An excellent probiotic is ThreeLac (which comes in a foil packet so that it can nicely coat the throat).
Buy ThreeLac by clicking here
Heidi wants to add that this is the ONLY probiotic that she’s ever taken where she actually feels better after taking it. Consider trying the ThreeLac and seeing how you feel after taking it.
Also excellent for gut health is UltraInflamx Plus 360, you can buy it by clicking here*
*Dr. Josh offers a 10% discount through the above link
This is an excellent product to help restore overall gut function. The formula was specifically created for someone with chronic bowel issues but we have found it helpful for many patients for a wide variety of uses including to help reduce overall pain or even a daily protein powder replacement.
A therapeutic dose is 4 scoops per day with a maintenance dose being 2 scoops per day. It can be used as a meal replacement for weight loss or to assist with stomach issues including nausea.
Our favorite flavor is the chocolate orange (which tastes mostly like chocolate not so much like orange). It can be mixed alone with water, with nut or soy milk, or added to a smoothie. Ideally, it should be drunk within 15 minutes of adding liquid to the powder. Included in the above link is a ten percent loyalty discount because we believe strongly in this product.
FYI PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Metagenics – Ultra InflamX Plus 360 Medical Food
Metagenics Ultra InflamX Plus 360 is a medical food formulated to provide specialized nutritional support—including reduced iso-alpha acids (RIAA, from hops), L-glutamine, and easily digestible rice protein—for patients experiencing inflammation and pain associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Features selective kinase response modulators (SKRMs) in the form of RIAA, which has been shown to beneficially influence the function of enzymes involved in inflammatory processes.
- RIAA has demonstrated potent antioxidant activity and research suggests that it may help improve overall redox status through influencing inflammation signaling molecules such as NF-B, COX-2, and PGE2
- Includes ginger and rosemary, which may help support healthy eicosanoid and cytokine metabolism
- Provides turmeric extract, which has been shown in research to inhibit the activities of a wide variety of enzymes, cytokines, eicosanoids, and reactive species implicated in pain and inflammation
- Supplies a low-allergenic potential protein base in the form of rice protein concentrate
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Metagenics different from most nutritional supplement companies?
A lot of things make Metagenics stand above other companies-a focus on patient health, quality manufacturing, ingredient testing, safety reviews, clinical testing, scientific research, unique formulas, and more.
Who would benefit from UltraInflamX Plus 360° Medical Food?
People whose quality of life is affected by IBD (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease) and associated chronic inflammation and pain. This formula may offer an advantage for extraintestinal pain and inflammation.
How does UltraInflamX Plus 360° Medical Food work?
This product provides targeted, research-based nutrients to modulate inflammatory and pain processes associated with IBD-with an excellent predicted safety profile. It contains a combination of plant-based ingredients that are designed to work with your body (not against it) to inhibit triggers for inflammation and pain without interfering with health functioning. An unhealthy diet (highly processed foods, low nutrients) and common food sensitivities may also influence gastrointestinal health, inflammation, and related symptoms. This product is recommended for use with a modified elimination diet-a healthful balance that limits consumption of foods with increased allergen potential and reduces dietary chemical exposure.
How does UltraInflamX Plus 360° Medical Food compare to other products or approaches?
A frequent target pathway to influence the inflammatory response in IBD management is the immune system. This product contains ingredients that uniquely and gently address underlying activities associated with chronic inflammatory pain-without immune suppression and with an excellent predicted safety profile. The rice protein base has a lower allergenic potential than many common protein sources, which (along with careful formulation and manufacturing) helps make this product suitable for use with an eating plan to reduce potential GI stressors and inflammatory triggers. This product contains only natural ingredients for a safer long-term approach, and has been clinically reviewed at the FMRC.
|Metagenics – UltraInflamX Plus 360 Medical Food Original Spice Flavor – 25.7 oz. – 25.7 oz. (728g)|
|Other Ingredients: Rice Protein Concentrate, Rice Syrup Solids, Rice Bran, Fructose, Natural Flavors, Magnesium Citrate, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Olive Oil, L-lysine HCl, Calcium Citrate, L-Glutamine, Silica, Dipotasium Phosphate, Magnesium Salts of reduced iso-alpha-acids(from hops extract, Humulus Lupulus L.). Hydrogenated Soybean Oil Encapsulate, Tumeric Rhizome Extract, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Quercetin, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Dicalcium Phosphate, D-Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Ginger Root Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Gluconate, Guar Gum, Niacinamide, L-theonine, Biotin, Beta-Carotene, Copper Gluconate, Pyridoxine HCI, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinm Retinyl Palmitate, Thiamin HCl, Riboflavin, Chromium Polynicotinate (ChromMate GTF), Cholecalciferol, Cyanocobalamin, Selenomethionine, and Folic Acid|
If someone is concerned about the fructose in the above product please understand that Metagenics added it instead of stevia because stevia can cause stomach upset in some people. The serving size 9 grams of sugar means about 2 teaspoons of sugar in an entire shake with 2 scoops (4 grams = 1 teaspoon) so despite the sugar in this product it is an EXCELLENT overall supplement and comes from a trusted supplier that tests their products for heavy metals including at the level of each component and the final product. Many people do not realize that supplements can contain unhealthy hidden ingredients including heavy metals.
DISCLAIMER: This is not intended to be medical advice. Always consult with your physician first.