Why is Obesity Such a Problem?

We North Americans have a problem.
It's been over 35 years since the fitness revolution began. We go to gyms, eat right, eat fat-free foods, skip meals, drink diet colas and diet soft-drinks by the gallon, take supplements, and spend over 40 billion a year on weight loss and fitness. All to look and feel good.

But it isn't working.
We are losing the battle. Over 1/3 of all North Americans are overweight, and 37.4 million of us are OBESE (35% or more overweight). In 1997, we were (on average) 8 pounds heavier than we were in 1985. Now, 13 years later in 2010, we are getting even fatter according to the most recent statistics. What about you? To find out your own Body Mass Index, click here.

The news gets worse: In a report issued October 9, 2000 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (and reported in U.S. News and World Report on October 16, 2000), an epidemic of obesity clearly "threatens the health of millions of Americans, accounting for an estimated 300,000 deaths a year." In the report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compared current (1999) rates of obesity with past numbers (1991 rates) and found four states (Michigan, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Mississippi) with obesity rates over 15% in 1991. Eight years later, the CDC found that 42 states had obesity rates over 15%!

This creates huge health risks.
Severely overweight people run twice the risk of getting cancer, three times the risk of getting heart disease and up to 40 times the risk of developing diabetes. And in some crazy way we are all losing not only our physical health but our emotional well-being. We carry around the burden of the 10 or 15 extra pounds and pay the price with each bite of food.

Why is this happening?
It's not our fault. The world has changed and we must adapt. Our bodies were made to expend more calories throughout the day. Modern technology and our new more sedentary lifestyles have created this dilemma. And modern technology along with Mother Nature has given us the solution. It's a product called Calorad®, distributed by a company called "Essentially Yours".

What is Calorad? How does it increase your metabolism?

Would you like to lose weight without dieting or meal-skipping? Calorad® is a nutritional supplement with a 20-year safety and effectiveness track-record, and has been used by millions of people world-wide. Calorad® is formulated to support your body, maintaining its optimum balance for healthy weight. This collagen protein (collagen hydrolysate) formula is easily digested and supplies your body with very important nutrients to help your body to maintain collagen production. Calorad® nutritionally feeds your body, which allows it to support itself in maintaining or increasing your lean muscle tissue, which helps your body to utilize fat and sugar effectively as well as supporting your body’s natural mechanisms. Increasing lean muscle tissue allows your body to burn more calories (increase your metabolism) while at rest, so if you don't increase your calorie intake, increased lean muscle tissue can result in burning more calories even while you sleep! For those who are underweight or in good physical condition, Calorad® encourages your body to reach its highest level of vitality, without additional loss of lean muscle mass, which frequently occurs during "dieting".

The Futuristic Formula
Calorad® is a natural product that does not stimulate, starve or trick your body into weight loss. This breakthrough formula feeds your body with a collagen protein supplement. Calorad® nutritionally supports your body’s ability in utilizing fat.

A 20-year-old has firmer skin and tighter muscles than a 60-year-old because your body’s collagen production slows with age. Calorad® supplies the body with very important nutrients that help maintain the body’s ability to maintain collagen production. Unlike any collagen product on the market today, Calorad® is the result of a unique formula and process designed by Michel Grisé after many years of research and use in the agricultural industry.

Most dramatic caloric reduction diets today trick your body into weight loss and in the process, sacrifice a high percentage of lean muscle mass (calorie burning tissue). Fitness studies and clinical studies with collagen proteins conducted over the last 25 years indicate that an increase in lean muscle generally helps the body to utilize fats and sugars more efficiently.

Calorad® supports lean muscle, which in turn facilitates "fat" loss. Consequently, it helps people lose inches. In fact, many may lose a dress or pant size before noticing any difference on the bathroom scale. Benefits vary for each person. Some may notice results in the first week, while others may not see a difference until later.

The use of Calorad® does not require calorie counting, restricted diets or exercise. However, we still recommend maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in moderate exercise for maximum results and overall health.

Calorad® is a safe and effective product with a proven record of wellness success. The uses of this product are wide in spectrum. It provides a special fuel that each body can utilize for its own highest good. Today, many health practitioners and consumers are utilizing Calorad® as their foundation nutritional supplement along with any other fitness program or supplements they may be using.

The History of Calorad® and the Chubby Chickens:

Over 20 years ago, Michel Grise, a brilliant Canadian formulator who was working for Abbott laboratories of Canada at the time, was asked to formulate a product that would eliminate the "fatty syndrome" in poultry. (Fat chickens stop laying eggs, and their meat has lower market value.) Michel had seen earlier research on collagen and weight loss, and he developed a collagen-based formula that was completely safe as a feed additive, fed the product to the chickens, and within days, the fat was gone and the chickens and the chicken farmers were happy!! More on this story is found here.

That's great for chickens, but how about us?
That's were the really great news begins. Due to the dramatic success of the product, Michel decided to reformulate the product for humans, naming it, " Calorad®". Michel tested Calorad® on himself and had an internal medicine physician monitor his progress and the safety of the product. The doctor was amazed at Michel's results. Michel lost 30 pounds of fat without losing any lean muscle. In fact, to his excitement, he gained lean muscle in his chest. Michel reported to us: "By simply taking a tablespoon of Calorad® with a glass of water on an empty stomach each night just prior to going to sleep, I lost fat, weight and gained more muscle tone. Calorad® worked!!! That was 20 years ago!! Since then literally hundreds of thousands of people have achieved dramatic fitness and wellness results by using Calorad®.

Sound too good to be true?

That's what we said before we reviewed the information and received the results for ourselves!! Our results have been phenomenal, and too good not to share with you! We ship Calorad® to your door in 5-6 business days at the lowest price available in North America. Guaranteed.

How Does Calorad Work?

