Providing the body with the proper nourishment and allowing it to use these nutrients to regulate and balance itself is referred to as the Philosophy of Regeneration or the Philosophy of Balance. This philosophy is represented in the Chinese Yin and Yang symbol many times.
Based on this philosophy, Dr. Tei Fu Chen developed products that came from thousands of years of Chinese herbal research as the blueprint in the manufacture of Sunrider supplements.
The ancient Chinese Philosophy of Regeneration works on four principles.
Principle No.1: The body heals itself with proper nutrition. The body is designed to recognize whole foods that nourish the body, not chemicals. Consuming chemicals such as protein powders and multivitamins causes malnutrition because the body has difficulty in handling chemicals.
Principle No. 2: The body is designed to obtain nutrition from whole foods, not chemicals. Eating too much chemicals isolated in protein powders and vitamin pills may cause irreversible kidney damage. Too much Vitamin C causes rapid aging. When Vitamin C is left intact within a citrus fruit, it is part of what makes it a food, but the minute it is pulled out of its “original structure,” it becomes a chemical called ascorbic acid. In his works, Dr. Chen has preserved the nutrients in their food form for easier digestion and absorption.
Principle No. 3: The body is designed to be nourished with wide variety of whole foods to provide it with total nourishment. The body needs a variety of nutrition and a balance of nutrients. However, no single ingredient is perfect or sufficient to nourish the body in the foods today. The body has five major systems, and each system requires different foods to provide the proper nourishment and support.
Principle No. 4: Each person must be willing to accept responsibility for his own health. When foods are properly combined, they are formulated to work together to create a stronger food. That means the strong point of one ingredient can cover the weakness of another.
Successful formulation — how to put the foods together in the right combinations, proportions and concentrations — requires knowledge, experience, creativity and the ability to utilize the knowledge and experience of the past. All of these elements are necessary to fully realize the Philosophy of Regeneration.
From China 5,000 years of practical experience, Chen has improved upon it, and stressed that lose things in life change over time, but food is not one of them.
Its numerous natural products include Sunrider Vitafruit — a herbal drink that contains Vitamins C and A that fight free radicals to keep cells healthy; SunBar — a food bar that offers a good source of complex carbs, fiber and protein for people on the go; and VitaSpray — a formula that provides a quick and easy way in just one spray to get Vitamin B12 and minerals, among others.
These and other supplements have been helping countless individuals all over the world live healthier and happier lives — guided by the company’s commitment to the Philosophy of Regeneration.
Moreover, the philosophy draws inspiration from “the wuxing” or the Chinese Five Elements Theory — an ubiquitous concept in traditional Chinese discipline that is used to explain a wide range of phenomena, including the interaction between the systems of the body and the way nutrients affect the body.
The idea of the Philosophy of Regeneration is to promote harmony across all five systems of the body: Endocrine system, which is equivalent to Fire; the Respiratory system, Metal; Digestive, Earth; Circulatory, Water; and Defense, Wood.
At the core of the philosophy is the company’s “Nourish + Cleanse = Balance” approach to health, where the proper combination of foods is necessary in order to sustain the body with the right nutrients and to remove toxins and impurities. This is likened to the concept of Yin and Yang, where keeping the balance between the two results in optimal health.
An integral component in the development of Sunrider’s supplements is its expertise in formulation and concentration – utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that allows the extractionn of all the beneficial nutrients from herbs and collect them into concentrated amounts to maximize their health benefits.
Using his experience as a pharmacist and his knowledge of herbs that have been passed down to his family from one Taiwanese generation to the next, Chen makes sure that mixtures are as potent as possible. The herbs used are also sustainably produced and ethically sourced – all-natural with no artificial flavors, food coloring, additives and extenders, preservatives and other chemicals that are harmful to the body.
From the philosophy to the way they are manufactured, to the ingredients used, each Sunrider supplement supplies nutrients to the body by harnessing all the benefits of nature, naturally.