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The Global Burden of Risk from Cardiovascular Disease

According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, close to 17 million people around the world die of CVD each year. In fact, by 2020 heart disease and stroke will become the leading cause of both death and disability worldwide, with the number of fatalities projected to reach over 20 million a year and to more than 24 million a year by 2030. More than ever, we need to continually educate ourselves on how to incorporate heart smart choices into our daily activities in order to help maintain cardiovascular health for years to come. To address CVD-related concerns head-on, Metagenics offers powerful nutritional support for cardiovascular function, which includes UltraMeal Plus® Medical Food Program.

The UltraMeal Plus Program Targets Conditions Associated with Metabolic Syndrome & CVD

The UltraMeal Plus program is a clinically tested medical food strategy that incorporates diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices. This comprehensive program is designed to support the management of conditions associated with metabolic syndrome and CVD markers, such as:

  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertriglyceridemia

Advantages of the UltraMeal Plus Program:

  • Satisfying high-protein/low-glycemic-index meal option only 160 calories per serving
  • 15 grams of soy protein per serving from PharmaSoy diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein a day may reduce heart disease risk, and soy protein has also been shown to have cholesterol-lowering effects
  • 2 grams of plant sterols per serving the National Institutes of Health recommends consumption of 2 grams of plant sterols a day to promote healthy cholesterol levels, and a daily total intake of at least 1.3 grams of plant sterol esters as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Actifolate a proprietary blend of active folates for healthy methylation and homocysteine metabolism
  • A full complement of vitamins and minerals, including dairy-free calcium and chromium
  • An easy-to-follow Patient Guide for complete program guidelines
  • Delicious flavors with delicious Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Mocha, and Strawberry

The UltraMeal Plus Program Shown More Effective than a Leading CVD Program

In a recently published 12-week, 2-arm prospective clinical study of postmenopausal women, with 53 subjects completing the trial, UltraMeal Plus combined with a low-glycemic-index dietary plan and exercise regimen was demonstrated more effective than the American Heart Association Step 1 Diet with exercise. Moreover, the UltraMeal Plus Program improved 14 markers of cardiovascular health, including:

  • Improving HDL-cholesterol
  • Lowering triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol
  • Promoting lean body mass
  • Lowering blood pressure

Additional Nutraceutical Support for Healthy Cardiovascular Function

Other natural approaches to cardiovascular health from Metagenics include:

  • Cholarest SC : healthy blood lipid support
  • Cardiogenics® Intensive Care : heart muscle nourishment
  • Arginine Plus with ActiFolate®: healthy blood flow support
  • Vessel Care : healthy methylation and homocysteine support
  • Vasotensin : healthy vascular function support
  • CoQ10 ST-100 : cardiovascular system support