Network™ Background Information On Fiber, Diet And Overall Health
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While most of us know that eating a
balanced diet and daily exercise is
important, we have a hard time following a healthy
The Importance of Fiber
Every day scientists learn more about the role nutrients play
in preventive health care. According to the American Journal
of Cardiology, a supplemental 15 grams of soluble fiber a day
may significantly lower cholesterol levels in both men and
women. In fact, the FDA has approved a health claim stating
that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in
fruits, vegetables, and grain products that contain some
types of dietary fiber, particularly soluble fiber, may reduce
the risk of heart disease.
But despite all the good news about
fiber, most Americans do not consume
enough or the right types of fiber. The
American Dietetic Association recommends
a daily intake of 20 to 35 grams
of fiber, yet the average American currently
consumes only 12 to 17 grams of fiber a day.
That means that most of us are consuming about half of the
amount of fiber our bodies need. Yet, consuming the recommended
amount of fiber in a day is extremely difficult.
For example, one small head of iceberg lettuce contains
about 5 grams of fiber. In order to reach the goal of a fiber
intake of 20 to 35 grams per day, you would have to consume
six heads of lettuce a day. Do you know anyone who
eats six heads of lettuce a day?
What the FDA says about fiber What the FDA says about fiber... ...
The Food and Drug Administration has recognized fiber’s importance by requiring
be listed on the Nutrition Facts panel of food labels along with other key
and calories. In fact, based on scientific evidence, the agency has approved
claims related to daily fiber intake and lowered risk of heart disease and
• Diets low in fat and rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and
vegetables may reduce
How’s Your Health?
Studies have shown that as a society, we are overweight, we
don’t exercise, and we don’t eat properly. Just look at some of
the data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
estimate that half of all Americans are overweight and that
roughly 22 percent of the nation is obese. According to the
U.S. Surgeon General, 60 percent of American adults are not
physically active on a regular basis — and 25 percent of them
aren't active at all. A study in California found only about 5
percent of adults eat enough fiber each
day and just 30 percent of adults eat
the recommended five servings of
f ruits and vegetables daily. As a society,
we don’t take care of ourselves.
diet and exercise regimen. We often eat on the run, work in
stressful environments, skip meals, fall short on our exercise
promises, and have trouble sleeping. We succumb to the abundance
of fast food that’s available for the sake of convenience,
and we’re more sedentary than ever. In short, we have turned
into a nation plagued by health problems even in the face of
an onslaught of health information.
the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors
• Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetables, and
that contain some types of dietary fiber, particularly soluble fiber, may reduce
the risk of
coronary heart disease, a disease associated with many factors (§101.77).
• Diets low in fat and rich in fruits and vegetables, which are low-fat foods
and may contain
fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C, may reduce the risk of some types of cancers
• Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 3 grams or more of
soluble fiber from
oats per day may reduce the risk of heart disease (§101.81).
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Bios Life 2®
By consuming a healthy diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol
and high in fruits, vegetables, and dietary fiber, especially soluble
fiber, you may lower your blood cholesterol and reduce your risk
of heart disease.
Bios Life 2®, a fiber-rich nutitional drink mix that can support healthy
cholesterol and blood sugar levels, features a proprietary matrix of soluble
and insoluble fibers under two U.S. patents (Nos. 4,883,788 and
4,824,672). These fibers include pectin, guar gum, gum arabic, oat
fiber, and locust bean gum. This special combination of fibers helps
in reducing serum cholesterol levels naturally.
Dietary fiber also provides a feeling of fullness and adds bulk in the
diet. Bios Life 2® when consumed before meals, can help curb your
appetite by giving you a pleasant, full feeling. It is a natural way to
control your appetite while nourishing your body with important
nutrients needed for multiple systems.
In addition, Bios Life 2® 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 may help to promote the body’s overall
health and well-being.
Bios Life 2® is available in three varieties: Bios Life 2®, Bios Life 2®
Natural and Bios Life 2® Tropical Fruit. With a pleasant orange flavor,
Bios Life 2® contains a low-calorie artificial sweetener. Bios Life 2 ®
Natural and Bios Life 2® Tropical Fruit are flavored naturally. Bios
Life 2®, as part of a healthy diet, helps lower your blood cholesterol
level and the risks of coronary heart disease.
1. Fibers, soluble fibers in particular, bind bile acids in the small intestine.
Bile acids are synthesized in the liver from cholesterol and secreted into the
2. The fiber-bile acids complex prevents bile acids from being reabsorbed from
the small intestine,enhancing the secretion of bile acids.
3. To replace the lost acids, cholesterol is drawn from the circulation for the
production of bile acids,thereby reducing the blood cholesterol levels.
Dr. Charles E. Day
Another important benefit of Bios Life 2® is ChromeMate®, a unique
form of the essential nutrient chromium. Chromium is important in
maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and promoting lean body
mass. It is safe and readily absorbed by the body.
There are many fiber products on the market that claim to help
reduce cholesterol, but only Bios Life 2® contains a patented form of
fiber, vitamins, minerals, and chromium polynicotinate.
HOW DO FIBERS WORK TO REDUCE
BLOOD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS?
Suggested Mechanism for the Cholesterol-Lowering Effects of Fibers
Dr. Day had envisioned a safe and effective natural product
for lowering cholesterol. The invention that he had
spent so much time on can help promote weight loss and
healthy blood glucose levels as well.
The Beginning of Bios Life 2®
Dr. Charles E. Day worked as a scientist at the UpJohn
Company for 15 years before founding his own biotechnology
discovery company, Audax, Inc., in 1985. His area
of expertise as a researcher is in cholesterol regulation
and, more specifically, cholesterol lowering. One of the
substances Dr. Day has worked extensively with is guar
gum,the main ingredient that allows Bios Life 2® to be so
Guar gum is an annual summer legume grown in Pakistan
and India.This fiber is often used as forage for cattle and
as a vegetable for human consumption.It is mostly grown
in arid,unirrigated areas as the crop depends on only one
or two rainfalls and does not require much fertilizer to
grow. The largest market for guar gum is the food industry,
which uses the legume as a thickener and a binder of
free water in sauces, salad dressings, ice creams, and
many other applications.
Historically, guar gum has been used to promote healthy
blood sugar levels and control appetite. A number of companies
have unsuccessfully tried to use guar gum in their
products for cholesterol lowering. One of the problems
was that when it reached the stomach, guar gum did not
completely dissolve and,in Dr. Day’s words,“just sat there
like a wet glob.”
Based on his vast experience in developing products that
lower cholesterol, Dr. Day, in conjunction with his colleague
Eric Kuhrts, developed a safe and effective, allnatural
cholesterol-lowering product using guar gum.
After a number of tests and studies, Dr. Day and Mr.
Kuhrts patented a technology that would create bubbles
that broke up the guar gum in the stomach to help
increase its clinical efficacy. This technology was applied
to the creation of Bios Life 2®.
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