Enjoy the latest installment of Dr. Lowell Keppel’s “Good to Know” series for practitioners.
Standard Process whole food supplements are the best available. There are many reasons for this, including:
- Superior ingredients. Organic whole foods grown on SP’s own organic farm make up more than 80 percent of their product ingredients.
- Superior quality control. Regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the Standard Process FAQ page explains, “When sourcing ingredients we can’t grow on our farm, we are committed to selecting partners who offer ingredients that have not been genetically engineered. We rigorously evaluate all outside vendors and validate the raw ingredients they supply.”
- Royal Lee. The founder of Standard Process, Dr. Lee was a genius at understanding nutrients and how they work synergistically (minerals needing vitamins). To cite just one example, he expanded on the need for enzymes and other considerations such as the stomach parenchyma, which contains an intrinsic factor that helps the body utilize B vitamins, particularly vitamin B12.
- Versatility. Standard Process develops both individual and combination products for versatility and ease of application for the patient and provider.
When I first started using Standard Process—in 1989, if can you believe it—I didn’t know much about the individual products and tended to focus on the combination products. It was easier for me and for the patient.
I remembered the words of Dr. Lee when he said, “If you have a patient with money and not much time, then dose him high. If you have a patient with time and not much money, you can go slow with him.”
The combination products can be a perfect option for many patients since compliance is better when you can offer one product in place of six. It is also more cost-effective for those on a restricted budget. (I’ve described the combination products as a multivitamin for that organ.)
The downside to the combination products is that you may have to dose higher, and it may take longer to see some amazing results. I consider these products as more for maintenance of an organ, or when you need to address several systems at once.
If you are new at using Standard Process, the combination products are a great place to start, and you will see some wonderful results. Keep it simple for you and your patients.
Using nutrition will enhance your results—and results REFER!