Thursday, January 7, 2010

Apple Test I

One 1/7/2010 I started my own apple test expirement to share as a follow up to the blog Do You Know What Is In Your Vitamins? For those of you curious as to what the apple test would look like but too lazy to do it yourself. Check in over the next couple of weeks to see the results.

I've seen the apple test presentation before but wanted to see if for myself. (I always did love science expirements.)

I started with 2 apples and 4 tuperware containers. An apple half is floating in regular tap water in each of the containers.

The first is simply an apple and water. This is meant to represent the normal dealth and decay of the aging process of our cells.

The second is apple, water, and trader joe's men multi vitamin formula. (it was laying around) This is probably just slightly better then pharmacy and generic brand vitamins. You know the cheap ones that you're probably buying because a vitamin is just a vitamin right?

The third is apple, water, and Shaklee multi vitamin + iron (again it was laying around) Shaklee is known for having an above average quality.

The fourth is apple, water and Usana Mega Antioxidant. This is half of Usana Essentials that I take every morning. Usana uses a binding agent to keep their vitamins together made of olive oil called Olivol.

Supposedly Usana will help keep the apple from turning brown for longer then any of the others. We'll see what happens next.
Sarah Zender LA.c LMT
Whole Health Acupuncture 50 Turner Ave Elk Grove Village IL 847.357.3929


  1. Curious about a couple of things. Why did you not compare apples with apples so to speak? But rather you compared Usana Mega Antioxidant with the Trader Joe supplement for men and an iron formula Multivitamin for Women from Shaklee? Does that seem like a fair comparison to you? Since I take great interest in science and especially natural food supplements, I'm interested to see pictures of the end result.

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