1. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 11:00:59

    I truly think it is sad that a company such as Standard Process, whose standards are so high, would overlook look this major issue…the drugs and chemicals that some of their products expose people to is unacceptable! Especially those trying to rid themselves of those vary chemicals and drugs!

  2. roquem
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:23:51

    Wow and I had nutrition response testing done with Standard Process supplements and the chiropractor said she “found” that I had heavy metal toxicity. Based on this article, now I wonder do I really have heavy metal toxicity or is it from Standard Process? Which apparently contains heavy metals.

    Great article, thanks for the information!

  3. ordersmerritt@gmail.com' Marlene
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 13:08:16

    My first thought is, what would you suggest they do? It’s easy to throw accusations around, and a whole different thing to figure out how to get those vital nutrients. How else would you like to get the necessary 2+ million livers needed? (since liver is the most nutrient-dense organ that exists). Personally, I’d rather make sure I am iodine sufficient, which will prevent heavy metals in my body, and that I detox a couple of times a year, BUT I WOULD DO THAT ANYWAY BECAUSE OUR SOCIETY HAS TOO MANY RISKS. The tiny amount that MIGHT be present in a supplement is NOTHING compared to what people normally ingest and the benefits far outweigh the “risk” you’re referring to. Shame on you for creating a concern out of context.

  4. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 13:37:32

    @ Marlene…thank you so much for your heart-filled comment! It is obvious that you are very concerned about health and vital supplements that are often needed to counteract all the poisons that we are exposed to everyday in our air, water and food (and prescription drugs). Respectfully, however, though I appreciate your opinion…I would have to disagree. Just because “2+ million livers needed” may be the case, to use toxic ingredients (for me) is unacceptable. Especially when there are other supplement companies that sells the same products minus the chemicals. It took me many years to recover from my FDA induced illness and I will never ingest any so-called “healthy organic” supplement just because there may be only a “tiny” amount of some chemical. If you have read the entire article, you would know that heavy metals are only a small percentage with the issues regarding FDA approved meat products. I encourage rethinking your position and researching other organic supplement companies that go beyond the toxic rich animal products. I ask you…if you have the choice (and you do), do you still choose the toxic supplement? Shame on me if that was my choice! I only report the truth…the rest is up to you!

  5. jesselee22@hotmail.com' jessica
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 14:14:55

    If not Standard Process , then what do you recommend ? I have been a user of Sp supplements , and they have been a Godsend to my family in many ways. I agree that I wish they could find better sources, but I will continue to use their products until better is out there . I can tell you what a difference these products have made in the overall health and well being of my family and I would much rather be with them than ever without them .

  6. ecperi88@gmail.com' Elsa
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 14:32:58

    I don’t know, if it is up to me and I have other supplements that do not have any toxic ingredients, then that is obviously what i would use.

    I appreciate the fact that Dr Kmiec is exposing this so at least people can consider other options and make educated decisions. I don’t believe that uncovering these facts is creating concern out of context, but it is creating enough concern to look at other options – at least for me.

  7. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 15:15:15

    @Jessica…I agree…most of Standard Process supplements are awesome. As I mention in the article, I still take many of their products, that is except for the products that contain the animal products. It is correct that the liver is nutrition packed, however, it also holds the most toxins!And that is vitally important to me! There are other companies that offer organic animal products. One such company is Nutricology. I will post a link and image above.

  8. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 15:36:23

    Allergy research group another such company. They use New Zealand grass fed meat as well as Nutricology. http://www.allergyresearchgroup.com/Glandulars-p-1-c-7.html

    To take products that contain chemicals, antibiotics, hormones, heavy metals (and who knows what else) is everyone’s personal choice. I am saddened that a company as wonderful as Standard Process hasn’t promoted (at least) natural raised animal tissues for their supplements. There are more and more natural and organic farms each year to supply the demand of people wanting less chemicals and drugs in their diets. If it’s about cost…I for one would gladly pay more for clean supplements. To say there aren’t enough animal products…sorry…I don’t believe it.

  9. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 15:59:15

    Healing Edge Science (http://www.healingedge.net/pdf/glandulars.pdf) is another company. There are always options! Your health is worthy of the best nutrients…why settle for less?

  10. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 12:56:31

    I did replace the animal tissues of SP with a company that actually uses organically raised…the company is New Zealand based HERBAL HEALER: There website is http://www.herbalhealer.com/glandulars.html

  11. kahjah@hotmail.com' Krista Anderson
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 15:30:14

    Dr. Kmiec – this is an old thread but I’m wondering if you formed your opinion based on the on-line literature you could find regarding Standard Process and what they say about their products or if you actually spoke with them and they confirmed your suspicions? I too as a patient had the same concerns. Standard Process responded quickly to an inquiry of mine, but would not communicate directly with me because I wasn’t a Dr./supplier. So I asked my naturopath. She said she did alot of research and that they have to say they are USDA approved by law, but that they do use some of their own animals and when they have to outsource they take measures to ensure they get the highest quality animals they can. I just wonder if your opinion is based on a confirmation of your web-based beliefs CONFIRMED by Standard Process?

