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Ultra InflamX Diet

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author image Bonnie Singleton
Bonnie Singleton has been writing professionally since 1996. She has written for various newspapers and magazines including "The Washington Times" and "Woman's World." She also wrote for the BBC-TV news magazine "From Washington" and worked for Discovery Channel online for more than a decade. Singleton holds a master's degree in musicology from Florida State University and is a member of the American Independent Writers.
Ultra InflamX Diet
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UltraInflamX is a food supplement designed to help treat the symptoms of certain diseases. Its formula contains a special blend of nutrients that you’ll use in combination with a strict diet for a limited period of time. UltraInflamX isn’t a scientifically-proven diet plan and may be hard to follow, but if you fall into the target patient group, you may want to give it a try.

Identification

UltraInflamX contains high levels of phytonutrients such as turmeric, ginger and bioflavonoids, plant compounds that give the supplement its deep yellow color. Each serving provides 200 calories, 6 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbohydrate, 15 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals. The ingredients are chosen to be hypoallergenic, which is why rice bran is the foundation of the product.

Uses

UltraInflamX is an easily digested food that is prescribed if you have rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, eczema, psoriasis or Crohn's disease. Its manufacturer claims it can also be used as a detoxification program to improve gastrointestinal mucosa integrity, reduce damaging free-radicals, and that it supports healthy essential fatty acid metabolism.

Diet Plan

The diet plan comes with a patient guide that gives instructions on how to divide the program into three phases: Phase one, or the first week, in which you eliminate all potentially allergenic foods while gradually increasing the UltraInflamX supplements; Phase two, lasting from days eight to 25 in which you’ll follow the recommended dietary program along with two daily servings of UltraInflamX; and Phase three, the maintenance period that you and your health care practitioner will devise depending upon your situation. The dietary program emphasizes fresh and frozen vegetables, low allergen starches including rice, oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth, teff, tapioca, buckwheat and potatoes, and also legumes, nuts and most fish. Foods that are excluded include nightshade vegetables such as tomatoes and bell peppers, caffeine, meat, dairy, salt and sugar.

Considerations

The manufacturer only sells UltraInflamX to licensed healthcare practitioners, which may make it hard to find, and you will need three canisters of the product, which can be expensive. The formula comes in powdered form, so you’ll need to blend, shake or stir two scoops into 8 ounces of purified, distilled or mineral chilled water or an acceptable juice as outlined in the dietary guidelines. Since the diet forbids caffeine, if you’ve been a heavy caffeine user, you should taper it off before you begin the UltraInflamX diet plan to avoid withdrawal headaches.

Warning

You may experience a change in bowel habits when you start the program that might require an additional fiber supplement to reduce symptoms of diarrhea or constipation. UltraInflamX is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, since the high levels of vitamin A in the product can increase the risk of birth defects. As reported on the manufacturer’s web site, the statements for the product haven’t been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, although the FDA did warn the company in October 2003 to stop making certain health claims pertaining to UltraInflamX being classified as a “medical food.”

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