What is ModuCare?
ModuCare is a patented blend of plant sterols and sterolins in a clinically proven ratio of 100:1. This formulation has been found to be effective at regulating the immune system -- enhancing an underactive immune system and/or modulating an overactive one. Plant sterols and sterolins are natural substances found in all fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. These plant nutrients have many unique health benefits. Unfortunately, we rarely get enough plant sterols and sterolins from our diets. The simplest way to get an optimal amount of these very beneficial natural compounds is by taking ModuCare.
Why is the "sterolin" such an important part of the ModuCare formulation?
In nature, plants never contain sterols only. The sterols are always associated with their glucoside sterolin - a glucose molecule attached to the sterol molecule. The sterolin is easily destroyed through processing, freezing and some cooking methods. Without it, the sterol does not have the same immune-enhancing benefits.
Can 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.
Does ModuCare have any side effects?
When 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.
Is ModuCare an immune "booster" like echinacea?
The 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.
Is there anyone who should NOT take ModuCare?
Recipients 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.
Are there any cautions associated with taking ModuCare?
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. To date, there have been two adverse event reports with respect to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and the use of sterol/sterolin-containing products. An independent toxicology consulting firm assessed these reports for our company and concluded that there is insufficient evidence to suggest that these adverse events arose from ModuCare use.
How long before I might expect to see some results?
As with many natural supplements, it can take a period of time before you notice an improvement in your health. Although some people notice a difference sooner, we suggest that you take ModuCare for two to three months before evaluating whether it is effective for you.