BalaFive™ is designed with the science of managing weight and metabolic syndrome in mind. Since you need to eat regular meals and snacks to assure the body can safely eliminate fat cells, you’ll find delicious support for achieving long-term success with our MiniMeals.
These healthy instant shakes evoke memories of milkshakes and summer days. Every serving is a cup of creamy goodness that’s an ideal meal replacement or hunger-crushing snack that boosts metabolism, burns fat and supports lean muscle growth.
MiniMeals target all five systems, Sensory, Digestive, Fat Cells, Metabolism, and Endocrine, supplying nourishment, fiber, and protein while lowering blood sugar, building muscle, and burning fat.
The ingredients of a MiniMeal include Apple 50% Extract, Aminogen®, Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Hydrolysate), AstraGin™, Nutriose®, Palatinose™, and Saffron Extract.
Apple 50% Extract
The fruit of the apple tree contains fiber to lower blood fat, minerals like potassium of benefit to cardiovascular wellbeing, and nutrients called polyphenols that help you prevent blood sugar from spiking into mood-destroying highs and lows.
Aminogen® has one specific purpose: break apart protein so the body can thoroughly digest it and more efficiently build lean muscle mass and burn fat. Protein that isn’t digested well enough causes gas, bloating, and discomfort as it moves through the digestive tract. Aminogen® is a blend of enzymes which are the chemical workhorses of the body, separating proteins into their basic components called amino acids. Amino acids are used for multiple purposes including repairing damaged cells, creating healthy hair, nails, and skin, and building messenger chemicals in the brain like serotonin, dopamine, and other neurotransmitters.
MiniMeals contain a blend of whey and soy proteins to support optimal lean muscle growth and fat cell reduction during weight loss. Consuming highly absorbable and digestible protein prevents loss of muscle mass which happens often, but not inevitably during long-term dieting. While whey protein predominantly consists of branched chain amino acids, particularly leucine, which results in maximal stimulation of muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and inhibition of fat cell production; soy protein is concentrated in the two main amino acids, arginine and glutamine, known for promoting healthy muscle growth and formation, as well as glycogen production (muscle storage). This combination in the diet is beneficial due to its ability to maintain a positive rate of muscle growth, which is often expected to decline during periods of calorie restriction.
Nutriose® is a soluble fiber of natural origin derived from wheat and corn possessing all the benefits and none of the side effects of regular fiber. The benefits are greater satiety and less hunger, while the side effects avoided are diarrhea, flatulence, and bloating.
Palatinose™ is a special kind of sugar that is found in sugar cane and honey but can also be manufactured commercially. It is useful in weight management programs because it provides slow and steady energy without stimulating a dramatic insulin or glycemic response. It can be used safely by people with diabetes and is especially useful for young children whose brains need extra energy for growth and development. The presence of Palatinose™ in the digestive tract encourages the burning of fat as energy and does not contribute to obesity. Palatinose™ may be an unfamiliar ingredient to many consumers in the United States but the Japanese have been enjoying this uniquely beneficial sugar substitute for almost 30 years.
SAFFRON EXTRACT from the saffron flower acts via the reuptake inhibition of dopamine, glutamate, norepinephrine and serotonin. It improves memory, inhibits neuronal degeneration, has anti-oxidative properties and reduces signs of depression. Safranal, one of the main components in Saffron Extract increases serotonin concentration in the synapses, which correspondingly increases the propagation signals that influence satiety and mood. Serotonin deficiency has been linked to stress-induced carbohydrate cravings.
ASTRAGIN™ is a standardized combination of two well-researched Chinese roots, Panax notoginseng and Astragalus membranaceus. Astragin™ enhances the absorption of essential nutrients important to weight management and boosts daily energy. Astragin™ also raises levels of serotonin, the chemical messenger that reduces stress and depression, improves sleep, and diminishes compulsive eating.
Apple 50% Extract
Powdered Apple Extract is widely known for it's ability to lower cholesterol by inhibiting the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the main contributor for high cholesterol levels. Studies also show an inverse correlation between high intake of apples rich in lutein and decreased prevalence of atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in arteries) in adults.
Research results show that Aminogen® significally increases the absorption rate of whey protein concentrate, which increases plasma amino acid levels by 100%, branched chain amino acid levels by 250% and nitrogen retention by 32%, in healthy adult men after consumption.
In a double-blind randomized trial, twenty-seven healthy adults were treated with either whey protein supplement, soy protein supplement or placebo. The study showed that supplementation of both types of protein support efficient lean muscle growth and strength.
Nutriose® is clinically proven to have digestive tolerance and help manage weight and satiety (feeling full). Studies indicate that Nutriose® controls caloric intake and reduces hunger. In at least two placebo-controlled studies people taking Nutriose® lost weight and inches off the waist and felt less hungry than the placebo group.
Results from various human research studies using subjects with high blood sugar found they enjoyed lower levels of blood sugar and better insulin response than when consuming sucrose. In other studies with obese subjects their rate of fat burning was higher with Palatinose™ compared to sucrose.
In a study of mildly overweight women those taking the saffron supplement significantly reduced their snacking and lost more weight than those taking a placebo. In other studies saffron proved more effective than placebo in successfully reducing depression and was equally effective as two commonly prescribed antidepressant pharmaceuticals.
Astragin™ research indicates a positive result in weight management in three significant ways: Astragin™ increases absorption of arginine, which is an amino acid that helps with fat burning, by 66.7%. Astragin™ also increases absorption of tryptophan, which is the amino acid that builds the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, by 52.5%.. And, Astragin™ increases vitamin absorption by 50%.
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AstraGin™ Product Info
AstraGin™ Product Sheet
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