  12. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 10:00:19

    Hello Krista, Their animal-based products are USDA approved, which does not mean they are organic. USDA approved does mean, however, that the animals are given antibiotics and hormones – of which there is much research supporting the ill-effects those bring to health (especially chronically over time).

    I have spoken with SP multiple times, and they do insist that their animal-based products are as clean as those which were raised organically. Well, if that were the case, then there would be no difference between conventional raised animals and organically raised animals; obviously there is a big difference! Especially regarding the health of the animal itself.

    SP does not raise any animals, and they made that very clear to me. They do however, have an amazing organic produce farm (which I did have the pleasure of visiting a few years back), and is why I do continue to take their plant-based supplements to this day.

    My biggest concern regarding their use of conventionally raised animals is particularly alarming regarding glandulars. After spending many years cleaning my body from chemicals, and ultimately curing myself from MS…they last thing I would want to do is knowingly take supplements that had any possible trace remnants of any harmful chemical. Glandulars come from the animals organs, including the liver, and organs can become toxic faster than muscle tissue.

    There are companies who use only organically raised animals for their supplements…and those are the companies I choose (refer to the article for the links). Hopefully, one day SP will also be one of those companies. The day they do that…they will indeed then be the best supplement whole food company in existence!!

  13. louthomaso@gmail.com' Lou
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 15:52:02

    Thanks so much for an article that confirms the concerns that we came up with ourselves when our Chinese Medicine practitioner prescribed Natural Process glandulars to us. We also came across the Herbal Healer site and were very impressed by their claims. Our only concern is that we don’t know much about Herbal Healer, and in particular we do not know how long they have been working with glandulars, as the page that describes those products is tagged with the word “New.”

    We looked at the product reviews on the Herbal Healer site and found one as far back as 2005 that refers to one of the glandular products on that page, so I would suppose that they have been working with glandulars for at least that long, although I don’t know if they have had organic sourcing for that long.

    Can you tell us what you know about this company, its history, its reputation, the quality of its products, and especially its work with glandulars?

  14. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 15:21:19

    Hello, I really like Herbal Healer and only purchase glandulars from them. There is some info regarding the owner (maybe you have seen it) and history at this link:


    For now, this is the only company I trust. Though I still purchase some SP supplements (from plant sources only), I will never take animal-based supplements from any US government approved source/farm no matter what the quality. Unless it is organic…they cannot be 100% guaranteed that those supplements are chemical (or GMO) free.

  15. cptlysse@yahoo.com' Alyssa
    Aug 11, 2014 @ 14:55:44

    I can find several sources backing up Standard Process for their use of Certified Organic products, including animal. Majority of their products are provided from their own organic farm in Wisconsin, and they will use clean replacements if they ‘cannot find’ organic bovine, such as sheep and porcupine. They also do not carry/use fish oil anymore because it is too difficult for them to verify it’s quality meets their standards. I have found ONE source however claiming that SP is not using organic animal products, this article. All of the products offered by Standard Process are certified organic by U.S standards, all of Herbal Healers products are certified organic by the United Nations standards. I will continue to buy from SP and feel awesome.

  16. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Aug 12, 2014 @ 10:09:05

    Hi Alyssa! Thanks for your comment!

    As you have read the article, you know that I still do take SP supplements, because they do farm organic produce however…I do not buy the ones that contain animal tissues. Sadly, you are incorrect regarding SP using organic animal products. They do not. I have attached a link to their website for their animal tissues and product safety report. Per their report:

    “The animal tissues that we use are supplied by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – inspected facilities and approved based on the laws and regulations of the USDA…”


    Per the USDA rules (as per the article), these animals have been injected with antibiotics and growth hormones. Furthermore, because they are not raised organically, the feed they consume is not organic or from a non-GMO source.

    I would absolutely LOVE it if they would use organic animal tissues – that would make them the BEST supplement company hands down!! But, until they do, I will continue to use SP for their amazing produce whole food supplements, and Herbal Healers for their organically raised animal tissues. I cured myself 100% naturally from MS ten years ago…and I, as you, want to continue to feel awesome! Personally, I prefer not taking any chances when it comes to my health 🙂

  17. philcheney@att.net' Shawn
    Sep 07, 2014 @ 23:01:35

    I was trying to fond a supplement from the .New Zealand company that would match Immuplex; any suggestions/

  18. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Sep 08, 2014 @ 11:36:41

    Hi Shawn! Per the article, I still do use SP supplements, but only the vegetarian based. If organic animal tissues are important to you, then for the glandulars, I highly recommend the following: http://www.herbalhealer.com/glandulars.html

    Thanks for your question!

  19. TBergenn@hotmail.com' T. Bergenn
    Sep 10, 2014 @ 13:29:13

    I have in my orbit some avid Standard Process fans who are holistic professionals.

