#14 Herbalife Formula 1

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Product Overview

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!

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  1. Lindsay L. Post author

    Tastes good, I like it better than Slim Fast and I like that you mix it with milk so it is more like a shake. I lost 5 lbs in one month so that was too bad but I also didn’t really change my diet or start exercising so that could be why. I use this as a meal replacement in the mornings and it generally keeps me full until lunch. I pair with with a little fruit or a slice of toast.

  2. missy stiles Post author

    No weight loss because of this product. I’m 5’5” and 120 lbs so losing weight isn’t a huge priority, it’s more about maintaining weight. I was using this product for a few weeks and I was getting constant stomachaches, with or without milk so I definitely won’t be recommending this.

  3. tyson p. Post author

    I have been doing this for about a month now. I got on the scale and I haven’t lost a single pound! I’m using their other products with it as well! I am VERY disappointed!

  4. B-Dawg Post author

    I use this product twice a day instead of meals and it fills me up! I mix it with fat free milk and frozen berries. I have been on it for about 3 months and I’ve lost 30 pounds so far!

  5. noah brickley Post author

    I got this for weight control. There’s tons of recipes online so it’s not always the same taste over and over again. I love that they have that.

  6. kala Post author

    It has a really good taste to it and I love it as a meal substitute. However, even when I shake super hard or for a long time in the blender cup, there are always chunks of undissolved product. Gross. This actually may prevent me from purchasing more.

  7. tiff tiff Post author

    I use this product everyday with a sensible diet and I have been exercising as well and I’ve lost 18lbs in 3 months! I use almond milk because I’m lactose intolerant. I will definitely keep buying it!

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