Audrey Sommerfeld, VP Visalus Marketing, and Dr. Seidman answer the questions that women want to know about Body By Vi products. We begin with the question, “Is Body By Vi safe for women who are pregnant or nursing? The answer is, despite supporting evidence that Visalus products are safe for use, due to possible risk or liability, it is not recommended that pregnant or nursing women make Body By Vi’s products part of their diet. However, if you are considering it, we highly suggest you consult a doctor that, based on your individual situation and needs, can discuss Body By Vi products and their usage further with you.
Are the Body By Vi products safe for use by women with a family history of CA or BrCA? The shakes are safe and nutritious for pregnant and lactating women if they are looking for a well-balanced meal replacement, but weight loss attempts are not recommended during pregnancy. Babies need the calories, so Vi-Trim or Vi-Slim should not be used. Neuro has low amounts of caffeine and can be used, depending on the woman’s individual needs. Omega and multi V-Pak are safe products, as well as Cookie, but get doctors recommendation for the others.
Soy is a complete protein, easy to digest, no fat, and low carb. Adequate consumption of soy can help the body lower cholesterol and c-reactive proteins. The soy used in Visalus products is processed to remove isoflavones, which can impact estrogen levels in the body and cause harmful side effects, thereby making them safe for people with fibroid issues, chemotherapy, thyroid issues, etc. It is a known fact that over consumption of raw soybeans can block certain minerals from absorbing into the body; it is only an issue for people who consume soy for deficient minerals in their diet or who consume soybeans in mass quantity. Visalus soy is not genetically modified (it is non-GMO). The most natural form of soy is used to create the Visalus Body By Vi products to improve, not diminish, health. The fish oil in Visalus products is distilled at the molecular level to remove toxins. Evening primrose, pumpkinseed and flaxseed create a robust 12:1 ratio of Omega 3:6. With such a high amount of quality nutrients, it is no surprise that Dr. Seidman was awarded a patent. Visalus supplements also include green tea extract, alpha lipoic acid, glutathione and glutathione precursors, as well as powerful anti-aging ingredients. Visalus supplements are unique, because they are chelated to be more absorbable, which is expensive and often avoided by most companies. V-Pak, omegas and multi Visalus supplements are safe, great nutrition boosters for pregnant or lactating women.
Argument for Supplements
Practicing physicians and scientists argue that proper nutrition is essential for optimum health. U.S. Government studies of 23,000 participants over 2 years were conducted to see how well Americans fulfill their daily nutritional needs. Sadly, only 10% were shown to eat a healthy, balanced diet, not lacking in vitamins or essential minerals. Unfortunately, the standard American diet emphasizes processed foods, high fat content, salt and refined ingredients, which provide little to no nutritional value in our diets. Due to difficulty in attaining all the necessary vitamins and minerals that are necessary to attain premium health, it is important to add proper nutritional supplements to your diet that improve your overall health.
The bottom line is that scientific data supports the use of Body By Vi nutrition supplements, but there is an extremely slim possibility that one could experience unwanted side effects from them. For your own safety, it is suggested that you consult your own physician prior to using ViSalus nutritional products.