Q: Why does my body need to be purified?
A: Purification, also known as detoxification, can help maintain a healthy weight. We are exposed to external toxins everyday, including pollutants, pesticides, and chemicals. Internally our bodies produce waste byproducts as a result of normal metabolic function. Although your body is designed to rid itself of these toxins naturally, it can become overburdened. Purification offers your body additional support to expel natural toxins and minimize your weight, which is important to maintaining your health and vitality.
Q: What are the benefits of purification?
A: A purification program can have a significant, positive effect on the biochemistry of the body while allowing natural toxins and byproducts of daily metabolism to be eliminated.
By participating in a purification program, you may notice the following:
Improved weight management results
Disappearance or lessening of past conditions
(PMS, digestive problems, etc.)*
Q: Will this purification program help me loose weight?
A: You can achieve weight loss by eliminating high-calorie, refined nutrient-poor foods. The dietary component of the purification program is designed to be a nutrient-dense diet with the added benefit of utilizing whole foods and whole food supplements to support detoxification. The ideal weight management system is not a quick fix --- instead it is a long-term commitment. You will need to make lifestyle changes that will continue long after the purification process has been completed. By following the Standard Process Purification Program recommended by your health care professional, you will be working toward sustained, long-term weight management.
Q: Is exercise necessary? How much and what type is recommended?
A: Exercise facilitates the removal of toxins and helps you manage a healthy weight. It is recommended that you walk at least 30 – 45 minutes at least four days per week. Strenuous exercise should be put on hold during the three week period. Consult with your health care professional if you are currently on a more strenuous exercise program that you would like to maintain throughout the purification program.
Q: How do I stick to the program when eating away from home?
A: Here are some tips to help you stay on track:
Plan your strategy before you leave home.
When choosing a restaurant, select one which serves foods that are on the recommended list. This will curb temptation.
When traveling, pack a cooler of foods, including fresh fruit and sliced raw
vegetables --- and don’t forget the water bottles.
When attending a social gathering, bring a dish to pass that you know
would be acceptable, like a fruit/veggie tray or chicken kabobs.
Q: What Standard Process supplements are taken during the program?
SP Cleanse --- Purification
Vegetarian supplement that helps the body’s purifying organs --- kidneys, liver,
and intestines --- eliminate internal and external toxins
Contains 20 different whole foods and botanicals with intrinsic detoxifying
Supports the body’s ability to remove toxins by:
Maintaining healthy liver function
Supporting a healthy gastrointestinal environment
Encouraging healthy kidney function
Promoting regular elimination
Supporting the lymphatic system, a major part of the immune system
Contains Spanish Black Radish that stimulates liver detoxification*
SP Complete --- Nutritious Supplement Shakes
Offers essential whole food nutrition in a versatile shake
Delivers powerful antioxidant protection to support liver detoxification
and immune function, as well as combat free radical damage
Provides amino acids, essential fatty acids, and other vitamins to support
intestinal, muscular, and immune health*
Gastro-Fiber --- Fiber Support
Provides dietary fiber and other whole food sources that support:
Softening of the stool
A healthy gut
An optimal environment for the natural growth of “friendly” intestinal bacteria*
SP Green Food --- Phytonutrients
Contains five organically grown whole food concentrates:
Support detoxification in the liver and combat free radical damage
Provide a good source of essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals*
Your healthcare professional may also recommend these and other supplements during your program:
Whey Pro Complete
Supplies 15 additional grams of protein per serving to increase energy and
support muscle tissue growth
Tuna Omega – 3 Oil
Provide omega – 3 fatty acids
Gymnema 4g from MediHerb
Maintains healthy blood sugar levels already within a healthy range when
combined with a healthy diet.
Helps maintain a healthy intestinal environment
Contains flaxseed oil to help maintain healthy skin, nerve tissue, and blood fat
Q: Can I take my regular supplements/medication on the program?
A: Please contact your health care professional before you begin your purification program. They can help you decide what is right for you based on your health history, supplements/medications you are taking, and health goals. Your health care professional may recommend additional supplements to support you while on the program.
Q: Why can’t I substitute different vegetables than what are outlined?
A: The vegetables cited in this nutrition page are recommended because of their high nutritive value and their capacity to support detoxification. As with any radical diet change, please consult with your health care professional before starting this program.
Q: What physical changes will I experience during purification?
A: Two of the main effects will be an increase in urination and bowel movements. This is a natural effect of purifying and should not interfere with your daily activities. In rare cases you may experience a throbbing sensation in the head, generalized aches, itchy skin, rashes, or fatigue. These are normal occurrences and will subside in a day or two.
Please talk to your health care professional if you have any questions about how you are feeling or what you are experiencing.
Q: What can I do if I am tired or lack energy while on the program?
A: You may be fatigued because your body may require a higher amount of protein while purifying. Ask your health care professional about adding Whey Pro Complete to your program. Whey Pro Complete is a powdered protein supplement that contains 15 grams of protein per serving which should meet your protein requirements.
Q: What can I do for temporary constipation?
A: Remember to drink plenty of water --- at least 64 ounces per day. If that doesn’t help, eat plenty of vegetables and fruits with high fiber content. You can also eat one beet daily to encourage regular bowel movements. Talk with your health care professional for other recommendations.
Q: Do the purification products contain gluten?
A: Gluten is the substance remaining when the flour of wheat or other grain is washed to remove the starch. Standard Process assays the products to determine the amount of gluten present. After rigorous analysis, each product in the purification program contains less than 0.01% of gluten.
Q: Why is there lactose in SP Complete?
A: SP Complete is a nutritious supplement shake. Whey is a protein source found in the shake and lactose is a nutrient found in the whey. There is approximately ½ gram of lactose per shake.
Q: Is the Standard Process Program vegetarian?
A: It is vegetarian (lacto-ovo), but not vegan. A lacto-ovo vegetarian will consume dairy products and eggs, while a vegan restricts all animal products from the diet.
Q: What if I am allergic to certain foods on the list?
A: If you suspect you are having a reaction to a specific food, refrain from eating it and consult with your health care professional about how to incorporate alternative food sources.
"At our office, we believe that given the proper nutrition, your body has amazing capabilities of healing itself. We also believe that nutrition should be individualized to meet each patient's needs. For these reasons and many more, we proudly recommend the Standard Process brand whole food supplements."