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UNICITY BALANCE™- Unicity
Unicity Balance (also known as Bios Life® Slim or Bios Life® S) is a fiber-based, vitamin-rich nutritional supplement. Unicity Balance™ contains a blend of soluble and insoluble fibers, Unicity® 7× technology, phytosterols, policosanol, an extract of Chrysanthemum morifolium, vitamins, and minerals that when combined with a healthy diet and exercise may lower total serum cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, and help achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
Unicity Balance™ is light orange in color. It is a hygroscopic crystalline powder that is generally soluble in water. Each serving of Unicity Balance™ contains 4 g of fiber, 1 g of phytosterols, 750 mg of Unicity 7×, 6 mg of policosanol, and 12.5 mg of an extract of Chrysanthemum morifolium. In addition to these active ingredients, each serving of Unicity Balance™ 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 low daily fiber intake with higher incidences of obesity, hyperinsulinemia, hypercholesterolemia, and elevated risks of cardiovascular disease.
Unicity Balance™ is a nutritional supplement designed to increase fiber intake. Each serving of Unicity Balance™ contains four grams of fiber. When taken three times daily, Unicity Balance™ contributes to half of the recommended daily value of fiber. Fiber supplementation has been shown to decrease preprandial and postprandial glucose levels, lower LDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B levels, increase satiety, and facilitate weight loss.
In addition to fiber supplementation, Unicity Balance™ contains a patented blend of phytosterols, policosanol, Chrysanthemum morifolium, vitamins, and minerals. Unicity Balance™ facilitates weight loss through five distinct mechanisms. First, the soluble fiber matrix promotes an increase in satiety. Second, Unicity Balance™ improves cholesterol levels. Reduction in LDL content removes a potent inhibitor of lipolysis. Third, Unicity Balance™ improves blood glucose levels. Maintaining appropriate serum glucose levels reduces hyperinsulinemia and promotes insulin sensitivity. Reducing insulin levels permits fatty acid oxidation to occur. Fourth, Unicity Balance™ restores appropriate leptin signaling. Lastly, Unicity Balance™ reduces triglyceride levels allowing for leptin to cross the blood-brain barrier and affect its mechanism of action. Research has shown that this product may serve as a first line treatment option for mild hypercholesterolemia, as well as adjunct therapy for lipid lowering pharmaceutical intervention.
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 before meals up to three times daily.
Unicity Balance™ 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 Unicity Balance™. If the GI discomfort further persists, stop taking the product and consult your physician. Taking this product without adequate liquid can result in complications. If you are a diabetic, consult a physician for proper use of this product, as the chromium may reduce the need for medication.
Unicity Balance™ is packaged in single-serving foil packets or in bulk canisters.
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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.
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