dedicated to treating and preventing chronic illness through nutrition and lifestyle changes. For the past quarter of a century Metagenics has pioneered nutritional treatments for the most common chronic illnesses in our society such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and inflammatory conditions like arthritis, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
Metagenics has a long partnership for research and development of its medical foods and other products with the Institute of Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor Washington. Doctors and scientists there conduct research on novel natural chemicals for improving genetic expression to help insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation, decrease inflammation, lower cholesterol and other risk factors. Their results are published in major medical journals and their specialized medical foods are further studied in medical centers around the country.
Metagenics is the only company with its own MetaProteomics Labs for testing the effects of nutrients on proteins and genetic expression. For example, Metagenics has U.S. patents for its development of specialized derivatives of hops with unique inflammatory properties affecting the genes for inflammation related to arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. These highly researched hops compounds do not interfere with the body’s normal chemistry and do not cause the side effects of aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They also work in very similar way to stronger drugs such as Enbrel and Humera but without the severe side effects.
Metagenics and FirstLine Therapy
Metagenics believes that Lifestyle Medicine with attention to the low technology approaches of diet and lifestyle is the future of medical care rather than the development of more high tech and expensive medical equipment and procedures. To this end, Metagenics has developed a unique program called FirstLine Therapy for therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) to help doctors and healthcare professionals implement medically researched diet and lifestyle changes to treat and prevent many chronic illnesses. Many people are interested in non-drug treatments so Metagenics provides educational programs for healthcare providers so they know how and when to prescribe the specialized medical foods and other nutritional treatments.
Medical research overwhelming supports inexpensive dietary and lifestyle changes for many chronic diseases. Metagenics intends to empower physicians and healthcare providers to change the direction of medical care and provide a higher quality of life for their patients through nutritionally enhanced functioning.