Glucose Assist™, a blood sugar support supplement designed to maintain a healthy blood glucose level that’s already in a normal range*, is now shipping. This is a uniquely designed, complete nutritional formula comes in powder form, is meant to be consumed as a shake, and is available in chocolate or vanilla varieties. It also:
Supports a reduction of post-meal glycemic response in healthy individuals*
Contains a blend of plant-based carbohydrates and proteins
Provides a slower and more sustained release of glucose to help minimize acute blood sugar spikes and steady post-meal glucose levels*
Maintaining a healthy blood glucose balance is an important pillar of overall wellness. It’s why dietary supplementation with a whole food-based nutritional formula, such as Glucose Assist, is designed to maintain a healthy blood glucose level already in a normal range* which can be beneficial for encouraging wellness.
How Glucose Assist Works
Glucose Assist provides a slower and more sustained release of glucose* because it contains a slowly digestible complex carbohydrate source, EnergySMART®.
In addition, Glucose Assist provides protein-rich, plant-based nutrition sourced from peas, oats, pumpkin seed and buckwheat that might help further minimize blood glucose spikes and potentially help with a steady blood glucose management in healthy individuals*^. This can support a reduction of post-prandial glycemic response*, which has been demonstrated by recent Standard Process clinical studies.
High-Efficiency Fuel for the Body
In addition to supporting normal blood sugar levels already in a healthy range*, Glucose Assist is a low glycemic whole food-based nutritional formula that provides slow-release carbohydrates for sustained energy* — a benefit for many people, including endurance athletes.
FREE 12 Week Blood Sugar & Weight Loss Starter Program
Happy Spring Everyone and welcome to pollen season. If you live in the South like I do, then you’ve most likely woken up with the “yellow snow” as we like to call it down here – all of those lovelies blooming flowers that create a yellow blanket over EVERYTHING! Not only is it tough to keep your car clean right now, but this is the time of year where my patients’ allergies start acting up.
This post is dedicated to giving you all of the goods on the recommendations and exact protocols I have used for over 20 years for allergy support in my office for my patients. Many times my patients are able to swap out their over the counter medications for these natural alternatives. My hope is that if I can provide you any relief now or throughout the year then I’ve done my job!
So without further ado, let’s jump to my recommendations –
Feed Your Body – what you eat definitely plays a role in how your immune system functions – the biggest culprits that will knock your immune system down the fastest are sugar, alcohol, and the chemicals in processed foods. Instead opt to eat more veggies, fruits high in Vitamin C, quality proteins and stay hydrated.
Clean your Air – As deemed appropriate and possible, environmental changes may be advisable to minimize ongoing allergen exposures. Relatively straightforward changes include using a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) air filters, house plants, and essential oils in the home. HEPA filters work to decrease the amount of allergens floating around your home by trapping airborne irritants such as pollen, dust, and pet dander. House plants can assist with air filtration – here’s a link to an entire blog post I wrote dedicated to that topic.
Rinse that Nose: A number of studies have indicated that saline nasal irrigation such as a netti pot can be useful in individuals with hay fever (acute rhinitis). A 2012 study looked at 10 research papers on the topic of saline nasal irrigation and found that saline nasal irrigation produced a “27.66% improvement in nasal symptoms, a 62.1% reduction in medicine consumption, a 31.19% acceleration of mucociliary clearance time, and a 27.88% improvement in quality of life”. Another over the counter option is a nasal wash kit – this one has been my favorite to use.
Supplement your System – There are a number of key nutrients needed to keep the immune system strong and assist with allergy symptoms during pollen season. I have created overall protocols that will support the system as well as protocols for those pesky allergy symptoms. You can click the link for each product to read more about the product and if you feel inclined, you can place an online order on our authorized website.
Allergy Support Protocols
Adult Allergy Support Bundle –– this protocol is ideally taken as prevention during allergy season.
I have been using Standard Process and MediHerb supplements both personally and with my patients for over 20 years and the 21 Day Purification Program has been an integral part my practice. In assisting 1000’s of patients with this program over the years, I know that sometimes it helps to have a little guidance, tips, and extra recipes to keep you on track with the program.
I have spent the last few months creating a FREE online resource for all of our patients and customers to use with the detox program. I have created an online, self-guided program that will walk you through the 21 day purification program step by step.
