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Paraplex Review – 8 Things You May Not Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Overview | Nutrition Info | Health Benefits | Contraindications | Cost | Suggested Use | Verdict

Paraplex is advertised as a dietary supplement that has been specifically created to encourage a normal carbohydrate metabolism, thus sustaining the health of glands like pituitary, pancreatic, and thyroid. It was introduced on the nutritional field in 1965 by a business named Standard Process.

This company was founded in 1929 by Dr. Royal Lee who possesses a nutritional philosophy often viewed as different from other nutritional company founders. Usually nicknamed the “Einstein of nutrition,” Lee claims that the source of a compound is more important than the quantity used in any product. Because of this some supplements that only feature low quantities of whole foods can deliver more reliable results than “all-but-the-kitchen-sink” approaches. Moreover, their supplements were divided into three categories known as Standard Process Veterinary Formulas, MediHerb, and Standard Process whole food supplements.

The founder claims that Paraplex features a mixture of ingredients from other products designed by them such as Thytrophin PMG, Pancreatrophin PMG, Pituitrophin, and Drenatrophin PMG. Hence, the formula is based on a mixture between calcium and a proprietary blend that offers support when it comes to regulating bodily hormones. People who have type 1 or 2 diabetes and those with hypo or hyperthyroidism may take this supplement.


1) Quick Overview

For approximately one hundred years, health care professional successfully used glandular products in alleviating or treating a series of symptoms related to glandular problems. It is known that the glandular system offers a series of substances that are used in processes which are performed throughout the body and influence the most important organ systems.

People should know that the glandular system depends on hormonal balance. If for example one of the glands doesn’t properly function, there is a ripple effect which determines a number of dependent glands or organs to operate in a less efficient way. The founder of Standard Process, Dr. Royal Lee thinks that glandular products work on the immune system due to the fact that they neutralize autoimmune conditions. Based on this feature, he created an entire line of products named Protomorphogen extracts which was created for promoting healthy glandular functioning, thus maintaining the body’s natural balance.

Paraplex was created to keep a proper pancreatic, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary endocrine functioning. By mixing a series of extract from bovine glands, it helps support the balance in order to obtain an appropriate carbohydrate and sugar metabolism.

By mixing the proprietary blend with calcium, its impact is enhanced. Calcium has a key role in some functions of the body like blood clotting, muscle contraction, hormone release, blood vessel function, and nerve signal transmission.

Nutrition Info

2) Ingredients of Paraplex

Paraplex contains the following ingredients: Calcium and a Proprietary Blend containing magnesium citrate, bovine pancreas PMG extract, dried alfalfa (whole plant) juice, nutritional yeast, bovine adrenal PMG extract, porcine duodenum, defatted wheat (germ), bovine pituitary PMG extract, bovine thyroid PMG extract (processed to remove its thyroxine), and buckwheat (leaf) juice.

3) Does Paraplex Work?

For more than 100 years, health care professional has successfully used glandular products. It is a known fact that the glandular system in the human body provides a series of substances which are used in processes that are performed through the body and influence major organ systems.

People should keep in mind that the glandular system directly depends on balance. If one of the glands malfunctions, there is a ripple effect that causes some dependent organs or glands to operate in a less efficient mode. The founder of Standard Process, Dr. Royal Lee believes that glandular products work on the immune system because they neutralize autoimmune conditions. Because of this, there is an entire line of goods called Protomorphogen extracts that were designed to promote health gland functioning, thus helping maintain the body’s natural balance.

This precise formulation was designed to maintain a proper pancreatic, adrenal, thyroid and pituitary endocrine functioning. By combining a series of extract from corresponding bovine glands, it should help support the balance regarding appropriate sugar and carbohydrate metabolism.

Additionally, by combining the proprietary blend with calcium, its effects should be enhanced. For example, calcium plays a key role in some bodily functions such as hormone release, blood clotting, muscle contraction, blood vessel function, and nerve signal transmission.

There are online customer testimonials about Paraplex. What is being reported includes:

  • Keeps my blood sugar levels in check

  • Affordable product

  • Very pleased with its effects, I will order more

Health Benefits

4) Paraplex Health Benefits

  • Paraplex focuses particularly on gland related problems by offering a series of nutrients which came from animal and plant extracts
  • Due to the fact that it was released on the nutritional market in 1965, it has more than forty years of experience
  • Most of the client reviews are positive


5) Paraplex Warnings and Precautions

  • There can be some unwanted side-effects, especially if the recommended dosage is exceeded
  • The producer’s claims haven’t been FDA approved
  • There is no 24/7 client support on manufacturer official website


6) How Much Does Paraplex Cost?

Like the majority of Standard Process supplements, Paraplex can be found for purchase by bottles that feature 90 tablets. Because the recommended daily dosage is one tablet per day, a bottle may last for up to three months if there are no excesses. It is overall considered to be an affordable product. Furthermore, most of the retailers offer some discounts and promotions for both new and possible customers. There is, however, a downside because there is no international shipment offered by its producer, people from outside America are obliged to seek this product on some online or local supplier where the price may vary.

Suggested Use

7) Suggested Use

The daily suggested dose of Paraplex for a normal individual is of one tablet per day, with water


8) Our Verdict on Paraplex

Created as an enhancer of pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, and pancreatic gland, Paraplex relies its positive effects on a mixture between calcium and a proprietary blend. It can be suggested for people that suffer from hyper or hypo-hormonal excretion. For example, people that have type one or two diabetes can directly benefit from the usage of this supplement. On the other hand, vegans and vegetarians should avoid taking this treatment because it features a series of animal traces. Women who are lactating or pregnant should consult their personal healthcare provider before using this supplement due to the fact that it may have some side-effects on the baby.

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Ele P

Do NOT take it while pregnant ! I was taking it in 1991 ! It was supposed to make me more tolerable to sugar, because I have sensitivities ! However, it totally started to make the intolerable to having sugars in my diet. Also, it caused me to become hyper sensitive to fragrance . It’s been 30 years until this day I’m still having troubles .. I only had taken it for the first three months ! The first month I started it I wasn’t pregnant yet, but then the following two months I was still on it I slowly Became more and more IN tolerable to sugar intake ..totally reversed my system:/ and maybe extremely hyper sensitive to toxins etc ..,
Despite with my doctor has said that it was OK to take while pregnant !!! And have been suffering for 30 years because of it!

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Norma J Boyd

It works great for me. I take three a day and my energy is greatly improved. My body temperature is warmer which didn’t happen using iodine alone. My skin is getting softer.

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William D. Lewis

I have type 1 diabetes and I’m very pleased with this product!


I am a type 2 diabetic, can I take Paraplex and Drenamin from Standard Process at the same time? I also have started with Vitiligo on my face within the last 18 months. Thank you


Your on line article regarding Paraplex claims there can be some unwanted side affects, but does not name what they might be. Can you please be more specific.

It has been recommended to me by the acupuncturist that I go to, to take six tablets a day…way over your recommended 1/day. How can that adversely affect my system?

Reply to  R G AUSTIN

I would suggest to ask a naturopathic ND… however if the acupuncturist they study recommend this product. Depending on your condition. some of standard process products are used 12 a day, depending how ur feeling , illness etc.