Editor’s Review: 90/100
Today we’re going to review a product called IdealShape. It is rare that we get so many requests to review a specific shake but after seeing the price and what you get with this shake, we thought it was definitely worth a full review. So let’s jump right into the review.
Appetite Suppressants – 19
IdealShape uses a combination of a patented hunger blockers with starches and fibers to control your appetite. We’ll save the technical stuff for the results section, but based on our tests they really did a great job. One shake and we were full for several hours with no need for snacking.
Proven Results – 12
Alright, the ’20 Week Open-Label Clinical Study for Slendesta¨’ (IdealShape’s appetite suppressant) showed that the overall average weight loss for 30 subjects (15 men/15 women) was around 12 lbs. So that’s 4 lbs a month on the appetite suppressant alone.
“Subjects reported in a study questionnaire that the study product with Slendesta¨ made them feel full sooner (100%) and longer (93%), made it easier to eat less (93%), and helped reduce the between meal snacking (87%), throughout the study.”
The high score comes from satisfaction of clients involved and in all of the studies we read about Slendesta¨, there are no reported negative side effects to this product to date.
IdealShape also has a pretty impressive testimonials page with one of their successes touting 140 lbs lost. (Though that was with their full program, not just the shake.)
Nutrients – 23
Overall we were quite impressed with IdealShape’s formula. Loading you up with vitamins and minerals, keeping out the bad stuff, and avoiding pointless fillers altogether. Let’s break it down.
The Good (9)
– With 60-70% of your RDI (Recommended Daily Intake of vitamins and minerals per serving you’re actually going to replace the nutrients in your meal. Also if you’re using this shake to energize before a work out, 11 grams of protein is going to be a big help with that.
* Studies done by the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism reported that about 12 grams of whey protein is all your body can process in one serving.
The Bad (9)
– Keeping out the bad seems to be a strong point of IdealShape. They only have 1 gram of sugar per serving and 110 calories. Atkins fans will note that 9 grams of carbs is pretty low when compared to other shakes out on the market. This shake is also gluten free and kosher.
The Ugly (5)
– IdealShape doesn’t have a single ingredient that would be labeled as ‘holistic’. Their ingredient list starts out strong and ends with the fillers meaning they kept the fillers/preservatives low. We were impressed.
Taste – 14
IdealShape comes in the basic two flavors, milk chocolate and vanilla. While we would’ve liked to see a little more variety, we loved the taste of both. There was no “I’m drinking vitamins” after-taste that you usually find with some of these products. We would’ve maxed out the score if they had a nice peanut butter/berry/mocha flavor for us! As it is, if you like making your own shakes (they have a list of shake recipes in their book) or just enjoy vanilla/milk chocolate flavors, this is the product for you.
Price Point – 19
Since this shake does a terrific job of actually replacing meals, you’re definitely going to get the most out of it. Money you would’ve spent on a lunch at a local fast food joint becomes $1.65, which is their cost per shake. This means while you’re on this stuff you’re actually going to save some money. You can get your price per shake down to under $1.50 if you buy their 3 and 4 month kits which include some nice free extras. But seeing as the single shake offer doesn’t hit under $1.50 they don’t get the perfect 20 score that entails.
Convenience – 3
IdealShape can’t be found in stores and it only comes in 30 serving tubs so they won’t get a perfect score in convenience. All of their product offers come with a blender bottle which is nice, and it’s certainly not an MLM so no extra hassles there. Plus they have the money back guarantee which is always nice. It’s pretty easy to test a month of this shake, and we would definitely suggest it!