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Naturade Review - Do These Protein Shakes Work? Are no fat burners and user complaints deal breakers?

PUBLISHED: 05/07/2016 | BY: SUMMER BANKS, SENIOR REVIEWER
Editor's Review: 4.0 / 5.0
Naturade Review

We’ve recently heard a lot of talk about Naturade, so we decided to dig deep to find out what the fuss is about. We took a closer look at the reports of side effects, ingredients, clinical studies and customer service. Hundreds of experiences and comments were part of the deal. Then, we condensed it all to give you the bottom line.

EDITOR'S TIP: Combine Naturade with a proven fat burner such as Leptigen for better results.

What is Naturade?

To start, Naturade is a company with a full line of health products. We’ll focus on the protein products designed for weight-loss. Their shakes are made with soy protein, and are available in a variety of flavors, including: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry creme. We found no complete list of ingredients.

Naturade is the name of the company. The official website was purchased in 1995. There is some serious longevity there. You can buy direct and we like that natural ingredients are used, but read on…

Fat Burners or Appetite Suppressants – “Nope”

First off, these protein shakes are supposed to be meal replacement options to assist with weight-loss, by replacing one or two meals per day. However, there’s nothing special about them to make us think they would help burn more fat or suppress the appetite. If they work, they work on sheer caloric reduction alone.

”If you can manage to find a mixer that makes the taste tolerable, you’ll get nutrition and be able to replace a meal a day. If you can substitute two meals a day, be sure to eat a well balanced menu for supper or dinner,” said our Research Editor.

“Also, I was hungry again after only 2 hours :/,” said one user.

User Complaints – “Lots of Them”

Many users complained about the price of the supplement, saying it could be found cheaper on Amazon and at Walmart. Some complained the taste of the shake wasn’t worth it, even after mixing with water, milk, and almond milk. The artificial sweetener flavor was prominent, and a turn off regardless of flavor choice. Others said it just didn’t work as a viable meal replacement option to help with weight-loss.

“I tried this with water and two different kinds of almond milk. I found it tasted best with unsweetened trader joe’s almond milk. It still had an artificial sweetener aftertaste though,” said another.

Another user said, “Made me even more hungry.”

Our research shows that if something has a small problem, like poor taste, the chance of dieter success is short-lived. If Naturade protein shakes are lacking in the flavor department, the customer won’t keep buying them.

The Science – “Justified?”

Naturade doesn’t provide any links to published clinical research. Really, there’s nothing special about this product. We know that protein works to suppress appetite, but that’s true of lean sources like fish and chicken or whey varieties in other shakes. Here at DietSpotlight, we want science and we found none this time.

The Bottom Line – Do Naturade Products Work?

Have we already decided to make a purchase? As far as meal replacement shakes go, there are a lot to choose from. While this isn’t necessarily a bad option, there’s not much of anything to differentiate it from the competing products. That’s enough to give us reservations about recommending Naturade.

If you’re looking to lose a few pounds, we recommend combining a healthy, balanced diet and exercise routine with a clinically tested weight-loss supplement designed to increase metabolism and suppress appetite. You could use this meal replacement shake with a fat burner/appetite suppressant to improve your results.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is Leptigen. It contains four scientifically tested ingredients known for their fat burning power. As we researched, we couldn’t find many negative mentions of side effects and we saw many users who reported solid results, which is exactly what the dieter is looking for.

The makers of Leptigen are so certain their product works, they’re providing new customers with a Special Trial Offer, which we love to see.

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What You Should Know

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Naturade claims to manufacture only natural products. They have within their range not only digestive support and anti aging products, but also weight loss products. It seems from their official website that Naturade's main weight loss products are meal replacement products based on soy.

Ingredients

The main ingredient, in the meal replacement products by Naturade is simply soy.

Product Features

Naturade has an official website from which you can order their meal replacement products. The only meal replacement products that the manufacturer offers are based on soy. The Naturade Total Soy meal replacement powder is chocolate powder flavor that can be bought at a price of $24.95 for 38 ounces. You can also order strawberry or vanilla flavor soy powder at a price of $12.95 for 17 ounces. There is a customer service telephone number listed on Naturade's official site that you can call if you have any concerns or queries and there is also a customer service email address.

The range in Naturade's meal replacement products is not extensive and there are no meal replacement bars for sale, which are often popular for those who are busy and do not have the time to prepare meal replacement shakes. There is now some controversy with regards to meal replacement powders containg soy, as some doctors and weight loss experts warn that these powders should only ever be used as a short-term solution to weight loss and not a long term solution. They tell us that all soy products contain phystoestrogens which are endocrine inhibitors, and long term use of meal replacement products can upset the natural hormone balance of the body. They also tell us that anyone with thyroid problems should not be taking soy meal replacement products as they have an antithyroid effect.

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Advantages

  • You can order Naturade's range of meal replacement products directly online.
  • Naturade's range of meal replacement products are reasonably priced.
  • The official website gives a customer service telephone number and email address.

Disadvantages

  • There is not a very large choice of products within Naturade's meal replacement range.
  • Those who have thyroid problems should not take soy based meal replacement shakes.
  • Meal replacement powders are only suitable for short term weight loss.
  • Naturade does not provide us with any clinical proof that its soy based meal replacement shakes will help procure weight loss.

Conclusion

Diet experts are beginning to criticize meal replacement shakes like those offered by Naturade, telling us that too many people are using them as a long term weight loss solution, when in fact they are only suitable for short term weight loss. They advise that in the long term we should be using fresh fruit and vegetables to fill up. They also tell us that soy powder meal replacement powders in the long term can pose a danger to our health due to the endocrine inhibitors in these soy powders.

10 User Reviews About Naturade

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  • 1
    ann

    so does it work taste isn’t the point does it work I can get past the taste

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    Stephen (Editor)

    We have reservations due to the lack of any weight loss ingredients in the formulas and customer reviews.

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    rich

    I add 2 scoops to my smoothie for so me added protein..

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  • 3
    LyneWaller

    One of their meal replacements has NO soy!

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  • 4
    Rachel

    Can I mix it with black coffee instead of water in order to still lose weight?

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    Jared

    naturade weight gain made me throw up after one sip.

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    yahaira

    can i just dink tatal soy an water

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    Mkj

    It mixes very easily and is creamy and delicious!

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    Jesse

    Yeah I mix half water half silk milk mmmm yummy and that is the chocolate one.

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    Rich

    I add to my smoothie for the added protein.. I have a smoothie every day as they taste great.

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