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A New Era in Nutrition Innovation

Fueled by Innovation

Nutrition Research Driven by Our Commitment to Change Lives

At Standard Process, we’ve always been driven to excellence in our efforts to change lives through whole food nutrition. It started with our founder, Dr. Royal Lee, a born inventor and innovator. Today, we continue to elevate that commitment by investing in areas such as our Nutrition Innovation Center, advanced technologies on our farm, and valuable relationships that help us advance within the nutritional science field.

A First-of-its-Kind Nutrition Science, Technology, and Research Center

Headquartered at the North Carolina Research Center in Kannapolis, the Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Campus opened in early 2018 and is dedicated to developing and testing new products and solutions for health care practitioners and patients. The Nutrition Innovation Center not only inspires innovation, it also validates our whole food philosophy with scientifically based evidence. It is a place where corporations, universities, and health care organizations are able to forge a public-private partnership that is transforming science at the intersection of human health and nutrition. We built the Nutrition Innovation Center to help us impact and change health care in the United States through nutrition therapy.

Explore Our Nutrition Innovation Center

Our 10,000 square-foot clinical research facility is designed for the advancement of nutrition science specific to the whole food health advantage.

“The Nutrition Innovation Center is the catalyst for our new era of innovation. It is the leading and active clinical research center of its kind, fully dedicated to supporting the present and future needs of natural health care practitioners and their practices by focusing on clinical outcomes in therapeutic care as well as product-specific benefits and outcomes.”

Charlie DuBois, President & CEO

Discovery Lab

Using our in-house, state-of-the-art capabilities, we are conducting innovative research on the targeted effects of plant phytonutrients on human health. This research includes comprehensive analytical profiling of active components in support of our innovations in nutrigenomics, epigenetics, and system biology. Through this research, we are able to develop new targeted formulations as well as substantiate existing ones.

Clinical Research

The Nutrition Innovation Center offers clinical development and research programs designed to advance whole-person care. It’s home to a national coalition of collaborating clinical research entities that together establish a network for practice-based and case observation-based studies. This program provides a collaborative environment for health care professionals trained in integrative and functional medicine – setting it up as the Clinic of the Future.


The Nutrition Innovation Center brings together health care practitioners to advance learning opportunities through events, online learning through WholisticMatters, and offers Continuing Education (CE) credits. The education team fosters peer-to-peer collaboration by utilizing the professional learning center and clinics of the Nutrition Innovation Center to advance nutrition education and training.


Science Kitchen

In addition to being a hub for our product innovation and development, the Standard Process Science Kitchen offers a teaching opportunity for patients to help them learn new ways of preparing and cooking foods to stay healthy. By better understanding the science behind food, our Science Kitchen helps people to more easily adapt whole food nutrition into their daily lifestyles. This is one more way we change lives by helping people live a healthier lifestyle.

Nutritional Innovations and Insights That Inform the Way We Farm

Working with our Research & Development teams at the Nutrition Innovation Center, our farm team is able to apply learnings that inform the crops we grow, down to the plant strains. Our research also provides us with organic farming insights that we share with our colleagues and community to help advance organic agriculture as a whole.

Clinical insights have also allowed us to hone in on drying times and types of extracts – helping us learn how and when to process our ingredients for the greatest health benefits. State-of-the-art technology helps us to better understand the levels of nutrient density in our crops and determine the ideal strains for our ingredients based on their abilities to support unique health needs. New internal studies looking at the impact crop rotation and cover crops can have on our soil are also helping us to make more informed decisions for future crops.

Read About Our Organic Farm Using Drones to Farm

Headquartered at the North Carolina Research Campus, the Center of Research and Collaboration

David Murdock Research Institute

Provides groundbreaking research and development solutions.

Our Partnerships with the Onsite David Murdock Analytical Lab: 
A major project in clinical biomarkers and metabolomic assessment designed to surface noval advances in clinical care and monitoring.

North Carolina State - Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI)

Pioneering a dramatic shiſt in the way the American public views and uses plant-food crops as sources of nutrients and flavorful calories to powerful resources for components that protect and enhance human health. 

Our Collaboration with PHHI 
Investigating the role and impact that selected whole food nutrition solutions and phytonutrients have on targeted health conditions, improving nutrient density, as well as whole food nutrition impact on the microbiome and health status.

Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab

The ASU Human Performance Laboratory is a national leader in the area of nutrition and exercise immunology.

Our Collaboration with ASU:
Researching immune modulatory systems and their relationships to support a healthy inflammatory response.