Calorad® is not only designed to reduce body fat, but is also designed to help your body to release its naturally produced HGH (human growth hormone). When you take Calorad® on an empty stomach at night or upon arising in the morning, the amino acid complex will stimulate your pituitary gland to naturally release the HGH it produces. The primary ingredient in Calorad® (Collagen hydrolysate) also works as a "carrier molecule" for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) by a mechanism of action that is similar to the way that insulin works with glucose at the cellular level. A diabetic lacks insulin and his cells are starving even though they are bathed in a sea of glucose. Glucose (sugar) levels rise in diabetes, but in the blood only. The cells of a diabetic are starved for glucose because this glucose is unable to be efficiently absorbed by the cell. A severe diabetic must receive insulin to live. Insulin is the "carrier molecule" that facilitates the entrance of glucose into the cell. Similarly, HGH levels decline as we age, and require collagen as the carrier molecule into the cell. Human Growth hormone is essential for maintaining our lean muscle mass. As we age, HGH levels decline, we lose lean muscle, and we begin to gain fat, since we lose the ability to burn 50 calories at rest with every pound of lean muscle we lose! Since Calorad® supplies collagen, and has been associated with lean muscle gain on a scale which clearly exceeds the caloric and protein content of the supplement, the collagen in Calorad® may be facilitating the entrance of HGH into the cell, where muscle-building and protein synthesis may be stimulated. HGH levels are highest during the first 40 to 90 minutes of sleep, and the manufacturer of Calorad® claims that the product is most effective when taken on an empty stomach right before bedtime. An empty stomach would facilitate rapid absorption of the collagen proteins into the bloodstream where they would be available to facilitate HGH absorption into the cells of the body during the first hour and a half of sleep. This probably accounts for both the muscle gain and weight loss seen with Calorad®.

What is Calorad 2000?

Calorad, Calorad PM and Calorad 2000 are the same product. The original Calorad® developed by Michel Grise in 1984 was the Bovine Calorad. We started calling Calorad "Calorad 2000" in the year 2000. Calorad 2000 is meant to be taken in the "PM" or at bedtime.

What is the difference between Calorad 2000 Beef and Calorad 2000 Marine Formulation (Fish)?

The original Calorad® developed by Michel Grise in 1984 was the Bovine Calorad. Bovine Calorad vastly outsells the Marine Calorad (80% Bovine to 20% Marine). Each 1/2 liter bottle of Calorad® 2000 AM, Calorad® 2000 PM Beef and Calorad® 2000 PM Fish contains collagen hydrolysate, as the active ingredient. Calorad 2000® Bovine (Beef) Formulation and Calorad AM contains collagen from certified bovine sources (beef). It is taken from the connective tissue of certified Canadian cows (found between the meat and the skin) when the beef is prepared into steaks. Beef calorad has a pleasant lemonade flavor. It is the best choice for folks with joint problems, and sleeping problems (insomnia), and appears to be more effective that the marine formulation for weight loss.

Calorad 2000® Marine Formulation, is prepared from collagen from fish (Tuna). This form of Calorad is certified Kosher. Fish calorad has a pleasant lemonade flavor. It is the best choice for folks with difficulty sleeping, or those who want a Kosher product.


What is Calorad AM?

Because Calorad PM 2000® (the original Calorad® formulation) must me taken on an empty stomach (three hours without eating prior to bedtime), many individuals involved in todays' hectic lifestyles have difficulty with this restriction. Often people who work late must eat as late as 10 or 11 PM...and the option of waiting until 1 or 2 AM to retire is not a desireable one. Many people were unable to take the original Calorad® PM formulation for that reason. Michel Grise, the formulator of Calorad®, developed a morning formulation called appropriately, "Calorad AM®". Calorad AM® costs about $5 more per month than the PM formulation, but contains the same amount of collagen, the active ingredient of Calorad®. The primary difference is the cost and the flavoring. Because of the increased cost, we recommend simply taking the less-expensive Calorad PM formulation in the morning. You simply wait about 1/2 hour before eating breakfast or drinking coffee to allow the Calorad to be properly absorbed by your body.


Do I have to diet or exercise when using Calorad?

Eating a balanced diet and exercise are good for you and we do recommend it, plus exercise will help speed up your results, but they are not required in order for our product to work. Results may vary depending on your habits.


Will the weight that I lose come back after going of the product?

Calorad is designed to produce gradual, safe weight loss, and to replace fat with healthy lean muscle. One lean muscle is increased, your metabolic rate is increased. The fat will will stay off if you control your eating habits. After all, if you don't change the habits that got you there in the first place, the weight may eventually come back.


Will Calorad keep me awake at night?

No, actually Calorad is designed to help promote a deep restful REM sleep. If you experience sleepiness, it just may be due to the fact that you have increased energy and simply need less sleep, or may be due to the fact that you are going to bed on an empty stomach. In time, your body will adjust and it will not be a problem. You will sleep more soundly and better than you ever did before. We guarantee it.

Options Other Than Not Eating 3 Hours Prior to Bed-Time?

Because Calorad® (original formulation) must me taken on an empty stomach (three hours without eating prior to bedtime), many individuals involved in todays' hectic lifestyles have difficulty with this restriction. Often people who work late must eat as late as 10 or 11 PM...and the option of waiting until 1 or 2 AM to retire is not a desireable one. Many people were unable to take the original Calorad® for that reason. Michel Grise, the formulator of Calorad®, has developed a morning formulation called appropriately, "Calorad AM®". Calorad AM® costs about $5 more per month than the PM formulation, but contains the same amount of collagen, the active ingredient of Calorad®. For this reason, we recommend simply taking Calorad PM in the morning, immediately upon arising with the same great results. You simply wait about 1/2 hour before eating breakfast or drinking coffee to allow the Calorad to be properly absorbed by your body.

What is Collagen and Why is it in Calorad®?

