Updated: 01/10/2017 - Site operated by Leptigen
By Summer Banks Jan 03, 2017
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Vi Shape company employees, have you ever even taken your own product? We decided to take a closer look, so our attention turned toward the ingredients, side effects, customer service and clinical studies. Furthermore, we examined hundreds of user comments and reviews. Then, we summarized and condensed to give you the info you need.

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What is Vi Shape?

First off, Vi Shape is a meal replacement shake that contains a protein blend, pre-biotics, aminogen, vitamins and fiber. [1] It’s meant to be taken 1-2 times per day in place of food and it only contains 90-140 calories per 2-scoop serving. It can be consumed anywhere and it’s easy to mix. [2]

Vi Shape is produced by ViSalus and has been around for about five years. These shakes are meant to curb your appetite and reduce your daily caloric intake which can help you lose weight. Their products seem to taste OK to most customers and some people do see weight-loss results, but read on…

Price – “Too Much Money?”

The first thing we looked at with Vi Shape ingredients was the price dieters are expected to pay. “Some customers do lose weight with these shakes,” said our Research Editor, “but the dent in your wallet may leave you unable to stock up or stick with it.”

“The MLM strategy is frustrating and makes these products cost way too much,” said one user.

“I feel like this MLM makes these cost more than they should,” claims another.

The price wasn’t wasn’t an issue for every dieter.

As one put it, “For the price, I don’t think you can beat how good these make you feel.”

Vi Shape Side Effects – “An Issue?”

We often find products that leave the dieter feeling off, but not with a meal-replacement. Vi Shape side effects quickly became apparent. “I purchased a month’s worth and from day one started feeling nauseous, awful headaches and sleeping problems,” said a customer. [3]

Another commented, “Because of the dangerously low caloric content, Vi Shape forces your body into starvation mode, which can have unintended negative consequences.” [4]

As we find with most products, what one person experiences another may not. One review said, “Excellent tasting with no side effects.”

“This doesn’t happen to everyone so I would advice others to try it out first and see if there are any side effects,” commented a dieter.

While researching diet supplements, we’ve found that whenever there is something particularly troublesome, like negative side effects, the likelihood of long-term success is slim. If Vi Shape causes adverse reactions, it could make it difficult for dieters to stick with the program.

The Science – “Clinical Backing?”

Vi Shape’s promises aren’t backed up by clinical studies and unbiased research, but it has been proven that minimizing caloric intake will help you lose weight. These shakes do a good job at helping you replace your meals, but they may take it too far. We also have issue with the fact that science does nothing to show how this product is different from hundreds of others that cost less. When we don’t see trials proving a company’s claims, it’s difficult to believe in them. [5]

The Bottom Line – Does Vi Shape Work?

So now, what’s the 411 on this line? We like the longevity of the company behind Vi Shape and their shakes are easy to mix and seem to taste pretty good, but we can’t ignore the lack of data backing their claims. We’re also concerned about the high price because of the MLM distribution, the alarming negative side effects and the fact that there are comparable products that cost less than half. [6][7]

If you’re looking to slim down and lose weight, we suggest you start on a supplement that delivers on their promises and offers an affordable solution and realistic weight-loss claims backed by published research.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. This supplement contains a proprietary blend of four powerful ingredients that may help you lose weight by burning fat and boosting metabolism. The claims are all based on published trials and research and we found no mention of harmful side effects. The reviews online are full of positive comments from satisfied customers that have lost with the formula.

The makers of Leptigen are even providing a limited time Special Trial Offer because they are confident in the supplement. This is a great way to start trying this new product.

Previous Vi Shape Review (Updated February 17, 2014):

Vi Shape: What You Should Know

Vi-Shape is a weight loss shake mix marketed by ViSalus Sciences and affiliates working for the company. Interestingly the company is in good BBB standing. 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. Money will always be spilled for dietary products, especially those that claim its effective use, Athletic Greens is a superfood protein shake blended with fruits and vegetable extracts.

List of Ingredients

Protein Blend, non-GMO Soy Protein, Fibersol, Pre-biotics, Aminogen, Vitamins.

Product Features of Vi Shape

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. They try to break this down on their official site. 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.

Vi Shape Advantages

  • Tastes great.
  • Low calories - 140.
  • Good source of protein.
  • Healthy meal replacement choice.

Vi Shape Disadvantages

  • Lack of information on the official website.
  • No complete ingredient list.
  • More expensive than other protein meal replacements.
  • Only 30 servings per container.

Our Conclusion About Vi Shape

Vi-Shape may taste better than the competition, like Muscle Milk or Slim Fast, but it is also about three times more expensive. This and other business aspects are addressed on the wikipedia page. 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.

Vi Shape Questions & Answers:

We scrutinized hundreds of customer reviews and user comments about Vi Shape, and then summed up everything into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Vi?

Possible Vi or Vi Shape side effects may include abdominal pains, flatulence (gas), diarrhea, stomachache, nausea and gastrointestinal problems. These are the most commonly reported in user reviews.

What are the ingredients in Vi Shape?

