FAQs

Product Questions

How much phosphorus is in one serving (50 g) of Almased?

One 50-gram serving of Almased contains 300 mg of phosphorus.

How much sodium is in one serving (50 g) of Almased?

One 50-gram serving of Almased contains 340 mg of sodium.

How much sugar is in one serving (50 g) of Almased?

One 50-gram serving of Almased contains 15 grams of sugar.

What makes Almased diabetic-friendly?

Almased has a low glycemic index of 27, which means the sugar in Almased absorbs slowly in the bloodstream minimizing blood sugar swings after consumption.

Are there any stimulants in Almased?

No. Almased does not contain any stimulants. Interestingly, compared to other supplements, Almased speeds up metabolism without any stimulants.

Are there any drug interactions with Almased?

Almased does not interact with most medications. Almased should be avoided by those taking medications that are contraindicated with a high-protein diet. They should check with a doctor before starting on Almased or any diet program.

Is Almased kidney-safe?

The human kidneys filter the blood and excrete contaminants, including urea and uric acid, which are by-products of the body’s protein utilization. Therefore, some people fear protein-rich diets because they argue that such a diet would stress the kidneys. Studies have shown that a diet with Almased does not strain the kidneys and that elderly people with decreasing kidney function and people with limited kidney function do not have to worry: Almased is “kidney friendly”.

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Freiburg, Germany, with overweight patients that suffer from metabolic syndrome (overweight, lipid metabolic disorders, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance) showed that the protein-rich Almased diet (0.3 g protein per kg bodyweight daily) did not affect the kidney function of the participants negatively.

The researchers even argued that the Almased diet may promote kidney function in the long run because of the supportive effect on the hormones leptin and insulin, which may protect against kidney damage.1

Diet Recommendation:

Diets for individuals with kidney issues or conditions will vary depending on the health status of the kidneys. A serving of Almased or the frequency of consuming Almased can be customized to fit an individual’s diet restrictions according to their kidney health.


Source:
1. Deibert P, Lutz L, König D, Zitta S, Meinitzer A, Vitolins MZ, Becker G, Berg A. Acute effect of a soy protein-rich meal-replacement application on renal parameters in patients with the metabolic syndrome. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2011; 20 (4):527–534. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22094837/

Health Questions

Is it safe for my clients to drink Almased long term?

Almased is safe for your clients to drink twice a day as a meal replacement as part of a healthy diet program for as long as desired.

For a modified fast, we recommend drinking Almased as a meal replacement for all three meals no longer than 14 days.

Can my clients use Almased if they’re on on a protein-restricted diet?

A serving (50 grams) of Almased contains 27 grams of protein. Almased can be customized to fit an individual’s protein needs or restrictions.  

Will my clients gain the weight back when they go off Almased?

No, they should not. In studies that have been conducted, people who used Almased kept their weight off even after 6 months of not consuming Almased. However, it all depends on each individual and how they proceed with their lifestyle.  
 
Almased is the beginning of a lifestyle change, and it was this change that helped them achieve weight loss. If they go back to the same lifestyle and poor eating habits that made them gain weight to begin with, inevitably, the weight will return. They should Incorporate some exercise into their daily routine, along with healthy eating habits. The secret to sustained weight loss is now theirs.  

How many days is it safe to fast using Almased?

An individual may drink Almased three times a day for up to 14 days on the Almased diet. For individuals with medical conditions, we suggest checking with their doctor before starting the diet as in some cases fasting may not be suitable.

Do people who are lactose intolerant have trouble taking Almased?

Almased has very minimal (trace) amounts of lactose and because of the special fermentation process, most lactose sensitive people do not have any problems. If your client has lactose intolerance or is allergic to soy, yogurt or honey, you can invite them to speak to an Almased nutritionist at 1-877-256-2733.

Can my clients have sugar/carb drinks, diet soda, wine or beer while on the Almased Diet?

They should try to avoid sugary drinks or sodas (even diet sodas) because they might make them even hungrier and slow down their weight loss. Sugar, alcohol and caffeine may stimulate hunger pangs. Alcohol also slows metabolism.

Is Almased safe for children?

Almased is an adult nutritional product. For children under the age of 18 years old, clients should speak with a pediatrician or pediatric dietitian. 

Is Almased safe for pregnant or nursing women?

Almased may be used as supportive nutrition for pregnant women or nursing mothers. Those who are pregnant or nursing should normally not take any weight-loss product, including Almased.

Should my clients curb their activities during the Almased Diet?

While on the Almased Diet, your clients will be fully capable of handling their normal workload and daily activities. Exercise is not necessary to have success on the program but can accelerate weight loss and help with weight maintenance, therefore it is strongly recommended. During the Starting Phase, they can start with a slower exercise routine and stop if they feel exhausted.

Medical Questions

Are there any side effects to my clients’ bowel movements?

Individuals with bowel issues may take precaution when adding additional protein or fiber to the diet. They may introduce Almased, as tolerated, and continue to drink plenty of water daily to reduce possible constipation.  

What is Almased’s impact on the thyroid?

Almased does not have a negative impact on the thyroids. In fact, a poster Influence of soy protein intake on blood isoflavone levels, thyroid and sex hormone concentrations in women presented by Sadaf Kookhan, PhD at the American Women Healthcare & Fitness Summit in 2015 in San Francisco, CA showed that drinking Almased three times a day did not show any significant negative effects on the thyroid. For those on synthetic thyroid medications, you should suggest that they consume Almased at least two hours after taking medications to ensure there is no absorption interference with medications.