Since this is our mindset in our office and what I use and recommend. Here are some of the questions and discussions we have in our office.
A: Everyone needs adequate nutrition to stay healthy and regain their health. Most people don't get enough nutrition in their regular diet. Supplements make it easy to get the nutrition you need with your busy lifestyle.
Q: I take supplements that I get from GNC or Whole Foods, so I'm already getting what I need.
A: Most supplements that you can buy in stores are not absorbed by the body, because they are not recognized by the body as nutrients. They are not "real" nutrients, but simply chemicals manufactured in a laboratory, that mimic nutrients. Would you want to eat dinner that was made in a laboratory? Our body is designed to run efficiently on nutrients that come directly from nature, in the form of fruits and vegetables, etc. Whole Food supplements offer exactly that. What you are currently buying is probably only giving you minimal benefit at best. In many cases it is a waste of your money and will not help you improve your health significantly.
Q: Why do I have to take so many tablets? I only have to take One of my "One A Day" pills.
A: Standard Process supplements are food, right from the farm, that has been concentrated and compressed into an easily consumable form. It is food. If you ate one grape or one pea or one bean, it would not satisfy or sustain you, nor give you adequate nutrition. Neither will on tablet of concentrated food. In order for you to get as much nutrition as you need it would require a huge tablet, too big to swallow. The most effective way for the body to fully assimilate these whole food nutritional supplements is to take them several times a day, just like the way we eat several meals a day.
Q: My doctor told me I need 1,000 mg of Vitamin C. Why does Standard Process "Cataplex C" only have 17 mg in 3 tablets??
A: Most Vitamin C supplements isolate out only one of the many components in a vitamin. Ascorbic acid is what we normally consider Vitamin C, but this is only a small part of the whole vitamin. Standard Process "Cataplex C" contains the entire complex of chemicals. This allows the natural synergy to take place, giving you the full benefit of the vitamin, with maximum absorption and utilization by the body. This also prevents imbalances and deficiencies of some of the essential elements from occurring. It is far more beneficial to have smaller amounts of the whole Vitamin C complex, than it is to have large amounts of only one small part of it.
Q: These are more expensive then the supplements I buy now. I can't afford them.
A: Standard Process is actually one of the lowest priced "natural" supplements that you can buy. It is also one of the very few whole food supplements available. You are likely to receive many more times the health benefit from Standard Process whole food nutritional supplements then from anything you are currently taking. You may even be throwing your money away with what you are buying now, receiving little or no health benefit from them at all. Like a drug, synthetic supplements can mask symptoms that are indications of significant health problems. Whole food supplements are designed to help maintain and restore the body to a state of optimal health, resolving health problems, rather than masking them. Staying healthy is much less expensive then getting sick. If you want to live a long and healthy life, you can't't afford not to be taking whole food nutritional supplements.
Here is an eye opening pic!! See how your great "ONE A DAY" pills work
So... are your vitamins actually getting absorbed??