Medifast has recently been fined $3.7 million for stating false weight loss claims, but while reviewing this shake, we tried not to let that hinder our opinion. However, upon seeing the ingredients used, we were not impressed.
This drink contains a soy protein isolate which by now you should know we are not crazy about, due to recent studies that have linked soy proteins to a variety of health issues. There is also fructose found in this shake, which is a simple sugar that can cause liver malfunction. Artificial flavors also make up the contents of this shake, as is Acesulfame potassium, which is a potassium salt that contains methylene chloride, a known carcinogen.
In addition to these controversial ingredients, the shake doesn’t have the highest protein level – only 14 grams per serving – and is not the cheapest product out there. However, this is a shake that does taste good!