 and folate have on health and the difficulty in getting adequate amounts of them. The book also takes a look at the history of vitamers beginning with B12 and then the form and function of folate.

Your Vitamins are Obsolete gives a lot of information about vitamins and Sheldon Zablow, MD handles the topic with expertise. His knowledge of the subject is palpable in the manner in which it has been discussed in the book, and he introduces readers to a lot of new details when it comes to vitamers. The author also speaks in detail about how to increase the intake of B12 vitamers to improve health, and other activities that can be added to increase their benefits. It is a well-researched and well-written book and gives readers knowledge and information about many things they did not know about vitamers and taking supplements for good health. The insights shared are helpful to readers who are looking into wellness and good health. The author's words help readers to understand how these vitamers are required for the evolutionary progress of humans and their advancement into the future.