    When I researched the Standard Process website, I scoured and found they use synthetics.

    So I am currently in the process of trying to get my professional friends and colleagues to switch and recommend the Akea product instead. To read the 5 page brochure of ingredients and benefits, visit: http://bit.ly/OFF-Brochure1

    It is a whole food supplement — powder format. 36 organic superfoods, all fermented for increased bioavailability. No synthetics. Nothing created in a lab. Gluten-free. Vegan. Soy free. Dairy free.

  20. laurens_place@yahoo.com' Lauren
    Oct 06, 2014 @ 16:00:49

    I have done three Standard Process 21 day cleanses in the past and am very overdue for another, as last winter, i was sick again, after many years of good immunity. The products used for the cleanse are SP Complete, SP Cleanse, SP Green Food, and Gastro-Fiber.

    To your knowledge, are any of these of concern?

    Thanks much!

  21. denget@netins.net' Mabel Tiffany
    Oct 14, 2014 @ 11:29:18

    I have been using Multizyme regularly. Should this be replaced by something else?
    Thanks much.

  22. kkapel@live.com' Kasandra
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 17:51:55

    Wiuld you have any recommendations for alternatives to Catalyn, Cyrofood and Cataplex G? Thank you so much for your informative article.

  23. rthstphn@yahoo.com' Steve
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 21:11:01

    Dear Dr. Kmiec: Invaluable Info. Thanks so much . Can you recommend a replacement for Standard Process , “DIAPLEX” which I’ve been taking for quite some time ? Thank you .

  24. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 10:07:50

    Hi Steve! I use the company Herbal Healer , for glandulars.

  25. kalaflamme@hotmail.com' Kathy Laflamme
    Feb 21, 2015 @ 08:44:56

    Herbal Healer is not New Zealand based! They are located in Arkansas.

  26. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 06:25:27

    Thanks Kathy! Excellent clarification! The animal tissues are from New Zealand, and this company is based in Arkansas. 🙂

  27. ksjdanley1@cableone.net' Susan
    Mar 16, 2015 @ 22:09:20

    Dear Dr. Kmiec, That you ever so much for letting us know about Standard Process products. We were told by our Naturopath that the products were all organic. Also, did you know the B12 that Standard Process uses is cyanocobalmin? It is the synthetic, cheap, low-grade, low-quality B12. Also, the manganese in their Trace Mineral supplement exceeds the upper tolerable limit. Finally, I did further research by entering Standard Process Vitamin Scam and you will find the shady history of this company and their devious marketing strategies. Most importantly, there is a strong association with bovine supplements (especially brain) and mad cow disease. They need to put a warning label on those supplements. I admire and respect a doctor who tells the truth. You are one in a million!

  28. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Mar 19, 2015 @ 15:17:47

    I agree with every thing you stated! And thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂

  29. enmcknight@yahoo.com' Erika
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 14:36:50

    Hello! I appreciate your article! I found it bc I wanted to research whether sp used non gmo ingredients. I also wondered if you could recommend an alternative to the Catalyn which I used and also gave to my children. I would really like to have a safe supplement to give to my children, especially bc I am still trying to figure out the non gmo and organic foods! It is very overwhelming!

  30. butterisbetter@yahoo.com' Josh
    Apr 18, 2015 @ 13:20:12

    There is a company selling supplements similar to standard process, called nutriplex formulas. They make whole food supplements, without synthetic or isolated nutrients added (except for one product, Cal-Mag). While most companies pretend to be whole food, but add synthetic and isolated vitamins to almost all their products, Nutriplex does not.
    Their organ and other animal ingredients, are grass-fed, no hormones, no antibiotics. They are sourced from New Zealand or Argentina.
    You can visit their website, http://www.nutriplexformulas.com
    I have no connection or affiliation with the company. I just think everyone should have access to real, healthy, whole food supplements.

  31. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Apr 18, 2015 @ 17:04:08

    Thank you for your info!

  32. lanalangevin@gmail.com' Lana
    May 10, 2015 @ 03:16:04

    Thank you for your article and bringing this to light.
    I’m wondering if other glandulars would give the same results as the patented process that Standard Process uses – Protomorphogens (PGMs)?
    By my understanding, PMGs are used when a gland is under-active or when it is over-active.
    I know I can use SP’s Thytrophin PMG as it is hormone free yet is still effective.
    Although I agree with you regarding their lack of integrity with their glandulars, I don’t know if there truly are replacements for what they offer. I think it’s comparing apples and oranges. I would love to know your thoughts…

  33. katiespatrick@gmail.com' Katie
    Jun 12, 2015 @ 18:43:42

    I recently stumbled across your site on my journey to better health. I recently had NRT done and my chiropractor has recommended Cyrofood and Folic Acid B12 from Standard Process to assist with my thyroid. I have concerns about the animal byproducts in these so was thankful to read your well stated information and concerns. I do use essential oils (Young Living brand) and was wondering if (1) you were familiar at all with essential oils, and (2) if you knew if a plant-based product (such as the oils) would ever sufficiently supplement a thyroid / endocrine need? What I’m seeing is that for low thyroid, a person will need an animal based supplement. Just wondered if you had any input on this. Thank you in advance!

