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The BalaFive™ Weight Management Program is the only system available that features a medical food that works in conjunction with a comprehensive selection of functional foods and nutritional supplements that address all five systems through multiple mechanisms of action. The Cheat Smart snack line completes the program by offering an extensive variety of functional foods clinically proven to reduce body weight, body fat and waist size, while promoting maximum compliance to ensure a successful result.
Each of the 5 systems contributes to behaviors that can lead to unhealthy weight gain. These biological systems include the sensory system (taste, smell and brain functions), the digestive system (helps a person feel full with smaller portions), fat cells (inhibits the formation and size of fat cells), the muscular system (helps burn fat and increase metabolism) and the endocrine system (helps manage healthy blood sugar levels).
BalaFive™ is designed for adults who want to return to a healthy weight, while also improving overall metabolic health.
BalaFive™ should not be used by:
Patients who are taking MAO inhibitors should not take part in the BalaFive™ program. This includes (but is not limited to) Marplan® (isocarboxazid) and Nardil® (phenelzine).
Although Balafive™ does not have any pregnancy warnings and contains only ingredients that are derived from natural occurring plants and foods, it is best to not participate in the program while pregnant. If you become pregnant during the program, discontinue use.
A more appropriate program for adolescents is under development and will be available in Spring 2016.
The program provides medical food, MedActiv, and supporting dietary supplements that are critical to the program’s success. An assortment of all the surrounding functional foods are provided to you at no cost, so you can try each one to determine whether you like certain flavors or delivery methods, from teas to MiniMeals, to popcorn, to gummies, to gum.
The BalaFive™ Weight Management Program is comprised of Cheat Smart Snacks, which are functional foods, including candies, gummies, gum and cookies, that contain many of the cutting edge ingredients clinically proven to substantially reduce body weight, body fat, and waist size. While they are delicious, you are consuming ingredients that are targeted to help control appetite, enhance mood and energy level, while helping to control unhealthy cravings. Every product in BalaFive™ contains combinations of ingredients that are clinically proven to help control appetite and cravings and increase satiety.
Simply follow the BalaGuide which outlines detailed directions and information on each product’s target point and benefits. The BalaGuide is included in your starter kit upon purchase and also conveniently available on our website. You may also contact us with any questions regarding how to take the various components of the program.
By identifying the complicated relationships between multiple systems that contribute to weight gain, we were able to develop products that balance all of the systems simultaneously and address multiple triggers for eating and metabolism such as appetite, cravings, stress, depression, anxiety, and basal metabolic rate (BMR).
BalaFive™ features MedActiv™, which is a Medical Food for the nutritional management of obesity. MedActiv™ is a registered product and may be reimbursable under various medical insurance plans or pharmacy benefit plans.
BALAFIVE™ can be prescribed to you through various physician offices. The products are available for purchase online only at this time. To order your starter kit, please visit the shop page.
The initial program cost including shipping is $350.00 which covers the cost of MedActiv™ (Medical Food). The supporting dietary supplements and surrounding functional foods are provided to you at no cost with purchase of the starter kit.
Continuing the use of our program is entirely up to you. It may last until you feel that you’ve reached your goals and no longer need it.
No. All BALAFIVE™ products are low in calories and carbohydrates (less than 10% Daily Value), but provide a substantial amount to meet your daily recommended needs for optimal function.
The Cheat Smart Snacks are functional foods, including candies, gummies, gum and cookies, which contain many of the cutting edge ingredients that are clinically proven to substantially reduce body weight, body fat, and waist size. While they are delicious, you are consuming ingredients that are targeted to help control appetite, enhance mood and energy level, while helping to control unhealthy cravings. Every product in BalaFive™ contains combinations of ingredients that are clinically proven to help control appetite and cravings and increase satiety.
