Today we picked up the Isalean Shakes that are marketed as part of the full Isagenix system. This product is a bit pricey and part of an MLM and here’s what we thought:
This shake isn’t very dense and it doesn’t have any patented hunger blockers. It has about 4 grams of fiber per serving, but that’s about it. When we tried these shakes we weren’t too impressed with how much they filled us up or how long we felt full.
Alright, normally we talk about just the shakes, but it’s nearly impossible to talk about any Isagenix products without first speaking about the ‘Ionix Supreme’ or their ‘Cleanse for Life’ products. Please, please, please do your research before cleansing! In that we mean don’t do it. Cleanses have no proven effect on your health, detox is a marketing word and not a real thing, and you would do well to save your money. Anyone that is telling you any different is trying to sell you something.
As far as the shakes are concerned they do have quite a few testimonials, and pictures of people in lab coats smiling at you (heads up: it’s extremely easy to get your hands on those), and all snarkiness aside; their IsaPro protein is really a pretty great product. It’s undenatured, which pretty much means it wasn’t heated as to provide its full benefits, and whey protein in general, is absorbed into your system better than most.
We were impressed with the quality of the ingredients in the IsaLean Shakes, but they took a hit in our ‘The Bad” section.
- With a good amount of your vitamins and minerals per serving (averaging about 50%) and a whopping 23 grams of protein we were actually very happy with the energy felt after using the shakes.
- 16 grams of sugar per serving is quite a bit higher than what we are used to, but for those of you who adamantly oppose 0-calorie sweeteners (we know you’re out there) then this level of sugar is what you can expect. 5 grams of fat and 240 calories per serving means you’re pretty much stuck drinking these shakes as just a powder. There isn’t much wiggle room to make the shakes with fruits or pb2 or what-have-you.
- All natural is pretty nice, there were a few things on the ingredient list that we saw and rolled our eyes a bit at, but all in all these shakes did pretty well at keeping out the fillers.
Good thing their sugar is so high, these shakes ended up tasting pretty good. Definitely something we could incorporate into a daily thing for a prolonged period without feeling like we’re being tortured. Remember that the shake is already pretty high on calories so watch what you’re adding to improve the taste.
The shakes come in a la carte at $56 for a 15-day supply. You’re ending up at about $3.75 per shake, which is really high to us. Not the highest we’ve seen, but close. We will mention that it is part of a MLM again which you can get it for a reduced price. However, to get the deal you must spend $150 per month on the Isagenix products.
Like we’ve said before, there’s really not much convenient about MLM products. If you want a shake instead of a job and an upline you can buy these a la carte, but you’re still going to approached about your “coaching opportunities!” so be aware of that.