We are happy to report that our Moducare suite of products is now available again. For over a decade Moducare, Thorne Research's plant sterol/sterolin product, has been a staple of our immune support formulas, and many practitioners' dispensaries. In recent years we have added the product to our animal health line (ModucareVET) and our athletic performance line (Modulate). As you may know, we recently experienced a shortage of the primary ingredient used to manufacture this product, which is made by a specific extraction process in South Africa. This shortage was due to the fact that we determined the Moducare material shipped to us had been irradiated to control microbial growth. Dietary supplements in the United States cannot legally be irradiated; therefore, we did not accept that shipment and we demanded the manufacturer make more without irradiating it, which they did to our satisfaction. To our knowledge, Thorne Research is the ONLY supplement manufacturer carrying Moducare that has made this change. We regret this disruption of availability. We could have sourced the sterols/sterolins from some other place or some other botanical source; however, we worked with our supplier to guarantee our customers will have the same, high-quality plant concentrate you and your patients have come to expect.
Plant sterols and sterolins - an important advancement in naturally balancing the immune system*
Moducare is a blend of plant sterols and sterolins that can help promote a balanced immune system.* Plant sterols – phytosterols and their glycosides (also known as phytosterolins) – are fats that are present in fruits, vegetables, and medicinal plants. Beta-sitosterol (BSS) and its glycoside (BSSG) are the most abundant of these plant sterols. BSS and BSSG, even at very low levels, have been shown to enhance the activity of various cells in the body recognized as having positive immune system activity.*
Moducare supplementation also helps maintain a normal ratio of the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA, subsequently buffering negative stress responses.* Moducare also improves the balance of T-helper 1 to T-helper 2 cells, as a result enhancing cellular immunity and down-regulating overactive immune responses.*
Moducare's potential to promote immune health in a group of volunteers participating in an ultra-marathon was investigated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Subjects in the Moducare group maintained a more healthy immune response compared to individuals taking the placebo. The benefit to the immune system was believed to be because cortisol levels did not increase in response to the exercise stress in those taking Moducare.*
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, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.
If pregnant or nursing, do not use unless on the advice of and under the direct supervision of a health-care practitioner.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
If you are 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 practitioner.