December 14, 2011 — Metagenics Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company dedicated to improving health, announced the launch of PhytoMulti, the unique “Smart Multi” daily supplement specifically designed to activate health potential with a science-based combination of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
The introduction of PhytoMulti supports Metagenics’ upcoming launch of its 2012 “Year of You” in-office program for health practitioners to offer patients —providing simple, healthy resolutions, and nutritional protocols for the new year to improve health.*
PhytoMulti is positioned as the “Smart Multi” because it’s designed to uniquely target cellular health to nourish cells, recharge cellular communication, and defend against free radical damage. PhytoMulti was created using extensive research to develop a strategic combination of phytonutrients — bioactive secondary metabolites in plant-based foods — known for their antioxidant properties and positive influence on cell signaling to communicate healthy messages throughout the body.
This proprietary blend of 13 concentrated plant extracts and phytonutrients has been scientifically tested for potential biological activity to protect cells via antioxidant capacity and maintenance of DNA stability.*
“PhytoMulti not only targets cell protection, but advanced laboratory tests have shown its potential for superior biological activity to deliver support that may ultimately influence health in a number of ways,” said Joseph Lamb, MD, director of intramural clinical research for Metagenics. “PhytoMulti is the only professional brand daily supplement that provides this sophisticated level of scientific evidence.”*
An independent laboratory evaluated PhytoMulti’s proprietary blend and the entire combination of active ingredients with the new total functional oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORACFN) assay that measures against five major free radicals.
Unlike a conventional ORAC, which tests against only one radical, this expanded in vitro assay provides a better sense of antioxidant protection against a variety of potentially damaging free radicals and other reactive oxygen species. An analysis of PhytoMulti’s active ingredients (equivalent to the contents in one tablet) showed a total ORACFN value of 12,600 trolox, demonstrating exceptional antioxidant capacity.*
The potential of the phytonutrient blend to help maintain DNA stability was validated using the COMET assay, a complex in vitro test using human immune cells. This assay demonstrated a 52 percent increase in DNA stability when cells pretreated with the phytonutrient blend were compared to control cells introduced to the same oxidative medium (peroxides).*
“PhytoMulti is a one-of-a-kind supplement that begins with a novel phytonutrient base and is enhanced with essential vitamins and minerals to provide multidimensional health support like no other foundation nutrition formula,” continued Lamb.
PhytoMulti contains a combination of plant extracts with complex phytonutrients and additional phytonutrients that were selected for their targeted support for cellular health and function, as well as for their positive influence in multiple pathways and health systems.
Metagenics performs a rigorous ingredient selection process that includes high performance thin layer chromatography (hpTLC) to confirm plant species and phytonutrient profiles, and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to verify the presence of key plant bioactives. This seed-to-shelf diligence assures plant authenticity and a full spectrum of phytonutrients designed for multi-faceted support — beginning with cell protection.*
In addition to the phytonutrient blend, PhytoMulti also delivers a concentrated daily dose of:
- Clinically effective levels of select plant bioactives — resveratrol, lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene — to help support health of the eyes, liver, heart, and more*
- An optimized blend of essential minerals and vitamins, including vitamin forms designed for greater bioavailability: vitamin D3, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folate) and methylcobalamin (B12)
In the “Year of You” program, this “Smart Multi” is an option to complement a variety of personalized protocols to promote wellness and vitality. The goal of the program is to introduce patients to science-based products that support long-term health. Other featured components include the Identi-T stress management protocols and the Wellness Essentials line of daily packet products that provide a personalized combination of Metagenics formulas — including PhytoMulti.*
PhytoMulti will be available Jan. 1, 2012, through health practitioners nationwide. PhytoMulti with Iron, formulated for those who may [need/benefit from] supplemental iron, will be available Feb. 1, 2012.*
Source: Metagenics, www.metagenics.com
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.