About Standard Process
If you’re looking to give your body proper nutrition, Standard Process claims that their supplements are formulated with whole food ingredients that give you what you may be missing from a less-than-perfect diet. In addition, the ingredients for Standard Process’s supplements are farmed organically and their manufacturing process claims to be one of the most thorough in the industry.
But when it comes down to it, do organic ingredients and a stellar manufacturing process mean that Standard Process supplements work any better than ones found at your local health foods store? To put this to the test we performed some research, and here’s what we found.
Standard Process Details
From seed to supplement, Standard Process claims that most of the ingredients found in their more than 160 whole food supplements are grown on their own organic farm, and that they’re rigorously tested for quality and safety. In addition, Standard Process claims that their manufacturing process is precision designed to preserve the nutrients in their raw materials. In fact, Standard Process claims that every batch of their supplements is tested an average of 6 times by their team of chemists and microbiologists.
With this in mind, Standard Process supplements are categorized as follows:
- Standard Process – A variety of products claimed to provide safe, effective, high-quality nutritional support.
- MediHerb – Superior herbal products aimed at healthcare professionals.
- Veterinary – Supplements claimed to support whole pet wellness through nutritional complexity.
Due to the large number of supplements available, you can use the Selection Guide on their website to find one that might meet your needs, and then read through the product’s brochure for a more in-depth look.
In addition to supplements, Standard Process hosts a series of educational events throughout the year, and their onsite wellness programs feature chiropractic care, nutrition education, a fitness center, and more.
Standard Process Pricing & Refund Policy
Standard Process supplements are not sold in stores, so you’ll need to contact a healthcare professional in order to purchase them. In order to locate a healthcare professional who sells Standard Process products in your area, you can visit the Health Care Professional Search section of their website.
What’s the Bottom Line About Standard Process?
Now that you know more about Standard Process and their supplements, should you take the time to visit a healthcare professional in order to purchase them? Maybe, but remember the following:
What about the Products?
With more than 160 supplements, Standard Process manufactures a whole lot of products, many of which contain what could be considered an “excessive” number of ingredients. Many of these supplements include animal parts (e.g. intestines, brains, etc.) and other plant-based ingredients that some consider to have questionable efficacy, and that may cause reactions for those with more sensitive constitutions. In fact, more than one customer has claimed that you can achieve many of the same benefits by purchasing inexpensive vitamins and supplements from your local health foods store.
Based out of Palmyra, WI, Standard Process was founded by Dr. Royal Lee and has been in business for more than 85 years. The company holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and their website is very informational.
With this said, there are no clinical studies available that show the efficacy of their supplements, and the company as a whole has a somewhat spotty history. For a very detailed history about the company, including numerous legal battles with the U.S. government over false claims and even prosecution related to misbranding, please click here.
As a whole, Standard Process supplements appear to have a mixed online reputation, with some consumers claiming that their products worked well, while others experienced no benefits whatsoever. Far and away the most common complaints we found during our research are that these supplements are very expensive, in addition to mild-to-moderate reactions such as skin irritation, upset stomach, and other digestive issues.
Should you Use Standard Process?
While Standard Process’s manufacturing process is one of the most transparent in the industry, the company’s reputation for “less than honest” marketing tactics, high prices, and lack of clinical evidence showing their efficacy might make you think twice before handing over your hard-earned money.
18 out 21 people found this review helpful
Sorry if this is long. Two years ago I was suffering from an unexplainable heaviness in my outer thighs and calves. My "chiropractor" advised me to tell my "Family Physician," as it may be a "circulation" issue. The moment I told my "doctor" what was suggested by my "chiropractor," the visit went down hill. He sent me for X-rays, told me I had arthritis in my back and he wanted to prescribe "pain killers" for my back. My chiropractor suggested a Standard Process supplement. Within two weeks, the symptoms are gone! No problem since.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
51 out 57 people found this review helpful
Great experience with these supplements
I have been using Standard Process supplements for over a month (introduced by Dr. Cory Stern,a nutrition expert), and I can feel the difference. I have more energy, almost no anxiety, and my digestion is better. I am a skeptic by nature, but everything else I tried made no difference, and now I feel better. What else can I say, except that I totally recommend them, as long as you follow directions given by a health care provider.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend