ShapeWorks Quickstart Review

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ShapeWorks Quickstart is an Herbalife product. The supplement kit includes Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 3 and Herbal Tea Blend. Together, the products are supposed to boost weight loss from the beginning of any plan in order to improve overall weight loss results. According to the official website, the Herbal Tea Blend may not be available at this time, so the complete ShapeWorks Quickstart kit may be on backorder. All orders must be placed through a distributor. Third party retailers sell the product kit for $67.45 plus shipping and handling.

List of Ingredients

Formula 1: Isolated soy protein, fructose, corn bran fiber, powdered cellulose, artificial flavor, guar gum, potassium chloride, calcium caseinate, casein, dicalcium phosphate, rice fiber, soy lecithin, canola oil, carrageenan, medium chain triglycerides, magnesium oxide, silicon dioxide, licorice extract, bacterially-derived patented proteases, citrus pectin, Psyllium husk, honey powder, ginger root, ascorbic acid, vitamin E acetate, licorice root, hawthorne berry, gotu kola, dandelion root, biotin, parsley, papaya, ferrous fumarate, niacinamide, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, copper gluconate, vitamin A palmitate, calcium pantothenate, Papain, Bromelain, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin mononitrate, cholecalciferol, cyanocobalamin, folic acid, chromium amino acid chelate, chromium aspartate, sodium molybdate and chromium nicotinate.

Formula 2: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6, folate, Vitamin B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, potassium, vanadium, lycopene, choline Bitartrate, Inositol, grape, vegetase, spinach, citrus bioflavonoids, carrot and pomegranate.

Formula 3: Alpha lipoic acid, aloe vera gel, shiitake mushroom, pomegranate rind extract, Rhodiola root extract, dried pine bark and Resveratrol.

Herbal Tea Blend: Camellia sinesis, fructose, Maltodextrin, cardamom seed extract, lemon peel extract, natural caffeine powder, hibiscus flower powder and malva sylvestris extract.

Product Features

The ShapeWorks Quickstart program is available online, though not from Herbalife directly. All products are sold through distributors, which is common for Herbalife. The kit includes three formulas and an Herbal Tea Blend for energy. Formula 1 is nothing more than a soy protein shake with fiber and a strong diuretic, dandelion root. Using a diuretic for weight loss is not a healthy solution.

Formula 2 is a multi-vitamin and offers no weight loss support at all. Formula 3 is more of a cleansing supplement with natural laxative aloe vera gel. This supplement will cause an increase in bowel movements. The Herbal Tea Blend is the most promising formula in the entire kit. Camellia sinesis is a combination of green tea and orange pekoe tea. Orange pekoe is found in all regular tea bags, but green tea is a proven weight loss ingredient. There is no amount listed, so the dieter does not know if enough green tea is included to boost weight loss.

The ingredient list leads us to believe that the ShapeWorks Quickstart program is nothing more than a diuretic and laxative thrown together with a multi-vitamin and green tea blend. This product is not formulated to increase weight loss significantly.

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  • Ingredients are listed online.
  • Products are sold through several online websites.


  • None of the supplements are optimally created for weight loss.
  • Diuretics and laxatives are used as part of the three formulas.


There are too many ingredients in the ShapeWorks Quickstart program and few are effective for long-term, lasting weight loss. Dieters may be happier going with a simple fat burner created with proven ingredients.

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