When it comes to supporting your health, everyone agrees that eating whole foods is the best way to get your nutrients. Nature doesn’t deliver isolated vitamins; it delivers them within a matrix of supportive compounds. In particular, whole plants provide a broad spectrum of phytonutrients, both known and unknown, that provide a wide range of health benefits.
To maximize the nutritional benefits of whole foods, Natural Factors is proud to introduce Whole Earth & Sea. Our goal is simple. We want to provide health-minded people the next generation of vital, bioenergetic whole food supplements.
Absorb the Vibrant Energy of Nature
Our bio-enhanced, whole food supplements don’t just provide vitamins and minerals in their free state. They are surrounded with the natural goodness of the raw food components that make them whole. Our Farm Fresh Factors™—raw nutrition from whole plants—captures all the vibrant energy and goodness of nature. The combination of vitamins and minerals along with the diverse and meaningful levels of phytochemicals within the Farm Fresh Factors matrix support the body’s natural biological processes. With Whole Earth & Sea, the whole truly is greater than the sum of its parts.
The Natural Factors Farms
The Whole Earth & Sea difference starts with the best raw materials: high-potency whole foods packed with essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and hundreds of antioxidants, enzymes and phytonutrients. Most of these nutrient-dense plants are grown on our own Natural Factors Farms where we’ve been harvesting 100% organic crops from our own non-GMO seeds for almost a quarter-century.
Natural Factors Farms are certified 100% organic and pesticide-free. Our crops are fertilized only with compost and nitrogen-rich sea plants and are meticulously cared for by hand. The plants are then harvested at their peak and immediately raw processed at our own facilities.
A Closer Look at Farm Fresh Factors™
Farm Fresh Factors is a powerful combination of organic active vegetables, organic cruciferous vegetables, organic fruits, organic herbals and organic sea vegetables. The Farm Fresh
Factors process starts with these fresh, raw, nutrient-dense plants to yield a concentrated biomass of bioenergetic vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients. Farm Fresh Factors is processed using our EnviroSimplex® method to retain and intensify the total goodness of whole food into rich living food.
Maintaining Quality is a Gentle Process
Traditional methods of processing fresh, raw plants can destroy many natural phytochemicals and diminish the plant’s health benefits. Specifically, processing can expose sensitive raw materials to unnatural levels of heat, light and oxygen, which can reduce nutrient content.
To produce Farm Fresh Factors, we utilize our proprietary EnviroSimplex method to protect delicate fruits, vegetables and herbs from damage that can occur with other processing techniques. The watchword we use for processing is “gentle.”
EnviroSimplex deploys gentle agitation with just the right amount of heat under high vacuum to extract moisture, preserve the active ingredients, shorten drying times and protect sensitive phytonutrients. We ensure the processing temperature always stays below 118°F (48°C). Plus, the process is free of solvents and ethanol for safer whole food concentrates. The EnviroSimplex method liquefies and mixes all raw materials in a special chamber where the bio-activation process occurs.
Whole Earth & Sea Products
The initial product offerings include:
• Women’s, Women’s 50+, Men’s and Men’s 50+ Multivitamin & Mineral supplements that are specially designed to support the nutritional needs of both younger and more mature women and men
• Bone Structure Multivitamin & Mineral, a whole food formula designed to support both the mineral and structural components of bone
• Organic Vegan Greens Protein Bar, a delicious organic vegan protein bar coated in organic dark chocolate
• Herring Gold™ and Cogni-Fit™ Triple Strength DHA provide more omega-3 DHA and EPA in the phospholipid form than krill oil
Herring Gold and Cogni-Fit are sourced in an environmentally friendly manner. The fishery has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council whose mission is to conserve the marine habitat. Derived from the roe of Norwegian spring-spawning herring, these products provides more omega-3 phospholipids than krill oil. They are also rich in choline and astaxanthin. Phospholipid-bound omega-3 fatty acids—the same form found in human cell membranes—are more easily absorbed, significantly increasing their ability to support the brain and overall health.
Additional Side “Benefits”
There are a few additional considerations with Whole Earth & Sea products. For example, $2 from each bottle sold goes to the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation. This foundation creates opportunities for children and adults to experience the seed-to-table cycle of organically grown non-GMO foods and helps people appreciate our connection with nature.
As an added bonus, a free Organic Vegan Greens Protein Bar ($3.49 value) is in every box of Whole Earth & Sea supplements.
The Whole Earth & Sea supplements are provided in glass bottles, a more environmentally sound option, with the outer packaging made from 100% recycled materials, as is the insert in the box.
Whole Earth & Sea products are also certified by ISURA™, an independent product certification organization for the natural health-supplement and food industries, primarily serving as an analytical competence center for analyzing natural health products and technical materials at all stages of processing. ISURA offers a broad range of state-of-the-art analytical methods, such as mass spectrometry, to ensure purity and potency of natural products. Some of the product certification services include:
• Non-GMO and organically grown
• Product potency and integrity
• Pesticide-free and solvent-free
Michael T. Murray, N.D., is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of natural medicine. Author of over 30 books including co-author of the best-selling, How to Prevent and Treat Diabetes with Natural Medicine, Hunger Free Forever and his latest book, the newly revised, 3rd Edition of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. Dr. Murray is the Director of Product Science and Innovation for Natural Factors.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, March 2015