|Atkins Day Break Strawberry Banana Shake|
|FitMiss Delight Chocolate Delight|
|Garden of Life RAW Organic Meal Vanilla|
|Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal French Vanilla|
|IsAgenix IsaLean Shake Natural Berry Harvest|
|Jarrow Formulas The Slim Whey Green Tea|
|Metagenics UltraMeal Rice Vanilla|
|Naturade Total Soy Chocolate|
|Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein Vanilla|
|SlimFast Advanced Nutrition Creamy Chocolate|
|Special K Protein Vanilla Cappuccino|
|Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake French Vanilla|
Nutritionally balanced powders and read-to-drink shakes can help people lose weight, improve blood sugar control, and build muscle. They're also a better alternative to snacking when you're on-the-go. But what's really in them? If you're not careful, you might not get what you bargained for. In this latest review and quality rating of meal replacement products, ConsumerLab.com discovered defects in 36% of products, including:
In addition to measuring the protein, carbohydrates, and fats in every product, each was checked for contamination with arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead. "Gluten-free" products were checked for gluten.
ConsumerLab.com identified some of the best quality meal replacement products and came up with a short list of its Top Picks.
Avoid problems and find the best meal replacement powder or shake at the best price using ConsumerLab.com's reviews and recommendations. In this comprehensive report, you'll get test results for 13 products, including two which passed ConsumerLab.com's voluntary Quality Certification Program. You'll discover:
Also see ConsumerLab.com's Protein Powders & Shakes Review.
Several ConsumerLab.com members have reported that the company which sells one of the meal replacement products which failed testing has notified them, in response to their questions, that the product's label is being updated to reflect the higher amount of sodium it contains -- as uncovered by ConsumerLab.com. However, that company appears to be downplaying (but not disputing) the cadmium contamination found by ConsumerLab.com. For details, see the Update in the full review.