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By Summer Banks Dec 08, 2016
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We’ve heard a lot of buzz about Almased meal-replacement shakes, so we did one of our in-depth reviews, examining the ingredients, side effects, clinical research and customer-service quality. Plus, we read hundreds of user comments and experiences from around the web. We then summarized and condensed to give you the info you need.

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What is Almased?

First off, Almased is a meal-replacement containing a mixture of fermented soy, skim milk yogurt powder and honey enzymes. When mixed into a shake and taken twice a day, the product supposedly supports weight-loss. One benefit is you can consume it anywhere and it’s easy to mix.

The product, which was introduced as a diet program in 1998, doesn’t use synthetic ingredients, which is a good sign. It’s available in health stores and on its official website. We do like Almased’s good BBB rating, longevity as a company and some positive comments about the product on forums and other websites, but read on…

Price – “Yee-Ouch”

The first concern we had with Almased is cost. “If you replaced all your meals with Almased shakes, you’d probably lose weight [1],” said our Research Editor. “But at $99.95 for 3 canisters, with no money-back guarantee, you’d also lose your bank account. It’s one of the most expensive diet programs we’ve seen- and with no guarantee.” If you took Almased twice a day, you’d spend a whopping $200/month.

“I just bought this product today…I paid $38.99…(insane),” said one user.

“This stuff might work wonders, but it’s not affordable,” said another.

There can be changes in cost that make it more affordable, according to one user that said, “Thanks for bringing the price back down, i ordered more and will continue to. :)”

Another buyer agrees, ” It is super easy if you don’t have a lot of time and in comparison the price is not bad at about 2.50 per drink, you cannot make a meal for that amount.”

Taste – “Is Almased Good or Bad?”

According to a good number of people we found on the web, Almased is not exactly delicious. In fact, many customers reported quickly getting tired of the flavor even when they used Almased recipes. Even if the formula would help promote weight-loss, this could be something that stops the dieter from sticking with it, which is important after losing. [2] “I tried my best but I just couldn’t stomach this shake. I tried everything to make it taste good,” said one customer online.

“This stuff tastes bad,” said another.

In reading through forums, many customers agree. Some people mix the drink with unsweetened cocoa, Stevia, vanilla or cinnamon to improve the taste. “vanilla milk makes it tastier,” said one person.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, some people didn’t mind it at all. “Some people do not like the taste, I guess, but I have no problem with it.”

Our research has shown if there is some particular part of a diet program that is especially troublesome, like poor taste, the likelihood of long-term success is slim. If Almased isn’t flavorful, this could be problematic.

Now, if you’re dead-set on trying these types of shakes, perhaps substitute just one meal a day, says Emma Sterling, a practicing dietician for over 17 years.

The Science – “Clinical Proof?”

While the official Almased website claims the product is “scientifically proven,” we couldn’t find any published studies that speak directly to the weight-loss benefits of the ingredients in Almased’s formula. But, we know that meal replacements are an effective means of reducing caloric intake. [3] [4] [5] For us at DietSpotlight, being able to find published scientific research about a product’s ingredients supporting weight-loss claims is critical to us. If there’s no good science, we see big red flags.

Also: read our Leptigen Weight-Loss Kit review »

The Bottom Line – Does Almased Work?

Are we racing out to buy some? We like Almased’s longevity as a product and some positive comments we saw about it online, but we have reservations because its weight-loss claims are not backed by published clinical studies. Plus we’re concerned about its high price and less-than-savory taste.

If you’d like to melt off more pounds, we suggest you go with a supplement that delivers both bang for your buck and a formula supported by published scientific research.

Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Leptigen. Its formula is a proprietary blend of four ingredients, which have been shown in published clinical research to help accelerate fat loss and boost metabolism. We can’t find any talk of any harmful side effects and comments around the web indicate people are seeing great results.

Also, the makers of Leptigen are so confident in their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is a good sign.

