I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company.
Reduces Pain & Inflammation, reduces fatigue and cognitive impairments and there are no harmful side effects, how can you not be a little curious. Well, I was very curious. I deal with all of these to various degrees. I am always looking for different products that can help some of these symptoms. And of course, if a product is going to make claims like this, then the skeptic in me definitely had to check this out.
Targeted Medical Pharma is an L.A. based biotechnology company that develops amino acid based
medical foods for the treatment of chronic disease, including pain syndromes, peripheral neuropathy, hypertension, obesity, sleep and cognitive disorders. The three products listed below were taken based on the company’s recommended protocol.
Theramine (Package Insert)
A specially formulated Medical Food product, consisting of a proprietary blend of amino acids and polyphenol ingredients in specific proportions, for the dietary management of the metabolic processes associated with pain disorders and inflammatory conditions. (PD) (IC). Must be administered under physician supervision.
Sentra AM (Package Insert)
A specially formulated Medical Food product, consisting of a proprietary formulation of amino acids and polyphenol ingredients in specific proportions, for the dietary management of the metabolic processes associated with fatigue and cognitive disorders. (FCD)
Sentra PM (Package Insert)
A specially formulated Medical Food product, consisting of a proprietary formulation of amino acids and polyphenol ingredients in specific proportions, for the dietary management of the metabolic processes associated with sleep disorders. (SD).
When you take a pain medication, lets say one of those opioids that has been getting a lot of attention in the news lately, you can usually determine if that medication is helping your level of pain. But when you take something that is classified as a dietary supplement, and you have to take it for 90 days, you may be skeptical of its effectiveness. This would be very accurate for me.
My pain and fatigue is a result of Multiple Sclerosis and Scoliosis. My pain is chronic, some days are worse than others. I have never been a fan of opioid type pain medications, so I have learned to function with the pain. With fatigue, I am lucky to get 2 straight hours of sleep a night. I have tried Melatonin and Valerian, but after taking them once or twice, they just end of keeping me awake.
When I received my 90 day supply of the above mentioned products, I got started with them immediately! The first month I did not change anything with my current medications. I wasn’t noticing too much difference with my pain levels or sleep patterns. But I knew that this was going to take a little while to kick in. At about day 45 is when I started noticing differences.
The middle of the 2nd month I was noticing a difference in my level of pain. Because of this change, I started weaning myself off Cymbalta. Please understand that my family doctor was aware of this and provided guidance in regard to Cymbalta. This, I was taking mainly for pain. I had tried two other times to quit this medication. I decided to do this because, 1. I was noticing a difference in my levels of pain. And 2. I wanted to make sure the Cymbalta wasn’t a contributing factor.
By the middle of the 3rd month, after being off Cymbalta for about 2 weeks, I was truly noticing a reduction in my levels of pain. I was also noticing a difference in my sleep patterns. I went from 2 hours of sleep to 4 hours. Every once in awhile I will sleep 6 hours straight. Because I was getting more sleep and better sleep, I was noticing a slight difference in my level of fatigue during the day.
I am very excited to share my experiences with you in regard to this product. I feel that if I maintain taking this, I will continue to have improved pain and improved sleep and fatigue. If you find yourself dealing with any of these symptoms, please take a minute to check these products out. Within in this article I have provided you with the package insert papers and you can also find a link to the company’s website.
I have been given permission by the company to offer all my readers a 20% discount. Please click on the button below to receive your discount.
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One last thing I would like to mention. I was able to purchase all of these using our HSA that is through my husband’s employer. Please check with your HSA provider and see if these products are approved for purchase. HSA’s vary from employer to employer.