What is Synergy? – an interview with Stephen Terrass

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Wholefoods Wholesale, Ireland’s largest distributor of natural products, speaks to Terranova CEO and founder, Stephen Terrass, about synergy – the key to the extraordinary effectiveness of Terranova products.

WW What is synergy?
ST Synergy occurs when interactions between two or more compounds produce effects greater than the sum of their effects when taken individually – just imagine two plus two equalling six or seven instead of four.

WW How does this apply to nutritional supplements?
ST When we refer to nutritional synergy this describes the thousands of biochemical interactions which take place in the body between vitamins, minerals, co-factors, enzymes, etc.

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