Our external environment has become increasingly more polluted in the last 50 years, causing a greater cumulative toxic burden in humans than ever before. Unavoidable exposure to thousands of toxic chemicals in the environment has delivered up the daunting task of detoxifying and eliminating these substances from our bodies. Added to this are the many internally produced substances (hormones, biochemical metabolites) the body must detoxify on a daily basis. The result is a serious challenge to our organs of elimination, particularly the liver. In addition to this ever-increasing toxic load, the over-consumption of fats and sugars – and our reliance on nutrient-depleted vegetables, grains, fruits, and antibiotic- and hormone-laden meats – adds to the toxic load while providing inadequate nutrients for many metabolic processes, especially detoxification.
The liver carries the greatest share of the detoxification burden, as it is the liver's job to change potentially harmful substances into non-toxic, water-soluble compounds that can be eliminated by the kidneys or intestines. The liver and other tissues participating in the detoxification process must have available the proper nutrient cofactors to efficiently accomplish this task.* In addition, specific botanicals are useful in assisting detoxification by the liver.*
What is Phase I/Phase II Liver Detoxification?
In phase I of liver detoxification, fat-soluble substances are converted to intermediate metabolites mainly by a group of enzymes called cytochrome p450 enzymes. The intermediate molecules are often more reactive and potentially more toxic than the original substance. Phase II detoxification involves the attachment of other molecules onto these intermediate metabolites to make them non-toxic and water-soluble and allow their elimination via the urine or intestines.
MediClear 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.
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.
MediClear 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).*
MediClear is different than most similar beverage mixes. MediClear contains more protein, fewer carbohydrates, more accessory detox cofactors, special nutrients, and a probiotic for gut health &ndash and it's more affordable than other detox formulas.*
Two (49 g) Scoops Contain:
Calories from Fat 33
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 9 g
Sugars 4 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 31 g
Vitamin A (3,000 IU from Mixed Carotenes and 2,000 IU as Palmitate) 5,000 IU.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 300 mg.
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 400 IU.
Vitamin E (70 IU from Mixed Tocopherols and 50 IU as d-Alpha Tocopherol) 120 IU.
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl) 12 mg.
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium) 5 mg.
Niacin (30 mg as Niacinamide and 8 mg as Niacin) 38 mg.
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 10 mg.
Folate (150 mcg as Calcium Folinate and 150 mcg as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt) 300 mcg.
Vitamin B12 (25 mcg as Adenosylcobalamin and 25 mcg as Methylcobalamin) 50 mcg.
Biotin 150 mcg.
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 50 mg.
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate-Malate) 300 mg.
Phosphorus 295 mg.
Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate-Malate) 150 mg.
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 10 mg.
Selenium (as Selenomethionine) 70 mcg.
Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate) 1.5 mg.
Chromium (as Chromium Chelidamate Arginate)* 100 mcg.
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Picolinate) 50 mcg.
Potassium (as Potassium Citrate-Malate) 300 mg.
Glycine** 1.65 g.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) 1.5 g.
L-Glutamine** 500 mg.
L-Lysine (as L-Lysine Monohydrochloride)** 500 mg.
Quercetin 250 mg.
Taurine** 110 mg
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) 100 mg.
Bacillus coagulans*** 50 mg.
Betaine Anhydrous (Trimethylglycine) 50 mg.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine** 50 mg.
Choline Citrate 30 mg.
Glutathione (Reduced)** 25 mg.
Green Tea extract (leaf) (Camellia sinensis) decaffeinated 25 mg.
Boron (as Boron Picolinate) 100 mcg.
Vanadium (as Vanadium Picolinate) 50 mcg.
Pea Protein, Rice Protein, Pure Cane Molasses, Rice Bran, Silicon Dioxide, SlimSweet® (Lo Han fruit extract), and Vanilla and Orange flavoring.
SlimSweet® is a registered trademark of TriMedica International, Inc.
*Thorne's trade name for Chromium (4 oxopyridine,2,6-dicarboxylate, arginate) is UltraChrome®. Its use in this product is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,665,385.
**ADDED AMINO ACIDS
***Lactobacillus sporogenes (alternate nomenclature)
Camellia standardized to EGCG 40%
For adults and children 12 or more years of age. Mix 2 scoops with 8 ounces of cold water, vegetable or fruit juice, rice milk, or nut milk 1-3 times daily. This product is not a medical food. It is intended to be utilized in conjunction with a complete dietary program. Do not use in diets supplying less than 600 calories per day without complete medical supervision.
Servings Per Container: 20
Please read the warnings for this product on the warnings tab.
Statements and Warnings
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Folinic acid and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate supplementation is not recommended concurrent with methotrexate cancer therapy, as they can interfere with methotrexate's anti-neoplastic activity; however, these folate sources have not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate.
Gas, bloating, or diarrhea may occur in some individuals taking magnesium supplements. This can occur at varying amounts depending on the individual and resolves when the amount is reduced.
Vitamin C can cause diarrhea in some individuals in large doses, which can vary from person to person and resolves when the amount is reduced.