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Reliv Slimplicity Review - Does This Meal Replacement Shake Work? Are unpleasant taste and a questionable ingredient deal breakers?

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  • Rating: 3.0. From 22 votes.
By Summer Banks Dec 15, 2016

This review is what happened after I obsessed for weeks over Reliv Slimplicity. We scoured the web to find information on side effects, ingredients, scientific research and overall customer care. We looked at hundreds of user comments from all over the web. Finally, we compacted all of the facts and details to give you the information you need.

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What You Need To Know

To start, Reliv Slimplicity is marketed as a weight-loss meal-replacement shake. It is claimed to satisfy your hunger and provide real nutrition. According to the official website, this drink is packed with “advanced ingredients” that boost metabolism and help you feel fuller longer. It contains Lunarich, Tonalin CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), ChromeMate, l-carnitine and advantra z (citrus aurantium). You add one scoop of this powder to a glass of water to drink in place of a meal. Each serving provides 10 grams of protein, 1.5 grams of dietary fiber, 11 grams of carbohydrates and 90 calories.

It looks like Reliv Slimplicity has been available since at least 2010. This product is sold via the official website and a full ingredient label is presented. Also, this shake does provide some protein, antioxidants and fiber, but read on…

Unpleasant Taste – “Are You Concerned?”

Our first issue with Reliv Slimplicity ingredients is taste. According to our Research Editor, “We noticed a number of user complaints regarding the flavor, which is quite concerning. Naturally this meal-replacement drink will not be very helpful if you can’t drink it.”

“Don’t like the taste of this diet shake. Kind of gritty and pasty,” commented one customer.

“I’ve definitely had better protein shakes. Won’t spend my money on this one again,” said another user.

Ingredient With Side Effects – “A Concern”

We noticed that Reliv Slimplicity contains Advantra Z, which is basically citrus aurantium or bitter orange. This ingredient can lead to side effects such as headache, nausea and jitters. One person stated, “This drink actually makes my heart flutter. Scares me, so I’m not drinking it anymore.”

“I can tell this stuff contains some kind of stimulant. Causes shakiness and nausea,” revealed another user.

If we look at our past research, we find it is the small things, like bad taste, that can ruin your chances of long-term weight-loss. If Reliv Slimplicity doesn’t have a good flavor, the dieter won’t drink it.

“What About Some Real Science?”

From what we gathered, the official website does not present actual science to support the weight-loss claims around Reliv Slimplicity shakes. On the other hand, replacing some meals with a low-calorie drink can help with calorie reduction. However, we at DietSpotlight like to see some solid research that backs the product.

The Bottom Line – Does Reliv Slimplicity Work?

So, should you run out and purchase Reliv Slimplicity? First off, we like that this meal-replacement shake is low in calories and it does provide some protein, vitamins and minerals. Then again, we have some reservations because it’s not really backed by any clinical studies. Also, we’re concerned about this product’s unsavory taste and the citrus aurantium that may cause side effects.

If you’d really like to shed some excess pounds, we recommend you go with a product that does not contain any questionable ingredients, is backed by solid clinical research and does not have an unpleasant taste.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. It uses a blend of four ingredients, which have been shown in documented scientific research to help accelerate fat loss and kick-start metabolism. We can’t locate any complaints of harmful adverse effects and comments around the web show people are seeing solid results.

The makers of Leptigen are so excited about their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is very reassuring.

Previous Reliv Slimplicity Review (Updated September 20, 2012):

What You Should Know

Reliv Slimplicity is an entire line of weight reduction products. These products are manufactured by Reliv International. As you've surely seen with other diet systems and weight loss supplements, Reliv Slimplicity endeavors to suppress appetite, burn off unwanted fat and increase the user's metabolism, all at the same time. Reliv Slimplicity is a three-step weight loss program that's geared towards both women and men who suffer from weight issues. Free samples are not offered through the official website, however, customer testimonials for Slimplicity are posted.

As opposed to mere dietary supplements alone, Reliv Slimplicity additionally incorporates meal replacement products for weight loss. A supplement called Slimplicity Accelerator is taken before each meal, while a shake is consumed in place of a "normal" lunch. Major active ingredients offered in most Reliv Slimplicity supplements are Caffeine (a stimulant and diuretic that aims to boost energy levels), Advantra-Z (increases metabolic rates), L-Carnitine (may burn fat) and Hoodia Gordonii (appetite suppressing substance that contains a molecule called P-57). Items included in the Reliv Slimplicity starter kit are; two cans of the meal replacement shake (chocolate, strawberry or vanilla), a shaker cup, one bottle of the Accelerator capsules, a success plan with tips, a pedometer to help keep track of progress, a refrigerator magnet and a wallet cover.

