Nutritional Supplements by Standard Process
Why Whole Food Supplements?
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. As a result of our diets, Americans are overfed and undernourished.
The Importance of Whole Food Supplements
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.
Understanding Supplement Labels
There are many different kinds of supplements on the market, and it can be very confusing to determine the true value of a supplement. Understanding the label will help you know if you are taking a quality supplement.
Where do the nutrients come from?
Look at the ingredients on the food label. Do you recognize any of them? Just like any other food label, the nutrients are listed in a particular order and some manufacturers put the source next to the nutrient. In a quality, wholesome product, you will recognize and be able to pronounce most of the ingredients on the label.
What is the importance of whole food ingredients?
Only whole food ingredients can provide you with all the nutrients contained within the food, rather than just isolated components. For example, in brand B (left) the sixth ingredient is dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate. This is not a food ingredient. It is an isolated component of the vitamin E complex. If you were to take a supplement with just dl-alpha tocopheryl, you would be missing at least five other important nutrients as well as hundreds of other nutrients that occur within the whole vitamin E complex. These nutrients are only available by consuming natural, whole food forms of vitamin E, such as wheat germ oil, pea vine, green leafy vegetables, nuts, sunflower seeds.
Two Basic Types of Nutritional Supplements
Brand A (whole food supplement):
Whey (milk) protein powder, flax meal powder, brown rice protein powder, calcium citrate, magnesium citrate, buckwheat juice powder, Brussels sprouts (whole plant), kale, choline bitartrate, inositol, barley grass, alfalfa juice powder, soybean lecithin powder, grape (seed) extract (includes Masquelier’sÂ® OPC-85; 98% total phenolic compounds; 65% proanthocyanidins), carrot powder, and red wine extract (95% total phenols).
Brand B (isolate-based supplement):
Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloride, Cellulose, Ascorbic Acid, dl-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Acacia, Croscarmellose Sodium, Zinc Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Stearic Acid, Dextrin, Titanium Dioxide, Niacinamide, Silicon Dioxide, Hypromellose, Gelatin, Soy Extract, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Silicate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Polyethylene Glycol, Corn Starch, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Mannitol, Cupric Oxide, Resin, Lecithin, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Chromium Chloride, Folic Acid, Dextrose, Beta Carotene, FD&C Red #40 Lake, FD&C Blue #2 Lake, Sodium Selenate, Biotin, Phytonadione, Cyanocobalamin, Ergocalciferol.
In Brand A, vitamins and nutrients are derived mainly from recognizable food sources. In Brand B, the vitamins and nutrients are man-made chemical isolates not recognized as food sources.
The following is a list of supplements Peak Performance Chiropractic offers at the office:
This product is a temporary support for the adrenals when stronger support is needed. It is good for exhaustion, sudden severe stress, shock, burns, fatigue and hypoadrenia (slow adrenals). This is a good product to use during athletic competition.
This product is excellent for people who suffer from allergies, lung and asthma problems, sinus infections, pneumonia and colds. It contains nutrients for the liver, immune system, lungs and adrenal glands. It helps with any environmental allergies as well as the reduction of mucus. It helps support the body’s immune system response to seasonal, environmental, and dietary stresses.
This product is excellent for people with any kind of teeth or gum problems. It is excellent for children who have cavities. It contains manganese which makes bone tough. It is also a complete protein product excellent for dental problems.
This product helps support bones and teeth. It is good for bone deformities, dental problems and protein-mineral-enzyme deficiencies. This product is excellent for any spine problems and it strengthens the blood.
This is one of the best sources of absorbable calcium. It is good for coughing, cramps, infections, insomnia, osteoporosis, tissue repair and for people who can’t relax. It is also good for preventing a cold. It’s great for kids to stop fevers and coughing, especially at night. This is not a dairy product; it contains no whey or lactose and is safe for people who are allergic to milk products.
