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Moducare™ may help to support: Balanced Immune system, Balanced Auto Immune System,Healthier, Drug Free Future
Code: ModuCareBrand: ModucareForm (e.g. capsules): Capsules
Advanced Immune System Support from Sterols
may help to support:
Balanced Immune system
Balanced Auto Immune System
Healthier, Drug Free Future
Serving Size: 3 CapsulesServings Per Container: 30 Ingredients Amount Per Serving of 3 capsulesSterols (beta sitosterols from pine) 60 mgSterolins (glucoside sitosterolin from pine) 600mcgOther Ingredients: Rice flour, magnesium silicate Does NOT contain soy, sugar, acacia, barley, wheat, corn, millet, dairy, lactose, yeast, gluten, artificial sweeteners, artificial colorings, salicylates or preservativesWhat Are Sterols? Sterols are fats found in every plant, whether it is a fruit or vegetable. Chemically, sterols are very similar to the animal fat cholesterol. Animals make and use cholesterol, but plants use phytosterols. Sterols are abundant in all plants, but because of the processing of most foods, naturally occurring sterols are leeched from plants. And even if we could eat plant foods rich in sterols, we would have to eat 500-700 grams of fresh fruits and vegetables to derive 100 grams of sterols. This makes supplementing sterols helpful.
Moducare¨ is a patented blend of plant sterols and sterolins in a clinically proven ratio of 100:1. These nutrients are derived from a natural pine source and come in a vegetarian capsule and chewable tablet.Suggested Use:As a food supplement, take one capsule/tablet three times daily or two upon rising and one before bed. For best results, take with water or juice between meals.Store in a cool dry place.Caution:If you are pregnant, nursing, a diabetic, an organ transplant recipient or have multiple sclerosis, do not use unless on the advice of and under the direct supervision of a health care professional.Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take Moducare¨ with my other supplements or medications?
AnswerCan I take Moducare¨ with my other supplements or medications?There are no known interactions with Moducare¨ and any natural supplements. There is no conclusive evidence to suggest an interaction with medication. There has been an adverse event report in respect to a blood-thinning drug. An independent toxicology consulting firm assessed the report for our company and concluded that there is insufficient evidence to suggest that the adverse event arose from Moducare¨ use.
QuestionDoes Moducare¨ have any side effects?
AnswerWhen the immune system becomes balanced, some sensitive individuals may experience symptoms that indicate the body is trying to rid itself of toxins. These symptoms are temporary and may include digestive problems, rashes, headaches and fatigue.QuestionIs Moducare¨ an immune booster like echinacea?
AnswerThe key difference between echinacea and Moducare¨ is that echinacea only stimulates the immune system, while Moducare¨ balances it. Echinacea is not recommended for prolonged use, or for people with autoimmune conditions. Moducare¨ allows the immune system to regulate itself: enhancing an underactive response and/or modulating an overactive one.QuestionDo I take Moducare¨ for a few months and once my immune system is balanced, stop taking it?
AnswerModucare¨ is considered a daily supplement and should be taken as long as you want to aid the immune system to be balanced. Sterols and sterolins do not "fix" the immune system but provide the nutrients needed to help keep it in balance.QuestionIs there anyone who should NOT take Moducare¨?
AnswerRecipients of foreign organs and tissues, including bone marrow and corneal transplants, are cautioned not to take any immune-regulating nutritional supplements. Therefore, Moducare¨ is NOT recommended for transplant patients. People with synthetic replacement/reconstruction will not be affected, e.g. hip, knee, breast, or pacemaker.
Moducare¨ is a mixture of sitosterol* (BSS) and its glucoside sitosterolin (BSSG) in a 100:1 ratio.
This formulation was originally marketed in 1974 in Germany, after its beneficial effect in the treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) had been established. Two years later, the same BSS/BSSG mixture was marketed in a product for rheumatoid arthritis. In 1989, Professor Patrick Bouic in South Africa, and his colleagues, discovered that both sitosterol and sitosterolin have an immune modulating effect. Their findings, which were published in the Int J of Immunopharmacology 1996, 18, 693-700, eventually resulted in the patented product called Moducare¨.Moducare¨ taken orally at 3 capsules per day (each capsule contains 20.2 mg sterols/sterolins) restores weakened or reduced T cell activity in a balanced proportion of TH1 and TH2 cells. This enables the immune system to effectively counteract viral diseases (common cold, hepatitis, HIV, etc.) and various microbial diseases (tuberculosis, etc.). Moducare¨ also corrects a variety of autoimmune conditions (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis) usually arising from an excess secretion of inflammatory factors.
However,Moducare¨ is not a drug: it does not interfere with any metabolic processes of either the patient or an infecting agent but it is rather a catalyst or messenger initiating a correction of existing immune system imbalances or maintaining adequate existing balances. It thereby helps an individual to maintain good health or fight a disease effectively. The use of Moducare¨ is ideal in conjunction with drug treatments that tend to disturb the TH1:TH2 balance or where a disease results in a TH1:TH2 imbalance which a drug cannot correct. *sitosterol: This compound is usually described in the literature as β-sitosterol or beta-sitosterol. The chemical name is often shortened to ÒsterolÓ.Dr. Karl H. Pegel, CChem, FRSCAssociate Professor (Retired), School of Pure and Applied ChemistryUniversity of Natal, Durban, South Africa
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