Unicity Science FAQs

Below are the Unicity community’s most frequently asked questions. Learn more about product composition, nutrition, and how our products Make Life Better.

Can’t I just consume dietary fiber from food instead of taking fiber supplements?

Food processing tends to eliminate a lot of beneficial fiber from food, and, as a result, many people don’t get enough fiber in their diets. With our unique blend of soluble and insoluble fiber, you will receive benefits that support healthy cholesterol levels, a healthy digestive system, and a curbed appetite. In addition, you will receive vitamins and minerals that are not present in normal dietary fiber.

What products can be used by pregnant or nursing women?

Unicity recommends that anyone nursing or pregnant consult with their physician before using any nutritional supplements.

Why aren’t the amino acids listed on the label, and could you provide the amounts in milligrams or grams? How do you find the NPU/net protein score on Complete and or other products?

Having the amino acids listed on the label is not a regulatory requirement, so we do not list them. We don’t use NPU as a protein score as it is an outdated way to look at protein quality. Instead, we use the PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score). The scale is from 0-1 with 1 meaning that the protein provides all necessary amino acids. Unicity Complete has a score of 1, so even though we don’t list the amino acids, we can say that all standard amino acids are present in sufficient quantities and from sufficiently digestible sources.​

How much protein should I be eating every day?

That depends on your goals and lifestyle. The short answer is that 10-35% of your daily calories should come from protein. For a 2000-calorie diet, the range would be 50-175 grams of protein. Some research suggests that individuals looking to lose weight or support a more active lifestyle should consume closer to 35%. We recommend speaking with your physician to determine the best amount for you.

Is there anything I should consider when making decisions about what to eat during my regular meals?

Choose low-carbohydrate options during meals. If you decide to indulge, choose dinner as your higher-carb meal. You will have more time to get back to the Fat Burning Zone during your nighttime fast.

What If I am feeling hungry while following the Unicity Nutrition Principles?

You don’t have to be hungry! If you find that you need something more between meals, you can always take Unimate Fuel or Unimate—they are better options that won’t dramatically spike your insulin levels.

How will eating more fat affect my cholesterol levels?

Recent science has changed the way we look at cholesterol. Today’s studies suggest that multiple factors should be considered when evaluating cholesterol levels and that LDL cholesterol (traditionally termed “bad cholesterol”) may have benefits under certain circumstances.

When it comes to general health and longevity, research suggests that a more helpful metric than total cholesterol levels is the ratio of triglycerides to HDL. In healthy people who are unlikely to face heart issues, the triglyceride to HDL ratio typically falls below 1.5. People who eat less sugar and processed foods, even while consuming more saturated fat, have been shown to improve their triglyceride to HDL ratio. While cholesterol can still be a helpful measure, and can be greatly improved by increasing your daily fiber intake, it should be evaluated under the direction of licensed medical professionals through the lens of recent science.

If I’m increasing my fat intake, am I burning stored fat or dietary fat?

The quick answer is both so long as you are following the Unicity Nutrition Principles.

The body accesses energy in this order: blood glucose, blood fat, stored glucose, and stored fat. This is why we recommend extending the amount of time in the Fat Burning Zone. Following the nutrition principles, particularly 4-4-12, allows you to access the stored fat as quickly as possible. By keeping insulin low, you enhance metabolic flexibility.

What can I have between meals while adhering to 4-4-12?

You can enjoy water, unsweetened tea, coffee, and low-carb beverages like Unimate Fuel, Unimate, and Unicity Matcha. Sugar-free gum and mints are also acceptable.

Do I need to make dietary changes if I use these products?

These products are specifically formulated for use with our Unicity Nutrition Principles: Prioritize Protein, Fuel with Fat, Control Carbohydrates, and follow the 4-4-12 guideline.

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Please note: We cannot answer questions related to diseases, medical advice, product use with medications, or competitor comparisons. For those questions, you will need to contact your primary healthcare provider.