Collagen is the active ingredient "our miracle ingredient" in Calorad. Twenty-four percent of the dry protein weight of the human body is collagen. The primary amino acid in collagen is L-hydroxyproline, a non-essential amino acid. "Non-essential" does not mean that the human body does not require it for good health. It means that the body can produce it in limited quantities. Production of collagen is reduced and slowed as we age. Collagen is essential for the suppleness of the skin, and helps to maintain the strength and integrity of joints. As we age, we lose collagen and begin to sag and droop. The collagen in our joints is degraded and we develop osteoarthritis. Collagen is also the "carrier molecule" for HGH, or human Growth Hormone. Collagen helps transport HGH into the cell (to assist in repairing and rebuilding the cell) much like insulin transports glucose into the cell. HGH is essential for maintaining youthful lean muscle. Lean muscle burns calories (50 calories per hour for every pound of lean muscle), whereas fat does not any calories. One tablespoon of Calorad® on an empty stomach right before going to sleep provides optimum utilization by the body. When the body is in a state of balance, it is much like a car that is well maintained. People begin eating less, choosing healthier foods, and they become more prone to exercise—even those who have never exercised previously. Because Calorad® is safe and effective (not requiring dangerous caloric restrictions and not containing dangerous herbal stimulants), many chiropractic, naturopathic and medical doctors are currently utilizing Calorad® personally and professionally as a part of their total health care program.

What are the Benefits of Calorad®?


  • The first and original collagen weight loss product with a track record of over 20 years of safety and success
  • No dangerous herbal stimulants
  • No lean muscle loss
  • Helps shorten work-out recovery time
  • No dieting is necessary. Restricted calorie diets are not recommended.
  • No exercise is necessary, but is recommended.
  • Safe, all-natural with no known side-effects.
  • Helps to maintain vitality and improved energy levels.
  • Helps to maintain the body’s ability to utilize fats.
  • Provides collagen for joint health
  • Provides collagen for lustrous hair and strong nails
  • Promotes a sense of well-being.
  • Helps to improve sleep.
  • Using Calorad® along with any health regimen or exercise program may help to increase these benefits.

How is the Calorad Used?

You take a tablespoon (one half ounce) of Calorad® with eight ounces of water at bedtime, and live your normal life. That's it. Calorad® works while you sleep. WITHOUT dieting or meal-skipping. Calorad® works with or without the human will! Could it be any simpler?!! When you lose fat, you look great, as well as having more energy and stamina.

What Can I Expect?

The beauty of the Calorad® program is that it is simple. The only behavioral shift necessary is the cessation of food intake three hours prior to sleep, which alone is a very healthy behavioral shift. In most diets, the behavior modification is to deprive the body of calories or specific food groups (like carbohydrates or fats). This leads to perhaps some quick-fix weight reduction, but frequently results in the loss of lean muscle mass which is imperative for efficient food processing and burning of calories. In most diets, 30% of lean muscle mass is sacrificed for weight loss. This is why those diets do not work in the long run, and why 95% of dieters gain back the weight lost and often gain even more weight! With Calorad®, the building of lean muscle is what ultimately causes the weight reduction and, consequently, people lose inches as well as pounds. That is why we encourage Calorad® users to measure themselves as well as weigh themselves. Many people lose inches before they ever lose a pound, fitting differently in their clothes or perhaps dropping a dress/pant size without noticing any changes on the scale. In fact, there are those who initially put on weight, but lose inches because muscle weighs two times as much as fat.

The results show up differently in different people. Some will experience noticeable results in the first week and some, not until the third month. Some will lose steadily at a very slow rate (for instance one pound every two weeks) and some will plateau out for a while. Calorad® works differently for different body types. Some Calorad users note that their body seems to use the collagen to do repair work (on the skin, joints, etc) before beginning to facilitate weight loss. Since Calorad® is NOT a drug, your body will use it first where it needs it most. A small percentage of the population, estimated at around 14%, will experience no weight reduction with Calorad® for reasons ranging from latent thyroid problems to personal chemistry. Those people, however, will benefit from the ingredients in Calorad® in the same way they benefit from taking vitamin or mineral supplements. There is no "wrong experience" with the product. At a minimum, Calorad® is a ninety-day program to experience the full range of benefits applicable to your body's potential. Regardless, there is no risk. Each product is covered by the excellent guarantee."

How is Calorad® Most Effective?

One half ounce (one tablespoon) of calorad should be taken with 8 ounces of cold water on a 3-hours empty stomach immediately prior to turning off the lights at bed-time. If you are going to read for awhile, just keep the glass of Calorad® and water on your night-stand until you are ready to go to sleep. In the studies conducted on Calorad®, people were most successful taking Calorad® in this night-time manner. Calorad® works to sustain daytime energy levels when taken in the above "night-time" manner, and this may give some people additional energy necessary to maintain a good exercise schedule, causing additional weight loss. Calorad® may be taken in the morning (immediately upon awakening) if you were unable to take it at night because of late-night snacking, or a late dinner. It is not quite as effective taken in this manner, but it is better to take Calorad® in the morning than skipping a day of Calorad® intake altogether. Taking Calorad in the morning, upon arising is helpful for those who cannot take their Calorad at night. Remember not to eat breakfast or drink coffee for at least 45 minutes after taking your Calorad in the morning, and try to resume your night-time schedule of taking Calorad® that evening. For endurance and stamina, Calorad® can also be taken during the day approximately one half hour before meals. Athletes can take Calorad® forty-five minutes to a half-hour before working out to support endurance and strength.

Because Calorad® (original formulation) must me taken on an empty stomach (three hours without eating prior to bedtime), many individuals involved in todays' hectic lifestyles have difficulty with this restriction. Often people who work late must eat as late as 10 or 11 PM...and the option of waiting until 1 or 2 AM to retire is not a desireable one. Many people were unable to take the original Calorad® for that reason.

How Can I Take Calorad for Energy and Stamina?

Calorad® works to sustain day-time energy levels when taken at bed-time. Part of the reason may be improved sleep reported by many people taking Calorad®. For endurance and stamina Calorad® can also be taken during the day approximately one half hour before meals. Athletes can take Calorad® forty-five minutes to a half hour before working out to support endurance and strength, and to provide protein necessary for muscle-building.

How Should I Take Calorad if I Do Not Want to Lose Weight?

