The products we recommend for our Designed Clinical Nutrition are not “over-the-counter” vitamins. Over-the-counter vitamins are pharmaceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin structures reproduced in a laboratory. Because they are not made from whole foods, “over-the-counter” vitamins are not “genuine replacement parts” as they lack many of the essential elements normally present in whole foods.
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.
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:
- 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.
- The machinery involved in the processing of these products is made of glass and stainless steel only.
- 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 available today are 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.