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What is Standard Process Catalyn®?: Uses, Benefits, and Multivitamin Ingredients

What is Catalyn? Uses, Benefits, and Multivitamin Ingredients over image of happy couple chopping vegetables and catalyn, catalyn GF, and catalyn chewable multivitamin bottles

Did you know that only 1 in 10 Americans are eating enough vegetables? According to the CDC, over 90% of the American population fails to meet the daily intake requirement for fruits and veggies, leading to a serious lack in a number of crucial vitamins and minerals.

For many of us, multivitamins like Standard Process Catalyn® offer a convenient way to help bridge the nutrition gap. But with so many multivitamins on the market, what sets Standard Process Catalyn® apart?

What is Standard Process Catalyn®?

Catalyn® is a multivitamin derived from whole foods and other organic sources. Originally synthesized in 1929 by Dr. Royal Lee, the founder of Standard Process, Catalyn® is one of the first multivitamins on the market.  

Rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, B Vitamins, and Vitamin D, Catalyn® packs a serious, nutritional punch. Unlike synthetic multivitamins that are manufactured in a lab, Catalyn® 's ingredients are derived from superfoods such as organic alfalfa, sweet potatoes, carrots, and pea vine. This means Catalyn® provides nutrition in the way your body is meant to absorb it: whole, natural food sources.  

What is Standard Process Catalyn® Used For? 

As a powerful multivitamin, Standard Process Catalyn® is designed to bridge the nutritional gaps in the American diet. 


Antioxidants are an essential part of a healthy diet. Not only do they defend against oxidative stress, but antioxidants are one of the body’s most important anti-inflammatory molecules. Catalyn® contains 40% DV of Vitamin A, an antioxidant with well-known anti-aging properties. Vitamin A is responsible for healthy cellular reproduction, skin development, immune function, and wound healing. 

While Vitamin A is necessary for a healthy body, it can be toxic in high doses, so it’s important not to exceed the recommended daily dosage. 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a key role in calcium absorption, bone health, immune function, and even mental health. Typically, our bodies manufacture Vitamin D in response to sunlight–however, limited sun exposure, especially in the cold winter months, can lead to Vitamin D deficiency. Research indicates that low Vitamin D is associated with seasonal depression. 

Catalyn® contains 39% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin D. 

B Vitamins

The B Vitamins consist of eight essential nutrients which help the body convert food into energy, produce healthy blood cells, and maintain cellular health throughout the body, including crucial areas such as the brain and skin. 

The B Vitamins include:
  • Vitamin B1, thiamin 
  • Vitamin B2, riboflavin
  • Vitamin B3, niacin
  • Vitamin B5, pantothenic acid
  • Vitamin B6, pyridoxine.
  • Vitamin B7, biotin
  • Vitamin B9, folate
  • Vitamin B12

Catalyn® is rich in thiamin (17% DV), riboflavin (15%DV), and Vitamin B6 (59% DV). 

Thiamin: The body uses thiamin (Vitamin B1) to break down carbohydrates, synthesize certain neurotransmitters and hormones, and manufacture fatty acids. 

Riboflavin: Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, is essential for the breakdown of fats, drugs, and certain hormons. It also plays a critical role in the conversion and synthesis of other B Vitamins. 

Vitamin B6: This B Vitamin, also known as pyridoxine, is required for healthy brain development, immune function, and amino acid metabolism. It also plays a role in over 100 enzyme reactions within the body. 


Phytonutrients are compounds produced by plants that are beneficial to human health. Major categories of phytonutrients include carotenoids, flavonoids, and glucosinolates. Phytonutrients are often antioxidants, and play a role in the development and maintenance of several major body systems including the eyes, skin, brain, and cardiovascular system. 

Since Standard Process Catalyn® ’s proprietary blend is derived from organic, whole foods, it’s rich in a variety of phytonutrients. 

Standard Process Catalyn® Ingredients and Dosage

Standard Process Catalyn®  Proprietary Blend contains:

Defatted wheat germ, calcium lactate, organic carrot, organic sweet potato, nutritional yeast, bovine adrenal, bovine liver, magnesium citrate, bovine spleen, ovine spleen, bovine kidney, organic pea vine juice powder, organic alfalfa (aerial parts) juice powder, organic oat flour, sunflower lecithin, organic shiitake mushroom powder, organic reishi mushroom powder, and rice bran.

Other ingredients:
Honey, glycerine, acacia fiber, ascorbic acid, calcium stearate, modified corn starch, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin A palmitate, thiamin hydrochloride, riboflavin, and cholecalciferol.

Standard Process Catalyn® is dairy-free and soy-free; however, it does contain wheat. 

 Serving Size: 3 Tablets daily
Contains: Total Carbohydrate <1 g, Vitamin A 360 mcg RAE, Vitamin C 4 mg, Vitamin D 7.8 mcg, Thiamin 0.2 mg, Riboflavin 0.2 mg, Vitamin B6 1 mg.

Standard Process Catalyn® Side Effects

No significant side effects have been reported with this supplement. However, if you are pregnant or nursing, please consult your physician before taking Standard Process Catalyn®

Where to Buy Standard Process Catalyn®

catalyn bottle

You can buy Standard Process Catalyn® in our online shop. It’s available in both 90 tablet and 360 tablet sizes. 

Standard Process Catalyn® Varieties:

In addition to the original Standard Process Catalyn®, there are several other formulations designed to fit a variety of needs. 

Standard Process Catalyn® Chewable

Catalyn® Chewable supplies the same nutritional benefits of original Catalyn® in a great-tasting, cherry-flavored chewable tablet.

catalyn chewable multivitamin bottle

Standard Process Catalyn® GF

Need a gluten-free multivitamin? Catalyn® GF offers the same nutrient density as original Standard Process Catalyn®, but without the gluten. 

catalyn GF multivitamin bottle

Standard Process Catalyn® with Iron (formerly known as e-Poise®) 

Concerned about your iron intake? Catalyn® with Iron provides 11% of your daily recommended iron as well as 17%DV of Vitamin B12. Catalyn® with Iron (formerly known as e-Poise®) combines the key ingredients of original Standard Process Catalyn® with Ferrofood® and Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) for a superior nutrient profile.

catalyn with iron (formerly known as e-Poise) multivitamin bottle