Previous Almased Review (Updated August 21, 2014):

What You Should Know: Almased

Almased, otherwise known as The Almased Synergy Diet Program on other weight loss shakes reviews about the product, is a diet program designed by Almased USA Inc. that relies on a specialized, all-natural drink as part of their diet program. Almased claims this program will help people lose up to 15 lbs. in 6 weeks by following their diet, which combines liquid fasting and nutritionally based meals. This seems to be a common theme among meal replacement programs like GNC Lean Shakes. The Almased drink, available for purchase from their official website, contains a mixture of fermented soy, skim milk yogurt powder, and honey enzymes, which they claim eliminate hunger and promote additional weight loss. Available through their website or in select health stores, you can purchase a kit for $99.95, which contains 3 canisters.  Almased is one of the most expensive diet programs available. It is also one of the few developed with all-natural ingredients, according to manufacturer claims. Almased first became available as a general health supplement in 1985, and was introduced as a diet program in 1998 just like Visalus. Almased's website is very thorough and backs up several claims with detailed studies.

Ingredients in Almased

Almased contains a mixture of soy protein, honey enzymes, skim milk yogurt powder, and several amino acids.

Almased Product Features

Almased places heavy emphasis on its diet drink, which is consumed two times daily. The Alkaline Diet similarly requires unusual diet restrictions. It contains a "unique" blend of soy protein, skim milk yogurt powder, and honey enzymes, which the manufacturers claim promotes safe and effective weight loss. Weight loss drinks and shakes are rapidly growing in popularity as similar products, Myotein and Metablend RK demonstrate. When beginning the program, Almased instructs users to begin a short three day liquid fast with this diet drink. The Afterward, users follow the specific diet plan provided, consuming the Almased drink two times daily. All Day Energy Greens would also have you drink it daily, with food though. Although they do not list how many grams of these ingredients they include, we have been informed that Almased contains 53% soy protein, 25% honey, 22% skim milk yogurt powder. The Almased program is available for $99.95, whereas one canister of the Almased drink costs a surprising $34.95. Although there are no other diet supplements containing Almased's specific brand, there are many diet supplements that use similar ingredients for roughly half the cost.

Advantages

  • Almased's drink is created from all-natural ingredients, backed up by several scientific studies.
  • Almased's formulated drink is available to consume anywhere and easy to mix.
  • Almased is available in select health stores and through its official website.

Disadvantages

  • Almased is more expensive than other diet programs, priced at $99.95 per kit or $34.95 per canister.
  • This excludes dieters with soy allergies or lactose intolerance. (See Almased Side Effects.)
  • There are no money-back guarantees that we could find.
  • Some individuals may find product unappetizing. (See Almased Recipes.)

Conclusion About Almased

Although Almased claims it does not use any synthetic ingredients, which is encouraging. It's formula is packed with more inatural ingredients on average than other diet drinks like Meizitang. Almased also does not offer any substitutes for those with soy allergies or lactose intolerance. Just as Almased requires you drink it regularly, other similar drinks like Thermo Buubles require that as well. Almased's diet program would seem to be a suitable solution for those looking for a naturally based diet, but the price could be high for some.

Almased Questions & Answers:

We boiled down hundreds of user comments on Almased into this useful FAQ.

What are Almas side effects?

Almas, minus the -ed, side effects may include constipation and headaches, as reported by users.

What is in Almased?

Almased ingredients are fermented soy [1], skim milk yogurt powder and honey enzymes.

What is the active ingredient in Almased?

The active ingredient in Almased is fermented soy.

Does the Almased diet work?

The official website for Almased claims the product is scientifically proven, and we did find some strong science, but no research is listed for potential buyers to review. In our search, we found no proof that this formula is any better than other meal replacements out there today. [2]

Does much does a bottle of Almased cost?

A bottle of Almased costs $31.32 and supplies 10 servings. It is suggested that you replace two meals a day, which means one month could cost around $200.

How do you take Almased?

You take one serving of Almased, mix into a glass of milk or water, shake and replace two meals per day.

