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®.
How should I take Moducare®?
Adults: One capsule 3 times daily OR two capsules upon arising and one capsule before bed. For best results, take with water or juice between meals on an empty stomach.
Children: One capsule per day for children under 5 years, two capsules per day for children between 5 and 12 years. Children over 12 years can take the adult dose.
For those with difficulty swallowing, the capsule can be opened and the contents mixed with applesauce or other fruit/vegetable.
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.
Is there any research behind this product?
Research on plant sterols has been underway since the 1920s. Dr. Patrick Bouic, Ph.D., at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, has been researching the exact combination of sterols and sterolins found in Moducare® for over a decade. There has been extensive testing and clinical trials, including double-blind, placebo-controlled studies. The work of Dr. Bouic and others has been published in international medical journals.
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.
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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.
Do I take Moducare® for a few months and once my immune system is balanced, stop taking it?
Moducare® is considered a daily supplement and should be taken as long as you want to aid the immune system to be balanced. Sterols and sterolins do not "fix" the immune system but provide the nutrients needed to help keep it in balance.
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.