- Cal 90
- Protein 15g
- Fiber 5g
- Carb 7g
- Sugar 0g
Quality of ingredients, Tri-Plex™ proteins, no sugar, soy free, gluten free, testimonials
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310 Shake, which has long been our #1 rated shake, recently launched a new shake formula, which has fans more excited than ever. The long line of 310 followers (you can see them on the company’s online Facebook Community page), also includes some celebrities. And 310 Nutrition now offers both plant and whey-based shake formulas with increased benefits, bringing their ratings up even higher.
One of the main reasons that we love 310 Shake is that it is hands down one of the healthiest diet shakes we’ve seen, with no potentially unhealthy or controversial ingredients such as soy, fructose, artificial sugars or flavors, fillers and more. 310 uses natural, wholesome ingredients in all of their products, in order to benefit overall health as well as weight loss. Their new plant-based shake formula includes all the same admirable traits as the previous one but also features more enhancements including an unbelievably awesome new taste and texture.
Let’s begin with the new shake’s tastes… Users are saying that the new plant and whey-based shake formulas are richer and creamier than before. 310 Nutrition states on their website that the enhancements are due to advanced technologies used in the manufacturing process. The best part is that the plant-based shakes are now completely sugar-free – getting their intense flavors only from natural sweeteners.
The shakes also come in a variety of flavors – which users have expressed allows them to try different recipes and have different shake blends each day, so they don’t get bored.
The new plant-based shakes are available in: Vanilla, Vanilla Chai, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mocha and Salted Caramel. And the whey-based shakes are available in Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Salted Caramel.
The label for the new 310 Plant-Based Vanilla Shake shows us the nutrients available in each shake serving and the high-quality ingredients you will find…
310’s new plant-based shake formula offers plant proteins that are well-known for their health, fitness and weight loss benefits. The company’s proprietary blend of Tri-Plex™ proteins includes pea, hemp and brown rice which all offer complete satiety benefits, improved digestion and superior absorption.
Pea protein – packed with muscle-building BCAAs, offers the user fullness and satisfaction between meals, while low fat and low calorie brown rice helps with muscle recovery. Hemp protein, packed with fiber and essential omega-3 fats, helps raise metabolism to speed up weight loss.
In addition, the new shake formula also includes 1 billion CFU of probiotics, supplying even more support for optimal digestion and immune health. And there’s also a new vitamin/mineral blend containing 20 vital vitamins and minerals essential for complete well-being, and a greens blend with powerful superfoods including organic kale, broccoli, spinach and more.
WHY WE’RE GLAD THERE’S NONE OF THESE CONTROVERSIAL INGREDIENTS…
Though a lot of other shake brands that we reviewed have tasted great and testimonials show that they can help users lose weight, we think they lose major brownie points if they contain any ingredients that current research shows may potentially be detrimental to your health or long-term weight maintenance efforts.
Another reason that 310 Shakes get our highest honors is because the formula is not just a quick fix. The ingredients score high on the health scale and can be used continually for both weight loss and then for weight maintenance as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Here are some ingredients that we were thrilled NOT to find in 310 Shakes:
There’s a lot of controversy surrounding this ingredient, and quite a bit of evidence showing that you might be best staying away from it. Soy contains phytoestrogens which may have an estrogenic effect on the body and may mess with hormones and contribute to weight gain. (1)
Soy may also potentially have negative effects on your thyroid and side effects of that may include weight gain and tiredness.
Fructose is a type of sugar that is now well-known to be bad for your liver and your heart in large quantities. Basically, it’s a type of sugar that comes from fruits, but the breakdown of it, which happens mainly in your liver, can lead to a build-up of fat, potentially leading to fatty liver disease and even cardiovascular disease. (2)
Fructose can also cause leptin resistance in your body. Leptin is a hormone that helps to regulate your body weight, so when you’re leptin resistant, your body is full but your brain thinks you’re hungry. Since your natural satiety signals don’t set in, you overeat which can lead to weight gain and obesity.
Artificial sweeteners or “fake” sugars come in a variety of brand names and types, but some of the more popular ones that you may often see in meal replacement shakes include sucralose (Splenda), Acesulfame Potassium (Ace K), Maltodextrin and Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful and Equal-Measure).
The first thing about these sweeteners (besides the fact that they aren’t even real sugar and instead are chemicals!), is that they are much, much sweeter than normal sugar, which mixes up your body’s satiety signals. For instance, it’s been shown that calorie-free sweetener, Ace-K, is 200 times sweeter than regular table sugar!
And what happens when your body gets these extremely sweet substances is that they mess things up in your system so that you don’t feel full, and they actually increase the motivation to eat. So whereas you think you are doing something good towards your weight loss goals with these calorie free sweeteners, studies show they may actually LEAD to weight gain. (3)
There is also plenty of evidence that artificial sweeteners such as the ones we listed above may be bad for your health, leading to possible short term and even long term side effects when consumed on a daily basis or in large quantities.
Carrageenan is an ingredient that you may have seen in quite a few foods, even some organic specialties. Although this ingredient is made from seaweed, which seems harmless enough, it has actually been shown to potentially cause GI and digestive issues, along with inflammation in the body. (4)
There are even measures currently in the process of being passed to remove carrageenan from substances approved for use in USDA Organic foods, showing that there is obviously enough evidence for people to be worried about this ingredient.
Though some people may not experience a reaction, others may undergo an upset stomach, bloating, inflammation, diarrhea and more – so it’s probably best to steer clear.
Even with all the new enhancements, 310 Shake by 310 Nutrition is still the same affordable price, coming in at a great value of $2.43 per serving. They also offer a 30 day money-back guarantee, even if the product is opened, showing that they very much stand by the quality and results of their products.
As we’re sure it’s obvious, we are very impressed with this meal replacement shake option in general, and think we’d be hard-pressed to find another equal competitor in this field. It’s clear from the consistent user reviews as well as social media testimonials that this shake favorite only seems to be increasingly getting better – and is definitely a long-term option for healthy weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.
If you think you might be interested in a weight loss shake, we would recommend that you give 310 Shakes a try. Also, feel free to do your own research and check out the other shake reviews on this site to see how they may fall short or compare.
Protein quality : 9.9/10
15 grams per serving, Triplex, hemp, pea, rice proteins
Appetite Suppressant : 9.7/10
5 grams of fiber per serving, time-released protein for maximum appetite suppression
Taste : 9.7/10
Value : 9.9/10
$64.00 – $68.00 for a 1-month supply or $2.28 – $2.42 per shake