Can I take Almased if I have a health condition?

You should always consult your physician before using Almased or another meal replacement shake if you are pregnant or nursing, under the age of 18, taking prescription medications or you have a medical condition of any kind.

How does the Almased diet plan start?

The start of the Almased diet is called the Starting Phase. You drink three Almased shakes each day. This phase can last upwards of two weeks.

What do users like about Almas?

We found users who liked that Almased has quite a few years in the business and that the company has earned a strong Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating. The fact that no synthetic ingredients are used is another positive that often comes up, according to more than one Almased review.

What do users NOT like about Almased?

Some users are not happy with the price, claiming it is a little expensive. The taste is not a positive in some cases and there are reports of adverse reactions. Others claim they saw no benefits from using Almased.

Do I have to use a blender with Almased?

No, you do not have to user a blender with Almased, but it does help dissolve the powder more effectively.

Can I use Almas if I am lactose intolerant?

Almased contains skim milk yogurt powder. This ingredient could cause issues if you are lactose intolerant.

Who makes Almased?

Hubertus Trouillé makes Almased.

How do I contact Almased customer service?

You can contact Almased customer service by phone at 1-727-867-4444 or 1-877-256-2733. You can also choose to email questions directly to info@almased.com or visit the official website.

Can I contact Almased through social media?

Yes, you can contact Almas through Facebook and Twitter.

One thing we’ve learned over the years is that the best supplements come from companies that use clinically tested ingredients and offer strong customer support. Products like Leptigen fall perfectly into that category.

Almased User Tips:

Top 7 User Tips

 

Almased is a popular diet powder that’s supposed to help users reach their goal weight. Sometimes the taste leaves a little to be desired, but there are plenty of tips to make the most of your experience.

 

“I used lots of cinnamon, 1 pack of stevia and Silk vanilla almond milk… I will say though that in order for the flavor to be at my liking I did 5 to 6 scoops. Any more than that and the taste was just too concentrated.”    Maddie

 

“The trick is to mix cinnamon with the mixture for it to taste good other wise it tastes like plain oat meal.”    Karly

 

“I have…adjusted the taste for my liking. I use the coconut oil, 2 stevia’s, 1-2 tsp vanilla, 2 tsp cocoa.”    Cynthia

 

“I can tell you it takes some getting used to the taste. It is most helpful to add the oil as it smooths out the shake.”    Paula

 

“But the reviews about taste are correct this stuff does not taste good but you get to used to it honestly and you could use natural things to help mix in it, like cinnamon powder or chili powder or cocoa powder, or vanilla extract.”    Anjelica

 

“I prefer the water over a coconut milk or Almond milk because I find those make it thicker and it is creamy on its own. Only advice I have is drink it through a straw!!”    Melissa

 

“I just add a bit of crystal light or similar product to my drink. makes it taste light a smoothie.”    David

 

Almased Scientific Abstracts:

Soy Protein

Studies have shown that soy protein (a key component in soybeans) provides a generous source of dietary protein. Soy protein is widely thought of as a complete protein, meaning it harnesses a lot of essential amino acids along with several other macronutrients with nutritional values approximate to those equal to an animal protein of high biological value. There have been several nutritional intervention studies in humans pointing out that consumption of soy protein leads to weight-loss and fat reduction as well as reducing plasma cholesterol and triglycerides. In trials in obese human subjects, dietary soy protein had reduced fat mass and body weight as well as lowering plasma lipids. Soy protein shows the potential of improving insulin resistance and reducing body fat and blood lipids.

