doTERRA MetaPWR Frequently Asked Questions
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DO WE NEED AN ENTIRE SYSTEM TO ADDRESS METABOLIC HEALTH?
The doTERRA MetaPWR System is more than an essential oil blend, it’s more than a collagen supplement, it’s more than any one singular benefit from one of the products.
It’s called the doTERRA MetaPWR System because it is supposed to be used as a system. The products were created and designed to be used in conjunction with each other. You will see better results and have greater success if you use all of the MetaPWR products together and not just one of them.
They don’t all do the same thing—each offers specific and unique benefits—but they also magnify the effectiveness of each other.
For example, using doTERRA MetaPWR Advantage has its own benefits and specialty on its own, but it also improves the effectiveness and success of the doTERRA MetaPWR blend and doTERRA MetaPWR Assist. And the same is true in reverse. MetaPWR blend and MetaPWR Assist have their own benefits, they also maximize the results you’ll get from taking MetaPWR Advantage.
The doTERRA MetaPWR System is truly a case where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
DO I NEED TO TAKE THE LIFELONG VITALITY PACK AND METAPWR SYSTEM TOGETHER?
The function of doTERRA Lifelong Vitality and doTERRA MetaPWR are quite different. They each address unique needs.
We know even the best diets are deficient in vital micronutrients. The dōTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® (LLV) was created to fill the gaps. Optimize your metabolism through macronutrients, curb cravings, shed excess weight, with doTERRA MetaPWR.
doTERRA MetaPWR does not provide all the minerals and vitamins that your body needs to support function. Nutrition and metabolism have a synergistic effect on your health and overall wellness. While nutrition is the process of nutrient acquisition from your environment, metabolism is the chemical process your body uses to transform the food you eat into fuel.
Studies have found persistent disturbance of nutrient metabolism or energy homeostasis—caused by either nutrient deficiency or excess—induces cellular stress, leading to metabolic dysregulation.
If you are experiencing a vitamin deficiency, your metabolism is going to struggle. Nutrition and metabolic support go hand in hand. They are the perfect health and vitality pairing.
CAN KIDS AND TEENAGERS USE DOTERRA METAPWR?
Children's metabolic health is largely under the influence of parents. Focusing on the other 4 pillars of metabolic health such as
- Healthy eating
- Daily movement
- Stress management
- Healthy relationships
...in the younger years of our children's lives will be of greatest benefit. As teenagers start to have poorer diets outside of our homes it may be beneficial for them to start using doTERRA MetaPWR products.
IS DOTERRA METAPWR SAFE DURING PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING?
As a rule, expectant and breastfeeding mothers should always consult with their health care provider about anything they plan to take during their pregnancy or while nursing. doTERRA MetaPWR is no exception.
However, we know of no ingredients in MetaPWR products that would make using them unsafe during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
IS THE DOTERRA METAPWR ASSIST SAFE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CHALLENGES WITH BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL?
Everyone can benefit from better glucose control. doTERRA MetaPWR Assist helps with that challenge in two ways; decreasing absorption of carbohydrate into the bloodstream, and by increasing the cellular sensitivity to insulin, whether produced by your own pancreas or delivered through injection as in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
Any diabetic should follow the counsel of their physician when using products such as this.
WHAT IS NMN?
NMN stands for nicotinamide mononucleotide, a molecule naturally occurring in all life forms. At the molecular level, it is a ribo-nucleotide, which is a basic structural unit of the nucleic acid RNA.
Structurally, the molecule is composed of a nicotinamide group, a ribose and a phosphate group. NMN is the direct precursor of the essential molecule nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and is considered a key component to increase NAD+ levels in cells.
WHAT IS NAD+?
NAD+ is an essential coenzyme required for life and cellular functions. Enzymes are catalysts that make biochemical reactions possible. Coenzymes are ‘helper’ molecules that enzymes need in order to function. NAD+ is the most abundant molecule in the body besides water, and without it, an organism would die.
NAD+ is used by many proteins throughout the body, such as the sirtuins, which repair damaged DNA. It is also important for mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of the cell and generate the chemical energy that our bodies use.
WHAT IS NADH?
NADH acts as the transfer of the extra electrons to the inner membrane of the mitochondria and are considered the activated carrier molecule.
NADH converts back to NAD+ in a reverse reaction and the process of electron transfer is carried out with the movement of protons as H+ ions.
WHAT MAKES DOTERRA COLLAGEN DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS?
Most collagen products only feature one or two collagen peptide types, usually the collagen types that are most relevant to skin beauty, elasticity, and wrinkles.
doTERRA MetaPWR Advantage features those types of collagen too, but a competitive advantage we are extremely excited about is that it does not have just one or two types of collagen. It includes nine unique collagen peptide types.
