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A-F Betafood®

  • Gluten Free

Introduced in 1951

Product # Content Price
0775 90 Tablets $14.00
0825 360 Tablets $47.00


A-F Betafood® includes an array of whole food and other ingredients, including beet juice, to support healthy fat digestion.*

  • Supports normal processing of dietary fats for supporting cholesterol metabolism
  • 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
  • Contains a combination of key ingredients from Cataplex A, Cataplex F, and Betafood
What is A-F Betafood?

A-F Betafood is a beet supplement containing the complex nutritional benefit of both the beet leaf and the beet root. Multiple bioactive compounds in beet root are under review for possible health benefits,1 as are the phytochemicals in beet leaves.2 Naturally occurring betaine in beet roots and leaves supplies cellular factors used in the processing of homocysteine to methionine, as well as support for normal fluid balance in cells.3 The minerals and vitamins present in beets work together with other ingredients in A-F Betafood to promote healthy liver metabolism and cellular function.*

How does A-F Betafood help maintain healthy liver function?

Beets have been studied for their potential to promote healthy liver function. For example, in mice fed a high-cholesterol/high-fat diet, supplementing with freeze-dried red beet leaf resulted in healthier fat profiles (reduced lipid peroxidation) in blood and major organs, including the liver.4 Beet root supplementation has been considered for its potential to reduce various means of oxidative stress.5*

What ingredients support healthy metabolic function?

Iodine is required to produce the two hormones in the thyroid gland responsible for regulating the body’s rate of metabolism, reproductive functions, and growth and development.6 The metabolism of carbohydrates and fats to produce energy requires numerous magnesium-dependent chemical reactions.7 Magnesium is also required by proteins that synthesize adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the molecule that provides energy for almost all metabolic processes.8*

How does this product support overall health?

Vitamin A supports healthy cellular growth and helps the body maintain healthy mucous membranes.9 Vitamin B6 supports the formation and function of red blood cells.10 Essential fatty acids (EFAs), like those found in flaxseed oil and sunflower lecithin, support cell structure.11*

Gluten FreeThis product contains less than 20 parts per million per the suggested use listed on each product label.

  1. 1. Clifford T, Howatson G, West DJ, Stevenson EJ. 2015. Nutrients. 7(4):2801-2822.
  2. 2. Biondo PBF, Boeing JS, et al. 2014. Evaluation of beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.) leaves during its developmental stages: a chemical composition study. Food Sci. Technol. 34:94-101.
  3. 3. Cholewa JM, Guimaraes-Ferreira L, Zanchi NE. 2014. Effects of betaine on performance and body composition: a review of recent findings and potential mechanisms. Amino Acids. 46(8):1785-93.
  4. 4. Lee, JH, et al. 2009. Red beet (Beta vulgaris L.) leaf supplementation improves antioxidant status in C57BL/6J mice fed high fat high cholesterol diet. Nutr. Res. Pract. 3:114-121.
  5. 5. See note 1 above.
  6. 6. Delange F., Lecomte P. 2000. Iodine supplementation: benefits outweigh risks. Drug Safety 22(2):89-95.
  7. 7. Delage B. 2013. Magnesium. View Report.
  8. 8. Evert, A. 2013. Vitamin B6. Medline Plus. View Report.
  9. 9. Ehrlich, S. D. 2013. Vitamin A (Retinol). University of Maryland Medical Center. View Report.
  10. 10. See note 8 above.
  11. 11. Lands, B. Consequences of essential fatty acids. Nutrients. 4(9):1338-57.
  12. 12. See note 1 above.
  13. 13. See note 4 above.

Synergistic Product Support


Whole Food Nutrient Solutions

Since 1929, Standard Process has been the visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. We apply systems thinking to holistic nutrition that empowers practitioners to transform lives. Dedicated to the whole food philosophy of our founder, Dr. Royal Lee, our goal is to carry on his mission to provide nutrients for the body that are as close as possible to how they are found in nature.

Our products include foods that are prepared in a way that safeguards their nutritional value. The majority of these ingredients are grown locally on our certified organic farm and may require chopping, dicing, juicing, and/or drying for use in our products. The resulting whole food ingredients are then added to a formula that may include whole food extracts, animal tissue extracts and concentrates, botanicals, whole food isolates, and synthetic ingredients. These highly complex combinations contain a variety of elements designed to trigger trophic effects that support the body’s healthy balance and wellness.*

Notes:

Suggested Use: Two tablets per meal, or as directed.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tablets Servings per Container: 45 or 180
Amount per Serving %DV
Calories 2  
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%*
Sugars
1 g
Vitamin A 1,500 IU 30%
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg 15%
Iodine 40 mcg 25%

Proprietary Blend: 546 mg Beet (root), carrot (root), sweet potato,oat flour, dried beet (leaf) juice, rice (bran), calcium lactate, magnesium citrate, bovine liver, nutritional yeast, bovine kidney, bovine prostate, alfalfa flour, bovine orchic extract, bovine liver fat extract†, flaxseed oil extract†, vitamin E (sunflower), and sunflower lecithin.

†Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Honey, calcium stearate, arabic gum, starch, sucrose (beets), vitamin A palmitate, prolamine iodine (zein), ascorbic acid, and pyridoxine hydrochloride.

Warning: Women who are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are lactating should limit their intake of vitamin A (retinol) and use vitamin A products only as directed by a qualified health care professional. Consumption of large amounts of vitamin A (retinol) has been linked to serious health problems.


Please consult the actual product label for the most accurate product information.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.