This is a protein weight loss supplement that provides important amino acids and enzymes. It claims to easily digest, is stimulant free, and has been clinically studied.
They claim that it will suppress your appetite and will last up to 4 hours. It also regulates blood sugar levels so you will not fall into food cravings. It has a low glycemic index of 27 which means you will not experience a significant rise in blood sugar.
It comes with a full meal plan that consists of 3 shakes a day and a guide for eating certain foods to prevent weight gain.
Ingredients & Side Effects Of Almased shake:
Soy Protein Isolate:
Once fats and hulls have been removed, the soybeans are processed to produce 90% protein by weight. It provides all the necessary amino acids when replacing meals. Soy has natural compounds including phytoestrogens.
Studies have shown this is a compound that reacts like the hormone estrogen, increasing the level in both women and men. Additionally, the ingredient isolavones may lower the amount of iodine in your body which can lower the functioning of the thyroid called hypothyroidism. Soy is high in isolavones which can inhibit thyroid hormones that play an important part in controlling everything from your body’s temperature to your metabolism.
Phytic acid, found in soy, can inhibit the absorption of iron into the body which can cause a nutritional deficiency. Another component is goitrogen which can damage your thyroid and, along with other mentioned inhibitors, can lead to serious thyroid health.
There are many different variables and grades of honey, some are less likely to contain any additives. It serves as a sweetener but does not offer any nutrients but if taken in large quantities, can add to weight gain.
Almased has a total of 15 grams of sugar per serving and comes from honey. This actually is somewhat high because you are consuming 3 servings each day.
It is recommended that women should only consume 24 grams of sugar per day and men 36 grams per day. That said, by consuming 3 servings per day, women will take in 21 extra grams and men, 9 extra grams. Added sugars have no nutritional values but could add to your weight even to the level of obesity. Obesity can lead to many heart health issues. Sugar, even in the form of honey, will break down the same way in your body and should be consumed in moderation.
Skim Milk Yogurt:
This is a dehydrated yogurt made from low-fat milk and it’s unknown whether it keeps the healthy probiotics known to be found in yogurt.
This additive is either an artificial coloring or a natural extract to produce color. It’s only provided to add a tint or color but has not nutritional value.
The Quality of Almased’s Ingredients:
There is a high level of protein, 27 grams, per serving which is attributed to soy which can possibly lead to health issues. It’s also high in sugar, 15 grams, per serving which can make it difficult to lose weight. Sugar also increases your appetite and turns into fat. This supplement has a lot of calories at 180 per serving. Therefore, consuming 3 supplements each day will equal 580 calories. The level of calories can make it rather difficult to lose weight. In order to lose weight, you need to consume a low level of calories. All in all, this is a poor quality shake.
The company does not offer direct purchases but does recommend various vendors. One container retails for $27.92 on Amazon. There are 10 servings, equating to $8.38 for 3 shakes a day. Whether there are available refunds would depend on the vendor, so there is no guarantee.
The FDA has stated that the company’s claim of 14 health benefits is not true.
Consumer complaints range from vomiting due to its awful taste, moderate to severe cramping, and there are currently 598 negative reviews on Amazon.com
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