MediClear-SGS: Enhanced Detoxification Support in a Great-Tasting Powder!*
Providing essential nutrient cofactors, while supplying an adequate amount of low-allergenicity protein, can be very beneficial to liver function.* Health-care practitioners know many health challenges can arise when a patient's liver is not functioning as it should, such as poor digestion, imbalances in intestinal bacteria, and fatigue.
Thorne Research is introducing the newest addition to the MediClear line – MediClear-SGS! MediClear-SGS provides all the elements of MediClear Plus with the addition of advanced antioxidant and phase II liver support from sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS).* Plus, MediClear-SGS comes in a great-tasting chocolate flavor!
Sulforaphane Glucosinolate and Enhanced Liver Support*
In addition to providing a blend of key botanical extracts, nutrients, and nutrient cofactors in an easy-to-use powder formula, MediClear-SGS offers enhanced liver support by adding sulforaphane glucosinlate (SGS) – a natural substance from the seeds and sprouts of select broccoli varietals – for effective up-regulation of the body's natural phase II detoxification enzymes.*
When SGS is ingested and begins breaking down in the gut, it releases sulforaphane, thereby activating the body's natural detoxification and antioxidant enzymes, and protecting cells from free-radical damage.* Sulforaphane was identified in 1992 by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is thought to be the key factor behind many of the health benefits attributed to cruciferous vegetables.* The SGS research has produced more than 500 journal publications over the past two decades.
SGS is an indirect antioxidant that provides long-lasting cell protection from free-radical damage. Typical antioxidants, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, or beta carotene, work "directly" to neutralize free radicals and are usually only effective for approximately three hours after ingestion. As an "indirect" antioxidant, SGS induces the activity of phase II detoxification enzymes, which then triggers broad-spectrum antioxidant activity that can last for several days ‐ long after SGS has been consumed.*
Each serving of MediClear-SGS contains 30 mg of sulforaphane glucosinolate – equivalent to eating 1.2 lbs of broccoli.
Detoxification Redefined by Phytosome Technology
MediClear-SGS also contains curcumin, green tea, and grape seed extracts in phytosome form for enhanced bioavailability and assured delivery to the tissues.* Phytosomes are specific plant extracts bound to phosphatidylcholine which greatly increases the absorption and blood levels of the desired botanical constituents.*
- Meriva (curcumin phytosome) provides significantly more bioavailability than any other curcumin extract or compound available. This unique phytosome complex easily crosses the gut barrier, unlike common herbal extracts, and results in significantly higher blood levels than standardized 95% curcumin extract.* MediClear-SGS contains Meriva to help maintain the body's normal inflammatory response.*
- Greenselect® (green tea phytosome) is a decaffeinated, standardized green tea polyphenol extract complexed with phosphatidylcholine. Like many polyphenolic compounds, green tea catechins have limited absorption, requiring large doses to achieve benefits. When complexed with phosphatidylcholine as a phytosome, absorption is significantly enhanced.*
- Leucoselect® (grape seed phytosome) markedly elevates blood total antioxidant capacity, helps reduce histamine production, and supports the body's normal inflammatory response.* Grape seeds are a rich source of flavonoid polymers called oligomeric proanthocyanidins, or OPCs. These flavonoid substances are made mostly of catechin and epicatechin molecules bound together. Complexation of polyphenols with phospholipids in phytosome formulations improves their oral bioavailability, which is generally low and erratic.
MediClear-SGS also contains vitamins and minerals necessary for detoxification and liver support.* These nutrients are provided in the most absorbable, best-utilized forms, such as calcium and magnesium citrate-malate, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (active vitamin B6), folinic acid and L-5-MTHF (active forms of folate), methyl- and adenosylcobalamin (active forms of B12), and UltraChrome (Thorne's patented chromium).*
Why Rice and Pea Protein?
VegaLite, Thorne's proprietary blend of rice and pea protein, is used in MediClear-SGS. The combination of rice and pea is used because of their low incidence of allergenicity. It is far more likely for dairy or soy protein to initiate an allergic reaction. Using rice and pea proteins eliminates most allergenic proteins from the diet, yet maintains high-quality protein intake.