Calorad® is primarily a nutritional supplement. Individuals who need to lose excess pounds and inches experience these results with Calorad® because it supports the body in building lean muscle mass and, consequently, burning fats and sugars more efficiently. Calorad® is not exclusively for any one body type, however, it can be taken by all physical types alike as a strength optimizer and nutritional support product. For individuals taking Calorad® as a nutritional supplement, either of the above methods are appropriate for use. Anorexic persons often have a high percentage of body fat and very little lean muscle. Calorad® supplementation has not been associated with a loss of lean muscle as have many diets. Lean muscle gains are as healthy and as important for thin people as they are for obese individuals. It is important not to go on a "starvation diet" when taking Calorad®, or use Calorad® as a meal replacement. That is not how it works, and that is why Calorad® is safe for people wanting to lose fat, or for those who just want to gain lean muscle.

Can I take Calorad® if I'm taking other vitamins and minerals or prescription medications?

Calorad® works with virtually all other nutritional supplements, that's the great part. We suggest that if you take other nutritional supplements, that you take them with your last meal to maximize the efficacy of Calorad®. Calorad® works best when there is no other activity in the digestive system. If you are on medication, it is best to take it as prescribed by your doctor. If your doctor has told you to take a medication at bed-time, try to take your medicine first, and then wait 45 minutes to an hour prior to taking Calorad® right before your head hits your pillow. If you have any questions about the compatibility of your medication with Calorad®, we suggest you take your bottle of Calorad® to the health practitioner of your choice and ask him or her for advice before proceeding.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect in the First 30 days?

Not everyone will experience dramatic and profound weight or inch loss in the first thirty days. In fact, your chance of loosing weight or inches the first month is only 40% based on the earlier studies of Calorad®. That's why we always suggest trying Calorad® for a minimum of 3 months. Almost all will Calorad® users experience better sleep, improved over-all fitness, muscle toning, and increased energy. We encourage you to pay close attention to the positive transformations in your body. The results vary from individual to individual.

What if Calorad® doesn't work in the first month of use?

Actually, your statistical chances of having a weight or inch loss in the first month of calorad use is not good....less than 50/50. In two clinical studies totaling over 600 patients, less than 40% lost weight or inches in the first month. Individuals with muscular builds or who were former athletes responded quicker in the first month because they had a greater underlying muscle mass at baseline use of Calorad® (when they first began taking Calorad). Individuals with flabby builds, or anorexic persons will more than likely add lean muscle and the scale may register an increase in weight in the first month even while the individual is loosing inches or decreasing in belt or dress size! Some testimonials have noted dramatic weight loss within the first month, but this is usually the exception rather than the rule. One important tip is to put the scale away and pay attention to inches and how you fit in your clothes.

What Happens if Calorad® Doesn't Work in Days 30-60?

The second month of Calorad® use may be too soon to judge what your final outcome will be....however your chance is much better of success if you continue using Calorad® for a full 90 days. In the clinical studies of over 600 obese individuals taking Calorad®, about 75% lost weight or inches during the second month. Those who were former athletes or who had greater underlying muscle mass tended to respond sooner. Those with flabby builds or collagen degenerative diseases (such as rheumatoid or osteoarthritis) took longer on average to loose weight or inches. Please be patient. Most overweight people got that way after years of over-eating and inactivity. You cannot expect to change a condition (obesity) that took years to develop overnight! Once again...one important tip is to put the scale away and pay attention to inches lost, how you feel, and how you fit in your clothes.

What Happens if Calorad® Doesn't Work in the Third Month of Use?

Although the third month of Calorad® may rarely be too soon to judge what your final outcome will be, statistically...almost 9 out of 10 Calorad® users (based on clinical experience in over 600 obese patients taking Calorad®) will experience successful weight or inch loss by the end of the third month. The average weight loss was 10 pounds (40% more than was seen with another "copy cat" collagen supplement), and many users lost significantly more weight. The important thing to remember, that this weight loss is almost entirely fat. Not lean muscle or water weight as is seen in almost all calory-restriction and fad diets. If you are not seeing an increase in lean muscle along with a loss of fat or inches...contact us for a free consultation during this time. Several factors may inhibit fat or inch loss with Calorad®, including a sluggish thyroid gland, candiasis infection, mineral insufficiencies, inadequate water intake, exposure to certain environmental toxins, and some parasitic infections. Some Calorad® users with collagen degenerative diseases such as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis report that they are slower to lose weight with Calorad®. Their body may be using the collagen for repair and rebuilding before it is utilized for weight loss in these individuals. Once again...an important tip is to put the scale away and pay attention to how you are feeling, the inches you have lost, and how you fit in your clothes. Always remember that even if you are the 1 person in 10 that Calorad® will not work for, the product has other health benefits, and many people choose to take Calorad® simply because of the way they feel.

Who should NOT take Calorad®?

There is no known medical reason that certain people should NOT take Calorad®. Because Calorad® was not tested in young children (less than 12) or in pregnant or breast feeding women, you should ask your doctor in these circumstances whether Calorad® is right for you.

Are there diseases or conditions where Calorad® should not be taken?

There is no known medical reason that certain people should NOT take Calorad®. If you have any medical questions, you should ask your doctor in these circumstances whether Calorad® is right for you.

Is there a Guarantee?

If you are not completely satisfied with your Calorad®, simply send any unopened bottles back to us for a full and prompt refund of your purchase price and tax. Your only risk is a few dollars for shipping and handling (which is not refunded). You may send one empty bottle back to the manufacturer for a full refund of your purchase price if you return it within 30 days of purchase. In brief, if you are not completely satisfied, your Calorad® is fully refundable (with the exception of the shipping charge, which is your only risk). For more information, please see the excellent guarantee published by the manufacturer.

What Happens if Someone Gains Weight While Taking Calorad?

Since there are only 12 calories in each tablespoon of Calorad, it is HIGHLY UNLIKELY that anyone would ever gain FAT on Calorad. You would have to drink 10 bottles (1.3 gallons) of Calorad® to consume enough excess calories to gain one pound of weight. However, Calorad works by causing a gain in LEAN MUSCLE. This beneficial gain in lean muscle mass allows the body to burn 50 additional calories per hour (at rest) for each pound of lean muscle gained. Occasionally, people may gain one or two pounds of weight in the first month of using Calorad®...this is GOOD because unless you have radically increased the amount of food you are consuming, the weight gain is almost ALWAYS due to gains in lean muscle. In the next month, the pounds will often start to come off because this extra lean muscle is assisting you in the burning of FAT.

