1. What is the history of Standard Process?
Standard Process was founded in 1929 by Dr. Royal Lee, when he identified health problems related to malnutrition, due in part to processing foods with heat and pressure. Dr. Lee felt that to be truly healthy, we had to eat foods as they were intended–fresh and whole–not heated or adulterated.
2. What is meant by whole foods?
Foods in their natural state contain a complex variety of nutrients that work synergistically to provide nutrition to the body. Many of these nutrients may be inactivated or destroyed by modern, industrial processing (heat, pressure, exposure). Standard Process uses state-of-the-art equipment to remove only fiber and water, at low temperatures, which preserves the nutritional integrity of the foods used. Whole food contains hundreds, if not thousands, of nutrients, many that have not even been identified yet. Ingredients in whole foods help the body digest and absorb the nutrients within the food. Through this process, unnecessary materials are excreted, preventing a potentially toxic buildup of nutrients.
3. What are some of the benefits of whole food supplementation?
Whole food supplements provide the body with a complete range of nutrients to support normal growth, regeneration, and repair. They allow the body to pick and choose what combination of nutrients it needs most, instead of the practitioner trying to identify and choose one or more isolated nutrients.
4. Does Standard Process sell other product lines?
Standard Process sells two other product lines marketed as human products–the core Standard Process line with over 160 products, and an Australian herbal line, called MediHerb®, with over 130 products.
(Standard Process, Inc)