A conclusion in this same article that studies conducted on obese humans were few and limited by a relatively short duration of the dietary interventions, with a small number of subjects. The consumption of soy protein (like any other foods containing protein) has the potential for allergic reactions. Furthermore, long-term and randomized trials involving larger numbers of obese human participants are needed to confirm whether soy protein delivers long-term benefits in human subjects with weight issues. [1]

Honey

Honey is a highly complex chemical composition which ranges depending on the biological origin. Honey has been used in both food and medicine since ancient times, dating back 8,000 years ago. The importance of honey in traditional medicine is apparent, in addition to that, there have been several labs and clinical studies by research groups investigating the place honey has in modern medicine. There have been reports of honey possessing an inhibitory effect on approximately 60 species of bacteria, as well as some fungi and viruses. The antioxidant capacity of honey is crucial in treating diseases which are attributed to a wide array of factors including phenolics, organic acids, peptides, enzymes, and Maillard reaction products. The well-known characteristics of honey are its antibacterial traits. It has been reported that honey used in some cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, inflammatory and neoplastic states, was effective. [2]

In an additional study reported by the FASEB Journal, honey was found to be an increasingly valuable antibacterial substance. In all the bacteria being tested, including ciprofloxacin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus subtilis, Extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Escherichia coli, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus calcium were killed by 10–20% (v/v) honey, whereas ≥40% (v/v) Honey had gathered up to 5.62 ± 0.54 mM H2O2, while possessing 0.25 ± 0.01 mM methylglyoxal (MGO). All other activity against bacteria depended on sugar, H2O2, MGO, and bee defensin-1. In turn, fully characterizing the antibacterial activity of the honey. [3]

Almased Side Effects:

With the number of supplements out there today, it’s easy to understand how they have become such a large part of daily life for a number of people. With that said, a natural supplement doesn’t always mean it’s associated with no side effects. There are always possibilities for negative issues differing from person to person. While Almased side effects are rare, it can change from one individual to the next.

Upset Stomach

Upset stomach (Dyspepsia) is a swelling of the stomach lining and intestines. Usually described as a discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen, it can be called a gassy feeling or a sharp pain or nausea causing gas, vomiting, cramps, excessive burping, and bloating.

What causes upset stomach?

Upset stomach can be caused by a virus, salmonella, E. coli, food poisoning, or in some cases, an allergic reaction to food. It can also be caused by the intake of excessive caffeine or alcohol. [1] Peptic ulcers or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can inflame the organ tissue in their respective areas causing upset stomach, as well.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the liquidation of feces discharged through the bowels. It is typically accompanied by cramps, nausea and/or vomiting, bloating, and frequent trips to the bathroom. More serious symptoms can include fever and weight-loss. [2]

What causes diarrhea?

Diarrhea has a wide number of causes, including poor eating habits, medications, alcohol abuse, and overactive thyroid. Some causes are known to be psychological, such as anxiety or stress. Bacterial and viral infections like the stomach flu are another common factor of diarrhea.

Heartburn

Heartburn is a form of indigestion, leaving you feeling as if your chest is burning. This feeling is usually brought on by acid regurgitation into the esophagus, irritating it, and causing it to inflame.

What causes heartburn?

Heartburn is usually caused by a defective lower esophageal sphincter, not closing as it should. Overeating or unusual pressure on the stomach is another cause, as well as certain types of acidic foods such as oranges, garlic, or onions.

Headache

A headache is a short or continuous pain in the head or neck region that can come in many forms, most commonly migraines, cluster headaches, or tension headaches. There are over 200 different types of headaches with many different factors playing a role in their existence.

What causes headaches?

Any number of factors can play a role in the cause of a headache like caffeine, high blood sugar, alcohol consumption, and even poor posture. Eating habits and lack of eating have been known to cause headaches, as well.

Almased side effects are uncommon, but headaches, heartburn, and upset stomach have been reported. If you are under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing, taking medication, or have a pre-existing health condition it is always best to consult a physician before taking any supplements.

 

 

 

Almased is a meal-replacement shake that’s not often associated with side effects. We did, however, find a few reviews that mentioned some unexpected reactions.

