Almased’s story began more than 30 years ago in the quaint town of Bienenbüttel, Germany.
Holistic therapist Hubertus Trouillé was a man with a passion for holistic science. He was inspired by a dream to help his patients optimize their slow metabolism, combat diabetes and fight heart-related diseases (metabolic syndrome).
An experienced flower wholesaler before his training to become a naturopath, Trouillé worked to formulate a product that would improve the body’s metabolic functions in a natural, healthy way.
The search was on for the best natural raw materials, such as non-GMO plant protein which packs a clean punch and is low in allergens.
Some raw milk protein was needed, but it also had to be low in milk sugar (hence the fully cultured yogurt). By adding raw unprocessed honey full of living enzymes – the dream began to show its true potential.
Together with his son André, Trouillé developed this mixture of nutrients based on soy, yogurt, and honey until he had perfected the unique fermentation process. After self-testing, he administered the mixture to his patients.
After using the product, his patients experienced a wide range of benefits from increased energy and a stronger immune system, to faster cell regeneration and many other positive effects - all due to an efficiently functioning metabolism.
Much to his surprise, Mr. Trouillé had not only developed a formula to support the metabolic function but an amazing product that supports easy weight loss.
Activating the metabolism in overweight patients automatically produced the reduction of unhealthy body fat. And from this, a star was born - The Almased Weight Loss Phenomenon™.
The greater challenge became the production procedures to keep the live enzymes in the raw honey and yogurt culture to stay active and full of vibrant health, while still within the container.
Almased's processing is very different from the standard methods used in the industry. This proprietary method is admittedly expensive, but as Andre Trouillé says, “that is what it takes to do the job while adhering to natural, holistic values.”
Did you know that even after the Almased canister is sealed, fermentation continues? This is how Almased remains an active, living food that supports the body in so many different ways.
German law only allows claims which have been scientifically proven. So, Almased’s first of many international university studies soon began.
The scientific study with Dr. Aloys Berg, University of Freiburg Medical School in Germany, was Almased’s first weight loss study. The results proudly showed:
Results of the Almased group were much better compared to the control group, which was trained and well-monitored by a nutritionist for the German Olympic team.
Those results led to another study by Daniel König, M.D., University of Freiburg, Germany, who found that liver health can be improved within three weeks by using Almased.
Andre Trouille knew the value of their new product. Yet, he speaks of how he was at first surprised by the interest shown by doctors and universities all over the world. Still, positive results continued to bring attention.
There were multi-international studies that followed, completed in India, Brazil, USA, Germany, and England. The results were amazingly successful showing improved blood sugar levels and insulin health.
Some years later, Dr. Stephan Martin from Dusseldorf, Germany, twice presented Almased’s outstanding results supporting Almased’s positive effects on blood sugar management at the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) conferences.
Dr. Martin also worked with Dr. Joachim Messing from Rutgers, on the specific DNA and amino acid profile of Almased and the raw materials. After the unique manufacturing process, the finished Almased product contained many metabolism-supporting bioactive peptides which were not present in the raw materials alone.
One more example is lunasin. Before processing, there is much less lunasin in the special “lunasin-rich" non-GMO soy powder. After Almased's particular fermentation method, there is a much higher lunasin content.
For 30 years Almased remains an innovative nutritional complex, supporting whole-body metabolism and brain function. It even leads to improvements in “hormonal steering” of the body’s biological systems.
Today, Almased has become Germany's most popular easy diet for weight loss. Many consumers speak of experiencing better quality of sleep, greater mental clarity, and improvement in their hair, skin, and nails.
All of these beneficial effects are called The Almased Weight Loss Phenomenon™ and have been tested and confirmed in many scientific studies at renowned universities.
Hubertus Trouillé and his Almased product have come a long way since he first toiled at his kitchen table. He must have had a lot of foresight and determination.
Trouillé created such a unique product and turned it into a family business which grew to become the bestselling weight-loss product in Germany. Almased is now considered the insider’s tip among experts for nutritional medicine and metabolism world wide.
In their early days, Trouillé’s son, Andre, drove around their hometown in a van filled with cans of Almased, delivering to local shops and customers.
Today, Almased is still a family business, owned and operated by Trouille’s son, André, and his daughter, Ann-Kathrin. They have since expanded the Almased line into the United States, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, and parts of the United Kingdom.
Almased is still manufactured under the same process and value standards as when it was initially developed by Mr. Trouillé - with a vision to create a high-quality, natural product that helps people regain and preserve their highest level of health
Whether from a garage or a kitchen table, success is not really so much about one’s humble beginnings. It’s how you end up.
