Metatrol® Info & FAQs
What is Metatrol?
Metatrol is the next generation of fermented wheat germ extract (FWGE) supplements; a clinically-proven, non-toxic, all-natural wheat germ supplement that is scientifically proven to regulate and support a depleted immune system.* American BioSciences’ scientists created a patent-pending method for identifying and concentrating the individual molecules of FWGE that are responsible for its incredible health benefits, including helping to enhance “metabolic control”. It is the most “super-concentrated” version of FWGE ever created and the only one that is gluten free!
What are the benefits of taking Metatrol?
More than 40 research articles have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals describing FWGE’s efficacy and remarkable health benefits, such as FWGE’s ability to:
- Support a depleted immune system.*
- Enhance energy and quality of life.*
- Promote proper cellular metabolic regulation.*
- Maintain healthy appetite, weight, and cell mass.*
Metatrol® is available in vegetarian capsules and the daily dose for anyone weighing 200 lbs or less is just two capsules. Four capsules per day is recommended for anyone weighing more than 200 lbs.
Where does Metatrol come from?
Metatrol is manufactured by American BioSciences in the United States in a GMP approved manufacturing facility and under pharmaceutical guidelines.
American BioSciences, Inc. of Blauvelt, NY is the exclusive worldwide distributor of Metatrol and has completed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process of establishing fermented wheat germ extract as “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS), a designation that allows its use in foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. According to the expert panel that assessed cell lines, and animal and human data on the safety and toxicity of fermented wheat germ extract consumption, FWGE is very safe to consume at the recommended usage levels. Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgi, Nobel Prize Laureate, contributed to the original research about fermented wheat germ extract.
What is the recommended use of Metatrol?
As a dietary supplement, a recommended dosage is two (2) Metatrol capsules per day. Metatrol can be taken any time of day and can be taken at once or one capsule in the AM and one in the PM.
For people over 200 lbs, the recommendation is to use four (4) Metatrol capsules per day.
Who should not consume Metatrol?
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not consume Metatrol. It should not be consumed by people who have had an organ or tissue transplant, for those suffering from bleeding GI ulcers, or those with malabsorption syndrome.
It is recommended to discontinue Metatrol usage two days before barium x-ray contrast examinations and resume two days after the completion of the procedure.
Are there side-effects associated with using Metatrol?
Metatrol is well tolerated by most people. No serious side effects have been reported in extensive human testing. Occasionally, burping, bloating, or soft stools may occur when first starting with Metatrol, but these symptoms usually improve with continued use.
How long does someone have to take Metatrol before they notice a difference?
People often report improvements in appetite, energy, and daily activity within three weeks of starting Metatrol daily. Objective measures of improvement typically occur within three months.
How long should someone continue to take Metatrol?
For long-term results, one should use Metatrol for at least six months. People in fragile states of health, need more help staying healthy than those in more robust, good health. Human clinical trials involving hundreds of subjects taking FWGE daily over a period of several years have proven it safe and beneficial for long-term use. Since Metatrol supports the basic mechanisms that the body utilizes to respond to stress and daily challenges to health,* it may make sense to use it continuously.
Determining how long to use Metatrol comes down to a personal judgment of when one is “healthy enough.” Consulting with a physician can help in evaluating the factors of whether to continue or stop using the product. People using Metatrol can stop at any time without experiencing side-effects or withdrawal. It is non-addictive and non-habit forming.
Is there a recommendation for using Metatrol at a lower “maintenance level”?
Since research has shown very dramatic and unique benefits from using Metatrol at the suggested level of use, and since this level of use is entirely safe and non-toxic, research has not considered the use of Metatrol at lower dosages. Consultation with a physician may help determine whether a lower “maintenance level” of Metatrol use is appropriate.
What does it cost to use Metatrol on a monthly basis?
Metatrol comes in boxes of 60 capsules, intended for two capsules to be taken per day, providing a one month supply. The suggested retail price is $199.95.
How does it compare to other fermented wheat germ extract supplements?
There is really no comparison. Pure wheat germ, wheat germ oil, and wheat germ extract powder (often found as an ingredient in “green drinks”) may have generally beneficial properties, but research on these products has not shown the effects that Metatrol has demonstrated by helping to maintain normal, healthy cellular metabolism and immune regulation* (see research on Metatrol® for additional information).
Can Metatrol be used with other dietary supplements?
There are many dietary supplements and special diets that may benefit people who may wish to use Metatrol. None of them will interfere with Metatrol and Metatrol will not interfere with them. Consult with a health care professional that specializes in natural and nutritional medicine for a comprehensive protocol of diet, exercise, and dietary supplements.
Can Metatrol be used with the American BioSciences supplement ImmPower?
Yes, as long as ImmPower is consumed two hours before or after taking Metatrol. They work in a complementary manner, but through different mechanisms.
ImmPower is a pure form of the dietary supplement AHCC, which has been shown to help support peak Natural Killer (NK) cell function and other benefits (see research here). Metatrol has been shown to enhance NK-cell targeting ability. Peak NK-cell function is associated with appropriate regulation of macrophage, B-cell and T-cell activity. Metatrol has been shown to maintain the proper balance of Th1 and Th2 cytokines (chemical messengers of the immune system) that support the coordinated interaction of NK-cells, macrophages, B-cells, and T-cells.
Can Metatrol be used with prescription medications?
The primary ingredient in Metatrol, FWGE, has been subjected to hundreds of studies, resulting in more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, including studies that look at potential drug interactions. An answer as to whether Metatrol will interact with a specific drug is best obtained by consulting with a pharmacist or physician. Pharmacists and doctors can find research that can answer most questions on interactions here, and for specific questions, they can call American BioSciences, Inc. at 888-884-7770 or via our contact page.
How do I store Metatrol?
It is best to store Metatrol in a cool, dry place. Each capsule is sealed, so humidity should not be a problem.