The following article is a guest post.
Vi-Shake is a meal replacement shake for weight loss produced by ViSalus.
As they claim, it contains exclusively picked ingredients from all over the world and its formula was invented jointly with a scientific advisory board. We’ll try to figure out if Vi-Shake is really that beneficial. You can find out more information about shakes for weight loss on Health Guide Reviews.
Here is the list of the Vi-Shake’s components:
- Soy Protein Isolate
- Digestive Resistant Maltodextrin
- Whey Protein Hydrolysate
- Di-Calcium Phosphate
- Sunflower Oil
- Artificial Flavor
- Natural Flavor
- Whey Protein Concentrate
- DiMagnesium Phosphate
- Magnesium Oxide
- Medium Chain Triglycerides
- Gum Arabic
- Xanthan Gum
- Sodium Caseinate
- Soy Lecithin
- Mono and Diglycerides
- Patented Protease
- DiPotassium Phosphate
Nothing special is used there. Furthermore, there’s Sucralose which impact on human health isn’t 100% studied, as well as artificial flavors and mono- and diglycerides portably extracted from unnatural chemicals and animal fats respectively.
Now, see the value of Vi-Shake’s micronutrients:
- 90 Calories, 10 from fat
- 1 gram of fat
- Cholesterol 15 mg, 5%
- Sodium 75 mg, 3%
- Potassium 125 mg, 4%
- Carbohydrate 7 g, 2%
- Dietary Fiber 5 g, 22%
- Sugars, less than 1 gram
- Protein 12 grams, 24%
- 0 grams Saturated and Trans Fat
So it’s actually standard for meal replacement shakes. Likewise, there are 30% vitamins and minerals added.
Vi-Shake features a Tri-Sorb formula encompassing 3 different forms of protein. According to the table 1, the very first ingredient is Soy Protein Isolate. It means the protein is primarily soy based.
Particular studies show that soy can harmfully impact your hormones, which causes certain diseases. Moreover, this is the super cheap source of protein so buying Vi-Shake, you have to overpay.
Vi-Shake’s price/quality ratio
There are 30 servings in a pouch costing $49.99. To lose weight, they recommend you getting 2 scoops a day, which means 1 bag is sufficient for 15 days.
$49.99 divided by 15 days equals $3.32 a day. Don’t you think it’s too much for artificial flavors, unnecessary ingredients, and cheap soy protein?
“Better” protein synthesis
ViSalus claim they added Protease digestive enzymes to help you digest their product better. However, those are necessary only if you have certain medical conditions. Not to mention there are possible side effects like joint pain, abdominal cramps and pain, and frequent urination.
Next, the shake is presented as gluten free and calcium containing. Yet this doesn’t make it unique at all.
They also patented the Aminogen digestive enzyme. This is a mixture of two molds: Aspergillus Niger and Aspergillus Oryzae.
We often meet Aspergillus Niger in autopsy reports for people died from lung and bronchial failure. Moreover, it can aggravate diseases and destroy foods like onions, peanuts, and grapes.
Vi-Shake is well-publicized yet it doesn’t guarantee any safety or effectiveness. It’s not really different from most shake brands and overly expensive.
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
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