Bios Life Complete®
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a wax-like substance that, over time, forms a plaque on the inside of the artery. For most people there are no signs or symptoms that this plaque is building up, which is why it is called the silent killer.
2. What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. (ADA)
3. Does Bios Life aid in the assistance of weight loss?
Bios Life does aid in the assistance of weight loss. Typically, the feeling of fullness results in lower food consumption.
4. I am a type1 diabetic and I am on an insulin pump. Does Bios Life help stabilize blood sugar?
Bios Life is very efficient in controlling diabetes. If you have diabetes, take Bios Life Complete three times a day instead of two to get the necessary fiber needed to help stabilizes the glucose levels in the blood. Bios Life balances the carbohydrate absorption from your food. Bios Life is equally effective for type1 diabetics as it is for type 2.
5. Is Bios Life effective against FH (familial hypercholesterolemia)?
Cholesterol comes from two main sources. One is diet and the other is the body's own production of cholesterol in the liver. That last portion accounts for 75% of the cholesterol pool. Diet is therefore important, but not as important as our own production. Some people have a genetic difference in cholesterol synthesis called FH (familial hypercholesterolemia), and thus have a higher cholesterol level regardless of their diet. Bios Life is effective for this type of individual as well, since it combines four different mechanisms of lowering cholesterol.
6. Is Bios Life effective in the treatment of hyperhomocystinemia?
Hyperhomocystinemia is a cardiac risk factor. Studies have shown that Bios Life is effective at lowering Homocysteine.
7. Can children take Bios Life?
Fiber is good for any age group. It regulates cholesterol and the digestive system. More kids have a problem with cholesterol now than in the past. Children, starting from 12 years of age, can take Bios Life. Begin with only one serving a day until the system adjusts.
8. Are there any known side effects, to the kidneys, liver, etc., in taking Bios Life?
None. Our studies included complete liver metabolic panels which showed no changes in the standard parameters that would indicate damage to these organs.
9. Why is Bios Life a drink mix and not in tablet form?
With tablets or capsules you would need to take 7-8 per serving to get the amount of needed ingredients in one serving of Bios Life. More importantly, Bios Life works because it forms a large gel matrix when it dissolves in water together with the calcium salt in it. A tablet would be too condensed and would not form the necessary gel matrix.
10. Do more scoops or packets of Bios Life per day cause a faster and more substantial change in LDL and HDL levels?
Yes, we know that more is better. More fiber better stabilizes your cholesterol. Our published results reflect the prescribed directions on our packaging. Following those same directions should deliver similar results. Using more would provide better results.
11. What is the daily dose of Bios Life? Is one packet a day sufficient to maintain already good cholesterol levels?
Two packets or servings of Bios Life a day provides the optimal level of performance. Regardless of your current cholesterol levels, the additional benefits of Bios Life are important for everyone. In addition to maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, the fiber in Bios Life also improved immune levels and digestive tracts.
12. When it is suggested that Bios Life is to be taken before a meal does the size of the meal matter?
Not that much. Typically the bigger the meal the more cholesterol you will have in your system which requires more cholesterol for Bios Life to absorb.
13. How long should you wait after taking Bios Life to take other supplements?
This also holds true for other medications: With 95% to 98% of ingredients we take into our bodies, there will be no interaction, but it slows down the system, so that the absorption will be slower but the total amount of vitamins, minerals and other medications absorbed will still be the same. With most vitamins there is still absorption from the fiber matrix into the blood. The fiber bonds with the minerals and increases the absorbability. For medications the box says 1 hour before and 4 hours after. Always consult your physician if you have any concerns regarding your specific medication needs.
14. Is Bios Life as effective if mixed with carbonated drinks like diet sodas?
As long as one does not mix Bios Life with warm water, it is ok. Carbonated water or soda pop does not interfere with the mechanisms. Should you heat the product, the phytonutrients present in the product may be destroyed which will limit the effectiveness of the product.
