Given proper nutrition, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. To do so, we need to eat a healthier diet, exercise, and take high-quality supplements made from whole foods. Whole food supplements supply our bodies with nutrients we are not getting from our diet—all the vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phyto- nutrients that foods possess in a way that nature intended, in a whole food form.
Because preserving the whole food complex is a top-priority when manufacturing our supplements, we base our formulas on Dr. Lee's time-proven philosophies. Our manufacturing process, from raw materials to finished product, takes an average of six weeks. Throughout the process, raw materials are handled in a carefully controlled environment and tested for quality. Each process is precision designed to preserve nutrients in raw materials.
Immediately after harvest, whole foods grown on our certified farmland, such as Brussel sprouts, are ground for further processing.
Selected animal tissues used to make our Protomorphogen®;and CytosolTM extracts are ground to create a liquid slurry. The slurry is subjected to our proprietary multistep seperation methods. All raw animal tissues are obtained exclusively from USDA-inspected facilities.
Low-Temperature, High-Vacuum Dryers
Raw materials are dried in low-temperature, high vacuum dryers to preserve their nutrients.
Binding and Processing Aids
After mixing, our fluid bed granulator is used to add natural binding ingredients, such as honey and arabic gum, to the product batch for tableting.
Other processing aids we use include cellulose and calcium stearate. Cellulose is often used to give body to the powders. When needed, calcium stearate, derived from vegetable sources, is used to help product release from the tablet and capsule machines. No artificial flavoring is ever used.
In between product runs, all of the equipment used in our manufacturing process is taken apart, cleaned, and sanitized. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing is used to validate effectiveness of the equipment-cleaning process. In addition, the surrounding production suite, including floors, walls, and vent covers, is cleaned.
In order to monitor the general level of plant hygiene, Standard Process has implemented an environmental monitoring program for the facility. This program allows for detection of any microorganism that may be found in the facility, including the drains. The program is twofold. It highlights the presence of any foodborne pathogen that may be in the facility and determines the source of these pathogens. Routine meetings between production and quality control are held to maintain the highest level of cleanliness throughout all areas of the facility.
To capture the nutrients from raw materials such as buckwheat, alfalfa, and pea vine, the juice is pressed from the plants and seperated from the pulp. The result is a concentrated product containing both fat- and water-soluble nutrients.
Continuing the Process
We use isolated production suites for the following processes. These suites ensure enhanced cleanliness in the manufacturing area.
Dried materials are measured and mixed with the utmost precision. Because of the variability in natural and organic ingredients, color, texture, and smell may vary from batch to batch. However, the basic formula remains constant, and quality is ensured by repeat testing.
Tableting, Capsuling, and Powders
Our supplements are offered in several forms of delivery. The three most common are tablets, capsules, and powders.
Tablets- The tablet presses used by Standard Process allow for high-volume production without sacrificing quality control in the manufacturing process. Currently, our tableting department produces more than 90 products. All of our finished tablets are routinely analyzed for content to ensure that label claims are accurate.
Capsules - Electronically controlled capsule machines are continuously monitored to ensure that precise amounts of product are measured and enclosed in gelatin and/or cellulose capsules. Capsules are packaged by weight, not volume. Therefore, the denser the product, the less you will find in the capsule. The gelatin capsules are considered pareve/parve, meaning the capsule has been processed so extensively that it can be considered to have been prepared without meat or other derivatives. The capsuling department produces more than 50 products.
Powders - In order to fill our powder formulas, Standard Process uses a volumetric filler. This system achieves very accurate fills and provides a highly consistent product from batch to batch,
The majority of our products are sealed in amber glass bottles. The color of the glass helps protect the food's nutrients from damaging light, while the sealed bottle helps prevent product oxidation. Induction seals and neckbands protect against tampering. The bottled product is then labeled and packaged in eco-friendly cardboard boxes, providing easy storage, protection, and shipping.