UltraMeal PLUS 360 Strawberry
UltraMeal® Plus 360° is a medical food formulated to provide specialized, multi-mechanistic nutritional support for patients with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease by supplying a combination of acacia extract, reduced iso-alpha acids (RIAA), plant sterols, and heart-healthy soy protein and isoflavones.
In individuals with metabolic syndrome and high cholesterol, the ingredients in UltraMeal Plus 360° along with a diet and exercise have been clinically shown in a preliminary study** to:
- Lower the apolipoprotein B-to-apolipoprotein A1 (apoB/apoA1) ratio
- Reduce total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels
- Increase HDL cholesterol ("good" cholesterol) levels
Each serving of UltraMeal Plus 360° provides:
- PharmaSoy®—a technologically advanced nutritional blend of superior soy protein, isoflavones, and dairy-free calcium.
- 2 g of plant sterols per serving. The NIH recommends consumption of 2 grams of plant sterols to promote healthy cholesterol levels. Foods containing at least 0.65 g per serving of plant esters, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 1.3 g as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Selective kinase response modulators (SKRMs) in the form of RIAA and acacia extract, which have been clinically shown to improve fasting insulin and triglyceride levels.
- 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF)—a body-ready, nature-identical folate—to promote healthy homocysteine levels for cardiovascular health.
- Low-glycemic-index formula to help support healthy insulin function and blood sugar levels.
- High-quality foundation nutrition for patients with cardiovascular disease.
- Available in natural and delicious, dairy-free Natural Vanilla, Natural Dutch Chocolate, and Strawberry Supreme.
Blend (no longer than 15 seconds), shake, or briskly stir 2 level scoops (51 grams) of UltraMeal Plus 360° into 8 fluid ounces of chilled water twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Consume within 10 minutes of reconstitution.
Other Ingredients (Natural Vanilla): Soy protein isolate† (PharmaSoy®), Fructose, Soy fiber (soy), Plant sterols (soy), Inulin, Natural flavors, Olive oil, Silica, Proprietary blend* of RIAA and acacia [magnesium salts of reduced iso-alpha acids (from hops extract, Humulus lupulus L.), hydrogenated soybean oil encapsulate, and acacia extract], Lecithin (soy), Cellulose gum, Xanthan, Carrageenan, Contains: soy
† Non-genetically engineered, identity-preserved soy protein.
** Study conducted at the FMRC, the clinical research arm of Metagenics.
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What makes Metagenics different from most nutritional supplement companies?
A lot of things make us stand above other companies—a focus on patient health, quality manufacturing, ingredient testing, safety reviews, clinical testing, scientific research, unique formulas, and more. For specifics, check out the Quality Difference section.
Is there caffeine in the chocolate UltraMeal products?
Yes, there is ~20 mg of caffeine per serving. To put that in perspective, a cup of brewed coffee generally contains 150 mg of caffeine, so the amount of caffeine in UltraMeal products are probably too low to significantly affect most people.
Can I use salt while on this program?
We suggest you use salt sparingly or not at all. If you have been advised to restrict your salt intake, look for salt-free products whenever canned or processed foods are used in the diet. There are many good salt-free seasonings available at your local health food store.
What additional spices or flavorings can I use?
Seasonings can enhance the natural flavors of food without added butter, margarine, or salt. There is an abundant array of other herbs and spices that can add flavor and variety to foods. They have practically no calories and can be used in endless combinations. Ask your health care provider for suggestions or experiment yourself with the list of herbs and spices we have provided on the shopping list.
Can I drink coffee and tea?
This is a decision best left up to you and your health care practitioner. We generally recommend consuming water-processed decaffeinated coffee or decaffeinated tea. Many herbal teas are naturally decaffeinated and can add variety and flavor as well.
Can I drink diet drinks?
While diet sodas contain no calories, they often leave people desiring other sweet snacks because of their sweet taste. Additionally, there is some research that suggests the artificial sweetener aspartame may be associated with some health problems. We therefore do not recommend diet drinks, although that decision is best left to your health care practitioner. We do recommend you consume 6-8 glasses of water a day. Low-sodium seltzer or mineral water may also be used.
Can I use canned vegetables instead of fresh vegetables with this program?
Fresh and frozen vegetables retain more of their vitamins and generally have little added salt. If these are unavailable, try to purchase canned vegetables that don't have added salt or fat.
Can I swap menus from one day to the next?
Yes, by all means. The menus are meant as a guide for the kinds of dishes you may be consuming. Keep in mind that some of the menu plans are designed for the 1400-calorie dietary program and some for the 1000-calorie dietary program. Choose from the appropriate menu for the program you and your health care practitioner have decided upon.
Should I exercise while on this plan?
Yes. Exercise is an appetite suppressant, and it also accelerates the burning of calories. Besides acting as an aid in weight stabilization, aerobic exercise will improve cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness. Your exercise program can be as simple as 30 minutes of walking 3 times a week. (This level of exercise led to improved muscle mass in our UltraMeal research studies.)
Is the Program an appropriate for children?
No. UltraMeal products should not be the sole source of nutrition for infants or children under age 12. UltraMeal's nutritional content is based on the adult RDIs, and no testing in children has been done at this time. Under the supervision of a health care practitioner, however, the program may be appropriate for older children or adolescents, although it may be advisable to start the program at the second week when they would use UltraMeal twice daily. Your health care practitioner must help you decide if and how the product may be used with your child.
Can I use this diet if I am pregnant or nursing?
No. UltraMeal products have not been tested in these situations; therefore, it is not recommended for use at these times.
Can I take supplements during this program?
Yes, although the UltraMeal Program is designed to provide at least 100% of the RDI for all vitamins. Follow your practitioner's recommendations.
How much UltraMeal will I need in order to complete 4 weeks of the program?
For 4 weeks on the UltraMeal Program, you will need to purchase 5 canisters of powder or 7 boxes of the bars. After that, 1 canister or box will last 1 to 2 weeks depending on whether you use the product once or twice daily.
What are some of the benefits of UltraMeal products?
UltraMeal has been clinically tested as part of a balanced dietary and regular exercise program and shown to reduce body fat while preserving lean muscle mass. The typical over-the-counter product is an extremely sweet drink or bar with generally small amounts of poor quality proteins. UltraMeal has 15 or more grams of protein per serving. Lower protein products may result in loss of lean muscle mass in body composition programs. Also, the main ingredient in many over-the-counter products is plain table sugar or sucrose. There is no added sucrose in UltraMeal products. UltraMeal contains the low-glycemic index carbohydrate fructose (fruit sugar) as part of the macronutrient blend. Fructose does not cause the rise in blood sugar that sucrose can. Third, unlike many over-the-counter products, UltraMeal varieties are fortified with a complete vitamin and mineral core supplying valuable sources of all these important nutrients. It is a particularly rich source of non-dairy calcium for improving bone health. Fourth, unlike many other products, UltraMeal shake formulas are formulated to exclude yeast, eggs, hydrogenated oils, sucrose, or gluten. The UltraMeal Bar contains a very similar ratio of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and fat to the UltraMeal soy powdered drink mix.