It is important that the scale not be the judge of success with Calorad® (especially in your first month of taking Calorad®) because lean muscle weighs more than fat. We suggest that you put the scale away and pay attention to inches lost and the way that you fit into your clothing. Sometimes people put on weight initially with Calorad® because the change in their body's muscle composition reflects as pounds on the scale. These same people, however, often report inch reduction and muscle tone that attests to the building of their bodies in a positive way.

What if I don't like the taste?

Although we rarely hear that, some folks do not like the lemonade or pink lemonade flavoring in Calorad®. Here are our suggestions. You can hold your nose and the quarter of a second experience will be over quickly. Or you can dilute your Calorad® in 8 ounces of water. Or you can keep your Calorad® in the refrigerator or mix Calorad® with ice-cold water. Any of these alternatives minimizes the "taste" experience of Calorad®.

Why are Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate in Calorad?

Potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate are both extracts from blueberries and other fruits. Potassium sorbate is the lactone acid from blueberries and acts as a natural preservative in Calorad®. Sodium Benzoate is bacteriostatic and fungistatic under acidic conditions. it is used most prevalently in acidic foods such as salad dressings, vinegar, carbonated soft drinks, jams and fruit juices, pickles, soy sause, and mustard. Sodium Benzoate occurs naturally in cranberries, prunes, greengage plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples. Concentration of Sodium Benzoate as a preservative is limited by the FDA to 0.1% by weight, although it is interesting to note that organically-grown cranberries and prunes can naturally contain levels exceeding this limit. Both of these products are used widely in foods and pharmaceuticals and are generally recognized as a safe (GRAS) food additive and preservative. GRAS is the same classification given by the FDA to vitamin C. The presence of these products insures a long shelf-life for your bottle of Calorad®.

Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Calorad® is a food supplement containing 12 calories, 3 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat and 0 grams of carbohydrate per 1-tablespoon serving. The collagen hydrolysate in Calorad® is extracted from certified beef or fish. The product is inspected for purity before use. Calorad® is a clear, liquid food supplement (but NOT a meal replacement plan) with lemonade or pink-lemonade flavor, and containing 12 calories, 3 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat and 0 grams of carbohydrate per 1-tablespoon serving. Calorad® contains no herbal or chemical stimulants. The primary "active" ingredient in Calorad® is collagen hydrolysate (hydrolyzed collagen) which is extracted from either certified Canadian beef or fish (the fish version is Kosher). The beef and fish versons have different flavoring. Calorad 2000®Kosher contains collagen from fish, natural pink lemonade flavoring, and is certified Kosher. Calorad 2000® bovine contains collagen from certified Canadian beef, and contains Natural lemonade flavoring. The product is inspected for purity, packaged into 1/2 liter bottles, and has a shelf-life of approximately 1 year. The source of collagen is connective tissue found between the meat and skin (in cows) and between the flesh and bone in fish. The hydrolyzed (pre-digested) collagen in Calorad® is not remarkably different from the collagen supplied by gelatin products such as Jello®, however is much more refined and concentrated, and is made primarily from the very best type-2 collagen, whereas gelatin products may have a mixture of all types and qualities of collagen.

Each bottle of Calorad® contains:


Oxygenated water

Collagen Hydrolysate (from either fish or beef)

Aloe Vera


Potassium Sorbate (from blueberries)

Natural lemonade Flavoring

Sodium Benzoate (natural preservatives from fruit sources)

For your protection, each individual Calorad bottle is plastic vacuum sealed, and has a shelf life of approximately 18 months.

About the Calorad® Developer

In 1981, Michel Grise, a brilliant Canadian formulator who was working for Abbott laboratories of Canada at the time, was asked to formulate a product that would eliminate the "fatty syndrome" in poultry. Fat chickens stop laying eggs, and their meat has lower market value.Michel developed a dry collagen-based formula that was completely safe as a feed additive, fed the product to the chickens, and within days, the fat was gone and the chickens and the chicken farmers were happy!!

Due to the dramatic success of the product, Michel decided to reformulate the product for humans, naming it, " Calorad®". Michel tested Calorad® on himself and had an internal medicine physician monitor his progress and the safety of the product. The doctor was amazed at Michel's results. Michel lost 30 pounds of fat without losing any lean muscle. In fact, to his excitement, he gained lean muscle in his chest. Michel reported to us: "By simply taking a tablespoon of Calorad® with a glass of water on an empty stomach each night just prior to going to sleep, I lost fat, weight and gained more muscle tone.


"Hello I read your link about Calorad.
I began taking it when I got burned out of the slim fast stuff. It has been 11 days since I began Calorad and have lost nearly 9 pounds. I walk on a tread mill for 20 minutes a day = 1.2 miles and drink PLENTY of water. I also stop eating after 5:30 PM I watch what I eat more closely as well. After seeing the loss I am more inclined to keep making lifestyle changes! I eat all sorts of good things during the day however.. Oranges, apples, humus, Tuna, soy cheese, sometimes a slim fast shake (not the canned) for a skipped meal if I am in meetings all day, salads, nuts, dried prunes.(ok.. and some Hershy kisses!) I splurge on Wed. and have 5 of them for my mid week treat!
The most dramatic thing I have seen since the Calorad is the need for antacids has stopped! I was called the TUM's Or ROLAID queen at work.. now I don't use them! Plus I sleep SOOOOOOOO much better! My husband said the snoring has stopped. In two weeks when I reorder he sheepishly said he wants to use it as well!
I have seen folks use it and have success. I have also seen the other end of the spectrum. I asked the folks who failed "DID you drink water?" they said.. NO. they dont like water. Well..... Then they were not interested in being healthier and losing weight. I lost around the rib cage and bust. ohh and the tush! I feel fantastic and KNOW I am making good choices! I am sorry to ramble but thought I would share my thoughts on Calorad."