My goal in creating this program is to provide the perfect self-study course to compliment your detox program. I’ve taken everything I’ve learned from over 18 years in clinical practice working with 1000’s of patients and channeled it into a comprehensive, step-by-step implementation of the 21 day purification program that not only teaches you the high level theory, but the actual EXECUTION of how you can do the same.
Want to see what is included with this amazing bonus? This link here lists all of the program perks and info and the step by step instructions on how to redeem access to the free program!
When you purchase your 21 Day Purification Program kit through my office’s authorized website, you’ll receive my online program ABSOLUTELY FREE! You can also order via phone – 843.214.2997
Just forward a copy of your order number or receipt to us at [email protected] and we’ll email you back with the details needed to access the course.
I can’t wait for you to jump in!21 Day Purification Kit
Our 21-day purification program helps patients purify, nourish, and maintain a healthy body and weight. We offer eight different purification product kits based on the preferred protein and fiber choice.
Included in the program are: 1 SP Cleanse–purification 2 SP Complete, SP Complete Chocolate, SP Complete Vanilla or 2 SP Complete Dairy Free–nutritious supplement shakes 2 Gastro-Fiber or 2 Whole Food Fiber–fiber support 1 SP Green Food–phytonutrients 1 patient purification program guide 1 recyclable bag
exposed to toxins Every. Single. Day. There are approximately 80,000 chemicals registered for use in the U.S., and 800,000,000+ pounds of herbicides are used yearly on our
crops. 1-3 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports
that hundreds of these chemicals are present in our bodies. Research shows that
certain chemicals may affect our immune, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive
fact, your body produces its own toxins, or waste known as endogenous toxins,
simply by functioning. Your body also encounters external (exogenous) toxins,
or chemicals made outside of your body. They are in the air you breathe, the
food you eat, the water you drink, and the products you touch.4,5
Air and Water Pollutants
Certain Personal Care Products
Dyes and Paints
Household Cleaning Products
Pesticides and Insecticides
Preservatives and Additives
You become what you eat
typical America diet favors processed foods that tend to be high in refined
sugar, trans fats, and salt. Processed
foods often contain pesticides, artificial ingredients, and genetically
modified organisms that can contribute to toxin build up in the body.6
Exposure to these toxins can overburden
your system’s natural ability to detoxify.
your toxic burden can reduce your odds of asthma, cancer, Alzheimer’s,
infertility, hormonal and period problems and so much more. Reducing your toxic
load can help you lose weight, restore your energy levels and balance your
hormones. It can help you conceive a healthy baby and raise a healthy child.
the body is overloaded with toxins, these toxins cannot be eliminated from the
body and they slow down cellular function. This translates to decreasing your
body’s function; the brain won’t fire as quickly so you become foggy and forgetful.
This can mean you gain weight or feel tired and/or unmotivated. Many people experience symptoms of toxicity
but don’t recognize what these signs really can mean. How many of the symptoms below do you have?
Symptoms of Toxin Exposure
Fatigue or difficulty
Indigestion and other
Food cravings and
clarity (brain fog)
Skin issues – eczema,
acne, dark circles under the eyes
Joint or muscle pain
Your Organs of Detoxification
My 21 day Reset Detox Programs are designed to stimulate specific detoxification organs in the body—the liver, kidneys, and intestines. With help from these organs, your toxic load can decrease, and your body can concentrate its energy on detoxifying and cleaning up. This can help you achieve optimal health by cleansing your body from the inside out. The goal is to learn how to enhance your body’s ability to detox and remove these toxins on a daily basis. No matter where start, everyone can benefit from a detox program.
Aids the body in metabolizing fat, protein, and carbohydrates
Helps transform many toxins into harmless agents
Filter waste and excess fluid from the blood
Regulate and release the right balance of sodium, phosphorus, and potassium for the body to function properly
Digests food so that nutrients can be absorbed into the blood and transported to the liver
Provides a barrier that blocks toxins from the rest of the body
Absorbs water and electrolytes, forming waste that is excreted from the body
Produces antibodies for gastrointestinal health
Contains bacteria that create fatty acids and some vitamins for extra nutritional support
Why you may not be losing weight
body can’t release toxins through your intestines (poop) or kidney (urine) then
they can be deposited and stored in the body.
Over months, years, or even decades these can build up in the body and
the most common sites for us to deposit toxins is in our fat cells since many
of the chemicals in today’s environment and food are lipotrophic, meaning that
FAT. The challenge is that we
have to release those stored toxins from the fat cells before the fat cells can
shrink. This is one reason why you may
have been eating better and working out more but still seeing NO weight loss results.