Individuals with food allergies should review each product in the BalaFive™ program to determine which products are safe to consume
Patients taking MAO inhibitors should not take part in the BalaFive program. This includes (but is not limited to), Marplan (isocarboxazid), Nardil (phenelzine), Parnate (tranylcypromine) or Emsam (selegeline). Balafive can increase serotonin levels, so if you are taking an SSRI for depression, you may want to consult your physician.
Some of the products do contain a small amount of caffeine, but it is small amounts, no more than or equal to a quarter cup of coffee.
Most of the functional food products in BalaFive have a two-year shelf life. Whereas, the dietary supplement tablets have a five year shelf life.
BALAFIVE™ includes a comprehensive line of teas that enhances mood, cognitive function, energy level, and metabolic health of individuals. They target all 5 systems, while controlling appetite and cravings, enhancing satiety, managing glucose levels and increasing thermogenesis (fat burning).
You receive all four targeted teas with your first purchase of the starter kit. Because our program is tailored to fit your needs, you can personalize all of your following orders by selecting your favorite flavors and ditching the ones you don’t like.
BALAFIVE™ MiniMeals are made with all of the same ingredients and only differ in their flavors. All four flavors are alike in their nutrient composition providing 80 calories per serving and 18 grams of protein when combined with a cup of milk.
Some of the products contain a small amount of caffeine, but no more equal to a quarter cup of coffee.
BalaFive™ features MedActiv™, a proprietary medical food for the dietary management of obesity and metabolic syndrome. MedActiv™ is formulated to address the neurocircuitry of the brain that regulates reward behavior, emotion and appetite. Medical foods are only available under physician supervision.
Yes, this is not a food replacement program. You will notice that your desire for foods high in carbohydrates, fat and sugar will dramatically decrease. The BalaFive™ programs help manage the triggers that lead to the cravings people have for what are known as “comfort” foods. BalaFive™ makes snacks in the form of candy, gum, shakes and popcorn that taste great, but have ingredients that help improve your metabolic health, improve energy and enhance mood, while making you feel rewarded.
We would certainly suggest that you consult your physician as a safeguard. Most diabetics are well aware, however, that following a healthy diet, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight are important in managing diabetes. BALAFIVE™ was developed to not only help people achieve a healthy weight, but to also improve their overall metabolic health.
Studies show that depression and anxiety lead to overeating. Additionally, being overweight can lead to depression and anxiety. BalaFive™ helps improve mood and this is known to be an important component of returning people to a healthy weight.
The average weight loss per month is approximately 8-10 pounds, but may vary per individual. BalaFive™ helps change your brain chemistry so that those uncontrollable cravings simply disappear. Most people will eventually be able to maintain their target weight, but may want to keep the CheatSmart Snacks around to help keep the weight off.
There are hundreds of studies that examine the ingredients in the BalaFive™ Weight Management Program. This is true for not only the numerous ingredients in the MedActiv formulation, but also for the ingredients in the Cheat Smart snacks. What sets BalaFive™ apart from all the others is that BalaFive™ identifies multiple plant and food extracts and combines them into targeted formulations, rather than focusing on a singular ingredient. The medical food MedActiv™ alone includes ingredients that have been studied for their effectiveness in helping to manage anxiety, depression, appetite, while enhancing mood and energy.
Individuals with food allergies should review each product in the BalaFive™ program to determine which products are safe to consume.
BALAFIVE™ MiniMeals include soy as an ingredient and may cause side effects for some lactose-intolerant individuals.
BALAFIVE™ does not have any pregnancy warnings and contains only ingredients that are derived from natural occurring plants and foods, but as with anything related to pregnancy it is best to not begin any weight loss program while pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking BALAFIVE™, merely discontinue use until birth.
As stated, BALAFIVE™ has no specific warnings, but it is simply best to refrain from taking any products for weight loss while breast-feeding.
Most insurance companies consider nutritional counseling medically necessary for chronic disease states. Insurance coverage varies greatly depending on individual policies and medical diagnoses. We encourage you to check with your insurance company to determine if Medical Nutrition Therapy is a covered benefit.
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