Patricia L.
Black Creek Wisconsin

"Calorad has changed my life. I'm 70 years old and I've been dieting since I was 13. Not a day has gone by when food was not a conflicted experience for me. I've tried every diet from grapefruit to Slimfast to a $1000 Park Avenue diet that forced me to give up every food I love. On these impossible schemes I've yo yo'd all my life. Until Calorad. Six weeks ago my relationship with Calorad began and since then I've taken off 10 lbs, reshaped my entire body, taken off 2 pant sizes and a dress size! I feel fabulous and I'm living a guilt free life of ease and enjoyment with food. I haven't modified my diet in the least and I'm literally melting away. Calorad has changed my life irreversibly."
Glady Sargeant
Boston, MA

"Boy am I excited! I've lost 31 lbs. in under a month. I don't know what to say except that I feel like I'm in my 20's again. That kind of sums it up. I feel healthy, vitalized, firm and sexy. And I didn't do a thing other than one table spoon with water on an empty stomach before bed. To be honest with you, I tested the Calorad by giving it my best appetite. And I still lost weight! I've dropped two dress sizes and am close to a third. On other programs I gain weight. They were impossible to sustain, they were depressing and I ate more. Calorad not only makes me feel healthier, it inclines me to act healthier. I couldn't be any happier. Calorad is miraculous!"
Cheri Cummings
Miami, FL

"I was planing on having to spend the rest of my life looking like a fat little Jewish grandmother. It's certainly not what I dreamed of for myself and the vision, quite frankly, made me very sad. Three weeks ago I started on Calorad, pretty desperate for something to work out for me. Within a matter of 3 days I could feel a shift taking place. In 3 weeks I've taken 10 pounds without changing a thing in my life. My legs don't rub together, my arms don't pudge out, my stomach has gone down two inches and my tush has raised up. I never thought this could happen to me. It is beyond a dream come true."
Ava Gudeman
Los Angeles, CA

"I have lost ten lbs. and 7 1/2 inches in 2 1/2 weeks without gaining it back. I was a heavy child and found myself gaining 10 lbs, every year of my adult life. I tried all the diets available but could not stick with any of them. I am now losing weight without trying and with no side effects. I feel more comfortable in my clothes and have a lot more energy. Calorad really works!"

Sandy Barriera
Manchester, NH

"I was really amazed at how this product actually works! I am not overweight at all but I wanted to have more energy and to tighten and tone my body. I lost 7 lbs in 33 days and was amazed to find my stomach had "tightened" without exercise or any change in my diet! I have more energy, am sleeping better (getting to sleep faster) and have an overall, general sense of well-being. Calorad is part of my daily life now and it will be a routine for the rest of my life."
Julie Wales
Houston, TX

"After a serious car accident a few months ago, I found myself feeling lethargic along with experiencing painful headaches and physical discomfort. I had lost all desire to read (my favorite pastime) and was having difficulty "keeping up" with my two children and husband. My dad then suggested I try Calorad. Two days after starting, the headaches stopped and I have since discontinued using the medication that my doctors had prescribed for me. My energy has doubled, I am feeling great and enjoying life again."
Lisa McCabe
Manchester, NH

"In the last 3-1/2 weeks I've lost 15 lbs taking a product called Calorad I haven't changed my diet and I haven't done any exercise. I just take a tablespoon of Calorad before bed on an empty stomach. I've lost so many inches some of my pants that I couldn't even fit into, are now falling off. My knees don't hurt anymore. I can run up a flight. My back only hurts occasionally now. Best of all, I feel 20 years younger. It's not like a buzz, like you get from caffeine -- more like a feeling of overall wellness. My younger brother and my 74 year old mother are now taking Calorad. Best of all, when I lose all the weight I want to lose (about 56 more lbs), I can simply switch to taking the Calorad in the morning --and that's the entire maintenance program!!!"
Ken Gross
Northridge, CA

Athletes and Powerlifter Testimonials on Calorad®

Greg Summer, Personal Trainer, Nutritional Consultant, National Powerlifting Champion with four world records, and Silver Medalist in the Masters World Championships describes his first week of results with Calorad®:

". . . My first client of the day was Cheri Lerma who just won the State Powerlifting Championships, setting four state records. She seemed rather strong this particular morning. I passed it off figuring she might have had a few good meals and lots of rest. It was nothing compared to what my next client accomplished in her work out. We were doing a leg workout the previous week and it was a major ordeal to get the powerlifting belt to the first notch. I almost gave up but we finally combined our strength and did it. One week later she comes in weighing 5 pounds less and pulled the belt to the second notch all by herself and squatted 40 pounds in one week. She has been a tough one for me too. This product works!"
Greg Summers
Seaside, OR

"I come from a hockey background, playing juniors in the hot bed of American ice hockey, Michigan. I currently do management and marketing for a Southern California team and am quite conscientious about optimum fitness myself. I am a weight lifter and have been in good condition athletically and nutrition-wise all of my life. When I started taking Calorad® I was in the midst of a grueling project at work. I couldn't get to the gym and I was curious to see what Calorad® would do for me. In under a month I took off three inches in my waist, going from a 34 to a 31. I have stomach muscles now that no amount of working out could ever achieve for me. I have far more definition and am trimmer than when I previously worked out more rigorously. I couldn't be happier. Calorad® is strengthening and supporting me in ways I never could have imagined. I look forward to a long, slim, healthy association with Calorad®."
Drew McCaughey
Anaheim, CA

"I am an avid body builder and have been paying attention to personal fitness as a passion for many years. I work out consistently, at least 4 times a week and am aware of the way my body looks and feels. Since I've been taking Calorad®, I've noticed some tremendous changes in my physical well-being. For one, my energy level has evened out. My three o'clock dip has disappeared and I feel consistently healthy and energized . As far as my external appearance goes, I'm seeing definition and toning that is new and extremely exciting for me. In the last few weeks I've been inundated with people from the gym and elsewhere asking me what I'm doing that's working so well! I'm very happy and more fit than ever."
Bob Scullion
Los Angeles, CA

