Frequently Asked Questions
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How much weight can I expect to lose on Synergy's SLMsmart weight management program?
Over the course of 90 days, you can expect to lose at least 10% of your body weight, which is considered a healthy rate for weight loss— optimal for long-term results.
Who are the professionals responsible for the SLMsmart system?
The SLMsmart System has been headed and formulated by Dr. Stacey Bell. For over 35 years, Dr. Bell has been a leader in the field of nutrition and a registered Dietitian. She received a Doctorate in Nutrition from Boston University, has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, has had over 120 papers published on the topic of nutrition, and has given lectures to a variety of audiences across the world. She is dedicated to helping people stay healthy and increase fitness.
Dr. Bell worked with the Synergy Medical and Scientific Advisory Board to ensure the quality, potency and nutrition found in the ingredients of all SLMsmart products. She also developed the Essential Foods Plan based on a large amount of data, research and personal experience in the field.
How is SLMsmart different from other programs?
SLMsmart is unique in that it provides an easy-to-use, satisfying diet plan, a cleansing program, and novel dietary supplements with ingredients that have been shown to produce weight loss. SLMsmart takes the guesswork out of losing weight and relies on the data and experience provided by Dr. Stacey Bell, a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty, who has years of experience conducting nutritional studies and has counseled thousands of patients on how to eat to lose weight and maintain health.
Studies have shown that after two years, those who followed many of today's most popular diets (Atkins, the Zone, South Beach) had lost only 2-3% of their starting weight. This means that a 200-pound woman would weigh 197 at the end of two years. This Synergy SLMsmart diet, on the other hand, enables you to lose 10% of your body weight in 90 days, maintain that loss, and lose eventually lose more if you choose to do so. Best of all, this effective system is structured on a healthy, balanced eating plan designed to continuously feed your body the nutrition it needs.
How is SLMsmart Body Cleanse unique?
Some cleansing routines and products can require people to make dramatic changes to what foods they intake, and are often combined with periods of fasting. Many cleansing routines and products are harsh, leaving people with little choice but to stay close to the restroom. Some cleansing routines are ineffective, containing very little of the ingredients that truly detoxify the body. Synergy's Body Cleanse product contains a more gentle formula that works incredibly well alongside the SLMsmart program. The 35 clinically proven herbs are combined to cleanse and detoxify the body with less shock to the digestive process, and can be taken alongside Essential Foods.
When should I take Body Cleanse?
For best results, take one packet in the morning with breakfast, and the second in the evening with dinner.
Periods of weight loss are the best time to cleanse. During these periods, it is recommended that you take a packet with each morning and evening meal for the first week of every month. In other words, cleanse for the first seven days of every 30 day period. This kind of cycling will ensure effectiveness each time around.
Can I take Body Cleanse when I'm not dieting or following the SLMsmart system?
Yes, Body Cleanse is safe to use in those situations. However, Body Cleanse makes a bigger impact during times of controlled dieting, when only essential foods are being eaten. To truly see the results of Body Cleanse, we recommend taking it as part of the SLMsmart System.
How will Body Cleanse affect my day during periods of use?
Though Body Cleanse is built on a foundation of safe, naturally-gentle herbs, cleansing the body may lead to an increase in bowel movements, especially when combined with a high-fiber diet. Best results will be achieved by taking two packets of Body Cleanse per day, but individuals experiencing extreme discomfort or inconvenience may choose to limit themselves to one packet per day within the seven day period.
How is SLMsmart Calorie Burner unique?
The Calorie Burner formula has been designed and tested to minimize unwanted side effects and safely maximize weight loss. Synergy ensures the quality of all of its products. Each capsule will meet the highest standards of purity and potency.
How does it work?
Taking 2 capsules of Calorie Burner twice a day will help your metabolism to function more effectively all day long. An effectively functioning metabolism will speed up the absorption of healthy nutrients taken from essential foods, and reduce delays in the fat burning process.
How much caffeine is in this product?
Each capsule contains 75 mg of sustained release caffeine. When taken as directed, Calorie Burner delivers 300 mg of caffeine per day. This would allow someone who already consumes some caffeine in their diet to continue to do so without reaching the levels considered to be risky or questionable.
Can I take Calorie Burner at night?
It is recommended that you take the Calorie Burner with meals earlier in the day to reduce the risk of sleeplessness.
How is SLMsmart Crave Control unique?
Crave Control contains the perfect blend of ingredients proven to help you feel full without jeopardizing your health or weight management goals. Additionally, SLMsmart Crave Control goes through rigorous quality testing to ensure a pure, safe, powerful product.
How does it work?
By replacing unhealthy, unnecessary snacking with a SLMsmart Crave Control, a person can feel satisfied, less hungry, and less likely to crave the foods they don't need. The ingredients of Crave Control provide satiety while allowing optimal function of your metabolism.