 

“Yuck. And really upset my stomach. I threw it away after using it for three days.”    Kimberly

 

“I did all the things they said to, mixed it, guzzled it, and the minute it hit my stomach it came right back up.”   Jana

 

“On the very first day of trying Almased it caused horrible stomach pain and made me incredibly nauseated.”   Jean

 

“This made my stomach so sick.”    Ann

 

“I had my first shake today. Never again! My throat started itching even before I had it all drank, starting pouring mucus out of my nose, and had horrid stomach cramps.”    Debbie

 

“After about a week of taking Almased, I experienced a severe allergic reaction (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea).”    Beth

 

“I got very sick with vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, headache. I thought start of symptoms was just due to change, but continued to get worse with each shake.”    Maddie

 

“The 2nd day it made my blood sugar sour to over 300. I had nausea, heartburn and diarrhea.”    Laurie

 

“I felt physically sick, chronic headache, possibly due to no caffeine, and my daughters said I looked and sounded ill.”    Roxanne

 

“Unfortunately Almased didn’t agree with me. I used the product for four days and I had horrible headaches each day.”    Margaret

No one should have to settle for side effects from any supplement. That’s why we like products like Leptigen that have amazing customer support and testimonials.

Almased is a self-proclaimed "Weight Loss Phenomenon." The shake supplies 180 calories, 27g of protein, 15g of carbohydrates (sugar) and 1g of fat. There is less than 1g of fiber. The ingredient label shows the complete vitamin profile, but few details about how much of the active ingredients are used.

Almased Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: Between 6 and 10 TBSP
Serving Per Container: Varies
Amount per Serving % DV
Soy Protein Isolate 27g 54%
Honey * *
Skim Milk Yogurt Powder * *
Sodium 340mg 15%

Other Ingredients: Potassium chloride, magnesium carbonate, calcium citrate, vitamin C, niacin, color additive, riboflavin, vitamin E, zinc oxide, ferrous fumarate, manganese sulfate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, vitamin A, folic acid, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, biotin, vitamin D3, vitamin B12

We dug deep into the Almased ingredients to give you the details you need.

Fermented Soy

Fermented soy is often found in Asian cuisine. You can find it in miso, soy sauce, and tempeh. The fermenting process converts minerals into forms that are more easily absorbed by the body.

What is it Supposed to Do?

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, “Several clinical studies of people who eat a lot of soy foods, such as people in Asia, suggest that soy may help reduce menopausal symptoms, and lower the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. Researchers are also examining whether eating soy foods can help prevent hormone-related cancers, such as breast, prostate, and uterine cancer.” [1]

Clinical Research

There have been several studies on soy and fermented soy products, each showing a number of benefits. According to the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, “[Fermented] Soy sauce possesses antimicrobial activity against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella flexneri,Vibrio cholera, Salmonella enteritidis, nonpathogenic Escherichia coli and pathogenic E. coli O157:H7. Soy sauce also contains an antihypertensive component.”

Skim Milk Yogurt Powder

Skim milk yogurt powder is dehydrated nonfat yogurt. Basically, it’s a powder of yogurt cultures, that can be reconstituted to make yogurt.

What is it Supposed to Do?

According to WebMD, the live bacteria in yogurt, probiotics, have many benefits depending on the strain. “Many provide their benefits by adjusting the microflora [the natural balance of organisms] in the intestines, or by acting directly on body functions, such as digestion or immune function.”

Clinical Research

The benefits of probiotic bacteria have been proven in multiple studies. According to the International Dairy Journal, “A number of health benefits have been claimed for probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium spp., and L. casei. These benefits include antimutagenic effects, anticarcinogenic properties, improvement in lactose metabolism, reduction in serum cholesterol, and immune system stimulation.” [2] Possible side effects may include minor stomach discomfort, gas, and bloating.

Honey Enzymes

Enzymes are found in raw honey. Processing the honey for commercial sale removes a great deal of the enzyme content.

What is it Supposed to Do?

According to Healthline, raw honey is a source of enzymes that help with a number of things. These enzymes provide antioxidants and phytonutrients to help with digestive issues. They also have antibacterial and antifungal properties, which may be helpful for healing wounds and soothing coughs and sore throats.