The term “Metabolic Syndrome” is sometimes used as a catch-all label to describe people who are overweight.
But it’s actually a group of conditions that can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Most people with metabolic syndrome share several common cardiovascular risk factors that commonly cluster together.
Metabolic syndrome occurs when a person has three or more of the following:
Metabolic syndrome, sometimes called Syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome, affects 47 million Americans and is marked by elevated blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess belly fat and unhealthy levels of either LDL (low-density lipoprotein, or ”bad” cholesterol) or triglycerides.
As mentioned, metabolic syndrome boosts your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
While all people with metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance, not all people with insulin resistance have metabolic syndrome.
The underlying causes of metabolic syndrome include obesity, physical inactivity, genetic factors, and aging.
Maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels reduce your risk for metabolic syndrome.
But, what’s most crucial is to maintain a healthy weight.
There is a powerful association among metabolic syndrome, low energy, and poor nutrition. So if you need to lose weight, why not get started now?
Set your goals for a healthy weight and then select a proven nutrition plan.
Don’t waste your time and hard-earned money on those pound-watching and fast-slimming diets, as they’re loaded with cheap fats, gums and artificial ingredients.
Choose the healthy Almased plan with a low glycemic, high protein diet.
You'll come to love eating whole-quality foods that include veggies, fruits, lean meats, and plant proteins, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds.
There are four easy phases to follow on the Almased Figure Plan, from accelerated weight loss to routine weight maintenance.
Each phase involves drinking an Almased shake as a meal replacement or snack to support your everyday nutrition.
A study published in the journal of Nutrition in 2014 showed that the Almased "meal replacement regimen improved blood glucose levels.
We know that a healthy diet and physical activity can help improve metabolic health, which is important for anybody who is concerned about diabetes.
Besides, who wouldn’t want to drink an Almased shake every day? It not only tastes good, but it’s so simple to make an easy part of your day.
Many of the people who have told us about their Almased’s Success Stories say they feel healthier and more energized by sticking to the Almased plan.
They also mention unexpected improvements in hair, skin, and nails, and a better quality of sleep, too.
The Almased Weight Loss Phenomenon™ is your best friend for super successful weight loss, but that’s not the end of the story.
What’s exciting about Almased is how it helps to boost metabolism so you can lose weight, tackle belly fat, and feel your energy levels soar with no stimulants and without hunger.
In 2004, a weight-loss study was conducted by Diebert and colleagues on 114 obese and pre-obese subjects. It showed that the Almased diet - without added exercise - produced a more significant weight loss and a greater decrease in fat than a conventional diet. Even better: All participants experienced improvements in healthy blood sugar and fat metabolism.
Further studies from the University of Edmonton in Canada, show that Almased even increases the basal metabolic rate in people with an average healthy weight if it is taken regularly from the first day on.
Almased provides support for the systems in your body that impact metabolism. Keeping your metabolism active will help you lose weight at a good pace while sustaining results once the diet is over.
It’s so much easier to stick to a diet plan that tastes great, feels good, powers up your energy bank, and keeps you free of cravings.
Enjoy Almased. Simply because it works.
Fall is well underway and the holidays are fast approaching!
And while we all know that holidays can be a wonderful time for big family meals and re-connecting, we also know that it can be a very stressful time.
Stress makes us overeat, exercise less and can fuel feelings of depression.
Stresses can be in many different areas — from tension-filled interactions with our least favorite cousin or uncle all the way to pressures around food. Not wanting to offend our hosts by not overeating is just one of those pressures.
And that’s before we even dig into our Thanksgiving dinner, which averages 3,000 calories! But nobody wants to cut out all of our favorite holiday foods and concoctions — just some of it, and small portions of everything else.
After all the effort we put into losing weight, the last thing we want to do is to sabotage our goals.
So, what can we do to prevent weight gain? Here are five proven ways to maintain a healthy diet during the holidays.
1. Shake things up ahead of time. Before heading to a lunch or dinner party, drink an Almased shake earlier that day. Almased shakes are only 180 calories, so drinking the shakes can help keep your total net calories down and still allow you to enjoy food with company.
You can also feel good knowing that you’re keeping your metabolism up to speed. Scientists at the University of Edmonton discovered that Almased optimizes metabolism and increases fat burning, meaning it can help sustain your health.
2. Double fisting drinks. With an Almased shake in one hand and a mocktail in another, drinking half a shake of Almased at a dinner party not only can help keep your portions down but can also keep you from circling the dessert table.
