Standard Process, based in Palmyra, Wisconsin, is unique among supplement manufacturers. Many of its vitamins are produced almost entirely from organic foods such as beets, radishes, and barley that the company grows on its own farmland near its headquarters. Standard Process also provides supplements made from mixtures containing pig and cow glands, using formulas patented by Royal Lee, the man who founded the company in 1929.
The company owns 425 acres of certified organic farmland in the Kettle Moraine basin of Wisconsin which contains some of the most nutrient-rich soil in the U.S. It is there that it grows the plants used in its supplements. The crops include: alfalfa, barley grass, beets, Brussels sprouts, buckwheat, kale, kidney beans, oats, pea vine, Spanish black radish, and sweet potatoes.
Dr. Lee, summed up his philosophy in the statement that “Whole foods are the best natural source of vitamins. The key to the highest quality is the manufacturing process.” Because preserving the whole food complex is a top priority, the company’s 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.
Today the company is focused on combining genomic science with it products to ensure that its customers are getting nutritional supplementation precisely matched to their genetic profile and lifestyle.
Click the play button below to listen to an interview with Lauren Jones,, a representative from Standard Process, and host Shalena Putnam about the company, its products, history and future.