PREE® is made from a proprietary ultra-pure Cross-linked Polyacrylic Acid Hydrogel (PAAH). PAAH is a family of synthetic materials that have been in wide commercial use for decades. These large molecules are highly versatile, non-toxic and non-absorbable, and have been determined to be "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS) for numerous FDA-approved medical applications that include: bulking agents, laxatives, thickening agents, drug delivery excipients, pharmaceutical adjuvants, cosmetic emollients, and food additives, among others.*
- Question: How does PREE® work?
SIMPLE: It's all about meal portion control...
PREE® is NOT a "miracle weight loss pill." Each PREE® capsule contains hundreds of microbeads made from our proprietary, non-toxic, superabsorbent polymer called Swell™ that has been designed to expand 500 to 1,000 times its weight in water when taken as directed.*
Each PREE® rapid-acting capsule dissolves within minutes of ingestion. The microbeads absorb the free water and expand to partially fill the stomach; promoting the release of hormones that signal the hunger center in the brain to suppress your appetite.* So by the time you sit down and start eating, you are already beginning to "feel full."*
Simply stated: PREE® lets you eat less without feeling hungry.* And in combination with a healthy lifestyle and weight management program, most people using PREE® tend to lose more weight than with dieting and / or exercise alone.*
- Question: How do I use PREE®?
PREE® is typically taken as 1 or 2 capsules with 6 to 12 oz. of water, 30 to 60 minutes before eating. Whether you need 1 or 2 capsules varies by individual, so see what works best for you. As a general guideline, you should start with 1 capsule, especially if you weigh 150 lbs. or less.* If you don't have a sense of fullness during the meal from one capsule, then next time try 2 capsules.* Everyone is different, so PREE® works slightly differently for everyone.* (Instructions for Use)
- Question: Can PREE® clog up my system?
NO: Swell™ microbeads have an extremely slick and slippery surface so they do not stick to one another and they do not adhere to the mucous membranes or the linings of the GI tract.* Fully expanded, each microbead is about the size of a grain of steamed rice allowing it to easily and gently slide through the GI tract without clumping or sticking to anything.*
- Question: Is PREE® associated with GI or bowel problems?
NO: PREE® is totally bio-inert.* It is made from a water-swelling polymer that is not absorbed or digested, neither does it absorb nutrients or other ingested materials.* PREE® is designed to behave like many natural foods that pass through the GI tract undigested (i.e., corn, lentils, peanuts, etc.).*
- Question: Does PREE® have any significant side effects?
NO: PREE® is a mechanical gastric bulking agent that has no nutritional value.* It does not contain ephedrine, or any stimulants. PREE® promotes bowel regularity, but it is not a laxative; nor does it interfere with digestion, metabolism, or blood sugar levels.*
PREE® is not known to promote any significant side effects.* It is non-fermenting and does not cause flatulence (gas).*
- Question: Do I have to drink water with PREE® capsules?
YES: Drinking 6-12 oz of tap water with each PREE® capsule is VERY IMPORTANT for 2 reasons:
First; PREE® capsules work best if they are swallowed whole - without chewing or breaking them open in the mouth.
Second; once the capsules dissolve in the stomach, the microbeads expand by absorbing water.* In order for the beads to expand properly, the stomach needs to have enough free water present. Six to 12 ounces of water must be taken with each capsule 30 to 60 minutes before meals for PREE® to work safely and achieve maximal swelling effectiveness.*
(Maximum Limit- 2 capsules per meal or 6 capsules per day).*
- Question: What is the maximum number of capsules that I can take with each meal?
MAXIMUM OF TWELVE (500mg) CAPS DAILY: Taken as directed, Swell™ microbeads are designed to expand 500 to 1,000 times their weight in water (about the size of an apple).
Wellosophy does not recommend taking more than three 500mg capsules at any single time, and no more than 12 capsules daily as this may cause over-distension of the stomach leading to severe cramping, nausea, vomiting or other complications.*
- Question: How soon does PREE® begin to work?
LESS THAN 15 MINUTES: Taken as directed, PREE's™ specialized fast-dissolving capsules release the Swell™ microbeads quickly, which gently expand fully within about 15 minutes of ingestion.*
Once the stomach begins to expand with meals, the brain's hunger center is signaled to slow down the hunger drive; providing the user with a more rapid sense of "Fullness."*
- Question: Is PREE® recommended as a stand-alone diet or weight management tool?
NO: PREE® works best if used as part of a healthy lifestyle in combination with regular exercise, a low-fat nutritious whole-food diet, smoking cessation, and other positive decisions that are part of a comprehensive health and weight management program.*
The makers of PREE® Wellosophy™ also recommends supplementing the diet with a multi-vitamin formula to ensure complete absorption of all of the necessary vitamins and minerals needed for good health - some of which may become restricted in some diets and weight management programs.
Remember, before beginning PREE® or any weight management program you should always consult with your doctor first.
- Question: Can PREE® be used with other diet products?
YES: PREE's™ natural mechanism of action compliments other weight loss products, as well as those weight management programs that may be recommended by your doctor.
PREE® can be used in combination with these technologies to obtain maximal and synergistic results.*
- Question: Once I Reach my Target Weight, Can I use PREE® as part of my daily lifestyle?
YES: PREE® has no nutritional value.* Each capsule is drug free, stimulant free, and is non-habit-forming.*
Once most people reach their target weight, the brain will attempt to adjust to the new body mass and reset its "hunger-stat" (the amount of food it needs to consume).* For some people, this process can take a year or more. In the meantime, if you still feel hungry before meals after reaching your target weight, for best results and as part of a healthy daily weight maintenance program, PREE® consumption can be adjusted to a one or two doses daily before the main meal of the day, whatever works best for you and your body.*
- Question: What happens in an overdose?
In the event of an overdose: If enough water is consumed such that the microbeads expand to cause over-distension of the stomach, gastric cramping, nausea and vomiting will ensue, which will mechanically clear the body of the excess material.*
If PREE® is ingested in an overdose amount without sufficient water to cause vomiting, the microbeads will pass on their own with severe abdominal cramping as the primary outcome.* Intestinal obstruction is theoretically possible, but has never been reported.*
- Question: Does PREE® Damage the Environment?
NO: Carbomers are listed on the EPA's Inert Ingredients List (4B) and the Exempt from Residues List (CFR 180.960). PREE® is incinerated with the residual biomass in waste treatment facilities. It is non-toxic and does not accumulate in groundwater, lakes, or other ecosystem niches.*
- Question: Can I use PREE® with my overweight pets?
NO: PREE® is not intended for veterinary use.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.