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The Real Deal (Or You Get What You Pay For)

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When I was 9, my grandfather took me, my brother and cousin, all about the same age, on an epic motor-home road trip from central California to Arkansas, weaving around visiting relatives and seeing national parks, including that terrific national park, Las Vegas!

We each had $20 to spend on souvenirs and in 1975 that went a long way. Anyhow, we were driving through Utah, and we stopped at the Bingham Copper Mine, which was excellent. I went into the gift shop and bought my mom the most beautiful turquoise stone in a copper setting. Absolutely incredible. I couldn’t wait to give it to her.

That night at dinner with relatives we had only met that morning, the conversation turned to copper and turquoise. The distant cousin giving us the lesson had plenty of the beautiful stone on his wrist and fingers. He came off as an expert to my juvenile mind. During the conversation, he mentioned how much fake stuff was around. Simple stone painted turquoise in most cases. I was alarmed. Innocently I mentioned I had bought some turquoise earlier in the day. I offered to go and get it from the motor-home so he could lay his professional gaze on my treasure.

“How much did you pay for it?”

“Three dollars.”

“It’s fake,” he said, in a matter-of-fact manner.

No need for him to see it. Conversation over. I had been had. My first experience of being hustled. I have been weary of “too good to be true” ever since.

Guess what folks, vitamins and supplements are the same way. Most are fake. And if you have a cupboard full of various and sundry brands with amazing percentages of daily value (I recently saw a B12 supplement from Costco with 208,000% daily value) it just sounds like expensive urine to me; seriously. However, you are not alone, and you are to be forgiven if it all seems too confusing. Supplements are a billion-dollar industry for a reason. It is pretty easy to get hustled.

That is why we use Standard Process exclusively.

Standard Process products are grown on a farm in Wisconsin on the darkest organic soil I have ever seen. The head farmer, Christine, is a nut for quality and purity. This soil, 800 acres of it, was purchased back in the ‘30’s and the family-owned business has protected its fertility and purity like it was gold at Fort Knox. Seriously, you can’t believe these people. I have met them, on the farm in Wisconsin, and they are the real deal. Real people making real supplements out of real food.

Guess what else?

These products are more expensive than Costco. These products have way lower daily values than 208k. Why? Because they are real! Real food does not equate with synthetic from a factory.

Over the last few weeks several clients have brought in bags of supplements, usually 15-20 of them, with a perplexed and sometimes discouraged look. They are confused about what they are taking and why, and want to know if it is all a waste of time and money. And so, in the last few weeks I have gotten real good at reading supplement labels, getting rid of the fakes, and simplifying people’s regime. We can usually replace a lot with a little and with something real.

If this describes you, make an appointment (208) 466 4580, load up your vitamins and let’s improve and simplify your life. The first 9 people who schedule will receive a free consult, replacement supplements not included. We can meet in person or on zoom if you don’t live in the area.

Real or fake? Painted blue rocks or turquoise?

Stop buying supplements like a 9-year-old.

Make the call.



PS: Next time you are in Costco, read the B12 ingredients label, 208K is right on the bottle.

4 Join the Conversation

  1. Carla Gardiner says
    Jun 20, 2024 at 4:26 PM

    Yep, it's true. Many think that the advertisements on TV are in their best interest. Not so. You and I are as unique as the leaves on those trees out front; our supplement regimen should address those unique needs. From sleep to diet to DNA and environment, it all adds to creating the recipe for our vitamin/mineral deficiency. No more One a Day here...I used customized nutrition and reassessed my body's needs quarterly. Great article; I'd love to see that turquoise and copper ring.

    • says
      Jun 20, 2024 at 9:33 AM

      Keep at it Carla. And I wish I had to show! Cheers!

  2. Rebecca Press says
    Jul 17, 2024 at 12:49 AM

    I have been using Standard Process vitamins for three years? Maybe longer. They are worth the money you pay for them.

    • says
      Jul 17, 2024 at 2:26 PM

      Aren't they though? Good girl, keep up the good work of caring for yourself, Rebecca. Cheers!

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