Almased® is a fermented powder made from high-quality soya, yogurt and enzyme-rich honey. It contains all important nutrients the body needs, essential amino acids and enzymes for easy digestion. Almased® is non-GMO, gluten-free and contains only naturally occurring sugars. It is also free from preservatives, stimulants, artificial flavours and fillers. It is a clinically tested formula which can be used as a meal replacement any time of the day for weight loss or weight maintenance and is also suitable for those involved in physical activity. Furthermore, Almased® can be consumed by people with Diabetes due to it’s very low glycaemic index and exceptionally low glycaemic load.
A healthy functioning metabolism is not only important for weight loss but also for overall health. Unhealthy eating habits can slow down our metabolic rate, leading to weight gain. On the other hand, diets that result in a significant reduction in calories may provide a quick-fix to weight loss, however long-lasting results are difficult to achieve. To avoid the so called yo-yo effect, during the Almased® programme it is important that the body is provided with enough energy and nutrients to run efficiently in spite of the reduced calorie intake. Almased® research has shown that during the programme, essential muscle mass is retained, which is important in preventing the detrimental cycle of weight loss and gain.
Over 25 years of scientific research has shown how the Almased® programme can produce effective weight loss results while retaining essential muscle mass. Almased® provides the body with optimum nutrients today's diet may lack. The fermentation method used to make Almased® along with the active honey enzymes, ensures easy digestion and high bioavailability of proteins, vitamins and minerals. Blending Almased®'s ingredients together creates a synergistic effect which when consumed, has a positive effect on the body.
The high-quality and easily digestible protein in Almased® ensures a long-lasting feeling of satiety. Clinical testing has shown how one Almased® shake (230 kcal when mixed with water and 2 tsps of oil) balances appetite-regulating hormones for up to 4 hours. This helps to avoid snacking in-between meals.
The glycaemic index measures the effect of a carbohydrate-rich food on blood sugar level, 100 is the highest value and is representative of pure glucose. Almased® has a very low glycaemic index (27). With a low glycaemic index, blood sugar levels increase only slightly, meaning the body releases a respectively lower amount of insulin. A lower insulin level helps the body utilise fat stores more efficiently. Instead of using protein from muscle mass, the body takes its energy from fat deposits. Since Almased® provides the body with the highest proportion of easily digested protein than any other meal replacement, this further helps to retain essential muscle mass during the weight loss process.
The four phases of the Almased® programme are easy to follow. 50g (5 heaped tbsps) of Almased® powder can be mixed with 200-350ml of water or 200ml of low-fat milk and 2 tsps of oil rich in essential fatty acids (olive, rapeseed, walnut or flaxseed). At the beginning of the programme, you can replace all three meals with Almased® and include a bowl of vegetable soup. This phase should not exceed two weeks as it can result in unhealthy weight loss. Following this, the Reduction Phase begins by replacing two meals (preferably breakfast and dinner) with Almased® including a balanced regular meal (lunch). This can be continued for six weeks or until your ideal weight has been achieved. During the Stabilisation Phase, one meal is replaced with Almased® which contributes to the maintenance of weight after weight loss. This phase can be continued for as many weeks as desired. Finally, during the Life Phase, Almased® can be used as supportive nutrition to supplement your existing diet either as a go-to healthy snack or pre or post-exercise.
Almased® provides your body with many essential nutrients and cell protective phytochemicals. It supports metabolic activity and energy release with its high concentration of vitamins B6 and B12. Furthermore, the riboflavin and vitamin C in Almased® protect the body’s cells from oxidative stress, whereas selenium and zinc nourish the body externally helping to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails.
It is also an excellent source of protein for vegetarians, the elderly and athletes.