The Philosophy of Regeneration
Sunrider® products are based on the Philosophy of Regeneration™. This principle makes an incredible difference in our product concept, function, and quality. For example, a house and a bridge use similar building materials—concrete, steel, wood, and stone—yet, they are completely different in looks and function. The difference is the design, the blueprint.
The Philosophy of Regeneration is the blueprint for every Sunrider product. Since we have a unique blueprint, our formulas are different from anyone else’s, even if they use the same ingredients. The Philosophy of Regeneration™ consists of four principles:
1 Nourish, balance, and cleanse
We want to nourish and cleanse the body so it reaches an optimal balance. Yin (nourish) and yang (cleanse) is how life functions, like breathing in and breathing out. Consider five horses pulling a cart. The five horses represent the body’s five major systems; the body is the cart. The cart, or your body, runs smoothly only when the five horses run in harmony, in balance. One horse, or system, running too fast or too slow will tip the balance of the cart. Balance is the guiding principle.
2 Foods, not chemicals
Our body is designed to recognize foods as nourishment, not chemicals. You can break down a fish into protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, etc. You can then mix the proteins, carbohydrates, and fats back together, but it is no longer food or a fish. It is missing the life structure that your body recognizes. Just eating chemicals such as protein powders and multivitamins will cause your body to become malnourished because it has a difficult time handling chemicals. Secondly, if you eat too many chemicals, your body will not be balanced.
Nutritional companies, and people in general, like to focus on one ingredient or food because it’s simple. Unfortunately, no ingredient is perfect in foods and cosmetics. Each ingredient has a strong point and weak point. For a long time, many people thought you could eat as many vitamins as you wanted without any problems. However, now we know that too much vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, etc. can cause serious health problems. Vitamins are good and necessary, but again, the body needs a variety of nutrition and a balance of nutrients.
4 Formulation and concentration
The strong point of one ingredient can cover the weakness of another. If you know how to combine foods, you can formulate them to work together to create a stronger food. This requires expertise, knowledge, and study. Chinese culture has 5,000 years of experimenting and studying plants and herbs in combination. There are thousands and thousands of different kinds of formulas. However, even in Chinese culture, the formulas focus on curing symptoms and diseases, and often contradict each other.
I have carefully studied the formulas that previous generations used, but I have walked away from the philosophy of “curing” to the philosophy of balance—the Philosophy of Regeneration. With Sunrider products, I have elevated and transformed the traditional use of plants to optimize health. This independent thinking and creativity is light years ahead of the current “cure” mentality.
Sunrider products not only have unique formulas, but are concentrated for effectiveness. Foods have a lot of fiber, water, and other ingredients that dilute the beneficial effects. For example, recent studies talk about resveratrol, which is found in red wine. You need to drink 1,000 bottles to get the benefits of resveratrol, but you would have more serious problems to deal with by then! Also, when most people concentrate an ingredient, they end up concentrating the “bad” stuff along with the “good” stuff. This
is why Sunrider developed a trade-secret manufacturing process that extracts and concentrates the beneficial nutrients while minimizing the negative ingredients.
Sunrider researches, develops, and manufactures our products ourselves so we can formulate and manufacture products according to the Philosophy of Regeneration. Our products are the highest quality and cannot be duplicated by anyone else.