Dr. Newton’s Naturals offers a meal replacement shake called Gold Standard Protein.
* royale is an unknown flavor
You may have never heard of Dr. Newton’s Naturals (don’t feel bad, we hadn’t either), but this company offers a variety of good health and wellness products and supplements that may be worth checking out. Of course, for now we’re going to focus on their meal replacement shake, Gold Standard Protein.
This shake has a fairly solid list of ingredients. For starters, the label boasts that it’s made with organic New Zealand whey. At first glance this looks awesome to us – after all, we know that whey is the Mercedes Benz of proteins, but once we started reading through the ingredients list, we were a little disappointed to see that the protein blend in Gold Standard includes hydrolyzed soy protein. Come on Dr. Newton’s – you know just as well as we do that soy has been trashed from here to Timbuktu for its long-term negative health effects. Not to mention, this diet shake also has artificial sweeteners like polydestrose and sucralose.
Moving on to the rest of the ingredients (we’ll let the soy thing slide for now), we were excited to see this shake contains a good amount of nutrients. It has 50% or more RDA of several nutrients including vitamin D, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, biotin and more. Gold Standard Protein also tastes pretty good and comes in three flavors – vanilla, chocolate and royale (disclaimer: we have no clue what royale flavoring is and didn’t want to risk it, so you’re on your own trying that one).
When it comes to the value of Dr. Newton’s diet shake, we can’t help but notice the extremely high price tag. Is New Zealand whey combined with soy protein, mixed up with some nutrients and finally sweetened with sucralose, really worth paying nearly $4 per shake? Eh, we don’t think so, but that’s your call. This is a good product, but we’re not convinced that it takes the gold in the world of meal replacement shakes.