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The Importance of 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. Americans are overfed and undernourished.
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.
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.
Why would I need a Designed Clinical Nutrition when I can just take over the counter vitamins myself?
Designed Clinical Nutrition is not "over-the-counter" vitamins. Over-the-counter
vitamins are pharmaceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin structures
reproduced in a laboratory. They are not "whole food", and the body does not actually
recognize these as anything even vaguely beneficial (to put it mildly).
Because they are not made from whole foods, "over-the-counter" vitamins lack the essential synergistic elements normally present in WHOLE foods.
An example of a whole food could be carrots. Carrots are high in Vitamin A Complex. A "complex" is something made up of many different parts that work together. Synthetic vitamin A does not contain the whole "Vitamin A Complex" found in nature. So, if we were looking for a food high in Vitamin A, carrots might be one of our choices.
If one actually were deficient in any of the components of Vitamin A Complex, one would be wise to seek out a supplement that was made from whole foods that were rich in this complex - not from chemicals re-engineered in a laboratory to look like one little part of the Vitamin A Complex that has erroneously been labeled as "Vitamin A". Vitamins that are being used all over today generally only need to have a small percentage of their actual content derived from natural sources to be labeled "natural". If they are not derived from whole foods, they often make you even more deficient and nutritionally out-of-balance. They can create other health problems because they do not contain all of the co-factors found in nature that make the vitamins work.
So-called "scientific research", done with these shoddy substitutes, repeatedly "proves" that vitamins don't do much good for anyone! Can you imagine who pays for the "research"?
"Designed Clinical Nutrition" is exactly that:
(especially prepared based on a specific plan)
(pertaining to the results gotten in clinical use
or actual practice on huge numbers of patients over many years)
(real food, designed by nature to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully)
It is whole food in a tablet, capsule or powder, concentrated in a vacuum, cold-process system that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components that make it work as the Creator intended. These real food supplements have been designed to match the needs of the body, as determined by the positive response shown when tested against the active Nutrition Response Testing reflexes that were found on your individual Nutrition Response Testing analysis. These are nutrients you are simply not getting, or not assimilating, in your current diet. These deficiencies may be due to your past personal eating habits and routines, but it is for sure due, in some large extent, to the lack of quality in the foods commercially available in grocery stores or restaurants today.
How are these products produced?
One example of a designed clinical nutrition supplement that we use is called "Catalyn".
This product is produced by starting with a wide variety of carefully chosen organically
grown vegetables, taking the water and fiber out using a vacuum, low heat process
- without heating or cooking the vegetables, and then utilizing the concentrated
food to make a bottle of Standard Process Catalyn Tablets.
The key to this whole procedure is the way it is done, using the "Standard Process" method:
A. Standard Process nutrients are derived from plants grown on their own farms, in soil free of pesticides - and no chemicals are ever used. Ph.D.'s check the soil before the seeds are sown, to make sure of the fertility of the soil - and even the weeding is done by hand.
B. The machinery involved in the processing of these products is made of glass and stainless steel only.
C. The temperature used in processing harvested plants is never raised above the point of 90 degrees Fahrenheit, so that the active ingredients are not cooked; they remain active and alive, and have a very long shelf life.
Your vitality and energy is derived from live food. Most foods today are all dead - or are not really foods at all - as in boxed cereals, canned vegetables, soda pop, etc. You can readily understand the difference between dead, devitalized pseudo-foods, with the synthetic or isolated vitamins on the one hand, and "Designed Clinical Nutrition" and a diet of real foods, on the other.
Many people we see in our practice have eaten themselves into their current state
of ill-health, to one degree or another. The deficiencies or imbalances lead to a
breakdown in resistance, or immunity, and a loss of the ability to cope with environmental
stresses (chemical, microscopic, or otherwise).
The good news is that it is possible to reverse the process! It is possible to restore your health.
What could be more natural? What could be more correct?
Each cell, tissue, and organ in your body is in the process of replacing itself every day, month, and year. The health of each organ is dependent on making the correct nutrients available to upgrade or to maintain the health of the body at a cellular level.
Designed Clinical Nutrition provides the right basic materials.
A-F Betafood uses an array of nutrients, including beet juice, which is a natural source of betaine to support healthy fat digestion.
Supports normal processing of dietary fats, for cholesterol metabolism support
Supports healthy bowel functioning
Supports bile production in the liver and healthy bile flow in the gallbladder
Helps maintain healthy levels of fat in the liver
Black Currant Seed Oil
Black Currant Seed Oil is a rich source of the essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid.
Encourages proper eicosanoid synthesis
Supports the body's normal tissue repair process
Supports normal blood flow
Supports immune function†
Calcium Lactate supports absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Supports muscle contraction and nerve conduction
Supports maintenance and function of cell membranes and membrane permeability
Supports blood coagulation
Supports proper functioning of enzyme systems
Supports and helps maintain healthy bone density and remodeling
Highly soluble form of calcium from a non-dairy source
Contains the proper balance of calcium and magnesium (5:1ratio)
Calcium provides additional support for the immune system†
Supplies multiple vitamins and minerals for complete, complex nutritional supplementation
Designed to bridge nutritional gaps in the diet
Encourages healthy cell functioning
Supports overall well-being
Adds vital nutrients to any diet, and can be used as nutritional support in the Standard Process Post-Purification Program†
Cataplex B supports physical and nervous system health.