Clinical Research

Honey has been proven to have a variety of health benefits. According to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, “The main nutritional and health relevant components are carbohydrates, mainly fructose and glucose but also about 25 different oligosaccharides. It contains small amounts of proteins, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, trace elements, vitamins, aroma compounds and polyphenols.” Side effects may include allergic reaction, changes in blood sugar levels, low blood pressure, and may interact with certain medications. Use with caution if you take antibiotics, nervous system agents, intestinal medications, nervous system agents, or weight-loss agents.

In the weight-loss market – ingredients are at the heart of it all. Take Leptigen, for instance. The four ingredients in that formula have all been clinically tested and actually shown to help boost metabolism and fat loss.

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I would like to know if anyone has ever committed about Almased and Blood Pressure. I have been drinking one smoothie a day on an average of four days a week for about three months. I only put about 3 TBS in my fruit,milk and ice smoothie. I am slowly loosing weight, but I suddenly do not need the second blood pressure pill I have been taking for may years.

I lost weight with almased and I mixed fresh fruit with mine not the worst taste not the best but I could handle it and it does work I don’t use it all the time just to keep my weight on course it is a little pricey but it works

My Mum started on this product Aug 2014. Early in the year her husband was diagnosed with a cancer that required 3 stages of massive surgery and a long recovery period. If fact he’s just about got to good recently. We were on holiday in Aug 14 when one evening Mum tipped over on her mobility scooter and at almost 20st it took 3 of us to pick her up. She has not been very mobile for about 4 years due to hip and back problems. This was a real wake up call for her. Had my partner and I not been there my stepdad would never be able to lift her on his own even if he’d been in good health. Mum started to research diet regimes and she settled on Almased. In the first month she lost almost a stone and then it slowed to an average of 2lb a week.
Roll forward to now! The Stanner Chair is more of a storage unit, the mobility scooter hasn’t been out of the garage for weeks. This is because Mum has had the hip op that she’s needed for years but has been unable to have previously because her weight and heart condition had made it too dangerous. She lost around 6 stone and she had her op when she was 13 and a half stone. During convalescence she’s gained 7lbs but 2 months on she can walk up stairs unaided for the first time in 3 years, she can also stand up straight, I’d forgotten how tall she was! She’s now back on Almased to shift this 7lbs and I know she will. She is amazing and I’m so proud of her. She’s also 76. It’s never too late to change your life. Well done Mum.

This is my 3rd day on this and I’ve followed the directions exactly… I’ve lost 5 lbs in 2 days. Yes, with just 3 shakes and some veggie broth, you are eating less, but I don’t think I could have done this without the Almased. I honestly have not been very hungry either. I use just the Almased, 1 serving of unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbsp of PB2 Chocolate, ice, flaxseed and 1 tsp of Stevia. Mix it up in a blender and while a tiny bit chalky, very tolerable and I’d say pretty easy to eat. I am only about 20 lbs over weight, so to drop 5 lbs this fast, is some serious motivation. So much so I’m going to extend the phase 1 (3 shakes a day) an extra day. Then add one low carb meal back the 5th day. Use this as directed and I truly believe you will see results. Highly recommend.

Dear people of Almased: I first came to you on 1980’s and lost 20 pounds. I am know 30 pounds over and am going to loose again.
Do you have any thoughts/questions about my loosing at this age?

That’s a great question Shari. If you check out the Q&A tab at the top of the article you can find contact information for Almased.

I’ve been using Almased since July of 2015. The first three days was really tough, but when you lose 2 lbs per day, that’s a good motivation for me to go on. I weight 279 lbs. last year and I felt miserable. I’m a chef by profession so it’s kinda hard to stick to a certain diet but Almased works great with me. I know it’s kinda pricey. Before I discovered Almased at CVS and Walgreens, I bought mine at GMC which is really expensive. But I stick to it. Cinnamon is kinda hard to dissolve in cold water so as unprocessed cocoa powder as suggested, but it works! After a year drinking Almased and 48 lbs. lighter, I still drink Almased twice a day but this time, I found the Ovaltine powder to mix with it and it tasted way better. Maybe I should try Almond milk with it like everyone said. But I’m happy right now with the results only Almased has given me. TRUST THE PROCESS!

