Chiropractors, and other alternative practitioners, focus on the holistic person and encourage the body to self-heal. Exercise and a healthy diet are important to a patient’s well-being and immune system. Proper supplementation can also be a part of a healthy lifestyle. Ortho Molecular and Metagenics make dietary supplements that can be very beneficial.
Why Choose Ortho Molecular and Metagenics?
Ortho Molecular supplements are made from raw ingredients.1 The term the company uses for its products is “Nutraceuticals”. This means that the mission of the products is “patient wellness…the Absolute Goal”.2 Metagenics believes that “many chronic health conditions are preventable”. By having a healthier lifestyle, being active, and managing stressors, various illnesses can be “prevented, managed, or even reversed”. They call their system “Therapeutic Lifestyle change” (TLC). They use “genetic potential for good health”, otherwise known as “nutrigenomics”. Food is one of the most important environmental concerns with regard to genetic expression, health, and disease.3 Both Ortho Molecular and Metagenics products can be purchased through health care practitioners, such as chiropractors, or even via various online outlets.
Ortho Molecular Products
Ortho Molecular makes products for a variety of conditions. There are several cardiovascular supplements. They sell products containing antioxidants, and some for cognitive/memory function and nervous system support. Some Ortho Molecular products are for the endocrine system, others are for energy, and they offer essential amino acids, as well. Homeopathic and natural practitioners might use the essential oil products. Ortho Molecular has products for eye health and blood sugar health, which are important for diabetics. Other products provide immune system support. Many of the supplements serve multiple purposes and assist with various conditions. There are Ortho Molecular products specifically for children and for men. There are many options for dietary support, appetite control, gastrointestinal support, and nutritional balance, as well as metabolic function. There are also detoxing products, and easier ways to get the necessary 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Ortho Molecular provides essential minerals and vitamin supplementation for patients who don’t always achieve a balanced diet.4
Metagenics makes sure that its products follow their standards. Their products are GMP-certified. This means they follow “good manufacturing practices” established by the Natural Products Association (NSF) and Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA). Their ingredients are “pure”, which they establish through testing beyond what is required by cGMPs. Their ingredients are “safety-reviewed” with their research staff on-site. Metagenics uses “human clinical evaluations”. They conduct research and clinical trials. They also have “scientific staff and facilities” to see the “effects of nutrients on proteins and genetic expression”. In addition, Metagenics has the goal of making sure that ingredients and dosages are accurate, in the right form of delivery (i.e., tablet, chewable, capsule, liquid, bar, powder, soft chew, soft gel), and they make sure that the time-release aspects of their products work appropriately.5 Metagenics sells nutritional supplements and “medical foods” to treat a variety of medical conditions such as leaky gut, inflammatory bowel, premenstrual syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, hypercholesterolemia, and children’s food sensitivities.6 Metagenics products can assist with cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and blood sugar health, as well as immunity, joint health, musculoskeletal and neurological issues, men’s and women’s health, stress management, detoxification, and general nutrition.7