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Meal Replacement & Weight Management Powders and Shakes Review
 

Initial Posting: 7/24/16  Updated 8/6/16 
Meal Replacement Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Find the Best Meal Replacement and Weight Management Products

Only 64% of Meal Powders & Shakes Pass ConsumerLab.com's Tests of Quality


Meal replacement and weight management powders and beverages compared in this review
Atkins Day Break Strawberry Banana Shake Jarrow Formulas The Slim Whey Green Tea SlimFast Advanced Nutrition Creamy Chocolate
FitMiss Delight Chocolate Delight Metagenics UltraMeal Rice Vanilla Soylent
Garden of Life RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Naturade Total Soy Chocolate Special K Protein Vanilla Cappuccino
Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal French Vanilla Nature's Plus Spiru-Tein Vanilla Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake French Vanilla
IsAgenix IsaLean Shake Natural Berry Harvest    
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 Soylent Special K Protein Vanilla Cappuccino Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake  French Vanilla
Make sure the meal replacement or weight management product you take passed our tests!
Isn't your health worth it?
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:
    • 5 times the listed amount of sodium
    • Contamination with cadmium, a toxic heavy metal
    • 53% more carbohydrate and 24% more calories
    • 16% less protein

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:

    • Which powders and shakes failed testing and which passed, earning top quality ratings -- and why
    • ConsumerLab.com's Top Picks
    • Head-to-head comparisons of the protein, fats, and carbohydrates (including sugar and fiber) in all meal replacement products reviewed and rated
    • Nutritional intake recommendations
    • Clinical evidence regarding the use of meal replacements for weight loss, blood sugar control, and muscle gain
    • Concerns and cautions with using meal replacement products

Also see ConsumerLab.com's Protein Powders & Shakes Review.

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Update:
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.
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