- Cal 90
- Protein 10g
- Fiber 6g
- Carb 8g
- Sugar 2g
Slendesta, low in calories, price
Soy protein, artificial flavors, soy protein, sucralose
Summary :Metabolife Slender Satisfaction is a meal replacement shake targeted towards women and it has a lot of positive attributes to it - it tastes great, it's less expensive than other shakes, and therefore, affordable for many, and it contains 6 grams of fiber. However, we were disappointed to see the appearance of soy protein, artificial flavors, sucralose and Acesulfame potassium.
As we have stated time and time again while reviewing different shakes, we do not like seeing these ingredients in products. These ingredients have all been controversial as of late, and because of this, it's safer to avoid them altogether. Soy protein has been linked to thyroid issues, immune system problems, and dangers to pregnant or nursing women. Artificial flavors in products can cause chest pains, headaches, fatigue, allergies, nausea and more. Acesulfame potassium contains methylene chloride, a known carcinogen. Long-term exposure to this can cause nausea, headaches, mood problems, liver and kidney problems, and more. Studies on sucralose have shown that the consumption of this ingredient can reduce the amount of good bacteria in your intestines by 50% and increase weight gain. It is not actually sugar, it is a chlorinated artificial sweetener. With this array of potential health issues linked to these ingredients, we would rather see them left them out of shakes completely.
In conclusion, though this shake is low in calories at 90 per serving, the controversial ingredients present in this product don't allow it to be the best choice out there.
Protein quality : 7.5/10
10 grams of protein per serving, whey and soy protein
Appetite Suppressant : 9.3/10
6 grams of fiber and Slendesta (hunger blocker)
Taste : 8.2/10
Value : 10.0/10
$28.00 for a 2-week supply or $1.80 per shake