  34. wizz02@hushmail.com' John Paul
    Jun 16, 2015 @ 23:39:09

    Standard Process also uses glandulars from New Zealand, and to think that their quality is substandard, as you’re suggesting here, is misinformation. The bottom line should also include the fact that their products actually work, and work on complete wellness of the organism. While the company you support here (HH), is great for what they represent, they also seem to support functional medicine fundamentals – otherwise, colloquially known as “green allopathy” by filling biochemical pathway gaps as suggested by research. SP figured this out over 85 years ago, and many companies try to emulate the success of Standard Process.

    I also wanted to point out, that cyanocobalamin, contrary to you and another reader by the name “Susan” are misinformed, and that this specific B12 uses the naturally occurring cobalt form, which is not cheaper or toxic, but rather a natural catalyst. Trace minerals, and those that are deemed “toxic” by media or advertisers trying to push their “hydroxy-” and similar forms of B12 are just doing this for their own benefit. The cobalt in B12 is an oligoelement, a necessary catalyst for a functional B12. And Susan, your doctor was a little misinformed to claim all SP products are organic -that’s not a fault of SP, but your doctor being uneducated about the company and their products. What’s important is that SP products continue to work!

  35. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Jun 29, 2015 @ 10:04:06

    Hello John, if you read the article, then you would know that I am not suggesting that the quality of SP is substandard…in fact I take many of their products. I am however suggesting that the quality of their glandulars is substandard. They could use organically raised cattle but they choose not to due to “expense”. For me, after 100% recovery from MS…my health does not have a price tag and I prefer to not ingest hormone and antibiotic – ridden organ tissues. I would think that others (like me) who love the company would also demand that they have the same quality for glandulars as they do for the rest of their products rather than excuse it. They are a great company (minus the glandulars)..but they could be AMAZING!

    Sorry to disagree with regarding vitamin B12 – Cyanocobalamin. First the argument is not about cobalt…but rather the byproduct of synthetic vitamin B12 production – cyanide. Methylcobalamin is the safer and more active form of B12 and it was this form that was far more effective with respect of regaining my health.

    Thanks for your comments and debate!

  36. xamredfire@aol.com' Max Redfire
    Jul 08, 2015 @ 14:45:01

    Thanks, Dr. Michelle, for this wonderful site. I’d been doing in-store demonstrations for a well-known brand of delicatessen products, meats, cheeses, etc., and began to learn about GMOs a year ago. Not one of that company’s meat or dairy products are organic. Their GMO content must be enormous. Giving out those free samples to parents, their kids and toddlers, eventually became impossible for me. My motto became, “Income cannot compare to a child’s outcome.” I had to quit that business. Meanwhile, I’d been taking SP products, as recommended in Dr. Bruce West’s monthly “Health Alert,” for over a year. Once again, aware of the highly toxic GMOs in virtually all animal and poultry products in the U.S., I quit all of those “heart healthy” supplements. I’m now ordering from Herbal Healer. Many thanks.


  37. cevans1299@yahoo.com' Chris
    Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:18:37

    While you have a point in a sense, You can’t really just “replace” the glandular extracts provided by SP, as the way they do it is unique to the company with their Protomorphogen and Cytosol extracts. The results obtained will not be the same otherwise and the effect is not comparable. This is probably an important detail not to be omitted to your readers, let alone while recommending alternative companies.

  38. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Sep 16, 2015 @ 06:14:00

    Hi Chris! Thanks for your comment!
    As pointed out in the article, I love SP! However, after curing myself from MS and Anxiety 100% naturally, I am VERY careful as to what I put into my body. And USDA, FDA approved animal tissues are not something I consider healthy. Though I will continue to take their organically grown vegetarian products, I will not take their glandulars. For that, I will go to alternative companies and continue to recommend them.

  39. daesy00@hotmail.com' Daesy
    Oct 26, 2015 @ 10:57:00

    I just start the standard process for 21 days and I have been having headaches stomached so do you think that is for the product. I want to be mom in the future do you think that those products could affect me to be mom in the future? Thanks!! please answer my comments

  40. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 16:06:38

    Hello, Standard Process (SP) products are excellent! My only concern is with the ones that contain animal tissues – glandulars. My guess is that your reaction is merely a healing reaction as your body is getting rid of toxins. Though without knowing what you are taking or why, it is difficult to comment on this. However I am certain that taking SP supplements will not having any negative effect on whether or not you can have children or effect your baby in a negative way. So rest easy!

  41. thaispy44@yahoo.com' Tim
    Nov 17, 2015 @ 21:27:59

    I am looking for a replacement for SP Thytrophin PMG. Do you know of any Organic products? Most organic products I have found still have the tyrosine present.