We are emphasizing the whole-body role of collagen In addition to being powdered, our collagen is also hydrolyzed, meaning it is cut into specific tripeptide fragments, which dramatically increases its bioavailability. In fact, it was demonstrated to be 12 times more absorbable.
WHY DID DOTERRA CHOOSE TO OFFER POWDERED COLLAGEN INSTEAD OF LIQUID?
doTERRA MetaPWR Advantage comes in single-serve, hydrolyzed powder format. It is activated by you when you mix with water before consuming, for a more active and bioavailable delivery system - at the time of consumption.
Most of the pre-packaged liquid collagens are using a process to sterilize their water-based delivery system. This not only eliminates the harmful bacteria – it also eliminates the beneficial active ingredients, like vitamins, flavonoids and polyphenols.
Despite this process, they’re actually LESS shelf-stable! It also means they are shipping heavy water around the globe, increasing carbon emissions.
IS DOTERRA COLLAGEN GLUTEN FREE?
Yes. It is gluten free, dairy free, corn free, and keto-friendly. The products are also free of maltodextrin, carrageenan, glyphosate, artificial sweeteners, and added sugars.
WILL A VEGAN VERSION OF DOTERRA METAPWR ADVANTAGE BE MADE AVAILABLE?
Collagen is synthesized by animals and available exclusively from them. Sometimes you may see products marketed as vegan collagen, however, if you look closely at the product, you realize it is usually a collection of vegan sourced amino acids, not the actual collagen tripeptides.
There are vegan-friendly products and compounds that support the synthesis of collagen, in fact, doTERRA Yarrow Pom Cellular Beauty capsules are vegan and fill this role.
DOES GLUTATHIONE HELP WITH THE ABSORPTION RATE OF NMN TO INCREASE NAD LEVELS?
Glutathione levels often drop when NAD+ levels drop in the body due to diabetes. NMN helps increase both NAD+ but also Glutathione in the body. Glutathione is not needed for NMN absorption.
Citrus oils have high levels of limonene. Limonene stimulates the body’s production of glutathione. We have both lemon and grapefruit essential oils in the doTERRA MetaPWR Metabolic Blend.
Glutathione has many benefits for the body including promoting homeostasis within the body. The physiochemical properties of Glutathione have severely restricted the clinical development of oral dosage forms, owing to the limited membrane permeability and proneness to enzymatic degradation, primarily in the jejunum. Studies have suggested Glutathione is oxidized in the jejunum, thus resulting in loss of its antioxidant activity.
Basically, due to the chemical properties of Glutathione, it has limited permeability in the gut and it is prone to enzymes breaking it down and creating a molecule that is largely ineffective in its role within the system.
Some companies claim a nano glutathione, but the molecule is the same size whether nano or not. As far as an oral swish product is concerned, we don’t absorb smaller molecules through the oral mucosa than we do the stomach, it just avoids first pass metabolism. This means that it avoids being broken down by the liver into inactive components.
There is no real benefit of trying to absorb glutathione through the mouth instead of the GI tract.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE AS MY BODY STARTS ADJUSTING TO DOTERRA METAPWR?
While we’ve offered general suggestions for how to use the system, we recognize that a single product or protocol approach is not always a perfect fit for every individual as each of our bodies is unique.
Some individuals may experience unexpected results within their first few days of using the system—things like sluggish feelings, less energy than expected, gastrointestinal issues, etc. According to our scientists, we often need to ease our bodies into a regimen change when new active ingredients are introduced into our body. This is why we recommend keeping your diet relatively the same when starting the program.
It is expected that over time, the body will adapt and leverage the power of “metabolic flexibility.” This is the idea that our body’s fuel preferences can change—for example, right now your body might recognize or prefer glucose as a form of fuel, but it can shift, eventually preferring fuels like fatty acids.
As your body makes this shift, you should see a change in these unexpected results and can discover the best product protocol for your individual situation.
If you feel like you’re experiencing this shift in your metabolic flexibility, listen to and be patient with your body. And if you’re experiencing feelings of sluggishness, we encourage you to consider trying a lower dosage as your body is adjusting (instead of two packets, try one or instead of one start with a half packet).
For those looking for a more significant metabolic change, from MetaPWR you may want to consider increasing the dosage and/or making more significant diet and exercise changes.
Another tip to consider is taking MetaPWR Advantage at night. Pre-clinical studies have shown benefits, including less sluggishness, when this product is taken at night versus in the morning. We also encourage the same approach with MetaPWR Assist. For some one pill a day may be appropriate to start while for others, one or two pills for larger meals may yield better results.
As always, we encourage everyone to listen to their body, and consult with a personal wellness coach or healthcare provider about concerns. We hope you continue to enjoy this incredible system as you embark on this journey to live your most powerful life.
HOW DO I BUY DOTERRA METAPWR PRODUCTS?
All doTERRA MetaPWR products are now available for purchase.
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