Bios Life 2 features a proprietary matrix of fibers under patent Nos.
4,883,788 and 4,824,672 for the "Method and Composition for Reducing
Another important ingredient in Bios Life 2 is ChromeMate®,** a unique
form of the essential nutrient chromium. It contains oxygen-coordinated,
niacin-bound chromium (polynicotinate), which is a highly bio-available
form of this nutrient.
In addition, Bios Life 2 can help curb your appetite by giving you a
pleasant, full feeling when consumed before meals. Bios Life 2 is a natural
way to control your appetite while nourishing your body with important
nutrients needed for multiple systems. Bios Life 2 also contains antioxidant
vitamins C and E, which have been proven to protect cells from free-radical
damage. It also supplies key nutrients such as beta-carotene, calcium,
zinc, and a complex of B vitamins that promote the body's overall health
and well-being. **ChromeMate is a registered trademark of InterHealth
- Excellent source of chromium, antioxidant vitamins
and other beneficial dietary ingredients
- Helps manage appetite naturally without chemical
Fiber encompasses an array of
substances indigestible by the human intestine, whereas proteins, fats
and carbohydrates are almost entirely absorbed in the small intestine.
- A large body of evidence supports a direct relationship
between LDL cholesterol and the rate of coronary heart disease.
- A study published un 1985 in the New England Journal
of Medicine showed that a diet rich in fiber (defined as 30 grams per
day of dietary fiber) helped reduce the incidence of myocardial infarction
by 43 percent.
Fiber encompasses an array of substances indigestible by the
human intestine, whereas proteins, fats and carbohydrates are almost
entirely absorbed in the small intestine. Dietary fiber consists
of insoluble and soluble components.
Insoluble fiber is found in fruits and vegetables. It produces
the tough, chewy texture of foods, such as wheat kernels, nuts and
popcorn, and is found mainly in the cell walls in the form of strands
that give support to plant tissue.
Soluble fibers are found in grains and legumes and give the mushy
texture to certain cereals. Soluble fibers can draw water to themselves
(hydrophilic) and form jelly-like masses that act partially as solids
and are readily fermented by intestinal bacteria. This mass forms
in the stomach to give you a full feeling, thus reducing your appetite
and helping you eat less.
Soluble fibers help reduce bowel transit time and have a lubricating
effect on the intestine. Soluble fibers are also known to help control
and maintain normal cholesterol levels in two ways. First, they
prevent the reabsorption of bile acids from the small intestine.
To replace the lost bile acids, cholesterol is drawn from the body,
thereby reducing its cholesterol supply. Second, the fermentation
process in the intestine produces short-chain fatty acids that block
the synthesis of cholesterol.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q What kind of chromium
is in Bios Life 2?
a patented, highly bioavailable form of niacin-bound chromium (chromium
polynicotinate), is found in Bios Life 2. Chromium is an essential trace
mineral required for normal protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
ChromeMate contains less than 2 milligrams of niacin and will not cause
skin flushing or other side effects associated with high levels of niacin.
Q We’ve been hearing a great
deal about the benefits of barley fiber, an ingredient in Bios Life
2, and the beta-glucans it contains. What are betaglucans and what are
are the soluble dietary fiber component of barley and oat bran.They
have received much attention from the media due to scientific reports
identifying them as the agent in barley and oat bran that is capable
of reducing serum cholesterol and stimulating the immune system.
Q Will I experience any
side effects with the introduction of Bios Life 2 into my diet?
The addition of fiber supplementation to a diet currently low in fiber
may cause temporary diarrhea or constipation. If diarrhea occurs, cut
back on the amount of Bios Life 2 you are currently taking and reintroduce
it gradually into your diet using one-half packet or 1.5 teaspoons per
serving. Because fiber draws water to it (hydrophilic), constipation
may occur. If this occurs, increase your water consumption and cut back
on your amount of Bios Life 2. Then, reintroduce larger amounts gradually
into your diet. Fiber needs water to work, and a normal diet should
contain eight or more glasses of water a day.
Q What does the U symbol
stand for on the Bios Life 2 Natural label?
coveted U symbol on the Bios Life 2 Natural label indicates that the
product is certified by the Orthodox Union of Rabbis. This symbol assures
you that Bios Life 2 Natural meets the stringent criteria to be certified
as a kosher product.
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Marlett JA. Increasing amounts of dietary fiber provided by foods normalizes
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S, Anderson RA. Comparative effects of chromium, vanadium and gymnema
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**ChromeMate a registered trademark of InterHealth N.I.