Chromium picolinate promotes efficient insulin function. Improved insulin efficiency reduces appetite, regulates the fat-production processes in the body, and can prevent excess fat from forming.
The potato protein extract in Crave Control triggers the body's natural release of cholecystokinin (CCK), the best-studied satiety factor in the body. The CCK signaling process is a natural one that occurs after food is eaten. The potato extract promotes the release of CCK and extends this natural signal which helps people feel full sooner and longer.
The other ingredients, such as stevia leaf extract (a healthy, all-natural sweetener) are designed to make Crave Control taste delicious and mix easily.
Can I take SLMsmart Crave Control at night?
Taking this product at night does not present a problem at all. There is nothing in the product to make it more or less effective at any time of day, and there are not any side effects (like the sleeplessness risk for Calorie Burner) associated with this product.
What is Slendesta?
Slendesta is a stimulant-free, all-natural product derived from potatoes using a water-based, patented process. Slendesta does not artificially stimulate metabolism or cause jitters, bloating, or other side effects commonly associated with some other weight management ingredients. The active component in Slendesta is a natural protein called Proteinase Inhibitor II (PI2). It's a special protein found under the skin of the potato that works by enhancing the body's release of cholecystokinin (CCK), a natural factor used by the body to signal the brain that food has been eaten which helps to create feelings of fullness and satisfaction.
I've heard good and bad opinions on soy protein. Why has it been included in this Health Shake?
Muscles need a constant supply of amino acids throughout the day to avoid degradation, and this is especially important when calorie intake is reduced. The unique blend of proteins in Health Shake (whey, casein, and soy) release amino acids sequentially into the blood. This not only keeps you feeling full, but also bathes the muscles with a constant supply of amino acids and protein. In this way, muscle mass is better maintained than just taking a single protein like whey protein.
Soy protein in this blend and dosage is safe and well tolerated, and actually beneficial for health conscious men and women. Any estrogenic benefits associated with the soy content of Health Shake have not been shown to affect male hormone levels. Men can safely use Health Shake and obtain all the health benefits of soy protein without worry of modulating male hormone levels.
Can I replace more than one meal per day with health shake?
Yes. Due to its great taste and convenience, you may wish to substitute up to two meals per day with Health Shake.
What makes the protein a "time-released blend"?
Featuring three protein sources, whey, soy and casein, this blend has been formulated to assure a true time-release that can promote satiety for up to four hours. This also lengthens the duration of protein distribution throughout your system. The amino acids from whey protein appear in the blood almost immediately after consumption. Those from soy protein are next, as soy protein has been shown to be a medium release facilitating longer term distribution of the amino acids. The amino acids from casein appear last.
Can you explain the fat and carbohydrate totals in Health Shake?
The healthy carbohydrates and fat found in Synergy SLMsmart Health Shake have been specifically added and formulated to allow energy to be released at different time intervals. For carbohydrates, fast-releasing energy has been included in the form of maltodextrin, and slower-releasing energy in the form of fructose. For fat, some comes as fast releasing energy from medium-chain triglycerides and some as slow-releasing energy from sunflower and canola oil. With these time-released sources of energy, you feel satisfied until the next meal, allowing Health Shake to be a true meal replacement.
How often should I drink ProArgi-9+?
For best results, take two servings each day.
Should I take ProArgi-9+ with food?
For maximum benefit, ProArgi-9+ should be taken before or in between meals. Certain amino acids may compete with l-arginine for absorption, so it is best to separate it from other dietary amino acids. All benefits are certainly not lost by taking ProArgi-9+ with foods or beverages, but benefits may be somewhat reduced. Taking ProArgi-9+ 60 minutes before eating food should be sufficient to promote optimal absorption.
How much l-arginine is in ProArgi-9+?
Each serving of ProArgi-9+ is packed with 5,000 mg (5 grams) of pharmaceutical grade l-arginine.
As part of the SLMsmart system, how does ProArgi-9+ help me slim, lose and maintain?
ProArgi-9+ is the highest quality L-arginine supplement in the world. L-arginine is an amino acid that does amazing things for anyone striving to efficiently manage their weight. It is metabolized to nitric oxide in the body, a gas that enhances blood flow. Of the many physiological benefits that nitric oxide provides, it has been shown to assist in the metabolism of fat and glucose. This metabolism is essential for the body to utilize food as fuel rather than to store it as fat.
Additionally, l-arginine increases the uptake of branched chain amino acids. These compounds have been shown to increase weight loss and enhance the body's ability to boost lean muscle mass. By increasing lean muscle mass, the body is able to burn calories more effectively.
Finally, l-arginine has been shown to reduce weight gain by stimulating the production of mitochondria, the power plants of the cell. By increasing mitochondrial numbers, more food nutrients are oxidized to give valuable energy.
What is l-citrulline?
L-citrulline is another amino acid added to prolong the action of l-arginine in the nitric oxide pathway. This provides a longer-term, sustained release of l-arginine and all its associated benefits.