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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 first.
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.
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.
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.
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