Isagenix reformulated their shake and it’s not that we weren’t aware of the change, it was just hard for us to justify buying the shake again when it’s so expensive and we had already given it a review. However, in the interest of a fair review, we would be remiss to not give it a second shake (ha!) in our “Closer Look” review.
So we went to Amazon (their website is a constant MLM up sale) and picked up some of the Creamy Dutch Chocolate in their IsaLean line for their second time around.
You’re going to end up spending $52 per 14-day supply with the Isagenix shakes which ends up being just about $3.71 per shake. Far and away, the biggest hurdle of these shakes is going to be the price tag on them. As good as they are, some of us just can’t afford it. You can join their MLM program and get the shakes for under $3 per serving, if you’re into selling it to your friends and family…
The shake uses 8g of fiber and chromium as the hunger blocker with satisfactory results. The shake filled most of us up to an extent, but it didn’t last as long as some of the others. Several of the staffers were munching on snacks within an hour or two to hold out for their next meal. It wasn’t the best or the worst in this aspect, but it did hold out for about 2 hours.
We know we’re going to get people jumping down our throats in this area, but first of all we will say that these shakes do really well with nutrition. However, we’re rating the nutrition for losing weight as a meal replacement, not as a protein shake.
The shake has a great balance of vitamins and minerals (ranging from 30% to 150% of your daily intake), and as we said earlier, 8 grams of fiber is nothing to sneeze at. However, you’ll need to combine this shake with exercise to make the best use of the 24 grams of protein.
Having that much protein is why these shakes contain so many calories. Remember, even protein when not processed by the body will just be stored as fat.
Unless you’re doing some heavy weight lifting or strenuous workouts, most of that 36 grams of protein isn’t going to benefit you. 12-18 grams of protein per meal is the sweet spot. (Lower end for women, higher end for men.)
Isagenix IsaLean shakes also have 11 grams of sugar per serving which is a bit higher than we would like, but their old formula was well into the double digits on sugar. So a big improvement here.
The higher sugar means you’re going to get a better tasting product and most of us were quite impressed with the chocolate shake. The high protein led to the inevitable “protein drink aftertaste” which is pretty unpleasant, but all in all the shakes were quite tasty.
So, on closer inspection the Isalean Pro shakes have definitely moved up the rankings with their new formulation. Hooray!
Most of what we hear relating to any Isagenix scam relates to peoples’ experiences with the business side, not their shake. So, don’t confuse any info related to MLM Isagenix scam with their shakes. We won’t comment on any scam-related issues–we’re just here for the shake reviews.