Not a Member?
Email this page
Send the page ""
to a friend, relative, colleague or yourself.
Separate multiple email address with a comma
We do not record any personal information entered above.
Thank you. Your email has been sent.
Install PDR’s official, FREE drug information and comparison app today! Apple | Android | Learn More
Enroll today in the free PDR Pharmacy Discount Card Program and help your patients save
BIOS LIFE CARDIO- Unicity International
Bios Life® C Plus is a fiber-based, vitamin rich dietary supplement. Bios Life® C Plus contains a blend of soluble and insoluble fibers, phytosterols, policosanol, an extract of Chrysanthemum morifolium, vitamins, and minerals that when combined with a healthy diet and exercise may lower total serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Bios Life® C Plus is light orange in color. It is a hygroscopic crystalline powder that is generally soluble in water. Each serving of Bios Life® C Plus contains 3 g of fiber, 1 g of phytosterols, 6 mg of policosanol, and 12.5 mg of an extract of Chrysamthemum morifolium. In addition to these active ingredients, each serving of Bios Life® C Plus contains maltodextrin, citric acid, orange juice powder, sucralose, and orange flavor.
It's estimated that Americans consume 10-12 g of total fiber per day, less than half the amount of the recommended daily intake. Epidemiological and clinical studies have correlated high daily fiber intake with an improvement in overall health.
Bios Life® C Plus is a dietary supplement designed to increased daily fiber intake. Each serving of Bios Life® C Plus contains three grams of dietary fiber. When taken three times daily, Bios Life® C Plus contributes nearly half of the recommended daily value of fiber. Fiber supplementation has been shown to decrease preprandial and postprandial glucose levels and lower LDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B levels.
In addition to fiber supplementation, Bios Life® C Plus contains a patented blend of phytosterols, policosanol, Chrysanthemum morifolium, vitamins, and minerals. This blend of ingredients optimizes cholesterol levels through a combination of four mechanisms. First, the soluble fiber matrix prevents cholesterol reabsorption in the gastrointestinal tract through bile-acid sequestration. Second, the phytosterols reduce dietary absorption of cholesterol. Third, policosanol inhibits hepatic synthesis of cholesterol mediated through HMG-CoA reductase. Fourth, Chrysanthemum morifolium provides phytonutrients that enhance conversion of cholesterol to 7-α-hydryoxycholesterol. The four mechanisms provide a synergistic approach to optimizing cholesterol levels.
Dissolve the contents of one packet or one scoop into 8 to 10 fl. oz. of liquid (water or juice) and stir vigorously. Drink immediately. Use 15-20 minutes prior to meals up to three times daily.
Bios Life® C Plus is well tolerated. There may be mild gastrointestinal discomfort, such as increased flatulence or loose stools, during the first month of initial use due to the increased uptake of dietary fiber. This GI disturbance usually disappears within the first thirty days. If the GI discomfort persists, reduce the number of servings of Bios Life® C Plus. If the GI discomfort further persists, stop taking the product and consult your physician. Taking this product without adequate liquid can result in complications.
Bios Life® C Plus is packaged in single-serving foil packets or in bulk canisters.
Sprecher, DL and Pearce GL (2002), Metabolism 51: 1166–70.
Verdegem, PJE; Freed, S and Joffe D (2005), American Diabetes Assocation 65th Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA.
Duenas, V; Duenas, J; Burke, E and Verdegem, PJE (2006), 7th International Conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, American Heart Association, Denver, CO.
Verdegem, PJE (2007), Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research 5: 1-6
US Patent 6,933,291.
* 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.
NOTE: These photos can be used only for identification by shape, color, and imprint. They do not depict actual or relative size.
The product samples shown here have been supplied by the manufacturer and reproduced in full color by PDR as a quick-reference identification aid. While every effort has been made to assure accurate reproduction, please remember that any visual identification should be considered preliminary. In cases of poisoning or suspected over dosage, the drug's identity should be verified by chemical analysis.