SYNTHETIC vs. NATURAL
What is the big deal with synthetic versus natural substances, you ask? For example, isn’t a vitamin found in food exactly the same as a vitamin found in a supplement? The short answer is NO. Cells in our bodies that uptake the synthetic molecules do not fully recognize or process them. This could be due to the presence of highly-refined receptor site molecular structures on the cell surface that would not completely align with a synthetic molecule, or a catalytic process that starts with recognizing perhaps a certain electron spin on the natural versus synthetic version of the same molecule, or maybe the chirality or even the exact 3-dimensional spacing of individual atoms in the molecule. Especially if they are a totally new or foreign sequence of chemical identity, or hybrid molecule, or genetically-modified. Really, it could be any number of reasons or combinations thereof why a cell in your body may not process a synthetic molecule whereas it would have no difficulty with a purely natural one.
This is not equivalent to stating that all natural substances are good for you, so it isn’t wise to jump to that logical fallacy. But it is fairly safe to say from decades of observations, that virtually all synthetic molecules have deleterious effects on cells, and should be avoided.
And so, the cells will begin to store these synthetic and un-natural molecules in fat and set them aside for possible future processing. But that future processing rarely occurs, and these chemicals build up in our cells, ultimately causing disease and/or illness in the system days, months, or years later, when it may be too late to do anything about it.
It really is that simple. Prevention is the best medicine.