Why We Love Metagenics
Who doesn’t want to prevent or treat disease? Metagenics gives you the ability to prevent and treat disease with nutrition. Metagenics is a leader in the scientific discovery of nutritional supplements. They have practitioner-grade formulas and we love the stringent ingredient sourcing and in house and third party testing on every lot of supplement. At Aegis, we are skeptics by nature but Metagenics is the real deal. Remember that over-the-counter supplements are not approved or tested by the FDA.
Why We Love Metagenics
Who doesn’t want to prevent or treat disease? Metagenics gives you the ability to prevent and treat disease with nutrition. Metagenics is a leader in scientific discovery of nutritional supplements. They have practitioner grade formulas and we love the stringent ingredient sourcing and in house and third party testing on every lot of supplement. At Aegis, we are skeptics by nature but Metagenics is the real deal. Remember that over the counter supplements are not approved or tested by the FDA.
Inflavonoid Intensive Care
Highly bioavailability Curcumin, Xanthohumol with Boswellia and Ginger
Why we love this –
This natural anti-inflammatory is easy on the stomach and highly bioavailable (your body can absorb this better than other over the computer supplements).
Curcumin is a biologically active polyphenolic compound found in turmeric. Mounting evidence from studies shows that curcumin modulates numerous molecular targets and exerts antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and neuroprotective activities. Curcumin taken orally is poorly absorbed and rapidly metabolized and eliminated. Therefore, the potential of curcumin as a therapeutic agent is limited by its poor bioavailability. Metagenics solves this poor bioavailability issue for you. Metagenic’s Inflavanoid Intensive Care attaches the curcumin to a rice protein so it is bioavailable and thus the body can use it more efficiently.
Xanthohumol is a major chalcone derivative isolated from hop (Humulus lupulus L.) commonly used in brewing due to its bitter flavors. Xanthohumol has anti-carcinogenic, free radical-scavenging, and anti-inflammatory activities.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer properties. Because of this, it’s thought to boost your overall immunity. For people with arthritis, its anti–inflammatory properties are of particular benefit. Ginger contains anti–inflammatory compounds that function in the same way as COX-2 inhibitors.
Boswellia, or Indian frankincense, is a resin herbal extract from the boswellia tree, which natural medicine practices have used for centuries. Its anti-inflammatory effects mean that it may help with inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and asthma.The treatments for these conditions tend to revolve around reducing inflammation. By helping control inflammation, boswellia may minimize the symptoms of chronic inflammatory conditions. Scientific research is beginning to support the benefits of boswellia. The Arthritis Foundation recommends boswellic acid capsules as a potential therapy for RA, as well as for osteoarthritis.
In addition to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties (think less arthritis, heart disease, asthma, autoimmune disease, diables, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease) these supplements can help support the body’s immune response. As with all natural supplements, please contact your doctor to make sure the supplements do not interfere with any pre-existing medical condition you may have or any medication/supplements you may already be taking.
SPM Active is one of our favorite natural anti-inflammatories. SPM Active is a fish oil based anti-inflammatory that is processed in the lab to give you 100% 18-HEPE and 17-HDHA, the anti-inflammatory components in fish oil.. The body only converts 5-10% of fish oil to 18-HEPE and 17-HDHA and Metagenics SPM Active are already converted and thus fully loaded with anti-inflammatories.
SPM Active is a high-quality supplement from Metagenics that’s packed with specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs). This means that after you have inflammation (think weekend warrior, too much activity, chronic arthritis), it kicks in to get rid of the inflammation. It is different from Advil or Naprosyn as those try to stop the inflammation before it gets there. SPM resolves it after you have it. Whenever your body is injured, the afflicted area becomes inflamed. This inflammatory reaction is the body’s natural response to injury. The inflammation helps protect the injured area from infection and any further injury. Now here’s where specialized pro-resolving mediators come into play. If your inflammatory response goes unchecked, it can get out of control and damage your body. The SPMs signal to your immune system to stop the inflammation.
This is the main purpose of SPMs: to serve as an anti-inflammatory. It should be noted that SPMs can be incredibly helpful in alleviating pathological inflammation-based conditions as well.
SPM Active vs Fish Oil Supplements: Which Is Better For Me?
Since these supplements share so many similarities, it can be tough to know which one is the best choice for you. When you compare SPM Active vs fish oil, it really comes down to how you plan to use it.
Those polyunsaturated fatty acids (e.g., EPA, DHA, etc.) are the precursors to SPMs. You need a good supply of those EFA precursors in your body to create SPMs in the future. It’s a good practice to build up those EFAs on a regular basis. This indicates that fish oil supplements are the best option for improving your long-term health.
SPM Active, on the other hand, is more of an immediate therapeutic intervention. The SPMs are all prepped and ready to go in the supplement itself. This preparation means that SPM Active is better suited to deal with immediate inflammation problems before they escalate and become worse. That’s where we see the biggest difference between SPM Active vs fish oil supplements.
We have seen excellent results with arthritis symptoms with this supplement. Anti-inflammatory supplements can help prevent & treat arthritis, heart disease, asthma, autoimmune disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. It is involved in many body functions, including the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of: cartilage, bones and teeth. Vitamin C protects the body against infection by encouraging the production of whiteblood cells. Studies show that people who have pneumonia tend to have lower Vitamin C levels and Vitamin C supplements have been shown to shorten the recovery time. Hospitals have been giving large doses of Vitamin C to Covid 19 patients when they are admitted to the hospital.
Zinc Is a vital mineral that your body uses in countless ways. It is critical for the development and functions of immune cells.. Because it is necessary for immune cell function and cell signalling, a deficiency can lead to a weakened immune response. Zinc supplements stimulate particular immune cells and reduce oxidative stress. Some studies have shown that 80-92mg of Zinc daily can reduce the length of the common cold by up to 33%. Zinc supplements can reduce the chance of infection and promote immune response in older adults. Zinc has also been shown to reduce inflammation.
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Vitamin D fights disease. It plays several roses in keeping your body healthy and the cells functioning the way they should. It is also a fat soluble vitamin so you need to be sure not to take too much. Vitamin D promotes healthy development and influences the expression of genes involved in cancer development. It regulates insulin levels and supports lung function and cardiovascular health while supporting immune, brain and nervous system health.
When you buy something at Walmart, Target, CVS, or the grocery store you really don’t know what is in the bottle. Studies report many over the counter supplements have far less product than they claim, they can also have compounds in them that are not good for your health( think Round-Up). Metagenics tests every batch of products and you can see exactly what is in there. Their QR code on every bottle will show you exactly what is in each pill. Scientific, innovative, and accurate dosages are exactly why we love this company
As with all-natural supplements – please consult with your doctor to make sure these supplements do not interfere with any preexisting medical conditions or other medications/supplements you may take. Contact us for more details!