Editor’s Review: 66/100
Today we picked up the Isagenix Isalean Shake that is a part of the Isagenix Weight Loss System. This product is about twice the price of some of our top rated shakes and part of an MLM but we did find some being sold on Amazon. Here’s what we thought:
Appetite Suppressants – 13
This shake has 8g of fiber per serving and 24 g of protein per serving. It doesn’t have any patented hunger blockers or ingredients designed to support a lower calorie diet. When we tried these shakes we weren’t too impressed with how much they filled us up or how long we felt full based on the 240 calories the shake contained.
Proven Results – 9
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. Do your research before cleansing or detoxing! Currently there is little evidence that cleanses or detoxes will have a positive effect on your health.
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 IsaLean is really a pretty good product. It uses indentured protein, which pretty much means it wasn’t heated. Whey protein in general, is absorbed into your system better than most other protein sources.
Nutrients – 20
We were impressed with the quality of the ingredients in the IsaLean Shakes, but they took a hit in our ‘The Bad” section.
The Good (9)
– With a good amount of your vitamins and minerals per serving (averaging about 50%) and a whopping 24 grams of protein we were actually very happy with the energy felt after using the shakes.
The Bad (7)
– 11 grams of sugar and 24 grams of carbohydrates 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 pretty standard to get the shake tasting good. 5 grams of fat and 240 calories per serving means you’re pretty much stuck drinking these shakes with just water in order to keep your calories low. There isn’t much wiggle room to make the shakes with fruits or pb2 or what-have-you.
The Ugly (4)
– All natural can be a positive, it is full of different powders and enzymes to break down the higher serving of protein. All in all these shakes did pretty well at keeping out the fillers.
Taste – 13
Their sugar being higher helped these shakes taste pretty good. Definitely something we could incorporate into a daily routine 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 the shake.
Price Point – 9
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.
Convenience – 2
Like we’ve said before, there’s really not much convenient about MLM products but we did find a few on Amazon. 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 be approached about the “Opportunity.”