  42. kc5359@yahoo.com' Kelly Carey
    Nov 18, 2015 @ 16:37:26

    Hi, I was recently sold SP Thytrophin PMG and Drenamin 3700 for my thyroid. I have been on Thyroid meds for years and recently stared losing my hair again….yikes!
    On Herbal Healer, which thyroid supplement would you take replace the SP?

    Thank you for your help! I try and eat all organic…..it is not easy!


  43. barsummer@san.rr.com' Barbara Summer
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 18:17:18

    Hello, yes, that is a very real concern and sad as well.
    My question actually is about “other ingredients” since I feel what they are disclosing are synthetic ingredients. Wondering if you think that is correct when you read this in their Cataplex and Cataplex B and other products that state “other ingredients.

    Thank you for sharing such important and valuable information. I know it is not easy for you to keep defending the truth.

    Best, Barbara Summer

  44. gordonmacwilliam@aol.com' Gordon
    Dec 13, 2015 @ 07:15:12

    I have been taking SP and Systemic Formulas products for years through kineseological testing. I am convinced that my body KNOWS what these products are and KNOWS how much it needs. This is a far better approach than some MD guessing what and how much my body needs of any medication/supplement.

  45. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 14:20:32

    Hi Gordon! I couldn’t agree more, and per my article, I still take many SP supplements! However, I do have a problem with chemical-ridden animal tissues that are used in some of SP supplements. SP is a wonderful company that uses organic vegetables in most of their products…they would be a prefect company if they would also use organically raised animal tissues. And that was the point of the article. Thanks so much for your comment!

  46. rosie1c@yahoo.com' Rosie
    Jan 05, 2016 @ 19:41:10

    Do you have any information about SP products possibly containing parasite contamination and infecting humans who ingest them? NRT testing today showed that I was infected with high levels of all four of their parasite groups. None of those were present a month ago at my last visit, and I’m trying to determine how these infections might have occurred in my heart, thyroid, and adrenals. My research led me to your website.

  47. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Jan 08, 2016 @ 15:57:01

    Hi Rosie,

    Of course I am not familiar with your condition, but many times when you begin the process of healing, and with all healing comes detoxing, new issues may pop up. Or at least “seem” like new conditions. It is likely they were always there, but you had other issues that over shadowed them. Parasites simply do not like to live in a healthy body, and they are letting you know it. The same thing happened to me when I was healing myself. Here is an article that you might find of interest: https://www.onlineholistichealth.com/chronic-stress-and-intestinal-parasites/ And to answer your question, I believe it is highly unlikely that any SP supplements caused this, including the ones containing animal tissues that I wrote about in the article.

    I hope this helps!

  48. Moorelola30@gmail.com' L. Moore
    Feb 05, 2016 @ 07:18:40

    Dr. Kmiec,

    Thank you for the information. I just learned about you and read your article and posts today.

    As an encouragement to readers before you comment, please read the entire feeds. Dr. Kmiec has consistently stated her use and support of SP’s vegetable based products just not those supplements with animal organs that are toxic.

    The initial article was written in 2012 and Dr. Kmiec’s message is consistent.

    To the better health of us all!

    L. Moore

  49. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Feb 05, 2016 @ 15:30:27

    Thank you for your comment and support! I sincerely appreciate it!

  50. alkajari@aol.com' Jane Steinke
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 16:49:34

    Hi Dr. Michelle Kmiec!”

    I am so very interested where I can order a product that healed your “ANXIETY”! I’ve been dealing with anxiety since 2011 and got it at age 49. I take a low dose of Lorazepam, “.5mg”, 3-times-a-day. I’d prefer NOT to take it and don’t don’t know if I could somehow use the product you have to eventually get off of Lorazepam altogether?! — Now my daughter started to get anxiety just 2-weeks ago in college and was prescribed the same low-dose of Lorazepam as I have to take but as needed, BUT she did NOT want to take it and trys to work through her anxiety attacks when she gets it maybe 2-3 times per week. We would like to order the product and what dosage that healed you! My chiro suggested I get my daughter SymplexF and Min-Chex from Standard Process (which they carry in their office) but when I read up on it I was worried about incorporating: bovine liver, porcine stomach, bovine spleen & ovine spleen! — Please could we get the product information from you and what dosage you used to heal yourself and become that healthy you. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  51. alkajari@aol.com' Jane Steinke
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 17:03:16

    Dear Dr. Michelle Kmiec:

    I would please like to get the product that healed you of your anxiety!!!!!!! I’ve had anxiety since 2011 and have been on a low-dose of Lorazepam 3-times a day (.5mg). Now just 2 weeks my daughter got anxiety in college and our doctor prescribed the same low-dose of Lorazepam to her as needed. She did NOT want to take it and did NOT. She tries to work through it. Our chiropractor recommended Standard Process SymplexF and Min-chex. I was worried about taking the products because in the products is: bovine liver, porcine stomach, bovine spleen & ovine spleen. It makes me nervous to take that. Then I read your articles on organic raised animals! —- I would like to know what product you used to heal your anxiety and the dosage. I would like to order it for my daughter since she isn’t on any meds right now. I don’t know if I could go on your product since I’m already on a low-dose of Lorazepam for 4 years. PLEASE HELP US TO GET HEALTHY TOO 🙂 — Let us now where we can order your product and the dosage! THANKING YOU SO MUCH! HUGS!

