Metagenics UltraClear® Plus pH Medical Food 34.1 oz. (966 g)
UltraClear® Plus pH is a medical food formulated to provide enhanced, specialized nutritional support for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, and includes macro- and micronutrients to address altered energetic function and liver detoxification. Featuring potassium citrate and sesame, this formula helps to promote alkalinization and support Phase II liver detoxification function. UltraClear Plus pH also provides glycine and magnesium sulfate to support Phase II detoxification activities, as well as green tea catechins and mixed carotenoids to provide antioxidant protection against potentially harmful compounds generated during the natural detoxification process. Provided in a low-allergenic-potential rice protein concentrate base, which may be beneficial during times of increased detoxification burden, this formula provides well-rounded nutritional support.
In addition to the benefits provided by UltraClear Plus:
- Delivers extra support for Phase I and Phase II activity.
- Promotes an alkaline urinary pH status and Phase II detoxification activity.
|Saturated Fat†||1 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|
|Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate)||1000 IU||20%|
|Vitamin A (beta-carotene)||4000 IU||80%|
|Vitamin C||300 mg||500%|
|Vitamin D||35 IU||8%|
|Vitamin E||42 IU||140%|
|Vitamin B6||3.4 mg||170%|
|Folic acid||80 mcg||20%|
|Vitamin B12||3.6 mcg||60%|
|Pantothenic Acid||36 mg||360%|
|Sulfate (as magnesium sulfate)||20 mg||*|
|Catechins (from decaffeinated green tea extract)||15 mg||*|
Serving Size: About 2 scoops (46 g)
Other Ingredients: Rice protein concentrate, rice syrup solids, sesame seed oil, magnesium citrate, L-glycine, potassium citrate, natural flavors, dipotassium phosphate, medium-chain triglycerides, calcium citrate, L-lysine HCl, silica, ascorbic acid, L-threonine, L-alanine, DL-methionine, dicalcium phosphate, L-cysteine HCl, L-glutamine, zinc gluconate, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, D-calcium pantothenate, magnesium sulfate, vitamin A (beta-carotene, retinyl palmitate), decaffeinated green tea extract, niacinamide, copper gluconate, pyridoxine HCl, thiamin HCl, riboflavin, chromium polynicotinate, biotin, folic acid, potassium iodide, cyanocobalamin, and cholecalciferol
Directions: Blend, shake, or briskly stir about 2 level scoops of UltraClear Plus pH into 8 ounces of chilled water or juice twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. For highly sensitive individuals, consider reducing consumption to 1/2 to 1 scoop with 4 to 5 ounces of chilled water or juice twice daily during the first 3 to 4 days before starting a full daily dose.
Warning: Excess vitamin A intake may be toxic and may increase the risk of birth defects. Pregnant women and women who may become pregnant should not exceed 5000 IU of preformed vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) per day.
Caution: Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing, you have hyperkalemia or abnormal kidney function, you are taking ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), or potassium sparing diuretics. If taking other medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
Formulated to Exclude: Wheat, gluten, soy, dairy products, egg, nuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, colors, artificial sweeteners, and artificial flavors.
This product is Gluten Free.
Do not use if safety seal is missing or broken.
Q. How does UltraClear® Plus pH Medical Food compare to other products or approaches?
A. Unlike some approaches, this medical food program provides a science-based protocol to help address underlying factors that may increase symptoms in chemically sensitive individuals. The body's natural detoxification process demands energy, so it relies on macronutrients (protein, carbs, fats) and other micronutrients that may be missing in some products or dietary recommendations. This formula contains a scientifically designed blend of nutrients--including quality protein, carbs, and fats--to support energy metabolism and complex activities in both phases of the body's detoxification process. This unique formula provides additional nutritional support for second phase activities along with alkalizing nutrients to promote a balanced pH--both of which enhance excretion of toxins. This formula contains only natural ingredients for a safer approach, and has been clinically reviewed at the FMRC.
Q. How does UltraClear® Plus pH Medical Food work?
A. This product provides nutrients that support energetic and liver detoxification function, as well as a healthy urinary pH level. Science-based metabolic detoxification programs are often recommended as a first approach to help relieve complaints such as fatigue, cloudy thinking, and mood changes. Think of it as cleaning out the environmental "junk" that may be affecting your health. Like UltraClear PLUS(r) Medical Food, this formula offers targeted nutrients to support energy metabolism, as well as enhanced nutritional support for activities related to the second phase of detoxification (when the body prepares toxins for elimination). In addition, it provides potassium citrate to promote balanced pH levels and further support toxin clearance. The rice protein base has a lower allergenic potential than many common animal or vegetable protein sources, which (along with careful formulation and manufacturing) helps make this product suitable for dietary elimination programs. This product is recommended for use with a modified elimination diet that reduces dietary chemical exposure.
Q. How long is UltraClear® Plus pH Medical Food typically recommended?
A. A typical introductory program is 28 days (including a modified elimination diet) to evaluate progress, though a 10-day regimen or other protocol may be recommended. Some people report positive changes in just a few weeks, but results may vary. In some individuals, eliminating common dietary chemicals may also create some short-term symptoms, such as caffeine withdrawal, that are not associated with product use. This product may also be recommended for long-term support. For best results, follow your health care professional's guidelines.
Q. Who would benefit from UltraClear® Plus pH Medical Food?
A. People whose quality of life is affected by low energy or lingering tiredness associated with chronic fatigue syndrome--and have altered energetic or liver detoxification function. This formula is targeted to those who have an elevated toxic burden and a low alkaline (acidic) urinary pH level (below 6.6), which can negatively influence the kidneys' ability to eliminate dietary and environmental toxins. This is common in people with compromised detoxification activity, as well as in those who eat a diet high in acid-producing animal proteins with lower consumption of fruits and vegetables. Your pH level can quickly be determined with an easy, noninvasive test in a health care professional's office (where offered).
Q. Why is UltraClear® Plus pH Medical Food safe?
A. Medical foods must contain ingredients that are generally regarded as safe (GRAS) or FDA approved, and Metagenics continually evaluates formula ingredients in concert with current nutritional research for optimal safety and effectiveness. Plus, Metagenics' manufacturing facility has 3 certifications for good manufacturing practices to ensure the highest quality. (This product is suitable for those who may be sensitive to lactose or soy. See online catalog for complete allergen information.)