Frequently Asked Questions
Since these supplements are made from food and plants, most people can take them with or without food. Ask your practitioner if there are any formulas that are ideal to take with or away from meals. “Between meals” means two hours after, or a half-hour before, meals.
This is usually fine to try, but make sure that it’s not too much for you to digest at one time. Ask your practitioner if they advise doubling up after a missed dose. The easiest and most convenient way to take your supplements is using the Standard Process supplement tray. That allows you to pre-load your supplements for the week, so you only have to open the bottles weekly.
Food- and plant-based supplements are easier to digest and assimilate than the usual synthetic vitamins, which are more like drugs. Adverse reactions are rare, and they combine much better with prescription drugs than synthetic supplements do. See the video on Natural vs. Synthetic for more. While natural supplements are safer and rarely interact poorly with drugs, ask your practitioner if any of your supplements should not be combined with your medications.
Constipation is unusual, since food- and plant-based supplements are more natural and easier to digest. That said, these formulas are dried foods and plants, so you may need to increase your water intake while taking them. I recommend drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, it would be good to drink at least 80 ounces (about 2 ½ quarts) of water every day. If you are drinking that much, and have increased your water intake after starting your whole-food supplements, and still experience less frequent or more difficult bowel movements, please let your practitioner know.
Yes. One of the Important Concepts is that everyone needs at least basic nutritional supplementation to meet the unprecedented demands of modern life. Ask the health professional who recommended this video to you about basic nutritional support for the rest of your family. If anyone in your family has any specific health concerns or goals, then bring them in for a nutritional evaluation and a customized protocol.