MediClear, Thorne Research

MediClear Powder from Thorne Research provides rice and pea protein as well as accessory nutrients to support liver detoxification

MediClear, Thorne Research

MediClear Powder from Thorne Research provides rice and pea protein as well as accessory nutrients to support liver detoxification

Price: $78.75 CAD


MediClear is a rice- and pea-based dietary supplement designed to be used:

  • with elimination diets
  • as an adjunct in liver and colon detoxification
  • to provide a non-allergenic source of protein
  • with a complete weight-reduction program aimed at lower calorie intake and providing adequate protein and nutrient supplementation

Use MediClear for Natural Detoxification and Liver Support

Our external environment has become increasingly more polluted in the last 50 years, causing a greater cumulative toxic burden in humans than ever before. Unavoidable exposure to thousands of toxic chemicals in the environment has delivered up the daunting task of detoxifying and eliminating these substances from our bodies. Added to this are the many internally produced substances (hormones, biochemical metabolites) the body must detoxify on a daily basis. The result is a serious challenge to our organs of elimination, particularly the liver. In addition to this ever-increasing toxic load, the over-consumption of fats and sugars – and our reliance on nutrient-depleted vegetables, grains, fruits, and antibiotic- and hormone-laden meats – adds to the toxic load while providing inadequate nutrients for many metabolic processes, especially detoxification.

The liver carries the greatest share of the detoxification burden, as it is the liver's job to change potentially harmful substances into non-toxic, water-soluble compounds that can be eliminated by the kidneys or intestines. The liver and other tissues participating in the detoxification process must have available the proper nutrient cofactors to efficiently accomplish this task. In addition, specific botanicals are useful in assisting detoxification by the liver.

What is Phase I/Phase II Liver Detoxification?
In phase I of liver detoxification, fat-soluble substances are converted to intermediate metabolites mainly by a group of enzymes called cytochrome p450 enzymes. The intermediate molecules are often more reactive and potentially more toxic than the original substance. Phase II detoxification involves the attachment of other molecules onto these intermediate metabolites to make them non-toxic and water-soluble and allow their elimination via the urine or intestines.

MediClear Provides Liver Support
Providing essential nutrient cofactors, while supplying an adequate amount of low-allergenicity protein, can be very beneficial to liver function. Health-care practitioners know that many challenges to health can arise when a patient's liver is not functioning as it should, including poor digestion, imbalances in intestinal bacteria, and fatigue. MediClear includes beneficial detoxification nutrient cofactors, as well as an array of extra nutrients and botanicals in powder form that can be added to water, or fruit or vegetable juice, resulting in a pleasant-tasting beverage.

Why Rice and Pea Protein?
Rice and pea protein are used in MediClear because of their low incidence of allergenicity. It is far more likely for dairy or soy protein to initiate an allergic reaction. Using rice and pea proteins allows you to eliminate most allergenic proteins from the diet, yet maintain high-quality protein intake.

Detoxification Cofactors
MediClear contains vitamins and minerals necessary for detoxification and liver support. These nutrients are provided in the most absorbable, best utilized forms, such as calcium and magnesium citrate-malate, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (active vitamin B6), L-5-MTHF (active form of folate), methylcobalamin (active form of B12), and UltraChrome (Thorne's patented chromium).

The Difference
MediClear is different than most similar beverage mixes. MediClear contains more protein, fewer carbohydrates, more accessory detox cofactors, special nutrients, and a probiotic for gut health – and it's more affordable than other detox formulas.

Medicinal Ingredients
Per Scoop:
Calories 95
Calories from Fat   16.5
Total Fat   1.5 g
Saturated Fat   .75 g
Cholesterol    0 mg
Total Carbohydrates    4.5 g
Sugars    2 g
Dietary Fiber    1 g
Protein   15.5 g

Glycine 825 mg
Medium Chain Triglycerides 750 mg
     ((Palm Oil / Coconut Oil) Elaeis guineensis /Cocos nucifera))
L-Glutamine 250 mg
L-Lysine 250 mg
Calcium (Calcium Citrate Malate) 150 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 150 mg
Quercetin (Dimorphandra mollis) (seed) 125 mg
Magnesium (Magnesium Citrate Malate) 75 mg
Taurine 55 mg
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) 50 mg
Potassium (Potassium Citrate) 50 mg
Betaine (Trimethylglycine) 25 mg
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 25 mg
Pantothenic Acid (Calcium-D-Pantothenate) 23 mg
Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopherol) (25 IU) 16.8 mg ATE*
Choline Citrate (Choline Dihydrogen Citrate) 15 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) 15 mg
Green Tea extract (leaf) (Camellia sinensis) 12.5 mg
L-Glutathione 12.5 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hydrochloride) 6 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5’-Phosphate) 5 mg
Zinc (Zinc Picolinate) 5 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 4 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin 5’-Phosphate Sodium) 2.5 mg
Beta Carotene (from Mixed Carotenes) (1,500 IU) 900 mcg
Manganese (Manganese Citrate) 750 mcg
Vitamin A (Palmitate) (1,000 IU) 302 mcg RAE**
Folate (5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) 150 mcg
Biotin 75 mcg
Boron (Boron Citrate) 50 mcg
Chromium (Chromium (III) Picolinate) 50 mcg
Selenium (L-Selenomethionine) 35 mcg
Molybdenum (Molybdenum Citrate) 25 mcg
Vanadium (Vanadium Citrate) 25 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 25 mcg
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) (200 IU) 5 mcg

*ATE = Alpha Tocopherol Equivalents
**RAE = Retinol Activity Equivalents

Non-Medicinal Ingredients
Organic Rice Protein, Pea Protein, Rice Bran, Pure Cane Molasses, extract of whole fruit (Luo Han Guo), Natural Vanilla and Orange Flavour.

Recommended Dose
Mix 2 scoops (49 g) with 200 mL of cold water, vegetable or fruit juice, rice milk, or nut milk once daily or as directed by a health-care practitioner. Take with food a few hours before or after taking other medications. For prolonged use consult your health-care practitioner.

Recommended Use or Purpose
Zinc helps maintain immune function. Vitamins and minerals are factors in maintenance of good health and help the body metabolize proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Green tea extract, vitamin C, selenium, N-acetyl-L-cysteine, and quercetin are effective antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.

Warnings and Contraindications:
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you have cystinuria, if you are taking antibiotics or nitroglycerin; if you have cardiovascular disease, an iron deficiency, if you are following a low protein diet or if you have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble (such as abdominal pain, dark urine or jaundice). Zinc supplementation can cause a copper deficiency. Some people may experience mild gastrointestinal bloating, constipation or indigestion.

Folinic acid and 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate supplementation is not recommended concurrently with methotrexate cancer therapy, as they can interfere with methotrexates anti-neoplastic activity; however, these folate sources have not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate. This product is intended to be utilized in conjunction with a complete dietary program. Do not use in diets supplying less than 600 calories per day without complete medical supervision. Keep out of the reach of children.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.