Jan 7, 2010
It seems like everywhere you look these days you hear or read about “boosting your metabolism.” On top of this, there is a wide range of metabolic disorders getting a huge amount of press. According to the CDC, conditions like obesity1, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, diabetes and insulin resistance are on the rise. So, what is this anomaly of metabolism and how does it relate to your health on a day-to-day basis?
In its most basic essence, metabolism is how the body uses food substances after they have been digested, absorbed and circulated to our cells. Once circulated to the cells, the body uses foods either as energy to run bodily processes, or as building blocks to make complex chemical compounds. Because metabolism is so crucial to sustain life and health, any disturbance in this process greatly impacts overall health.
For these many reasons, Energetix has created a new and improved formula- Metabolic Matrix. Metabolic Matrix is a powdered nutritional supplement which provides protein and specific nutrients to support the metabolic environment. Protein is a critical macronutrient that the body depends on to build structural components like muscle and collagen, as well as for the synthesis of hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters. Protein also has the added benefit of helping to stabilize blood sugar2. In comparison to fats and carbohydrates, protein takes more energy for the body to break down, which may also further stimulate metabolism. Metabolic Matrix contains protein from a vegetarian mix of pea protein isolate and rice protein concentrate to offer 22.6 grams per serving. Additionally, a combination of vitamins and minerals has been added to provide specific nutrient cofactors that support all body systems and enhance detoxification.
Last but not least, four additional amino acids: L-Cysteine, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, L-Glutathione and L-Methionine where added as strong antioxidants and especially for their potential to support liver function. It is commonly known that the liver is critical for cleansing, hormone conjugation and cholesterol balance. But, one underestimated function is the liver’s role in maintaining normal blood glucose concentrations3. This, coupled with the its role in helping metabolize food, makes it a critical organ that needs attention so metabolic health may be maximized.
In a nutshell, Metabolic Matrix is a powdered nutritional supplement that may serve as a meal replacement and supports metabolic health. It provides protein as critical building blocks, a broad base of nutrients and enhanced liver support to take advantage of effective detoxification, and it plays a role in blood sugar regulation.
Gregg Hake, Energetix CEO stated, “Increased toxins and environmental and economic stressors can have a direct impact on health, and practitioners are continually seeking more effective solutions for their patients. This product is a substantial addition to our product line and practitioners of all types will find they can easily integrate this product into their current treatment options.”
Due to the high concentration of liver support, please add it to your favorite juice or smoothie recipe for best palatability. Contact your healthcare provider that carries Energetix products or you may call Energetix at 1-800-990-7085 for a practitioner in your area.
- http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html [↩]
- Control of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes without weight loss by modification of diet composition. Nutrition & Metabolism 2006, 3:16 http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/3/1/16 [↩]
- Regulation of glucose production by the liver. Annu Rev Nutr. 1999;19:379-406. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10448530 [↩]