Our goal is simple. We want to give health-minded people raw plant nutrition packed into the next generation of whole food supplements. The Whole Earth & Sea difference is tangible. Our formulas go far beyond any other product promoted as a whole food formula today.
Whole Earth & Sea starts with the best raw materials – high-potency foods. We grow many of the organic raw ingredients on our own farms, located in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Deep in the heart of this region, famous for rich, fertile soil, Factors Farms envelopes almost 1,000 acres of certified 100% organic farm land dedicated exclusively to non-GMO crops. Our crops are only fertilized with compost and nitrogen-rich sea plants, and meticulously cared for by hand. No synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizer – are ever used. Planting, weeding, and harvesting by hand requires a lot of manual labour, but we feel this is necessary to maintain the highest standards of organic cultivation.
Although people expect organic food to be free from chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides, organic isn’t just about what isn’t added to the environment, but also what is added. Petrochemical-based fertilizers generally add only three primary minerals into the soils – the bare minimum required to make plants grow and appear healthy. But looks can be deceiving. Growing plants draw dozens of minerals from the soil, not just three. Conventional farming methods eventually deplete the soil of minerals, resulting in food that appears the same as its organic counterpart, but is far less nutritious. Organic fertilization methods such as compost, green manure, crop rotation, and sea vegetables add dozens of minerals into the soil, resulting in more nutritious food and healthier soil for generations to come. What’s more, since plants grown in mineral-depleted soils draw more heavy metals from the earth – and conventional fertilizer are often high in toxic heavy metal to begin with – organically grown plants are lower in toxic heavy metals.
Standard methods of food extraction can destroy a plant’s natural nutrients and health benefits. Processing can expose sensitive raw materials to harmful levels of heat, light, and oxygen, which can reduce nutrient content. At Natural Factors we harvest whole, fresh, organically grown plants by hand at their peak and process them immediately at our own facilities, using our proprietary EnviroSimplex® method to retain the vital bioenergetics vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, and antioxidants in the final blend. EnviroSimplex deploys gentle agitation and gentle 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 48 °C (118 °F). 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, allowing enzymes, probiotics, and prebiotics to culture the ingredients. We call this enzymatically rich, living food concentrate, Farm Fresh Factors™.
Farm Fresh Factors is a 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 and ultimately yields a superior food concentrate of bioenergetic vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients. EnviroSimplex intensifies each 100 g of living, whole food goodness – concentrating it into a 300-mg, enzymatically vibrant food concentrate. This increases the potency of living food over 300 times!
Farm Fresh Factors food concentrate forms the base of many of the innovative, health-enhancing products in the Whole Earth & Sea line. This includes the four unique Multivitamin and Mineral formulas designed to meet the nutritional needs of men and women under and over the age of 50, along with the Women’s Prenatal Formula, the innovative Bone Structure formula and the Super Mushroom for immune and energy support.
Other unique formulas in the Whole Earth & Sea line include Herring Gold, a planet-friendly alternative to krill oil, Deep Ocean Minerals, a natural mineral concentrate including over 70 essential minerals and trace elements, and Horseradish Respiratory Relief, a unique combination of botanicals and vitamins designed to support upper respiratory health.
The Whole Earth & Sea difference is truly revolutionary. Bioenhanced, broad-spectrum phytonutrient supplements are clearly the way of the future.