This is an outstanding multi-mineral and multi-vitamin with active, live enzymes. It is good for people who have a lowered resistance and fatigue. It is also good for the person with the not so perfect diet.
This product is a natural anti-inflammatory. It is a good product for people with poor immune function, infections and skin disorders. This is an anti-stroke, anti-bruising, anti-infection product.
This product is good for people with all kinds of skin conditions, thyroid dysfunction, ridged nails, poor hair quality, dry skin, muscle cramps, Charlie horses, sunburn, sun poisoning, sun sensitivity, tissue calcium starvation, calcium absorption problems, herpes simplex and prostate problems. Vitamin F transports the calcium from the blood into the tissues.
This product supports the body as a whole, with emphasis on our cellular processes specifically.
- Contains American ginseng, which acts as a body tonic for the byproducts of stress.
- Contains B vitamins, to fuel cells and participate in numerous body processes that contribute to normal function.
- Contains berry seeds, which contain phytochemicals, like anthocyanidins and tannins that aid cells during the normal wear and tear of everyday function.
- Contains bromelain, an enzyme complex from pineapple stems and juice that modulates the body’s natural inflammatory response when taken between meals.
- Contains coenzyme Q10, an enzyme that is essential for creation of energy within the mitochondria of cells and that helps protect cells from free radicals.
- Contains Cordyceps sinensis, a mushroom powder long prized in traditional Chinese medicine with a variety of bioactive compounds that contribute to fatigue management and blood sugar support.
- Contains ribonucleic acid (RNA), compounds that can be broken apart as cells to create energy or manufacture protein.
This product is good for colds, flu, inflammation and immune support. It is also effective for tonsillitis and laryngitis.
This product is good for the pineal gland. It also helps nerve degeneration and pernicious anemia. Its most important function of the body is the formation of DNA.
This product is a foundational component of joint cartilage. It is good for arthritis, osteoporosis, damaged cartilage, bursitis, tendonitis and psoriasis. It is gives relief from joint pain and inflammation.
When the GI tract is too toxic, it can’t grow the good bacteria. This product helps clean up the toxic material so the good bacteria can grow again. It is a combination of digestive enzymes and acidophilus. This product will help with decongesting organs. It is good for intestinal mucus, bad breath, toxemia and after antibiotic use.
This product is good for amenorrhea, menstrual irregularity, excessive menstrual flow and postmenopausal osteoporosis. It is good for women who have too much menstrual activity. It contains enzymes that help the body make progesterone.
Organo Gold products are made from ganoderma. Ganoderma is a mushroom, which is often called lingzhi. Lingzhi has been used in traditional medicine for two millenia and is known for its health benefits, detailed below.
Learn more about Ganoderma and Organo Gold Products…
This product helps to balance out a hyper or hypothyroid problem.
Peak Performance Chiropractic also offers Standard Process StandardBars® in Berry, Soy Almond Crunch, and Peanut Butter flavors. These whole food bars follow either a 40/30/30 diet (40% carbohydrate, 30% protein, 30% fat in order to maintain balance) or a diet high in protein.
Includes handy packaged, portable packs. Each box provides 60 packs for a 30-day supply of high-quality whole food supplements.The packs are intended to boost long-term patient compliance because they are more convenient than individually bottled supplements. The Bone Health packs contain Calcifood Wafers, Ostrophin PMG, Cataplex D, and Cruciferous Complete to give patients nutrients that are important for maintenance of bone health.
Includes handy packaged, portable packs. Each box provides 60 packs for a 30-day supply of high-quality whole food supplements.The packs are intended to boost long-term patient compliance because they are more convenient than individually bottled supplements. The General Health packs contain Catalyn, Tuna Omega-3 Oil, and Trace Minerals-B12 to provide patients with daily foundational support.
Note: These products are not intended to take the place of medical care that you can get from a licensed medical physician. These products are to help support the structure and function of your body. Nutrition is an individual process and each person is unique.