By Evan Jensen on January 23, 2014
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Almased Synergy Diet: Does it Really Promote Weight Loss?

Almased Synergy Diet: Does it Really Promote Weight Loss?
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A New You with Almased!

Almased® is a powdered drink formulated to help people jumpstart their diet. It is promoted as a formula containing ingredients scientifically proven to help you lose weight by boosting your energy and supplying your body with the nutrients necessary to keep you healthy.

The company behind this product stresses on the fact that it doesn’t contain any GMO. The blend is a mix of honey, yogurt and soy which is believed to nourish your body and stimulate a long term weight loss process.

Here is an article to give you a full picture of what Almased is all about and what it can really offer you.

Clinical Research

Almased Synergy Diet

The manufacturer of Almased claims that its product has been clinically proven to increase a person’s energy and burn fat. The company also went ahead to say that its product supports glucose and insulin levels adding that there are multiple clinical evidence for that. In fact the term “clinically tested” has been used a couple of time on the official website.

The fact of the matter is the manufacturer fails to provide any document that supports the idea that the product has indeed been clinically tested. The maker of Almased made statements on its official website that gives the impression that the drink mix could lower the level of glucose in the blood and help people with diabetes.

This has led to a situation where The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had to step in and point out that Almased is claiming to have the characteristics of a drug. The FDA took a step in the form of a warning letter addressed to Almased USA, Inc. to make it clear that the company was violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

The bottom line is there are no scientific documents out there proving that Almased in an effective weight loss drink.

Ingredients

There are 3 key ingredients used in making the Almased powder. They are fermented soy, skim milk yogurt powder and honey. Other ingredients found in the powder are vitamins, C, B, A and D. There is also Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite and Potassium Iodide.

The official website does not specify the role of each of the main ingredients.

How Does The Almased Synergy Diet Work?

To get the most out of Almased, one is supposed to follow a diet plan referred to as the Almased Synergy Diet. It comprises of 3 phases.

On the starting phase, you are supposed to take 3 Almased® shakes per day and only drink vegetable broth. Each meal you take during that phase should be followed by 8 tablespoon of Almased® mixed with cold water, milk or soy. This is supposed to last for about 2 weeks.

On the third week starts the reduction phase during which you are supposed to push aside your breakfast and dinner. The idea is to replace them with an Almased® drink. This implies that you only have to eat once a day, the rest of the time you can take the drink. The second phase is supposed to last for 6 weeks.

The last phase is referred to as the stability phase. At that point you are supposed to replace one meal with the powder drink. This way you should be able to maintain your weight.

What Almased Does not have?

The maker of Almased made sure not to include any GMO, sugar, preservative, flavor, filler or gluten into the product. The idea is to come up with a product that is as natural as possible and does not cause any side effects.

How Does Almased Speed Up The Metabolism?

Almased is said to provide the body with nutrients that are not found in regular diets. The drink mix contains an enzyme-rich honey that is believed to activate a fermentation process that facilitates digestion. This combined with the probiotic yogurt and the soy, the synergistic effect is what is supposed to result in an increase in metabolism.

How Can You Lose Weight Without Feeling Hungry when Using Almased?

The manufacturer of Almased claims that the supplement supports blood sugar levels and that helps in preventing craving. Also it is said that the drink contains easily digestible enzymes that can make you feel satisfied for 4 hours without having to eat anything else.

Why do You Lose Mainly Fat and not Muscle Mass with Almased?

The explanation given by the manufacturer is that Almased was formulated with a low glycemic index which implies that it doesn’t cause any serious rise in the level of blood glucose. With a low level of glucose in the blood, the insulin level also stays low and that results in the body having to rely on its fat reserves to be able to maintain its metabolism.

Dosage

The number of glasses to be taken a day may vary depending on the phase in which you are. That said the preparation of the drink is always done the same way. You will have to take 8 tablespoons of the powder and mix it with 10-12 oz of water, preferably cold. You can also use bottled water or skim milk as the medium in which you want to pour the powder.

You may choose to customize your drink by adding unsweetened fruit juices to it but that is up to you.

Warnings!

The maker of Almased has made claims that put the supplement in a position where it can be compared to a medication. Do not ever confuse this drink and use it to replace your usual diabetic medications. You may end up hurting yourself.

Conclusion

The claims made about Almased are a bit too bold. The product is certainly not a medication but the manufacturer does make claims that would compare it to that. You might get results out of it probably when combining with dieting but don’t have your hopes too high.

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Expert Author : Evan Jensen (Consumer Health Digest)

Evan Jensen is an American writer with an MA in Journalism. He specializes in writing about diet, weight loss, nutrition, exercise, and preventive care. He's also a long-distance runner who has finished 30-plus marathons and a 100-mile mountain endurance race.

9 Comments

  1. I lost 6 pounds with this product. But the only difficulty face by me was the taste of this product and I was not even able to take it without something unsweetened. So I took it with a few drops of honey and here I am with such a orgeous skin tone.

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  2. I never thought that I will land in such a horrible condition with this product. I had it regularly for 6 days and on the 7th day I had such a horrible bloating that I had to visit a doctor urgently. Now I have a feeling in my mind that
    this product has all false claims, mere gimmicks.

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  3. This product really has a blend of all kinds of nutrients required by the body. I got this product for my younger brother and believe me that with the help of this product his issue of various vitamin deficiency also got solved along with weight loss. Really a helpful one!

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  4. I just hate the flavor of this product I can’t quit it because of its effectiveness. I am 6lbs. down in just 2 weeks; isn’t it amazing. I know if I stick to it I would lose even more and that too in a very short span of time. With such hopes I am finding it difficult to leave this product and even more difficult to have it because of its taste.

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  5. I was a bit fat, and that fat covered my belly, arms and thighs. I was never in favor of pills or supplements for weight loss purpose and so I decided to get a powder or something else to aid weight loss and later landed up with this product. In just 4 weeks I had the desired result. Yes, I did exercising also, but the key role was played by this product.

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  6. My daughter is a couch potato and is not even outgoing. This is having a bad impact on her personality and I don’t want it to go any further, and so I have decided to get this product for her as she loves skimmed milk and I’ve heard that this product works well with skimmed milk. Let’s wait and watch how it works.

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  7. I am a sugar and cheese addict and can’t resist grabbing this kind of stuff whenever I am surrounded with such. This irresistibility of mine has made me land in this condition of excess weight and hypothyroid, wherein losing weight is like going on the moon for me. I am thinking of getting this product, but I guess it would be better to have a word with my doctor first. Will update on my decision!

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  8. I am in a love and hate relationship with this product as it worked amazingly well for me in the first phase but now it has stopped working, all of a sudden this kind of change. I am not even able to get the reason for it. In a confusion!

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  9. I have tried various dietary supplements till date but when all of them didn’t seem to work I decided of switching over to something else other than supplements. After a lot of research I came across this powdered drink and opted for it soon. I must say that my experience with it has been wonderful since the very first day. For now I am on the initial stage and have a long way to go with it.

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