A medical food is a specially formulated product that must be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider. All components of a medical food must have GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe) as designated by the FDA or independent review and the product must also comply with general food safety and manufacturing standards.14
Medical Foods are intended to manage a specific disease or condition for which medical evaluation, based on recognized scientific principles, has established distinctive nutritional requirements.
For example, diabetes causes an imbalance in the metabolic processes responsible for vascular and nerve repair. As a result, blood flow is reduced to the peripheral nerves, causing more severe diabetic neuropathy (DN) symptoms.11
Metanx® is indicated for the distinct nutritional requirements of diabetes patients with endothelial dysfunction associated with symptomatic diabetic neuropathy (DN).
Metanx® provides the nutritional requirements to restore the metabolic processes responsible for vascular and nerve repair, resulting in reduced symptoms of DN.