  52. ss02man@gmail.com' Chris
    Apr 07, 2016 @ 17:36:01

    Dear Dr. Kmiec,

    I was wondering if you could recommend a product that is as close to Ligaplex as possible that is made by a company who uses organs from organic bovine. I’m having a hard time finding one. Thanks so much!

  53. hangstebeck@yahoo.com' Daniel Hengstebeck
    Apr 17, 2016 @ 12:51:46

    I am interested in a replacement for “Albaplex” do you have an organic replacement?

  54. Gerrfleck@frontier.com' Lynn
    Apr 19, 2016 @ 16:49:28

    What is equal to Standard Process, Min-Chex, for anxiety and sleeping from these other companies?

  55. ginaderamo4@gmail.com' Gina D'Eramo
    Apr 28, 2016 @ 19:03:49

    I ditto the above messages regarding what “your” replacement recommendations would be for Standard Process. My health kinesiologist has had me on about 10 different S.P. products for over 15 years… I heard via a friend to “rethink” the continuation of consumption of these products, and to research that they may be more harmful as they are not truly not NON-GMO/organic.

  56. rjmoss2@aol.com' Joyce Mossman
    May 14, 2016 @ 15:17:24

    I am wanting to get off synthroid for my thyroid. Could you help me? I started Min-tran and on the next blood test my thyroid had inproved but it is almost in the hyper now. It is .30 (TSH) and I was feeling nervous so the Dr. lowered my dose from .100 to .75. It is so hard to know what to do. Can you help me? I get headaches, have dry eyes and very dry skin.

  57. mutlev136@sbcglobal.net' Dianne C Veltum
    May 16, 2016 @ 06:55:03

    Have you made Dr. Tent and Dr. Jeff Senechal aware of your concerns? If so how did they respond?

  58. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    May 16, 2016 @ 07:01:41

    Hello Dianne! Of course, many years ago. Because of my concerns, they removed any reference on their website (as I stated) that may be confusing regarding the animal tissues that they do use. Just to be clear …I really love their products except their choice to not use organically raised animals for some of the ingredients in some of their products. If they did that, then they would be, hands down, the best supplement company!

  59. Henryjohnes283@gmail.com' Henry
    Jun 01, 2016 @ 08:22:46

    Great article, thanks for sharing 🙂 I’ve found a lot of information interesting for me.

  60. Drschmidt@wholisticdoctor.com' Darren Schmidt, DC
    Jul 09, 2016 @ 17:50:57

    I think this article causes more harm than good. I’ve been using Standard Process on my patients since 1997 successfully. People get better when on those products. It’s pretty simple. If you showed a lab analysis proven trace amounts of the toxins mentioned in the article, then there is an argument against them. Clinically, the results prove how helpful they are and not toxic.
    Secondly, Dr. Royal Lee, the founder of Standard Process, solved anxiety by 1934. I use his protocol to resolve it within three months easily. I’m not aware of any other company that is equivalent for anxiety.

  61. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Jul 10, 2016 @ 14:49:22

    Hello Doc! Hmmmmmmm, I have to say I disagree. Anytime facts are presented is always a good thing! Why keep the fact that SP doesn’t use organic animal tissues a secret? Also, if you read the entire article, I state quite clearly that I use SP supplements even today (of course only those without animal tissues). I love the company and if they would just upgrade their standards a bit, they would be a fabulous compnay!

    Now I am not sure if you are aware, but I cured myself 100% naturally from MS and anxiety! And sorry to inform you, but I did so without the use of SP suplpements. It wasn’t util later in chiropractic school that I learned of this company as well as others such as Metagenics (as many chiropracters do…perhaps even you).

    You say, “Clinically, the results prove how helpful they are and not toxic.” Did you know that SP doesn’t use a 3rd party assay to assess whether their products are or are not toxic? They clearly state on their website that they do their own testing. That is why many companies adhere to GMP standards. Hmmmm. Maybe it is just me, but I certainly question that!

    It was a long and scary road to recover my health and to ensure optimal health, I only eat organically raised animal products so sorry, I choose not to take the chance when I know there are better ways to remain healthy!

    Thanks again! Always love a debate!

  62. sarah.klaudt@gmail.com' Sarah
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 16:20:29

    Hi Dr. Michelle, thanks for this expose. Recently my Chiro recommended starting Thytrophin, 1/2 tab per day and working my way up to 6 per day. I am impressed with Natural Healer, but since their products are not PMG’s…is it a one to one replacement? (I mean, as far as milligrams go). What would you recommend to a patient? And would you recommend the Pure Thyroid only, or the Thyro Complex, or both?

