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    DIETARY SUPPLEMENT

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    BIOS LIFE® C PLUS (BIOS LIFE® C)
    DS

    Advanced Fiber and Nutrient Drink1


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    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.

    DESCRIPTION

    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 3.7 g of fiber, 1 g of phytosterols, 6 mg of policosanol, and 12.5 mg of an extract of Chrysanthemum 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.1

    BENEFITS AND RESEARCH

    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 3.7 g of dietary fiber. Fiber supplementation has been shown to decrease pre-prandial 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.1

    SUGGESTED USAGE

    Dissolve the contents of one packet into 8 to 10 fl. oz. of water and mix vigorously. Drink immediately. For best results, use 10-15 minutes before your two largest meals.

    SAFETY AND WARNINGS

    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.

    HOW SUPPLIED

    Bios Life® C Plus is packaged in single-serving foil packets.

    REFERENCES

    Sprecher, DL, Pearce GL. Fiber-multivitamin combination therapy: A beneficial influence on low-density lipoprotein and homocysteine. Metabolism 2002;51(9):1166–70.

    Verdegem, PJE, Freed S, Joffe D. American Diabetes Association 65th Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA. 2005.

    Duenas V, Duenas J, Burke E, Verdegem PJE. 7th International Conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, American Heart Association, Denver, CO. 2006.

    Verdegem, PJE. Viscous soluble fiber combined with phytosterols and policosanol reduces LDL-cholesterol and increases HDL-cholesterol in hypercholesterolemia. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research 2007;5(1):1-6 US Patent 6,933,291.

    PRODUCT PHOTO

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