I think that almensed is a good quality product I love it

Yep, this stuff works great. Nothing else I ever tried worked at all. 45 year old woman, have lost almost 25 pounds in 5 months which is fine with me, I was never interested in losing too fast and then gaining it all back. Only 8 pounds left to reach my goal. The taste is hard to get used to at first, but then it’s fine. I mix mine with almond milk. Blender is almost necessary, just mixing it with a spoon makes it clumpy and hard to get down. More importantly to me, my energy level is way higher than ever and I feel good all around. I only take 3 scoops per shake and it’s worked great. People complain about the cost, but most of us spend more money on food than these shakes. This is worth it, folks!

I have been using Almased for about 8 months. A nurse friend, her husband and I tried it out. I have lost 25-27 pounds and my friends have lost a total of 40 pounds. It tastes great and makes a great meal replacement. I am taking one glass a day now to keep my weight stable. It has energized me, I am sleeping better. I add benefiber and a banana to it and greek yogurt or a teaspoon of peanut butter and sometimes uncooked oatmeal and have a great smoothie. I do not find it too expensive since I have cut down on buying other food. It all fits in. I even take it on trips and make a smoothie to start my day off. I recommend this product and am thankful that I tried it. I am also into yoga, aqua exercise and zumba and this drink/meal gives me the energy to do that. Thank you.

It really helped me lose 40 pounds and I am on my 5th month of use and keeping it off with one shake a day, in the morning! I have never had as good a result and I am 78 years old .. I have been heavy all my life and struggled to keep it off.

Awesome Pat, I have been reading the comments for motivation, yours did it. I ordered my 3 cans and they arrive today. I am learning so much, like the comment about vitamins and other Meds with this shake. I also am taking Vitapulse for heart health, so I will definitely be checking with my doctor. I will leave my first review after a week.

I have been using Almased off an on for a few years to maintain my weight. It works so well for me, but I always have relapses regarding eating a healthy diet, so I realize I’m using it as a crutch. As soon as I get 5 pound over my desired weight, I order 3 more cans. I don’t start the diet until I know I’m not going to be eating out or going to parties that week. I blend it in my Ninja blender and make two portions at a time using 20 oz. of lowfat milk and adding 1 Tbsp. lite olive oil, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (all are suggestions made by Almased). I make it well ahead of time and put it in the refrig as it tastes soooo much better cold. I have to stir it up before drinking because a sludge forms at the bottom. I don’t mind the taste at all. I do not get hungry during the day. I usually loose about 3 lbs the first night. That tapers off. Some days I don’t loose any weight but generally can easily lose 5 or more lbs. in a week. When I get to my desired weight I start adding a meal and using the Almased 2 meals a day. The next week if my weight is where I want It, I take the Almased just one meal a day. If I would stick to portion control when I’m eating regular meals 3 times a day, I wouldn’t have to keep ordering the Almased. But I am human and have weaknesses for many foods, so am grateful I can always resort to the Almased to lose those extra pounds. And I am 69 years old. I first became aware of Almased in a magazine advertisement in my dentist’s office.

I have been using Almased for over 4 years. At the beginning I used it exclusively, to replace all three meals, for the first 4 days. I mixed it with water, stevia and either cinnamon or nutmeg, and a small amount of olive oil. I have no problem with the taste. I really enjoy it now. i lost 6 pounds in the first 4 days. I continued to lose weight, although less rapidly, and in six months I had lost the 20 pounds I was trying to lose. I now replace perhaps one meal a day and have maintained my desired weight. I am a retired biochemist formerly with the University of California and I did find several scientific published articles on the formulation of Almased, published in Europe, and was impressed by the reported results. In particular, the loss of body fat without loss of muscle mass, during this diet program. I am 67 years old now, in great health, and I credit the use of Almased for my being able to maintain a reasonable and healthy weight. I use a probiotic supplement and have not had any problem with constipation.

