The Best Of The Best!!
Whole food supplements are made from REAL foods! Most of the foods we eat today have little to no nutrition. Whole food supplements contain plant and animal extracts or other ingredients as required to create the best dietary supplement for each health indication.
All patients take Whole Food Supplements in our practice. We can replace the nutrition you lack in everyday life using these types of supplements.
The Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine have been around for hundreds of years. The premise of this healing mode is that Mother Nature has provided us with everything necessary to cure every condition encountered. We use the same principle but we mostly use whole food supplements. As the words indicate, these supplements are made from actual foods like carrots, broccoli, beets, just to name a few. The very great majority of supplements available in stores are made from synthetic vitamins and minerals. These are not natural because you will never find them “as is” in nature. As a matter of fact, several studies show that our body is treating them as foreign substances.
Vitamin C is a very good example. Vitamin C supplement you can buy at the grocery store says: “Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)”. Vitamin C from real foods are made of about 150 components, taking the Vitamin C with ascorbic acid isn’t necessary. However, because it is not your body’s favorite choice, you will have to take a gigantic amount to produce the same effect as taking a pill of the whole food Rose Hips for example (very high in vitamin C) that also contain carotenoids, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene. Vitamin B is another good example. Vitamin B sold in the stores only contain about 8-9 different B-Vitamins, the B Complex is made up of 24 different B-Vitamins.
By overtaking an isolated, synthetic nutrient, you create an unbalanced environment for other essential nutrients. As an example, overtaking calcium may have important repercussions on your level of magnesium, Vitamins K2, and D which increases your risk of heart disease, cataracts, and kidney/gall bladder stones.
The other major issue from over the counter supplements is their rate of absorption. The body does not absorb the nutrients used in these supplements very efficiently. Indeed, about 10-20% is being absorbed. In other words, more than 80-90% of the money you spend on these supplements is wasted. Therefore, only buy whole food supplements from reputed companies that are testing and regulating their whole food sources. The best company is without any doubt Standard Process. We have had remarkable results using their supplements as the absorption rate is close to 100%.
We recommend you consult with a holistic doctor in order to address the root cause of your concerns and how to maximize your results by taking the right supplements for your own health conditions.