Where We Store Toxins
What the heck is metabolic detoxification
detoxification is your body’s natural process of neutralizing and eliminating
toxins from your body. This three-phase
process unlocks fat-soluble toxins and converts them to a water-soluble state
that is easier for your body to remove. Your body needs key nutrients and
phytonutrients to support each of these phases.
Three phases of metabolic
Phase I: Unlock – Stored fat-soluble toxins transform into an “unlocked” state that is more water-soluble, and in many cases, more toxic than its original form. The foods and supplements recommended in the 21 day Reset Detox program delivers nutrients that activate enzymes required for Phase I reactions. It also supplies antioxidants that reduce stress on your body, such as tissue damage sometimes caused by these enzyme activities.
Phase II: Neutralize – The highly toxic substances produced in Phase I convert to non-toxic molecules and become even more water-soluble. The foods and supplements recommended in the 21 day Reset Detox program supplies key nutrients and amino acids needed to support Phase II enzymes. These enzymes enhance the water solubility of toxins.
Phase III: Eliminate – Water-soluble toxins leave your cells, and your body eliminates them. The foods and supplements recommended in the 21 Day Detox Program provides your body with plant-based fiber and water, which aid in toxin elimination.
A Simple, Effective Answer is HERE!
You can create more efficiency around detoxification by modifying your daily food choices, and habits to support your body’s natural ability to detoxify. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above or feel like it’s just time for a reset, I encourage you to check out my upcoming Virtual Group 21 Day Detox Reset Program. The 21 Day Group Detox Program is designed for balancing hormones, resetting your digestive system, weight loss, improved energy, better sleep and so much more!
My hope is to provide you with easy, effective tools to help you liver YOUR. BEST. LIFE.
Dr. Stephanie Zgraggen, DC, MS, CNS, CCN is a licensed chiropractor, certified clinical nutritionist, and owner of Lime and Lotus, LLC with offices in both Charleston, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. She utilizes saliva testing, herbs, and whole food supplements to correct female hormones imbalances in her patients. Download her free guide: Dr. Stephanie’s Naughty List – The Top Five Foods that Wreck Your Hormone Health here.
Michael N. Antoniou et al., “Concerns Over Use of Glyphosate-Based Herbicides and Risks Associated with Exposures: a Consensus Statement.” Environmental Health 15, no. 1 (2016): 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-016-0117-0.
Romilly E. Hodges and Deanna M. Minich, “Modulation of Metabolic Detoxification Pathways Using Foods and Food-Derived Components: A Scientific Review with Clinical Application,” Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (2015): 16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/760689.
Standard Process® understands that simple, straightforward communication is important. That’s why they have recently re-assessed some of the products and renamed them to easily communicate an important product highlight — an ingredient, a featured nutrient, or the body system that it supports.
Iplex® will be known as Eyeplex Cataplex® G will be known as Cataplex® B2 Linum B6 will be known as Flax Oil with B6 Cataplex® F softgels will be known as Flax Oil Plus
Please note that only the product names and label has changed. It is still the EXACT same product with the same ingredients and same dosages!
Thank you for your continued support and please let us know if you have any questions.
As always you can contact us for ordering, or you’re welcome to order online through our authorized Standard Process website:
Since 1929, Standard Process has advanced health through high-quality, whole food based nutritional supplements. We’re trusted partners with health care professionals who rely on our products to holistically address the body and care for patients from all walks of life.
This year we are introducing a new Children’s Products: the Next General of Changing Lives. SP Children’s™ Immune is a chewable supplement for kids ages 4 and older that delivers key nutrients for proper immune system functioning and development.
The first product released: Children’s Immune Chewable:
Supports the Immune System
Contains prebiotic 2′-FL and bovine colostrum
Draws flavor from organic ingredients: elderberry and whole strawberry
Includes organic beet root from the Standard Process certified organic farm.
Excellent source of vitamin D, zinc, and antioxidant vitamin C
Gluten-free and non-soy
Item: 16000 – 60 Wafers
Price = $34.10
Suggested Use: For children ages 4 and older, chew two wafers per day.
