Catalyn® contains riboflavin as an isolated ingredient. Riboflavin does not exist in foods so isolated.
Catalyn® contains USP pyridoxine hydrochloride which is presumably the source of its vitamin B6. Pyridoxine hydrochloride is crystalline in structure and is generally made from petroleum and hydrochloric acid, processed with formaldehyde (Hui JH. Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology. John Wiley, New York, 1992).
Catalyn® contains USP cholecalciferol which is presumably the source of its vitamin D. Dr. Royal Lee once opined:
ALL THE CLAIMED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT FACTS FOR CATALYN® ARE FOR ISOLATED SUBSTANCES THAT HUMANS WOULD NOT NATURALLY EAT.
As far as minerals go, Catalyn® also contains calcium lactate, which is also used as “a preservative in foods” (The Merck Index, 12th edition, 1996, p, 1716).
Further research on the label reveals that it contains magnesium citrate, which is, in essence, an industrially- processed rock mineral salt. It is therapeutically used as a cathartic (The Merck Index, 12th edition, 1996, p, 5707). A cathartic is a purgative substance.
Now, while it is claimed that Catalyn® is a source of minerals, no mineral claims are on the Supplement Facts section of its label. Hence, we would not categorize it as a complete source of minerals. And since it only lists six vitamins, we would not categorize it as a complete source of vitamins. Catalyn®’s supplement label simply does not have all the vitamins or all the minerals that are essential for human beings.