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Whole Food Concentrate


120 Tablets (NPN 80040781)

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Whole Food Concentrate


120 Tablets (NPN 80040781)

Vitamins   Amino Acid Chelated Minerals
4 Tablets Contain: Potency % SONA   4 Tablets Contain: Potency % SONA
ß Carotene (15,000 IU) 9 mg ˜   Calcium+ 300 mg ˜
Vitamin A (3000 IU) 880 mcg 100%   Magnesium+ 300 mg 100%
Vitamin D3 (400 IU) 10 mcg 100%   Silica° (Bambusa vulgaris) 70 mg ˜
Vitamin E (100 IU) 73 mg 100%   Zinc+ 20 mg 100%
Vitamin K2 80 mcg 100%   Iron+ 18 mg ˜
Vitamin C 400 mg 100%   Manganese+ 5 mg ˜
Thiamine (HCI) 9 mg 100%   Copper+ 3 mg ˜
Riboflavin 3 mg 100%   Boron+ 3 mg ˜
Niacin 30 mg 100%   Chromium+ 200 mcg ˜
Pyridoxine (HCL) 10 mg 100%   Selenium+ 200 mcg ˜
Folacin 800 mcg 100%   Iodine (KI) 300 mcg ˜
Vitamin B12 3 mcg 100%   Vanadium+ 75 mcg ˜
Biotin 0.15 mg ˜   Molybdenum+ 50 mcg ˜
Pantothenic Acid 21 mg ˜   + Hypoallergenic form, chelated with hydrolyzed rice protein.
° Bamboo leaf extract 100 mg (providing 70% organic Silica)
Whole Food Concentrate   Enzymes
Organic Alfalfa Grass Powder
(Medicago sativa)
200 mg   Amylase 4,000 DU (FCC)
(DU-alpha amalyase dextrinizing units)
40 mg
Organic Spirulina Blue-Green Algae
(Spirulina platensis)
200 mg   Lipase (Aspergillus Niger) 200 FIP (FCC) (FIP-one unit oflipase activity) 13 mg
Kelp Powder (Fucus vesiculosus) 200 mg   Protease (Aspergillus oryzae) 4,000 HUT (FCC) (HUT-haemoglobin units tyrosine basis) 5 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids (50% Hesperidin) 200 mg   Lactase (lactase units) 180 LacU 18 mg
      (FCC) Food Chemical Codex, a division of USP.  
** Suggested Optimal Nutrient Allowances (SONA), ˜SONAs Not Yet Established

Recommended Dose:

Adults: Take 4 tablets daily, 2 with meals or as directed by a health care practitioner Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.

Recommended duration of use:

For prolonged use, consult a healthcare practitioner.

Recommended use or purpose:

  • A factor in the maintenance of good health
  • Helps normal growth and development
  • Helps to maintain eyesight, skin membranes and immune function.
  • Helps in the development and maintenance of night vision.
  • Helps in the development and maintenance of cartilage, gums, bones and teeth
  • Adequate calcium (and vitamin D throughout life) as part of a healthy diet (along with physical activity) may help prevent bone loss / osteoporosis.
  • Helps in the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus.
  • Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins
  • Helps in produce & repair connective tissue.
  • Helps in wound healing and tissue formation
  • Helps to form red blood cells and helps in their proper function.
  • Helps in the function of the thyroid gland
  • Provides support for healthy glucose metabolism
  • Digestive enzyme, digestive aid, helps digest proteins.
  • Helps to maintain proper muscle function
  • Helps to maintain healthy skin

Cautions and warnings:

  • Consult a health care practitioner prior to use:
    a) if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
    b) if you are a tobacco smoker
    c) on any prescription medications
    d) have a history of non-melanoma shin cancer, diabetes, estrogen dependent cancer, a gastrointestinal lesion/ulcer, are taking an anticoagulant/blood thinner, and anti-inflammatory, or are having surgery
  • People sensitive to nicotinic acid (niacin) may experience flushing of the skin that is generally mild and transient
  • Headaches, heartburn, bloating and hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) have been known to occur: in which case discontinue use
  • Do not use if seal around cap is broken or missing.


SOURCE is based on the famous SONA study; a 15 year, multimillion dollar study of 13,500 male and female subjects living in six regions of the United States. The study was conducted by Dr Emanual Cheraskin and Dr. W.M. Ringdorf Jr. of the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine. The study attempted to find the “Suggested Optimum Nutrient Allowance’ (SONA); necessary to maintain good health throughout one’s lifetime. The results of that research, plus the results of other studies conducted over the years, form the foundation for the formula.

SOURCE uses Amino Acid Chelated minerals for their superior bioavailabity over inorganic mineral forms such as carbonates or oxides. For a more complete description, see the article Amino Acid Chelated Minerals.

SOURCE is the first research based multiple-nutrient formula that supplies all of the essential vitamins, minerals and trace minerals at the optimum levels necessary to maintain good health over one’s lifetime.

SOURCE incorporates a base of organic “Superfoods”; alfalfa grass juice powder, kelp powder, organic spirulina and citrus bioflavonoids. These “Superfoods” provide a myriad of micronutrients, enzymes and anti- oxidants that enhance the activity of the formula, making it truly in a class of its own.

SOURCE incorporates plant enzymes to aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats and to improve the absorption of the essential nutrients, making the formula the most bio-available and effective possible.

SOURCE is provided in four tablets to be taken twice a day with meals. It is well established that divided doses provide a higher percentage of nutrients to the bloodstream over the day than a single larger dose. In other words two tablets in the morning with breakfast and two tablets in the evening with dinner offer substantial benefit than if all four tablets were taken at one time.

SOURCE is manufactured using state-of-the-art, heat-free, solvent-free technology which guarantees that none of the fragile nutrients are denatured or destroyed during the manufacturing process.

Note: for a complete description of the SONA study, read our SONA article.

Packaging: Packed in light & oxygen resistant recyclable PETE (Bisphenol A free) bottles. 
Gluten Free: Contains no animal substance, artificial preservatives, colours, flavours, sweeteners, dairy, yeast or wheat.
Excipients: Croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Aqueous Coating: Microcrystalline cellulose, carrageenan.