The immune system is responsible for keeping out foreign substances, protecting the body, and helping maintain wellness through a person’s lifespan. When nutrition is poor, a healthy immune response can be compromised.1 On the other hand, consuming adequate amounts of essential nutrients is crucial to the immune response’s function and development.1 Fortunately, SP Children’s™ Immune is designed for everyday support to encourage a lifetime of wellness.
Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc: Where Immune Systems Get Their Strength
Vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc are vitally important for the immune system throughout all life stages, including childhood.1 SP Children’s™ Immune is an excellent source of all three.
Children need Vitamin C for a functioning immune system2
Vitamin D is a regulator of immune function1
Zinc is an essential mineral for immune system function3
Contains Prebiotic 2’-FL and Colostrum
The largest immune organ in the body is the GI tract. That’s why SP Children’s™ Immune contains important ingredients that may support the gut and may contribute to a healthy immune system response*:
2’-FL, a prebiotic first identified in human milk, is able to reach the lower GI tract4-9 where it is broken down to feed the growth of beneficial microbes6-11*^
Bovine colostrum is sourced from a whole food (cow’s milk) and supports a normal healthy immune response in the GI tract12
^To date, shown in multiple animal studies, infants, and one adult human study.
Made Safe and Effective for Children
In a taste and tolerance study, SP Children’s™ Immune was considered safe and well-tolerated by children between 4 to 17 years old. No indications of adverse effects were observed.
Like all Standard Process products, SP Children’s™ Immune is subject to a rigorous quality control program. Our scientists run as many as 2,000 tests every week on raw materials, in-process product batches, and finished products so that we can be sure what is in the bottle reflects what is on the label.
A number of you have asked for Standard Process protocols from me – If you are familiar with Dr Bruce West – he offered these, where you complete a system survey and he’d email you back with a specific protocol for your needs.
I’m happy to announce that I will also offer a similar service. You can have the protocol emailed to you and there is also an option if you also want to have a phone call appointment to go over the results, protocol and ask me anything your heart desires.
It is my mission to help my patients feel their best, and am hopeful that this new service will help you and my mission of helping people achieve better health.
Below I’ve outlined the options with pricing and a link if you’d like more information or to purchase.
As always, feel free to respond to this email if you have any questions!
$77 – Dr. Stephanie will review your symptoms and health goals, review your current supplements as well as any medications, and create custom tailored recommendations based on your specific case that will be emailed to you. Here’s what you can expect with this option: * Body System Survey, Health Goals, Current Medications List * Personalized Handout with Supplement Protocol, Dosing Recommendations and Resources (will be emailed to you within 3 business days)
$147 – Dr Stephanie will review your symptoms and health goals, review your current supplements as well as any medications, and create custom tailored recommendations based on your specific case and go over the results on a one to one phone or Zoom call. Here’s what you can expect with this option: * Intake Form, Health History, Body System Survey, Health Goals, Current Medications List * 1 – 30 Minute Private Session via phone or Zoom with Dr Stephanie Zgraggen * Personalized Handout with Protocol, Recommendations and Resources (will be emailed after your session)
$147 – Dr Stephanie offers a lab review as an a la carte service, analyzing lab results you have previously received. You can get a fresh look at your results and have them professionally analyzed all for a great price!
Here’s what you can expect with the half-hour session option: * The opportunity to provide 1-3 results documents from past labs * 1 – 30 Minute Private Lab Analysis Session via phone or Zoom with Dr Stephanie Zgraggen * Personalized Handout with Protocol, Recommendations and Resources (will be emailed after your session)
We are excited to share the good news with you: Standard Process has released a number of their favorite herbal products on the website that are now available to purchase direct!
Due to an overwhelming number of requests we are excited to announce that on April 1st we will have an additional 27 MediHerb® formulas available for online purchase. The products range from herbs to support your prostate, hormones, menopause, bones, energy, blood sugar, metabolism, immune support and much more.
Andrographis Complex Ashwagandha Forte Bacopa Complex Berberine Active Black Cumin Seed Forte Bone Complex Broncafect® Burdock Complex Coleus Forte Cranberry Complex DermaCo DiGest Forte Eleuthero Ganoderma & Shiitake Gut Flora Complex Kava Forte Livton® Complex Nevaton Forte ProstaCo PulmaCo ResCo® Saligesic St John’s Wort 1.8g Tribulus Valerian Complex Viranon Wild Yam Complex
I promised to update everyone once we had some word on the Standard Process Palmettoplex. Right now it seems that it will most likely be out of stock for the rest of the year.