    Thanks for your input!

  63. laboss1993@aol.com' Carla D LaBossiere
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 08:30:17

    Hi Dr. Michelle – thank you for the very informative information. I know this is an old thread but hope you are still monitoring. I’ve recently been taking SP Min-Chex with good success. After reading your article I would prefer taking a 100% organic product. Which Herbal Healer product would you recommend as an alternative to SP Min-Chex? Thank you in advance. C. LaBossiere

  64. jbphoto777@gmail.com' Jill
    Aug 07, 2016 @ 16:19:40

    I have been suffering from anxiety for a few years now and was just placed on Min-Chex from SP. I was super excited to think I may start to feel better when I came across your article. Me and my family all eat organic food, so this alarmed me to say the least. I love that you gave links to other sites, but for people that do not understand some of the names, could you PLEASE recommend what would be equivalent (such as a name) for Min-Chex. I get on the sites, and am confused as some of your other readers. Again, I love that you put this info out there, but can you now help us find something equivalent??? Thank you!

  65. ksdault@yahoo.com' ksdault
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 23:48:27

    Thank you for the excellent article. Is there an equivalent for THYTROPHIN PMG in the other companies referred to? Really appreciate your help.

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  67. alison.szucs@yahoo.com' Alison Szucs
    Oct 07, 2016 @ 16:29:41

    @Jane Steinke…did you ever receive a reply about your anxiety? I take the same meds for it and would like some advice for getting off it with supplements as well! Thanks! Alison Szucs

  68. mary.cald@comcast.net' Mary
    Oct 17, 2016 @ 19:17:08

    I am so thankful that I found this article!! My holistic vet had me order the standard process renal care and it has animal products in it. Wow, my dog has been acting sick since taking it. I always research everything. I am not sure if my vet realizes this or not but I would think they would investigate everything before recommending it. But then again if it states that it is organic and they are really busy I guess they don’t have the time to look into everything. I will let them know. I was hoping this would help my little boy but now I guess I should not be using it. Full of antibiotics and steroids. So sad.

  69. rory.exton@gmail.com' Rory Exton
    Oct 27, 2016 @ 10:57:09

    Hi Dr. Kmiec,

    I am so happy I stumbled upon your article! I had recently stumbled upon someone else reviewing their products saying very similar things as you’ve stated. My holistic vet recommended Standard Process Canine Renal Support for my Westie. Between my intuition, and your article, I’ve decided to stop giving her this supplement. Do you know of an equivalent to this product for dogs for renal support? I am searching the internet high and low, and would love any insight! Thanks so much!

  70. venkateswarlukosuri@gmail.com' vitamin b8
    Nov 24, 2016 @ 05:12:00

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  72. amylvalens@comcast.net' Amy Valens
    Jan 25, 2017 @ 17:08:38

    I have been very happy with results from using Immuplex, and am wondering if you suggest any products similar to it?

  73. kdh344@gmail.com' Kathy Hogan
    Feb 07, 2017 @ 09:07:30

    I’d like a wild caught, “safe” LIQUID fish oil. Any recommendations?

  74. flynnhardey33@gmail.com' suman panda
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 02:02:45

    Great article! I’m taking a nutrition class and this week we are talking about supplements. I prefer to get my nutrients through food, but that is not possible for everyone.thanks for sharing..

  75. Online Holistic Health
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 07:53:47

    Hi Suman! You are welcome 🙂 Nutrition via food is optimal but as you stated, it isn’t always possible for various reasons. One reason is that the nutrition of food has been depleted (even organic) due to over-farming and nutrient deficient soil (especially zinc). Also, if someone is in a disease state they will need the supplementation to help the body heal. This was the case with me. However, as I was getting healthier, I was able to lower the dosages of the supplements I used.

    Whole food supplements are ideal such as with Standard Process. Though as stated in the article I wish they used organic animal tissues instead of conventional USDA in their glandular products.

    Good luck with your class!!

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  78. Keri_L_Gordon@yahoo.com' Keri
    Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:17:51

    If I am currently using SP through a clinical nutritionist and does muscle testing, how will I know which supplements I need with herbal healer if I can’t do muscle testing anymore?

  79. Online Holistic Health
    Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:36:09

    Hello Keri!

    95% percent of SP supplements are awesome as stated in the article. The only ones that I question are the glandulars and those that contain animal tissues. In my opinion, those are the ones I’d replace with products from Herbal Healer.

    Wishing you all the best!

  80. chester.peterson68@gmail.com' Chester
    Apr 02, 2018 @ 10:32:55

    Hi, I was recently sold SP Thytrophin PMG and Drenamin 3700 for my thyroid. I have been on Thyroid meds for years and recently stared losing my hair again….yikes!

    On Herbal Healer, which thyroid supplement would you take replace the SP?

