What You Didn’t Know About Metagenics Medical Foods

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Many people are aware of the remarkable results that can come from using these Metagenics Medical Foods. A Medical Food is a product that is formulated to provide specific nutritional support for conditions such as high blood sugar, inflammation, altered body composition or to help your body detox.

As defined by the FDA, in section 5(b)(3) of the Orphan Drug Act (21 U.S.C. 360ee(b)(3)), a Medical Food is:

“a food which is formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and which is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on recognized scientific principles, are established by medical evaluation.” 

They have to have proven efficacy, potency and purity and have to be tested through human clinical trial to do what they say they do. They do not have to have the common disclaimer on the package saying “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration” that most supplements do because they have been FDA approved. Here is an overview of the Metagenics Medical Foods and how they can help support a variety of health conditions.

  • UltraClear Plus and UltraClear Plus pH:

This product is to help a person with detoxification. Toxicity can cause headaches, fatigue, sleep disturbances, weight gain, gut and skin issues amongst other symptoms. It is in a rice protein base which is low allergenic. This makes it easier to digest and lessens the body’s burden while it is detoxifying. It is safe for long term use for those who are chronically exposed to toxins. It is specifically designed to help support Phase II hepatic detoxification. The UltraClear Plus pH is formulated to also help alkalize the body and  balance the pH which makes it even easier on the body.

  • UltraGlycemX  and GlycemX 360:

These products are specially formulated to help your body balance blood sugar for people with type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and hypoglycemia. It also contains heart healthy soy based protein, green coffee bean extract, and cinnamon bark with 11 grams of fiber. It’s designed to support healthy lipid balance as well as glucose support. The GlycemX 360 has selective kinase response modulators (SKRMs) which have been shown to boost the glucose lowering properties for those with persistent and difficult blood sugar issues. It also contains plant sterols along with the soy protein which may reduce the heart disease risk in certain individuals who are at risk due to blood sugar issues.

  • UltraInflamX and UltraInflamX Plus 360:

This is formulated to decrease inflammation in the GI tract or anywhere in the body. It is specially targeted towards people with impaired gut function such as those with ulcerative colitis and Chron’s disease. This is also for people with conditions such as arthritis, and some heart conditions. The UltraInflamX 360 has an added component of selective kinase response modulators (SKRMs) to boost the anti-inflammatory properties. The protein is made from rice to reduce possible allergic responses. Both products are designed to be used with a low allergenic diet/ elimination diet.

  • UltraMeal

UltraMeal is probably the most popular of the Metagenics Medical Foods. It is formulated to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight and body composition as well as healthy glucose and cholesterol levels. It has a low glycemic index and is made to support healthy body composition and lean muscle mass. It has 15 mg of non GMO soy protein but also comes in a Rice or Whey formula for those who are sensitive to soy. It also has a good source of fiber, dairy-free calcium for bone health, and 5-methyltetrahudrofolate (5-MTHF) a biologically available form of folate to promote healthy homocysteine levels for heart health. Patients are often prescribed this after they have finished with one of the other Medical Foods to maintain the good health they have achieved

  • UltraMeal Plus 360:

UltraMeal Plus 360 has all the benefits of UltraMeal but is particularly for patients with metabolic syndrome and heart disease with high cholesterol. It includes selective kinase response modulators (SKRMs) which have been shown to improve triglyceride levels and fasting insulin levels. It includes 2 grams of plant sterols. Plant sterols have been recommended by the National Institutes of Health to promote healthy cholesterol levels. It is recommended to eat a low glycemic-index diet and get regular exercise along with the UltraMeal products to promote healthy blood sugar levels and insulin function.

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Dr. Ronald Ledoux DC, CCN

Dr. Ronald Ledoux DC, CCN

Dr. Ron Ledoux is a licensed Chiropractor from the midwest who has been practicing since 2001. He’s also certified in clinical nutrition and has extensive training in nutritional therapies and is enthusiastic about educating and offering natural health care to his patients and the community.
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