Almased shakes are filling and keep cravings at bay, so you’re not reaching for seconds. Research shows that Almased keeps ghrelin levels low, which helps to reduce appetite, for 4-6 hours after a shake. Almased also helps boost adiponectin levels, which helps to elevate our metabolism and stimulate weight loss.
3. Revert back to the Almased diet asap. Despite how much you may have planned to eat sensibly, sometimes holiday temptations are so strong that you cave into eating more than what you intended!
Instead of feeling guilt-ridden with eater’s remorse, take action with a fallback plan. For instance, immediately at your next meal, drink a shake of Almased. Or after a few days of unhealthy eating in a row, restart the Almased Figure Plan so you can get back to healthy eating.
4. Stick to your diet. If you’ve decided that no matter where you’ll be for the holidays, you’ll stick to the Almased Diet, then you might want to consider this: 1. Bring an Almased single-serve packet along with a blender bottle. So, you can have an Almased shake wherever you are. 2. Just for the day, alternate meals and shakes. In case you may want to eat a meal instead of breaking your diet, switch your dinner shake for lunch and enjoy the holiday meal. Then, after the holidays, return to your day-to-day routine to lose weight.
5. Do the Almased 14-Day Fast. Okay, you had good intentions, but you couldn’t resist temptation and binged during the holidays, totally blowing your diet while gaining weight and adding inches.
Not to worry, the Almased 14-Day Fast can help get rid of those pounds and inches in short order. The 14-day fast with Almased is a structured diet plan that can help you lose up to 10-15 lbs. Try fasting with Almased 14 days in advance of a holiday celebration or event.
Our holiday game plan tip: Play offense for weight loss and defense for weight gain using Almased. Try any one or combination of our tactics to help you stay on track with your weight loss goal, prevent further weight gain, and restore energy with a post-holiday detox.
Check out our article: Almased Can Speed Up The Metabolism
Some of us can connect the dots between our unhealthy eating patterns and mood swings. Nutritional imbalances and fluctuations of blood sugar are often the culprits.
These diet shortfalls may be caused by eating too many processed or refined carbs, skipping meals, or cutting out entire food groups from your diet.
Such habits can cause blood sugars to swing up and down, leading to low energy levels, tiredness, and feelings of irritability.
The link between nutrition and mental health is complicated, and there is still much left to learn. But research is mounting up and does show how food can affect mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety disorders.
“Nutrition does not stop at the neck,” is the message from researcher Captain Joseph Hibbeln, MD, at the Brain Futures Conference where he discusses the urgency of diet in the prevention and advanced treatment of mental illness.
Hibbeln calls for more considerable attention to the importance of nutrition education in mental health programs and goes so far as to state that he would like to see every person with a mental illness be referred to a dietician.
For many of us, that may sound like a radical idea. But, is it possible that foods which prevent medical illnesses also prevent mental illnesses?
The sad facts are those with mental illnesses have two and a half times greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, and diabetes. As much as 14.3% of deaths worldwide are attributable to mental health disorders.
Most of us have experienced the bleak mood of a dismal rainy day or a burst of bliss from the scent of freshly mowed lawn in the summer.
Moods come and go, but did you know that a plateful of complex carbs containing soluble fiber can slow absorption of sugar into your bloodstream and may affect your mood?
That would mean choosing healthy carbs such as brown rice and pasta, cereals, whole-grain bread, fruit, legumes, and sweet potatoes.
Research also shows a definite relationship between diet and mood swings in premenstrual syndrome (PMS), per Dietitian Leslie Beck.
According to Beck, a 2010 study showed that women who consumed the most thiamine and riboflavin (B-vitamins) in their diets were much less likely to experience mood-related symptoms of irritability, depression, anxiety, and crying spells.
The essential amino acid, L-tryptophan, helps the body make proteins and certain brain-signaling chemicals. One such chemical is serotonin, often referred to as the happy chemical as it contributes to mood, happiness, restful sleep, appetite function, and feelings of wellbeing.
Phenylalanine is another essential amino acid and is found in mother's milk, meat, poultry, fish, lentils, and sesame seeds. The consumption of phenylalanine creates dopamine, which is converted into norepinephrine and controls reward, motivation, and concentration.
Dr. Charles Shively says essential amino acids are dietary precursors enabling conversion by the body into neurotransmitters which control major body functions. When an imbalance occurs, various physical disease and mental disorders are affected.
Strong evidence connects the relationship between dietary quality and mental health, and the need for the select use of nutrient-based supplements to address deficiencies. [Lancet Psychiatry]
The Almased Weight Loss Phenomenon™ has been widely studied by multi-national universities, showing that Almased may be the best nutrient-based supplement not only for weight loss and weight maintenance, but for optimal health, mood, and general wellbeing.