But I do have some good news!
MediHerb – which is one of the herbal company that is sold by Standard Process in the United States, has released a prostate product called PROSTACO that can now be purchased online that also has Saw Palmetto, one of the main ingredients in Palmettoplex. The recommended daily dose is 3 capsules per day.
ProstaCo contains Saw Palmetto, Nettle Root and Crataeva in a Pumpkin Seed oil base to provide prostate support.
These herbs have been traditionally used in herbal preparations to:
Support healthy urinary tract and prostate gland function
Support healthy bladder function*
Key constituents of this complex include fatty acids, glycerides, sterols, lignans and polyphenols. This product is standardized to contain 96 mg per capsule of Serenoa repens fatty acids to ensure optimal strength and quality.
Suggested Use: 1 capsule 3 times daily, or as directed.
I’m often asked by my patients for ways to help ward off the cold, flu (and now COVID) each year and I wanted to give you all the tools to start supporting that immune system now so that the likelihood of any winter illness is decreased. Let me start off by saying that the goal isn’t necessarily to never catch anything – as this is the body’s way to build up your immune system. Of course it would be great if we never got sick but if our systems are working correctly the idea is that when you do become ill the illness doesn’t last as long, or isn’t as severe. I’ve been using the recommendations and protocols that I will share with you today for over 20 years and year after year my patients (especially the teachers and nurses) come back in March and are always floored that they didn’t get sick for the first time in years.
So without further ado, let’s jump to my recommendations –
Feed Your Body – what you eat definitely plays a role in how your immune system functions – the biggest culprits that will knock your immune system down the fastest are sugar, alcohol, and the chemicals in processed foods. Instead opt to eat more veggies, fruits high in Vitamin C, quality proteins and stay hydrated. I’ve also created an Immunity Support Recipe Pack, if you want to have nutrient dense recipes you can make for yourself and your family to help during those winter months. I created this informative pack to better educate you on your immune system. Feel empowered as you learn how to support your immune system and take the guesswork out of what to eat as you enjoy recipes that are specifically designed to support your immunity.
Sweat it out – Exercise aids in the release of toxins, and is important in keeping the blood and lymphatic system flowing (which is an important part of your immunity!) Consistent exercise can help relieve stress and increase blood flow to the brain. It also releases hormones, stimulates the nervous system, and releases endorphins. Whatever exercise you like, go for it! Walking, running, rebounding, yoga, pilates, dancing, biking, cardio or sculpting workouts. Just 15 minutes a day is enough to help support your immunity.
Count Sheep – The benefits of getting a good night’s sleep is especially vital for your body to rest, regenerate and maintain an efficient immune system. Manage your schedule and routine so that you can devote at least 8 hours each night to some shut eye. This may involve saying “no” to extra activities or waiting to binge watch Game of Thrones. Stop your screen time at least 2 hours before bed time, get into bed before your actual bedtime, make sure the room is completely darkened, and read a book or meditate to slow down that brain in preparation for dreamland! If you are struggling with your sleep, get a jump on it now and start a product like Sleep Ease to help support your body in both falling asleep and staying asleep.
Hooray for Herbs – An Elderberry a day keeps the doctor away – Elderberry syrup or tonic is one of those time honored traditions that can help ward off colds and flu. If you purchase some ensure that the company is using quality ingredients and no fillers and preservatives (Hint: quality products should only have a 2-3 month shelf life). If you’re more of a DIY kind of person, earlier this year I created an Elderberry Syrup mini-course on how to make your own organic elderberry syrup and tincture at home. I have a nice 30 minute video, my personal recipes, and links to all of the supplies you’ll need to make this immune syrup at home.
Standard Prevention Daily Dosing:
For Children 2-13 years old: 1 tsp per day
For Adults: 1 Tbsp per day
Supplement your System – There are a number of key nutrients needed to keep the immune system strong during winter. First there are prevention protocols – these are great when you are not currently ill but want to stay strong and symptom free all winter. I also have acute protocols – these are designed to be used when you are sick or starting to feel any signs that you might be coming down with something. You can click the link for each product to read more about the product and to place an online order on our authorized website.
*** NOTE: If you are wanting to add any immune protocols to your regimen, we are recommending to place your order as soon as you can and consider stocking up since Standard Process was completely sold out of all of their immune products for almost 3 months last year! ***
Adult Prevention Immune Bundle – “I don’t want to get sick”