  81. talltimber60@gmail.com' Mike64Denver
    Apr 23, 2018 @ 11:28:36

    The love of my life, Janet, has made a huge discovery. We have been taking Neptune’s Harvest Fish Fertilizer as a supplement. Chemical free raw enzymatically digested organs, glandulars, and connective tissue from 15 species of fish plus 9% raw unrefined fish oil for just 1 cent/gram.

  82. triplevolunteer18D@outlook.com' charles koscinski
    May 20, 2018 @ 14:16:05

    I just discovered this site and am impressed. I was taking synthroid 0.025 prior to and while in hospital for aortic valve replacement. Upon discharge my naturopath read my tsh result and told me my dose was one fifth of what was needed. It was decided that we raise the dose of synthroid 112MCG and add t3 cytome 5MCGl That was a mistake because while in hospital I was taking amiadorone and that was why my tsh went crazy high. I have cut my pills thus my dose dose in half and don’t have the jitters and irritability. I wonder if there is an option for my hypothyroidism.

  83. herbsofgold.sem@gmail.com' Herbs Of Gold
    Jun 04, 2018 @ 00:02:49

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  84. jenny.gates88@gmail.com' Jennifer Gates
    Jun 15, 2018 @ 16:39:35

    I’m sorry you discovered something that wasn’t the same as you expected. I go to Jack Stockwell who’s my chiropractor and he has informed me through his podcasts that if an organ meat, particularly the Liver, is toxic, or rather would still be holding onto toxic chemicals, then the body isn’t doing it’s job efficiently. I could see that if the company that’s supplying the meat isn’t double checking for high quality meat, then there’s a problem with the system. The Standard Process company is Not approved by the FDA (even with it’s required inspections from the USDA), because there’s nothing synthetic!
    Also, if there were problems with these meat containing suppliments, my Body wouldn’t be as thriving as it is now. I’m a heart defect patient since birth and I continue to take proscribed medication from my Cardiologist (heart doctor). Usually you might know of someone who has to take medicine approved by the Pharmasuitical companies who ends up having the Stale, Medicine Breath. Since being, and continuing to consistently take these supplements, I’ve found that my body receives these Supplements Very Well & that my terrible breath has gone away! I know that these work and I know that my body is able to function better for it! I’m so grateful for this opportunity and I hope you find better service.
    I’m also glad for the reminder about receiving as much Whole Foods as we can and supporting our local Farmers and Rachers!
    Thank you and have a wonderful day! 😊
    Here’s more information on Jack Stockwell and his company:

    And his other website for his podcasts and other info:

  85. johnellek1@yahoo.com' Johnelle
    Jul 14, 2018 @ 01:17:51

    Sounds like the Dr protests too much over a 70 year old company … Maybe she has a vested interest in Herbal Healers ..Other countries don’t have the regulations we have .. I will take a cow from the US any day over New Zealand

  86. Online Holistic Health
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 10:34:57

    Hello Jonhelle! Respectfully, I do say how much I love the company and still take many of their supplements that do NOT contain animal tissues. For those specific supplements, I prefer that they are from animals raised organically. Conventionally raised cows in the US are tortured on multiple levels, drugged and unhealthy. I think I will pass and stick with New Zealand on this one 😉

    Lastly, I have no vested interest in any company and if I did, I would be 100% transparent. Further, if I promoted Herbal Healers, I would give them more than one mention on the website other than in just one article written years ago. But, thanks for the idea! Perhaps they should be mentioned more as I feel they are a superior company if you are interested in buying glandulars.

    Wishing you all the best!

  87. wang.meichia@yahoo.com' Meichia
    Aug 18, 2018 @ 13:13:45

    Thank you for such detailed information. I’ve been battling Graves disease since 2010 as a teenager and just found out about thytrophin pmg last night while watching a video on thyroid health. I’m kind of mad that my endocrinologist has never brought it up once in the last 8 years, or the side effects of taking my meds for that matter. He just keeps asking if I want to do surgery to remove my thyroid (no, I’m young. Why would I do that?).

    Most reviews are supportive of SP products, but yours is the only one I’ve seen to include that their organs are sourced outside the farm from potentially unsafe facilities. Like you mentioned, their website have removed that information! I’m looking at the Herbal Healer site now for their glandular supplements, so a big thank you for pointing people in the right direction! If you have new insight on anymore companies who supply similar products, please let me know! I’d like to know my options 🙂

  88. Macredbear@sbcglobal.net' Carol Mackey
    Aug 22, 2018 @ 10:11:39

    Very interesting. We have a new vet and she swears by these products. 2 were recommended for my dog. Glancing at the info in her office she provided me with it appeared it was all 100% organic. After taking the products for 2 days she developed extremely loose stools i backed off fir a couple of days thinking it was just because it was new to her system. Once started up again the same issue appeared. Was instructed to increase the doseage with in the next few days by my new vet….. i instead chose to google the company and after reading this i have decided to NOT CONTINUE use of these supplements and let my new vet know i don’t appreciate being deceived after letting her know how strongly i feel about organic . I will be changing vets ASAP as well.

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