The Almased formula is food-sourced nutrition from enzyme-rich, raw honey, fermented with amino acids from both plant and milk proteins, making it suitable for vegetarians. There are no stimulants, preservatives, or additives.
The resulting amino acid profile meets the body’s needs for optimal function. The availability of phenylalanine and tryptophan increase the body’s ability to build up dopamine and serotonin, which is what makes Almased so effective.
Furthermore, Almased offers substantial amounts of anti-stress ingredients such as copper, zinc, riboflavin, manganese, selenium, vitamins C, and E.
Almased shake recipes are so nutritious they can healthfully replace a full meal – which makes Almased the best meal replacement diet for weight loss, improved mood, mental clarity, and overall wellbeing.
Beyond the scientific studies are the real-life experiences from Almased’s Success Stories, such as:
“I have a much more positive attitude overall since starting Almased. I feel happier on an everyday basis. People comment on my energy levels and how I am smiling much more these days.” - Lisa C.
“I have seen a tremendous difference in my weight and how I feel overall. I have more energy throughout the day, and I'm sleeping better. I also noticed a positive difference in my hair and nails, too, which wasn't something I was expecting. It probably has to do with all the vitamins in Almased." - Gloria B.
Brain fitness also includes proven approaches like exercise, stress reduction, social interaction, quality sleep, and stimulating activities.
The brain is an incredibly complex metabolic organ with highly unique nutritional needs. Boost metabolism and your attitude with the best quality fuel.
Weight loss can be really tricky, especially if your hunger hankerings outpace your nutritional needs.
How do hormone levels affect your appetite, and how does the hormone adiponectin affect weight loss?
According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, it’s known that the hormone leptin can help with weight loss by reducing our appetite.
But another fat hormone, adiponectin, can stimulate weight loss by raising the metabolic rate without affecting appetite.
Adiponectin also has anti-inflammatory effects and has been shown to help reverse insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes).
Just like leptin, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-ɑ), plaminogen-activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) and adipsin, adiponectin is also released by fat (adipose) tissue.
The body uses adiponectin to regulate the metabolism of sugar and fat, for both energy and weight loss.
However, low levels of adiponectin are associated with obesity. Even though adiponectin is produced by fat cells, obese people generally have much lower levels of adiponectin than do lean people.
Satiety hormones—hormones that tell our brain that we’re full—include insulin, adiponectin and leptin.
How to increase adiponectin levels and enhance metabolism? Through improved nutrition.
The more you eat healthy foods, the more you come to enjoy them.
Whenever possible, choose lean meats, fish, or plant sources for protein, lots of veggies, fiber and healthy fats, low-glycemic carbohydrates, and some complex carbs, too.
Fiber alone reduces the glycemic impact of meals by stabilizing glucose levels and improving insulin sensitivity. Adding fiber to meals increases adiponectin levels by as much as 115 percent!
Protein boosts hormones that work to burn fat and help control appetite by making us feel full.
In addition, the building blocks of protein, essential amino acids, must be present in order for the body to absorb nutrients from food.
More on this below...read on.
Limit your salt and sugar, skip deep-fried foods altogether, and kick the junk food habit. Cut out (or at least cut down) on processed foods.
Timesavers like frozen veggies and dried or canned lentils and beans are fine.
But watch out for those “convenience” foods and boxed meals that come loaded with trans fats, artificial ingredients, and hidden sources of sugar.
Recent research studies have shown one dietary supplement for weight loss and meal replacement—one with vital amino acids—can help the body ensure that we have enough adiponectin when we need it.
This is critical because if we are getting enough high-quality protein and amino acids through diet and supplementation, we decrease our hunger hormones and increase hormones that make us feel full.
Fortunately, we get the optimal protein support that we need with low-glycemic, high protein (LGHP) formula, known as the Almased Weight Loss Phenomenon™.
Almased comes to us from Germany, where it was developed more than 30 years ago, and it supports burning more fat than other popular diets.
It is also scientifically proven that Almased supports healthy blood-sugar levels and appetite-regulating hormones.
One key to healthy weight loss is to ensure the hormones adiponectin and leptin are in balance.
According to Dr. Charles Shively, Almased has a synergistic effect with the hormone leptin, which teaches the brain to "hunger relax."
Living the good life means savoring good food, and that all begins with Almased. Almased’s formula is perfectly balanced, with 27 grams of essential amino acids to energize the body’s natural production of adiponectin and leptin in the body.
Seriously – Almased has it all.
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