Many people consume a multivitamin daily. Those people recognize that their diet is not able to provide them with all of the nutrients necessary for a healthy body. If you find yourself eating a standard American diet full of highly-processed, nutrient-dead food, you would likely benefit from taking a multivitamin.
There are some people though, who eat a diet containing nutrient-rich foods like fresh vegetables and fruits along with high quality meats. The unfortunate thing is, over time, for a variety of reasons, our produce is far less nutrient dense than it once was. Even for those individuals who consume nutrient-rich foods, taking a multivitamin may be helpful. Multivitamins are important, but it is crucial to understand the difference between synthetic and whole-food vitamins.
General multivitamins on supermarket shelves are synthetic. They are made in a laboratory and provide a host of isolated vitamins and minerals. Whole-food supplements, on the other hand, like Catalyn’from Standard Process, is made of 15 whole food ingredients. When these foods are put together, the combination of nutrients and micronutrients work together to serve you better. Studies have found that isolating vitamins is not nearly as effective because your body is not able to fully utilize the vitamin without having it’s synergistic elements with it. When Standard Process creates Catalyn, they provide a well-rounded product that supplies vitamins and cofactors that work together to enhance the effectiveness of the product.
Another thing that a synthetic vitamin lacks is phytonutrients. These are key nutrients that are found only in plants. They are essential for a healthy body. The functions vary, but have been shown to help support a healthy immune system. The plants that Standard Process uses to create their multivitamin provides the consumer with these essential elements.
At Standard Process, they work hard to maintain quality control. Plants are harvested, promptly washed, and processed in order to maintain nutrient density. During processing, low temperatures are used to preserve the enzymes and maintain complete nutrients. Their team of microbiologists and chemists work to constantly ensure the quality and safety of the supplements.
If you are looking to improve your overall health, adding Catalyn would be a great step in the right direction. It has been shown to:
- Maintain cellular health
- Keep your skin healthy
- Keep your heart healthy
- Support healthy metabolism
Standard Process is only sold through health care practitioners, so come by our office to pick up a bottle of Catalyn today. Or, give us a call and schedule a Nutrition Response Testing℠ or Chiropractic consult with Dr. Schulte in order to learn more about how our line of Standard Process products can take your health to the next level!
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