15. Is the glycemic index of Bios Life?
This has never been measured, but since the glycemic index (GI) determines the effect a product has on the glucose levels in the blood, we can safely assume that the GI for Bios Life is very low, if not zero. Fibers are the only carbohydrates in the product, but they are not digested or absorbed into the blood stream.
16. Is Bios Life dangerous for people with liver diseases such as, Hepatitis B or Sclerosis of the liver?
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and Sclerosis is from alcohol consumption. Bio Life will not improve those diseases but it will not make them worse either.
17. What is the percent or mg amount of policosanol and what is the breakdown of the phytosterols in Bios Life?
Bios Life contains 6 mg of policosanol and 1 gram of phytosterols (including beta sitosterol, stigmasterol, and campesterol) per serving.
18. Does Bios Life have a form of H&G collate similar inhibitors that are the basis of statins? Does Unicity research show potential liver effects in patients that are already using statin medications?
The policosanol in Bios Life works similarly to statisn but they are not the same thing. Statins bind in the cavity of the enzyme to prevent it from working and policosanol binds on the outside so the side effects are not present with policosanol. With statins, after 12 weeks, certain proteins are being made by the liver that indicates the damage that is occurring. Unicity checked liver parameters in a study in Guam, we looked at base line liver parameters and after 6-12 weeks nothing indicated the liver was effected in any way.
19. Does policosanol have similar effects as statins?
No. They are similar mechanisms but very different. Statins bind to an enzyme that is responsible for synthesizing an intermediate molecule in the cholesterol pathway. Policosanols work in a very different way and does not have the side effects that statins have. With statins, the liver starts to synthesize certain enzymes that indicate liver damage while policosinols do not.
20. If the policosanol in Bios Life lowers cholesterol in a similar way to statin drugs, does that mean it will inhibit the Co-A Reductase enzyme thereby suppressing the production of cholesterol and give rise to liver damage and Muscular Myopathy?
The fact that statin drugs suppress that enzyme is not the reason they cause damage to the liver. It is probably the cleanup of the statins by the liver that causes these problems. Policosanol works the same, but does not exert the damage to the liver as statins do, as proven by a number of studies, including our own with Bios Life.
21. Is the policosanol in Bios Life safe to use for someone who has confirmed statin problems including elevated liver enzymes and muscle problems?
The policosanol in Bios Life lowers cholesterol in a similar way as statin medications. A number of studies indicate policosanol had no effect on liver enzymes or other metabolic panel parameters after 12 weeks of use.
22. What is the potassium level in Bios Life? Is this product safe to use for patients with a kidney problem?
The amount of potassium in Bios Life is from the naturally occurring whole food product found in Bios Life and therefore should be very nominal levels, below the 2% daily value. We do not add any additional potassium to the blend.
23. How much chromium is in Bios Life and how much is considered toxic?
According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the maximum level for chromium is 1000 mcg. There is 55 mcg per serving in Bios Life.
24. Is niacin or niacinamide used in Bios Life?
Bios Life contains niacinamide, however both forms are labeled identically, according to US food law.
25. Bios Life has two mg of cholesterol listed on the nutrition facts label which ingredient does this come from?
Bios Life is a food. That is why we must include nutritional facts on the label. The phytosterols in the product, which amounts to 1 gram per serving and 2 grams per daily dose, contains a minute amount of cholesterol. In fact, the 2 mg amount is 2% of daily intake of cholesterol. But, don't worry, the amount is so insignificant that it will not have any negative effect on your total cholesterol levels and the other ingredients in Bios Life will counteract your high cholesterol levels.
26. What is sucralose?
Sucralose is a non-caloric sweetener used in many products around the world. Sweeteners like sugar or fructose are unacceptable for many of our clients. However, we do have a non-sweetened, non-flavored form you can mix with any drink, such as juice, to make your personal favorite drink.
27. Is Bios Life Guaranteed?
Absolutely - Yes
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