I started Almased as recommended and lost 7 lbs. the first week! I feel great and already have a lot more energy. I didn’t feel hungry, either. I like the taste. It reminds me of baby’s first cereal (pablum), which I like. smile I’m going to stick with it for another month and see how it goes. I’d love to get down to my goal weight. It’s been years. This gives me hope.

I have lost over 20 lbs. while using Almased. It really does work if you follow the directions and sugar cravings will pass! I experience no gas with this and I love the taste. Other protein powders taste sweet and artificial to me. Almased is perfect when mixed in the Nutribullet with crushed ice, unsweetened almond milk with cocoa powder or cinnamon and pure vanilla extract with a dash of olive oil which makes it creamier. Or to lose weight quicker I would use equal amounts of water and unsweetened almond milk. I know it is expensive but I go online to find the best possible price. Since I am under 5’6″ I use 6 tbsp. instead of the 8 tbsp. serving size. When you begin to add fruits and carbs you must do it gradually and the weight will stay off. Also, the recommendation to eat a light dinner early and no snacking is what makes the fat come off. I love the stuff.

I love almensed I’ve lost 23 and feel great

my wife and I started the the Almased diet plan and we are both 53 years of age. I have had weight problems all my life and was always fearful of diet products. At my age and slowing metabolism, I felt compelled to try Almased after reading about it in a magazine. All natural appealed to me. So we started out the first three days fasting by replacing all three meals and drinking homemade vegetable broth and a minimum of four bottles of water each day. After three days I lost seven pounds and my wife lost three to four. We went to the next step of eating a sensible lunch and two shakes a day. I lost a little less than a pound. My goal is to continue the plan and lose another fifteen to twenty pounds if possible. It is expensive and doesn’t go very far with two people using eight tablespoons, but we are able to afford it and we can encourage each other to be healthy. I have had only one noticeable side affect, which is sleeplessness. I struggle to relax and get to sleep. I roll all night long and only get a few hours of restless sleep, even if I take my my two mile walk a couple hours before bedtime. The positives out way the one negative, which I think will get better over time. I am losing weight steadily, feel better, have more energy, and I don’t get nearly as tired as I did only five days earlier! I hope this will continue to work for me/us and help me to keep the weight off. Almased works for me.

After my husbands heart attack, we decided to eat smarter.w We started Almased,I mixed itwith Flax seed,vanilla and 1% milk,I added strawberries, bananas and I lost 22lbs and he lost 16lbs in 1 month, we only eat 1 meal a day. We eat whattever we want one the week-ends. But now we both don’t drink sodas or snack.

I’ve finished 2 days and I’m always hungry, head hurts, yesterday dizzy (not so much today). Not sure if I will make it to the 3rd day.
I’m using 8-10 oz unsweetened almond milk, yesterday got some strawberry & orange extract. My problem is not the taste, I just feel hungry all the time. I actually made the broth last nite and while it was good, I need to chew something really quick. Hoping to last another day. Any suggestions

I’m on theAlmased plan and I’m losing you must drink water before consuming and drink water after you consume the shake it helps u stay full longer and drink free tea and water between the shakes and see don’t it work.

What a lovely blog. I will certainly be back. Please keep writing!

I have not tried it yet, just found out about it from a patient that comes to our office, she sent me info on Almased. She told me if worked for her. But I was just wondering if anyone who has had gastric by pass has tried it, is it safe for those who have had gastric by pass, if so what were the results.

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I wondered if a 1/2 glass of prune juice once a day would interfere with the diet process would certainly avoid the constipation effect?

May be, Marilyn, though a possible trade-off you would experience would be the discomfort of regular bowl movements

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