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About Us  How Standard Process Defines Quality

            How we define quality frames our approach to making supplements, from our whole food philosophy and our
            careful ingredient sourcing to our formulations and dedication to rigorous testing and safety. “Quality from
            seed to supplement ” is more than just a tag line to us—it’s a commitment we take to heart during every step
            of the production process.

                                                             A whole food supplement is a
                                                             complex formula of targeted
                                                             ingredients that may include:

                                                             Whole food ingredients—complete foods
                                                             prepared in a way that safeguards their
                                                             nutritional value
                                                             On our product labels are many ingredients that you
                                                             recognize as foods. Some of these whole food
               Brussels sprouts                              ingredient sources are regularly grown locally on
                                                             our certified organic farm, including alfalfa, barley
                                                             grass, beets, Brussels sprouts, buckwheat, kale,
                                                             kidney beans, oats, pea vine, and Spanish black
                                                             radish. This allows us to control the quality of these
                                                             ingredients from seed to supplement.

                                                             Whole food concentrates—processed parts
                                                             of a whole food containing two or more
                                                             constituents of the original whole food
                                                             These concentrates are used when a beneficial
                                                             concentration of nutrients cannot be obtained using
                                                             a whole food ingredient. Fish oil is a good example.
                                                             Derived from whole fish, the nonconcentrated
               Kale                                          triglyceride oil that makes up our final product
                                                             allows patients to take advantage of the naturally
                                                             occurring DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids.

                                                             Whole food isolates—single components
                                                             from a whole food
                                                             Sometimes foods do not contain sufficient
                                                             quantities of specific nutrients to address certain
                                                             health challenges. In this case, we use evidence-
                                                             based food isolates to complement whole food
                                                             ingredients for optimal nutritional support.
                                                             Isolates like glucosamine are used in our products
                                                             because they are well-researched and have strong
               Oats                                          evidence for efficacy. Isolates derived from whole
                                                             food sources are combined with other ingredients to
                                                             maximize efficacy.

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