List of Ingredients

Not available on the official website.

Product Features

Reliv Slimplicity is basically a weight loss kit that involves supplements, shake mix and a success guide. Ideally men and women who use Reliv Slimplicity will successfully curb their appetite, burn away fat and heighten their metabolisms. The primary active ingredients involved are Caffeine (a stimulant and diuretic that aims to boost energy levels), Advantra-Z (increases metabolism), L-Carnitine (may burn fat) and Hoodia Gordonii (suppresses hunger). No official price is actually posted on the official website, nor is there a money-back guarantee provided. The website doesn't appear to address proper eating habits and regular exercise as part of the Reliv Slimplicity program.


  • Reliv Slimplicity comes with a simple capsule supplement that aims to burn off fat and suppress appetite.
  • There are success stories offered on the official website.
  • The Reliv Slimplicity starter kit can be conveniently acquired through the website.


  • There doesn't appear to be an actual price offered on the website, so Reliv Simplicity may be expensive.
  • A full description of ingredients for the Reliv Slimplicity shake and supplement products are not revealed on the website.
  • The Reliv Slimplicity kit may be a tad too involved for some dieters.
  • Reliv Slimplicity involves replacing your regular lunch with a shake, which some dieters may not prefer.
  • A guarantee for the Reliv Slimplicity kit is not addressed, therefore a full refund is probably not an option.
  • Reliv Slimplicity capsules contain caffeine, which is generally not recommended in diet supplements, due to side effects.


While numerous individuals desire to lose excess body weight, it's difficult to determine if Reliv Slimplicity is the right route to a slimmer you. On one hand, here's a weight loss kit that is backed by some success stories, but on the other hand there is no money-back guarantee or even a price posted on the website for that matter. It would surely be beneficial to see some kind of clinical research offered for Reliv Slimplicity, in addition to more information on all of the ingredients and potential side effects that could occur.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks, a content strategist at Leptigen, has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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Is there a brochure available?

Hi Howard! For more information on this product, please refer to the Reliv Slimplicity official website.

I began re-live in my early sixties. After taking it for over a year, I had another Dexa Scan (bone density) and my spine specialist was so impressed with the improvement with the new one compared to the one before. He said my bones had improved from those of a sixty year old woman to those of a thirty-five year old woman and that whatever I was doing, I should continue. I was taking Reliv Classic with FibRestore, Innergize and Arthaffect. I felt wonderfully energetic, alive and slept great. I took a break from the expense and now I’m ready to begin again and am looking forward to improving my life again.

i have a can.of.slimplicity but the can is.already expired last dec2014.what should i.do?

How often do we take this product?

If you want to merely replace a meal then use it to replace a meal, if you want to lose weight then REPLACE TWO meals a day with Reliv RESHAPE and EAT ONE main meal. It is hard work to lose weight so work hard and be CONSISTENT!

I take Coumadin to thin my blood due to valve replacement surgery. I would like a list og ingredients to check how they react to the Coumadin. I have no energy & would love to try something to help, but everything either makes my blood too thick (making me need to take more Coumadin) or too thin. I don’t want to increase my Coumadin any higher than it already is.

has anyone had a rise in blood pressure from reliv products? Ialready have HBP and think stress could put it up but I’m concerned about the herbs, especially licorace.

My granparents are reliv sale represenatives. The simplicity starter kit is the best deal. It is 175.00. And Honestly if you are someone like me, At risk of diabetes, gaining weight every year, not very healthy and looking for some help without hiring a personal trainer. Or buying multiple cheap weightloss products every couple of months and getting no results. And I really dont want to resort to getting lipo surgery or any other cosmetic surgery. All of the other reliv products that I have tried has worked with out a doubt. The enery shakes are 37.00. I took the reliv energize, it tasted like a glass of lemonaid, it tastes even better frozen, when I was a CA at a clinic it was hydrating and I never crashed, but it was all natural so I could still go to sleep if I needed to. Trust me, I have had great success with their other products and the simplicity starter kit is a really good deal. I look forward to loosing weight.

You can get a print out of the cost from any distributor or calling the company direct. They have a full ingredient list on all their products as well.