Supports healthy heart electrical conductivity
Stimulatory to the metabolic, cardiovascular, and central/peripheral nervous systems
Supports energy production in all cells
Supports healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range
Contains B-complex vitamins to support healthy muscle action
Supports healthy homocysteine levels†
Cataplex C supports the immune system, skin and connective tissue, and bone health.
Supports and promotes normal immune response
Promotes vascular integrity through support of collagen synthesis
Supports healthy bone tissue
Supports the adrenal glands†
Cataplex E supports cells and cell processes, as well as healthy thyroid function.
Supports cell signaling and regulation of gene expression†
Cataplex G maintains nerve health and provides a calmative effect on the nervous system.
Encourages healthy parasympathetic nerve functioning
Supports healthy liver functioning
Supports brain and nervous system function
Supports the body's metabolism
Provides coenzymes and cofactors needed for cellular function†
Congaplex is used for short-term support of the immune system.
Supports a healthy immune response
Supports the thymus gland
Contains ribonucleic acid, which your body uses to build new cells
Cruciferous Complete supports cellular health.
Supports healthy liver function
Our research shows some compounds in kale and Brussels sprouts promote phase I and II detoxification processes in cell culture
A source of vitamin K which supports calcium absorption, blood clotting, and healthy liver function
Contains trace amounts of lutein which in higher amounts appears to support healthy eye function
Drenamin supports adrenal function and helps maintain emotional balance.
Promotes healthy adrenal gland function
Encourages a healthy response to environmental stresses
Maintains energy production
Supports a balanced mood
Gastro-Fiber provides soluble and insoluble fiber to support the digestive system.
Encourages a healthy intestinal environment to help maintain proper intestinal flora
Cleanses the lower gastrointestinal tract
Encourages a healthy gastrointestinal tract pH
Supports healthy elimination
Contains fennel, which helps relieve gas, abdominal cramps, and indigestion
Maintains healthy lipid and blood glucose levels already in normal ranges
Adds vital nutrients to any diet, and can be used as nutritional support in the Standard Process Purification and Post-Purification Programs†
Glucosamine Synergy combines Boswellia serrata with vitamins, minerals, and glucosamine to help maintain healthy joint function.
Maintains healthy connective tissue
Supports the body's normal connective tissue repair process
Supports joint health
Contains boswellia for relieving discomfort in the affected areas†
Immuplex contains phytochemicals, minerals, as well as ProtomorphogenTM and CytosolTM extracts to support the immune system.
Taken daily, supports a healthy immune response
Supports normal white blood cell activity
Supports the body's normal response to inflammation
Provides broad mineral support for everyday immune function†
Lact-Enz combines digestive enzymes with probiotic bacteria to support healthy digestion and immune function.
Supports healthy gastrointestinal flora
Supports a healthy immune response
Provides support during the gastric and intestinal phase of digestion†
Ligaplex I contains nutrients that provide acute ligament and muscle support.
Supports the body's normal connective tissue repair and synthesis processes
Supports healthy joints and muscles
Supports bone growth and the synthesis of cartilage
Contains buckwheat, which supports the body's natural anti-inflammatory response
Livaplex is a whole food multivitamin for the liver.
Supports healthy liver and gallbladder function
Supports the body's normal elimination of toxins
Encourages healthy digestion of fats
Enhances bowel function
Encourages healthy bile production
Trace Minerals B-12™
Trace Minerals-B12 combines important nutrients to support enzymatic reactions in the body.
Spectrum of minerals that support a healthy body
Provides essential cofactors for healthy cell functioning
Provides iodine, which is required for healthy thyroid, spleen, and red blood cell functions
Among other functions, these trace minerals support ligament, cartilage, and bone structure; immune and thyroid function; fat metabolism; and calcium utilization
Tuna Omega-3 Oil
Tuna Omega-3 Oil delivers essential omega-3 fatty acids (including EPA and DHA).
Natural profile of tuna oil; not concentrated
Supports normal lipid profile
Supports the body's natural inflammatory response
Sustainably sourced and dolphin friendly
Third-party tested for environmental contaminants
DHA is important for proper fetal eye and brain development
Supports the nutritional needs of the mother and baby during lactation
Supports healthy skin/hair health
Supports emotional balance
Zypan combines pancreatin, pepsin, and betaine hydrochloride to facilitate healthy digestion.
Supports gastrointestinal pH
Supports the environment of the gastrointestinal tract
Provides enzymatic support for protein digestion
Fatty acids are included to coat the pancreatin, helping it to be digested in the correct area of the digestive tract†
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Whole Food Supplements Now Available With Pacifica Care
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.
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.
Whole Food Supplements Available Through Pacifica Care
While we carry Standard Process products, neither Pacifica Care PLLC nor any third party associated with, related to, or linked to Pacifica Care PLLC's business or website is in any way affiliated with Standard Process Inc.® Standard Process expressly disclaims any responsibility for, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, any statement, information, materials, or content found on or included in Pacifica Care PLLC's marketing materials/website, or any third party marketing materials/websites related to, associated with or linked to Pacifica Care PLLC's business or website. Standard Process products are dietary supplements and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Whole Food Supplements Can Potentially Help With:
General Male or Female Support
Acute Support Short Term
Chronic Support Long Term
Calm & Relaxation
Acute Support Short Term
Bone Building/Bone Health
Joint Health and Lubrication Support