Thorne Research - MediClear Plus with Meriva - 32.4 oz. (920 g)
Mediclear Plus contains all the nutritional components of MediClear with the added advantages of curcumin phytosome, grape seed phytosome, and green tea phytosome - all well-absorbed forms of these plant extracts for maintenance of the body's normal inflammatory response. MediClear Plus gives you more protein, fewer carbohydrates, and a lower price than the leading competitor. Enjoy the enhanced bioavailability and significantly greater health benefits of the key plant phytosome complexes unique to MediClear Plus. Enjoy all the benefits of curcumin without the curry taste! When you order MediClear Plus, you will also receive a free MediClear Plus Program Patient Guide.
- contains curcumin phytosome, which is significantly better absorbed than standardized (95%) curcumin extract
- provides the superior bioavailability of green tea phytosome for enhanced weight management
- contains highly bioavailable grape seed phytosome for added antioxidant and vascular support
- unflavored so it can be mixed the way you like it
MediClear Plus Provides Liver Support
Providing essential nutrient cofactors, while supplying an adequate amount of low-allergenicity protein, can be very beneficial to liver function. Health-care practitioners know that many challenges to health can arise when a patient's liver is not functioning as it should, including poor digestion, imbalances in intestinal bacteria, and fatigue. MediClear includes beneficial detoxification nutrient cofactors, as well as an array of extra nutrients and botanicals in powder form that can be added to water, or fruit or vegetable juice, resulting in a pleasant-tasting beverage.
MediClear Plus Key Ingredients:
- Meriva Curcumin Phytosome - a curcumin phospholipid with superior bioavailability when compared to ordinary curcumin extracts.
- LeucoSelect Phytosome - a unique grape seed phospholipid with better absorption.
- GreenSelect Phytosome - a naturally decaffeinated green tea phospholipid with similarly increased bioavailability.
Make It The Way You Want It!
A new, better tasting blend of high-quality rice and pea protein - without any flavorings or sweeteners for optimal purity and flexibility. MediClear Plus is unflavored, unsweetened, and undeniably pure.
Why Rice and Pea Protein?
Rice and pea protein are used in MediClear because of their low incidence of allergenicity. It is far more likely for dairy or soy protein to initiate an allergic reaction. Using rice and pea proteins allows you to eliminate most allergenic proteins from the diet, yet maintain high-quality protein intake
Benefits of Rice and Pea Protein:
- This combination blends the neutral flavor profile of rice protein with the smoother texture of pea protein, resulting in an overall more palatable and better-tasting formula, without using any unnecessary sweeteners.
- Pea protein is an excellent source of protein and, similar to rice protein, it is easily digested, it is hypoallergenic, and it does not contain gluten.
- The combination of rice and pea proteins provides a richer and more complete amino acid profile that can be achieved with a single protein source alone. Pea protein is an excellent source of lysine (not found in significant quantities in rice protein), whereas rice protein is higher in other amino acids.
MediClear Plus contains vitamins and minerals necessary for detoxification and liver support. These nutrients are provided in the most absorbable, best utilized forms, such as calcium and magnesium citrate-malate, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (active vitamin B6), folinic acid and L-5-MTHF (active forms of folate), methyl- and adenosylcobalamin (active forms of B12), and UltraChrome (Thorne's patented chromium).
Detoxification Redefined by Phytosome Technology
Thorne Research has teamed up with Indena S.p.A., the worldwide expert in botanical extract technology, to bring health-care practitioners exciting new phytosomes that demonstrate marked enhancement of bioavailability, significantly greater health benefits, and assured delivery to the tissues. Phytosomes are specific plant extracts that are bonded to phosphatidylcholine, which greatly increases the absorption and blood levels of the desired botanical constituents.
MediClear Plus and the Detoxification Process
MediClear Plus is a rice- and pea-based protein product with a full complement of vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. Providing essential nutrient cofactors, while supplying an adequate amount of low-allergenicity protein, can be very beneficial to liver function, which is vital to overall health. MediClear Plus includes beneficial detoxification nutrient cofactors, as well as an array of extra nutrients and botanicals in powder form that can be added to water, or fruit or vegetable juice.
Absorption You've Been Aching For
Meriva (curcumin phytosome) provides the patient with significantly more bioavailability than any curcumin extract or compound available. Phytosomes are created by a patented process that binds an herbal extract to phosphatidylcholine, a principal element of cell membranes. This unique phytosome complex easily crosses the gut barrier, unlike common herbal extracts, and results in significantly higher blood levels than standardized 95% curcumin extract. MediClear Plus contains Meriva to help maintain the body's normal inflammatory response.
MediClear Plus also contains Greenselect (green tea phytosome), a decaffeinated, standardized green tea polyphenol extract, complexed with phosphatidylcholine. Like many polyphenolic compounds, green tea catechins have limited absorption, requiring large doses to achieve benefits. When complexed with phosphatidylcholine as a phytosome, absorption is significantly enhanced.
Grape seeds are a rich source of flavonoid polymers called oligomeric proanthocyanidins, or OPCs. These flavonoid substances are made mostly of catechin and epicatechin molecules bound together. Complexation of polyphenols with phospholipids in phytosome formulations improves their oral bioavailability, which is generally low and erratic. Leucoselect (grape seed phytosome) markedly elevates blood total antioxidant capacity, helps reduce histamine production, and supports the body's normal inflammatory response.
Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
MediClear Plus has all the benefits of MediClear with extra flavonoids from curcumin, grape seed, and green tea in highly absorbable forms. In Dr. Michael Lebowitz's practice he finds the highly sensitive patient often does better on plain MediClear while the not very sensitive patient benefits more from MediClear Plus. It is unflavored and can be mixed in water, juice, or milk (cow, soy, rice, almond). Protocol varies over a 3-week period.
When you order MediClear Plus, you will also receive a free MediClear Plus Program Patient Guide
This informative, 25-page guide is an instructional and education tool for the healthcare practitioner that helps communicate to the patient why MediClear or MediClear Plus is being recommended. It also explains toxicity and the process of detoxification, as well as how to be successful in the MediClear detoxification program, a three-week protocol that recommends healthy dietary changes and supplementation with MediClear or MediClear Plus. MediClear smoothie ideas, sample menus, and recipes are also included, as well as a food reintroduction chart and frequestly asked questions.
Thorne Research's Mission
At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.
The Thorne Difference.
For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.
A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.
Thorne's Commitment to Purity
Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.
Purity Takes Extra Effort
For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.
Ingredients You Don't Want
Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.
Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."
The Bottom Line?
Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.
Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.
Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"
There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.