My rheumatologist has suggested that I use UltraInflamX,
a "medical food" specially designed to assist in inflammation management and
gastrointestinal function. It, combined with a special diet (which seems to
be cutting out all possible immune system irritants and popular sources of
food allergens), is reported to have fairly dramatic results in reducing
overall inflammation. He likens the program to "rebooting" the immune system.
The dietary modifications are fairly challenging (What?? No CHEESE?!), but
not impossible. So far all I've noticed after two doses is nasty NASTY gas.
Really. Pity my poor boyfriend who has to share a bed with me! Supposedly
that symptom will subside with time. Also, the powder mixed with water is
disgusting, but I've found that mixing the pineapple banana flavored mix with
1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of diet V8 Splash Tropical
juice, and ice (blended for a
smoothie consistancy) isn't terrible. I'm a low carber and the powder has
fructose in it which is BAD for low carbers, but thankfully I'm in the last
stage of low carbing (lifetime maintenance), so having a healthy serving of
protein with the shake mellows out the high carb reaction in my body.
Has anyone else ever heard of this product? Have you tried it? What have
been your experiences with it?
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