MediBolic is formulated specifically for individuals interested in weight management or to address metabolic syndrome. MediBolic contains rice and pea protein and soluble Sunfiber® (to increase the feeling of fullness and improved glycemic effect). In addition to a complete multi-vitamin/mineral complex, MediBolic contains several botanical extracts and amino acids, which together support healthy blood sugar, blood pressure, and lipid levels, promote lean muscle mass and blood vessel flexibility, and enhance thermogenesis (fat burning). It also provides nutrient support for fatty liver. MediBolic is the foundation of the Thorne Weight Management program and the Thorne Metabolic Syndrome Program.
Key nutrients and botanicals for metabolic syndrome support in MediBolic include:
Madeglucyl® – a proprietary botanical extract developed by Indena, a leading innovator of botanical extracts. Madeglucyl is derived from Syzygium cumini (also known as Eugenia jambolana), which has been widely researched in Europe and shown to support healthy blood sugar levels.
CinSulin® – a cinnamon extract that has been shown to have a positive effect on obese individuals, including helping to maintain healthy blood sugar, blood pressure, and lipid levels, as well as promoting lean muscle mass.
Sunfiber® – a water-soluble, partially hydrolyzed guar gum fiber, that provides 10 grams of soluble fiber per serving. Guar gum aids satiety (the feeling of fullness) and improves the glycemic effect of a meal.* Sunfiber is easily digestible without the gas and bloating often experienced with a high-fiber supplement.
Resveratrol – a polyphenol found in red wine and many plants, resveratrol can modulate many factors associated with metabolic syndrome, including endothelial function, blood sugar, and insulin sensitivity.
Green tea phytosome – another Indena innovation, it contains a decaffeinated green tea extract bound to a phospholipid for enhanced absorption. In a study of obese individuals, those who consumed green tea phytosome along with a low-calorie diet had more reduced body mass compared to the group who ate only the low-calorie diet.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Individuals with a known, serious allergy to peanuts may occasionally react to other legumes, including peas. This product contains pea protein. If you have a known, serious peanut allergy, it is recommended to use this product with caution.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
As vitamin K interferes with the effect of anticoagulant drugs (like Coumadin), the concurrent use of these agents should be avoided.
5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) supplementation is not recommended concurrent with methotrexate cancer therapy, as it can interfere with methotrexate’s anti-neoplastic activity; however, this folate source has not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate.
Vitamin C can cause diarrhea in some individuals in large doses, which can vary from person to person and resolves when the amount is reduced.