What You Should Know
Vi-Shape is a weight loss shake mix marketed by ViSalus Sciences and affiliates working for the company. The ingredient list was VERY hard to find as it is not listed on the official website. This is very disappointing because the flavor is one that many dieters love, so it could be a good source of protein for weight loss. We did manage to find a comparison of Vi-Shape and another shake that alluded to the possible ingredients. The price of the Vi-Shape shake mix is $59 per 30 servings. That is far more expensive than other protein powders that cost between $15 and $20 for more than 100 servings.
List of Ingredients
Protein Blend, non-GMO Soy Protein, Fibersol, Pre-biotics, Aminogen, Vitamins.
This ingredient list tells us enough about the product to convince us that there is nothing spectacular about Vi-Shape protein shakes. The first ingredient, protein blend, is likely a combination of different types of protein. Whey protein could be one, but that would only be a guess based on the majority of weight loss shakes on the market.
Soy protein is a healthy, lean choice that we like in a protein shake. There has been some question about soy’s ability to feed estrogen based cancers, but there is no evidence that soy from a soybean plant has any effect on cancer.
Fibersol is a source of fiber and the appetite suppressant in this supplement. Fibersol will slow down the digestive process making food last longer in the stomach. Many weight loss supplements include a source of fiber, like glucomannan, for this same purpose.
Pre-biotics are all about improving digestive health. There is mention that the Vi-Shape shake mix contains vegetable and fruit extracts. Particularly of concern would be broccoli extracts and the like. If this is the case, the pre-biotics may help the intestine digest the protein more effectively without gas and bloating.
Aminogen is an interesting ingredient that is commonly used in bodybuilding supplements to boost nitric oxide levels. It is a source of health amino acids which help protein to digest, but is not often found in weight loss products.
Vitamins round out Vi-Shape making it an effective meal replacement.
- Tastes great.
- Low calories – 140.
- Good source of protein.
- Healthy meal replacement choice.
- Lack of information on the official website.
- No complete ingredient list.
- More expensive than other protein meal replacements.
- Only 30 servings per container.
Vi-Shape may taste better than the competition but it is also about three times more expensive. There is not even a complete ingredient list for dieters to read before making the plunge. We suggest looking around for a comparable product for less.