" I am an aerobics instructor by trade. I didn't have any weight to lose coming into Calorad® experience and was curious to see what this "muscle-builder" would do for my body. Well, in my second month of taking the product, I'm noticing some pretty incredible things. I do a lot of cardiovascular exercise but have not been lifting at all since I started Calorad®. Amazingly, my arms are now more defined than they were when I was lifting weights. I'm starting to see cuts in my leg muscles that have never come to the surface before. Just the other day I visited my massage therapist who has supported me as an athlete for ten years. He could not believe the enormous change in my body's muscle composition. He was blown away that the body he had been working on for 10 years had transformed so magnificently in just over a month. He wanted to know what I was doing and bought two bottles of Calorad® immediately. I didn't know that I could feel better and stronger than I did a month ago, but Calorad® has changed my life in some pretty significant ways."
Karla Yates
San Fernando, CA

"I have lifted weights and competed in the sport of Powerlifting on and off for the last twenty-five years. I recently turned 40 years old and began experimenting with Calorad and several grams of L-Glutamine just before my intense workout sessions. My bench (which has always been relatively weak) ... instantly went from two sets of five reps with 200 lbs. to an easy five sets of five reps with 225 lbs. ... quite a leap!" My all time best competitive lifts were 520 lb. squat ... 295 lb. bench (no shirt) and a 545 lb. deadlift in the 198 lb. class. I am looking forward to breaking all of my personal records with the assistance of Calorad as a Master Lifter in the 220's or 242's. Also, I should mention that I immediately noticed that pains from years of lifting abuse went away in my rear delts and knees. This lines right up with the Clinical Studies that I have read. I was a skeptic regarding the efficacy of Calorad; however, I am not anymore.
Rusty Dixon
Powell, OH

What doctors are saying about Calorad

"I have been looking for collagen-based product like Calorad for over 20 years. I have repeatedly asked manufacturers to formulate a product like Calorad to no avail. When I saw Calorad's ingredient set, I asked that my patient get me in touch with a principal from the company [Essentially Yours]. I checked the product out thoroughly and put 20 patients on it. The success rate was incredible. I love Calorad for a number of important reasons. First, this is a totally unique product. I know this because beside my large professional practice, I have owned and operated four health food stores in the last 27 years. There is nothing on the market like Calorad. I also like the delivery system - it's simple and elegant.
Without changing any major behaviors, my patients are losing weight and inches. Beyond the weight management success, I believe that Calorad supports people who are experiencing nutritional deficiencies. This is an important product for people who live in large cities and experience the toxicity endemic to urban populations.
Over the years, I have come to believe that some of the most important and advanced formulas come through MLM companies. We stock many of these wonderful products, but I have never aggressively built any downline organizations. With Calorad and Essentially Yours, I have built a very large and extensive group of health practitioners and lay Associates. All this because I believe in the product and because everyone sees the merit in the product almost immediately. My customers and my colleagues say "yes" to Calorad. I am pleased and amazed to be doing well while 'doing good'."
Dr. Ed Wagner, D.C.
Malibu, CA

"I have been a physician for 31 years, specializing in ophthalmology. My best friend, who holds a Ph.D. in nutrition and who has taught nutrition at a medical school in Ohio, introduced me to Calorad in late May. I went to a meeting in June to learn more about the product. I started taking Calorad that same day and since then, my entire staff, my wife and my family have all started on it. Personally, I didn't have much weight to lose; in fact, I didn't think I had any to lose. But within the first two weeks, I lost four pounds and one notch in my belt. Since then I have lost two more notches in my belt.
I have put close to three hundred people on Calorad since June. For me, the fascinating thing is that everybody seems to react differently to the product. I'd say about 20 per cent of my patients seem to experience a very rapid loss of weight and inches within the first week or two. The rest see much slower and steadier results. I actually have mixed emotions about the rapid weight loss and inches. On the one hand, people are usually very excited about quick results, but on the other hand, I think some of these people expect to get that same rate of change forever-and I don't think that occurs. I think there is a very dramatic change and then it may be steadier after that. I believe I have to encourage my patients that this is normal, that they don't have to see great change consistently as long as what they do see are changes in the right direction. We have found that it is definitely the inches over the pounds that are lost first. We recommend that our patients measure their bodies from the various places on their charts to track inch loss. We find that some people have a great resistance to doing this. Nonetheless, we do our best to encourage them because some people won't notice the difference in their bodies without these kinds of measurements. Some people think they can tell by the way their clothes fit, but when these same people check their measurements, they say 'My goodness, I’ve lost seven inches and I didn't notice.'
The common response I hear in the first week or two is much improved sleep and greater energy during the day. Some patients that come in have a new sense of radiance and proclaim to feel better than they have in years. I call it the special Calorad look. They know they are doing something for themselves and that it is very special.
This is a very safe product as far as any serious effects on your heart, lungs, brain, kidneys, etc. I have total confidence in the safety of Calorad and the efficacy is turning out to be very good. Although not 100 per cent, certainly the great majority of people are getting positive results. The thing I'd like to emphasize is that many people are amazed that they are losing the inches because they're not suffering, starving or depriving themselves on restrictive diets or going crazy with super exercise routines. Calorad seems to work despite not having to do all of the things they've done before when trying to lose weight."
Arnold Popkin, M.D.
Charlottesville, VA

