The Importance of Whole Food Supplements
Wheat kernel comprised of starch and
nutrient-rich bran and germ
Bran and germ are removed, resulting in primarily empty starch (flour).
Processed flour is bleached to improve the appearance and texture of consumer goods.
Bleached flour is enriched by adding in a few isolated B vitamins and iron in an attempt to replace what has been removed.
Nutrient-deficient consumer goods that have the ability to sit on a store shelf for an extended period of time are the final result.
As a nation, we eat poor-quality foods that have been stripped of nutrients. We do not consume enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of us get our whole grains from instant rice, refined wheat breads, pastas, and cereal. We eat a tremendous amount of prepackaged, pre-made meals. One-quarter of Americans eat at fast food restaurants each day. Americans are overfed and undernourished. Standard Process relies a lot on Purification Detox.
We eat plenty but we are still starving
The foods we eat are not providing our bodies with the nutrition it needs to survive and be healthy. We are starving our bodies and we are sick. We suffer from diabetes, heart attacks, obesity, and the list goes on and on.
There is good news
Given proper nutrition, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. If properly fed and given the right nutrients, the human body is designed to repair itself. To do so, we need to eat a healthier diet, exercise, and take high-quality supplements made from whole foods. Whole food supplements supply our bodies with nutrients we are not getting from our diet, all the vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phytonutrients that foods possess in a way that nature intended, in a whole food form.
Only whole food supplements complete the nutritional gap
Whole food supplements are made by concentrating foods for use in supplements. When processed correctly, they supply a multitude of the plant’s components. Foods provide nutrients that work synergistically. They work together to provide you with optimal nutrition for good health.
A word of advice: Not all whole food supplements are the same
Many whole food supplements available in today’s marketplace range in quality. Companies are riding the wave of supplement popularity rather than focusing on commitment and quality.
The Key Is High-Quality Ingredients
Nutritional scientists are continually discovering what we at Standard Process have taught and practiced since 1929: Micronutrients, both known and unknown, found only in whole foods are more essential to health than selected vitamins and minerals taken away from their complete food matrix.
Our product formulas contain unique combinations of whole foods (whole plants, animal tissue extracts and concentrates, and botanicals), which contain essential vitamins, phytonutrients, and minerals to provide optimal health for your patients. Ingredients are selected for their specific supportive effects in metabolism.
Plants like pea vine, beets, buckwheat, and alfalfa provide vitamins and phytonutrients.
Animal Tissue Extracts and Concentrates
The animal tissues in our products (Protomorphogen™ and Cytosol™ brand extracts and whole desiccates) provide many essential nutritional compounds, including amino acid and enzyme complexes and essential fatty acids to support the corresponding tissues in humans.
Botanicals provide important factors that contribute additional organ and glandular support by complementing the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and tissue concentrates found in foods. For example, silymarin found in Silybum marianum has been shown to provide significant hepatic protection and support.†
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Animal Tissue Extracts and Concentrates
The animal tissues in our products provide many essential nutritional compounds, including amino acid and enzyme complexes and essential fatty acids to support the corresponding tissues in humans.
Protomorphogen™ Brand Extracts
Continuing the pioneering work of Dr. Royal Lee, certain Standard Process products contain specific Protomorphogen™ brand extracts. Protomorphogen™ brand extracts provide an important adjunct for nutritional support of cellular function. In the 1940s, Dr. Royal Lee pioneered a unique method of deriving extracts, which contain what he called cell determinants, from specific organs and glands for clinical use. Dr. Lee believed that these cell determinants functioned in cell regulation, maintenance, and interaction with tissue antibodies.
As described by Dr. Lee, Protomorphogen™ brand extracts play an important role in cellular support and rehabilitation. They provide critical cell factors that help re-establish normal cell function. In addition to the potential role in regulating metabolism, Protomorphogen™ brand extracts can be essential components for nutritional support of dysfunctional cells.
It is important to note that Protomorphogen™ extracts differ in manufacture and application from what are commonly referred to as glandulars. Because these extracts have distinct clinical applications and effects, they should not be confused with glandulars, nor should they be referred to simply as protomorphogens. Protomorphogen™ is the trademark owned and used by Standard Process Inc. as a brand name assigned to these uniquely derived extracts. PMG™ is another trademark owned and used by Standard Process Inc. as another brand name for these extracts, which is used when referring to a specific organ or gland.
Cytosol™ Brand Extracts
Cytosol™ brand extracts are derived from the cytoplasm of selected organs and glands. These extracts contain cellular factors such as enzymes, hormone precursors, and synergistic cofactors that are biochemical building blocks essential to cellular metabolism in their respective tissues. Cytosolic components offer significant clinical benefits and work synergistically with Protomorphogen™ extracts in the support of organs and glands.
Cytosol™ is the trademark owned and used by Standard Process Inc. as the brand name for these uniquely derived cytosolic extracts and should not be mistaken for or used in place of glandulars.
Whole desiccates are glands that have been vacuum dried in our low-temperature, high-vacuum dryers, providing the entire nutritional contents of the organ in a concentrated form.