Why do you have to attend a meeting to find out the price. They say no high pressure but as soon as they say it get ready…to be pressured.

If you didn’t attend a meeting how would you know which price you would want to pay. There are different price points so giving you a price wouldn’t be doing you any justice until you could make a good judgement on what price point you want to pay at. if you want to pay full price email me.

It cost almost $50.00 a can. It does not desolve well unless you use hot water.It causes me to have acid reflux. distributorship comparable to Amway.

When I first tried Reliv I had a reflux reaction. Someone suggested plain Classic & Fibrestore to get the reflux under control (I saw relief in 10 days). Then I was able to address the weight issues with the other products

Reliv is nothing like Amway. It is a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq and has been around for over 23 years now. It’s integrity is unmatched. I encourage those of you who have any questions, please don’t hesitate to research it further. The products are amazing. If you give the body good nutrition it does the work for you. I can answer your questions. Please call (724) 712-1592

Each can cost around $50.00. It does not desolve well unless you use hot water. It causes me to have acid reflux.

Acid Reflux? It improved mine. Perhaps you are doing something else which you should not be.

Price of products

I have been taking Reliv products since August of 2010. I had problems with hemmroids for the past 15 years, even had some (minor) sugury done. I you call anytype of surgery minor. Since being on Reliv products I now longer have hemmroids and have even improve my eyesight. I also started on the Slimplicity Wellness Program and have lost 5.5 lbs. & 3.5 in my waist (drop down 2 dress sizes). I love what these products do for my life!

Thanks, Jill. Do you have any pictures to show your weight loss ? Please email it to me. Best Regards. God Bless..

Does this work? I know someone who wants to put alot a money into it and really he cant afford it if it doesnt work. He thinks he will walk after taking your drink and I think he is getting ripped off how can some one do that to such a great person

Reliv states it does not cure anything it all depends on the person. Reliv effects all people differently.

I just started with Reliv, and two things I admire. Without any reservations they will give you a list of all the ingredients They do have a 30 day money back guarantee.
I feel better and have more energy! I trust them enough that I am going to use their diet plan,right after the holidays

My friend at work sells these products, she did the slimplicity plan and lost weight. We used to go out to lunch and she’d just drink her shake and she didn’t mind me eating a juicy hamburger in front of her. She never attacked me… I don’t need weight loss, and I use their other products, Arthaffect for my bone pain, I have degenerative discs and an unsuccessful neck surgery. It really helps my bones, and I can really tell the difference if I don’t have my daily shake! I also use the Fiberstore which really works well to keep me regulated, since I take pain pills. And I take the Classic for all of my daily vitamins/nutrition and the Innergize which gives me energy and synergy. (They explained that synergy is your cells opening up and being ready to accept the nutrition). All of them have different flavors, the classic is vanilla, the fiberstore pineapple, not sure about the arthaffect, the innergize is orange (or lemon). I mix mine in a glass of juice, and sometimes use it in a smoothie. I do like the powders, because I know that it’s going into my system, I’m getting the benefit, not like a capsule which may not dissolve right away.

yes i would like to know how much this product is as well thanks

I have been using reliv products since I was about 10, and I am 29 now. The product enhanced my attention span in school and I got better grades. I have been off and on Relive for 19 years when I can afford it and I am a more well balanced person when I am on the shakes. I have more natural energy and I had a wonderful pregnancy while taking the shakes. I feel better all day when I am on the shakes vs. not on them and compared to vitamin capsules Reliv is so much better in my opinion. My husband is on Slimplicity capsules and he has been taking just the capsules before he eats his regular meals and he has lost 15 lbs. He feels better about himself and he feels better in general. He has had no side effects since he has taken the product. I have never had any side effects for the 19 years I have been on the product itself except feel good all the time! smile

There is actually a 30 day refund on Slimplicity and all other Reliv nutritional products. I also know many people who have lost a lot of weight using Slimplicity – just like any other diet it works very well if you follow it!

They have purchasing levels so ask the reliv dealer, there are different discounts if you become a distributor too. They are really good about listening to your medical or nutritional problems and can find people who have had similar issues and can tell you how the products helped them and the difference it made in their life. So it’s good to know them one on one, so they can follow your progress, and maybe suggest taking the product 3 times a day instead of 2. Oh, by the way each can is a 28 day supply, so if you look at all you’re getting in the can, it’s pretty cheap, and if you look at the results, it’s so worth it!