"Any 'diet program' requires dropping fat grams or calories to a point where the body interprets the change as starvation. In the 'starvation mode' the body will use stored sugar first for fuel, followed by lean body or muscle mass, while storing fat to protect and 'insulate' the vital organs. In my weight loss program, I use a state-of-the-art body fat analysis machine to monitor crucial data about lean muscle mass loss. In March 1997, several of my Kansas patients approached me about using Calorad to prevent additional loss of lean muscle. I checked the ingredients and saw that Calorad contained no Ma Haung (ephreda) and said to myself okay, it passes the first test. Next I saw that it contained collagen and protein okay, excellent for muscles. I also saw that it contained only 14 calories per tablespoon - what a bonus! I told my patients to 'go for it.'
After their next checkup, these participants had lost fat, gained lean muscle and were reporting more energy and fewer aches and pains. I realized I had my hands on a product with amazing potential. I immediately flew to Wichita to become a Associate and to pick up some Calorad. I placed 20 of my patients on the product and within weeks I began seeing phenomenal results. One patient, a 26-year-old female, was suffering from a debilitating form of fibromyalgia and clinical depression, and she was taking 14 different medications to cope. Her body fat analysis revealed she had 64 per cent body fat and was 60 pounds overweight. In addition to placing her on Calorad, I advised her to decrease her intake of processed foods and to eliminate 'no fat' products and products containing Nutrasweet or aspartame from her diet. Studies have shown that these products can exacerbate fibromyalgia and may even be a root cause of the disease. Four weeks later, this patient returned to my office 16 pounds lighter. Her body fat percentage had decreased to 58 per cent while her lean muscle mass had increased. She was grinning from ear to ear as she said, 'You know what I did this week? I vacuumed my own apartment and went grocery shopping for the first time in six months. Best of all, I was able to do all of this on the same day!' Calorad and a few simple dietary changes have given this young woman hope that one day she will be able to get off of disability and have a life again. I love Calorad. I now place 35 to 40 patients a day on Calorad.
I personally started using Calorad on July 14, 1997. I previously had lost 60 pounds but continued to be disappointed with 'the hail damage' (cellulite) on the back of my legs and some of the other areas suffering from what I call 'sagging skin syndrome.' In six weeks, I have lost an additional five pounds and the inches are coming off like crazy. More importantly though, my 'hail damage' has improved visibly. Recently I began taking Agrisept and Parattack99 for some gastrointestinal bloating problems. I consider these products to be the best line of 'wellness’ products I have ever investigated and used. I hope that other DO's and MD's throughout the country will embrace the entire line of products as I have."
Pamela S. Hiti, D.O.
Oklahoma City, OK
(Dr. Hiti is a well-known obesity specialist throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. She is the founder and medical director of the Oklahoma Center for Weight Management. Dr. Hiti is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, who specialize in weight loss.)

"My Ph.D. is in clinical nutrition and I've been working in the nutritional field for 16 years. One of my focus areas is tracking people's health problems to their root as nutritional deficiencies. From my broad experience researching health in relation to nutrition, I recognize Calorad as a product that is positively needed by everyone-whether they have a weight problem or not. My experience with this product has been astounding. My patients, under less than ideal stress conditions, are losing weight and inches and gaining energy. Calorad stimulates a source of energy in the body, and those taking it are becoming self-evident testimonies to the power of this incredible wellness resource. There is no need to 'try out' this product. It is an important source of nutrition for all bodies alike, and it works. I would say it's the next universal juice drink."
Dr. Robert Fahey, Ph.D.
Honolulu, HI

"I am a registered nurse/hospital administrator and my husband, a chiropractor, and I started taking Calorad on March 8, 1997. Initially, I was skeptical about how this worked, but I have always said, 'When they find something that will let me lose weight while I sleep, I'll try it.' I did, and it worked. My husband is 6'2" and he lost 14 pounds in three weeks, going from 187 to 173 pounds. I have lost eight pounds and 15 inches in four weeks and I'm still losing, but more slowly now. We also realized the fantastic business opportunity and started building our downline. In only seven weeks we accumulated 80 associates, many of whom are healthcare professionals. I am very happy we found Calorad."
Kay White, MSN, RN
San Marcos, TX

"I have been a chiropractor with a large, nutritionally based practice for the past 25 years. I was introduced to Calorad six weeks ago. Having heard what Calorad was supposed to do, I was interested in testing it. We tested Calorad on our homeopathic computer and found it to be very pure with no detectable residues. Then I 'muscle tested' it on several patients the following day and found an amazingly high degree of bio-compatibility. Calorad truly does help people to lose inches, gain muscle tone and sleep better. I have begun using Calorad on patients with both chronic and acute joint pain with very good results. Since bringing Calorad into the office, we have sold on the average of two cases a week on the retail level. Many of our patients who have experienced the wonders of Calorad have become Associates and are helping many of their family and friends find better health with Calorad."
Dr. William R. Emard, D.C.
Quartz Hill, CA

"I've been a chiropractor for 20 years and I have owned multiple chiropractic clinics. I was a pharmaceutical representative for over five years prior to becoming a chiropractor. In all of these years, I have not encountered a weight management product that comes close to the effectiveness and the wonderful results that are obtained with Calorad. Personally, I lost 22 pounds in my first 11 weeks on Calorad. I purposely ate all of the foods I enjoy and avoided exercise in order to prove the product efficacy. Boy did it work! I lost four notches in my belt and my chronic bi-lateral knee pain of 28 years and chronic right shoulder pain of 21 years have been resolved with Calorad. My patients are getting similar, wonderful results. I am extremely thankful to EYI and to all of the terrific support staff and for Calorad! I recommend every chiropractor in the world use Calorad personally and professionally."
Dr. Bill Uriarte, D.C.
Windsor, CA

"I have been looking for a collagen based product like Calorad® for over 20 years"
Dr. Ed Wagner,
Malibu CA

"The results with Calorad® have been phenomenal. Personally, I take Calorad® during the day for energy and stamina. I don't need to lose any weight, but there's no denying the toning that's taking place in my body. My calves are harder and more defined, my thighs are tighter. It's really quite remarkable. I've given Calorad® to my patients with tremendous success. The ingredients in this product are completely safe and effective. No side effects. No bloating. I simply cannot keep Calorad® on my shelves."
Dr. C. J. Middleton,
Los Angeles, CA

"I've got couples fighting over the bottles in my office. I'm so thrilled to be able to expand my wellness practice with a product that safely and naturally helps people lose weight. I know I can recommend Calorad® and expect tremendous health results for my patients."
Dr. Ira Mitzner,
Miami FL

"I have probably used the product longer than any other person on the planet. And in addition to that I had the good fortune of monitoring over three hundred patients over a one-year period of time on the use of the product. I monitored people that ranged in age from seventeen years of age up to seventy-seven years of age with a variety of backgrounds and health histories. They included people with high blood pressure, arthritis, and many other conditions. Over that one-year period of time we averaged a weight loss of four pounds of fat per month. I want to stress that we did a lot of testing. We did hydrostatic weighing so that we would know exactly how much of the reduction was happening in adipose tissue and how much was actually conversion of lean muscle mass. Our results were extraordinary."
Dr. Rena Davis,
Portland OR