Herbalife is one of the most well-known multi-level marketing companies, popular for its health and weight loss solutions. We are reviewing the Formula 1 shake. The first thing that stood out to us is that this product is made with soy – which gives us concern. Soy is controversial, as there have been a reported bevy of negative effects linked to this ingredient. This product also contains fructose. We don’t mind natural fructose in fruits and vegetables, but we do not like fructose in food products, powders and shakes because when too much fructose enters your body, the metabolic burden falls on your liver, in much the same way as for alcohol, and your body becomes a sea of toxic byproducts. Because of the fat it starts making, it can actually cause you to gain weight, rather than lose it. Additionally, the sugar content is quite high at 9 grams per serving, and the sodium is high at 145 mg per serving, while the protein level is quite low at 9 grams. On a good note this product is Allergen-free, which is a rarity in health shakes.
All-in-all, though this shake and brand is extremely popular and has a huge following behind it, we aren’t crazy about the ingredients used and we wouldn’t rate it as one of the best products out there. It does have a great price point though at $1.33 per shake, and is low in calories at 90 calories per shake. If you want to jump on the Herbalife bandwagon, just do so with your eyes open!