Vi Shape ingredients are soy protein isolate, digestive resistant maltodextrin (Fibersol), whey protein hydrolysate, whey protein concentrate[1], dicalcium phosphate, sunflower oil[2], medium chain triglycerides, maltodextrin, gum arabic, xanthan gum, sodium caseinate, dimagnesium phosphate, magnesium oxide, soy lecithin, mono and diglycerides, protease (Aminogen), vitamins and minerals.

Does Vi Shape work?

Well, if Vi Shape is consumed in place of some meals, it may help with weight reduction. This shake only contains 90 calories per serving, and it’s low in sugar and fat. Furthermore, this supplement provides 12 grams of protein per serving to help reduce appetite. So, if you follow the instructions and replace two meals per day with Vi Shape, you should lose some weight over time. Note that regular exercise is encouraged with Vi Shape as well.

How much does Vi Shape cost?

The cost of Vi Shape is $51 per bag (30 servings). Unfortunately the price is not listed on the official website.

How should I take Vi Shape?

In order to use Vi, you need to add two rounded scoops of this powder to eight ounces of water or milk. Vi Shape should be consumed twice a daily, in place of two meals, such as breakfast and lunch. One bag of this powder will last for 15 days.

How do I contact customer service department?

You can contact ViSalus customer service department by calling 1-877-847-2587 or by writing to ViSalus 340 E. Big Beaver Rd Suite 400 Troy, MI 48083. There is also a contact form on the official website.

Can I contact Vi Shape through social media?

Yes, you can contact Vi Shape through Facebook and Twitter.

Can I take Vi Shape if I have a health condition?

If you have a health condition or are taking a prescription medication, you should speak with your doctor prior to using Vi Shape. Also, women who are pregnant or nursing and people under the age of 18 should consult a licensed physician before using Vi Shape.

What do users like about Vi Shape?

Some users like that Vi Shape is low in calories and fat, and this shake supplement is easy to purchase online via dealers such as Amazon.

What do users NOT like about Vi Shape?

Some users do not like the taste of Vi. Furthermore, some customers have complained about unpleasant adverse effects that Vi Shape can cause.

Can Vi Shape cause weight gain?

Some customers have complained of weight gain while using Vi Shape.

Does Vi Shape contain milk or soy?

Yes, Vi Shape contains both milk and soy.

Are there artificial sweeteners in Vi Shape?

Yes, Vi Shape contains Sucralose.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Vi Shape?

There are special deals and discounts on Vi, if you sign up as a distributor.

If you’re looking for something to add to your meal replacement to boost metabolism, we can suggest Leptigen. It’s made with ingredients clinically shown to curb hunger and improve fat loss.

Vi Shape Side Effects:

Vi Shape meal replacement shake is meant to help you lose weight. People have had mixed results with this product and some have experienced side effects. These are the most common side effects to be aware of when making a purchasing decision.

Nausea

When you have nausea, you feel like you have to vomit. Often, it does lead to actual vomiting depending on the seriousness of the nausea. Nausea can be accompanied by contracts in your abdomen, as well as fever, sweating, light-headedness, and loss of balance.

What causes nausea?

Nausea isn’t an illness, but rather a symptom of some other condition. Seeing or smelling something distasteful is sometimes enough to provoke nausea. You also become nauseous if you have a case of food poisoning, gallbladder disease, concussion, or ulcers. [1]

Headache

The pain of a headache can be very uncomfortable and inconvenient. It makes it hard to focus. Some headaches involve very acute pain and can last for days. If you experience an abnormal headache, seek the assistance of a doctor.

What causes headaches?

There are many causes of headaches. Your head might hurt due to something as simple as skipping a meal, drinking insufficient water, or not having enough sleep. Sometimes headaches may be indicative of a major underlying illness. That’s why it’s important to get a check-up if a headache persists. It may be a sign of glaucoma, influenza, blood vessel ruptures, meningitis, stroke, and Brain AMV.

Insomnia

Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is a frustrating condition. You’re unable to fall asleep at night, or you wake up regularly. As a result, you feel tired, drained, stressed, and on-edge. People with insomnia often go do a lot of tossing and turning and may feel physically uncomfortable in bed.

What causes insomnia?

Insomnia normally stems from stress, physical injury, and eating too late at night. Watching TV or using a smart phone right before bed can make falling asleep harder. Caffeine consumption contributes to sleeplessness, especially when used late in the evening. Mental health disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder can also head to insomnia. [2]

Hunger

Being unusually hungry reduces the quality of your life, making it harder to enjoy going about your day.

What causes hunger?

Being abnormally hungry indicates gaps in your diet. You may not be eating enough or your food may be lacking in essential nutrients.

Vi Shape has some notable side effects. Weigh the potential risks and talk with a doctor before beginning use.

Vi Shape is a meal replacement / protein shake from Visalus. It supplies 90 calories, 12g of protein, 7g of carbohydrates (<1g sugar) and 1g of fat. That's certainly not enough to completely replace any meal, so there needs to be additional calories or meals added during the day.

Vi Shape Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 Scoops
Serving Per Container: 24
Amount per Serving % DV
Whey Protein Concentrate and Hydrolysate * *
Soy Protein Isolate * *
Corn Soluble Fiber * *
Non-GMO Soy Protein * *
Tri-Sorb Protein Blend * *
Fibersol * *
Aminogen * *
DiCalcium Phosphate * *
Medium Chain Triglycerides * *
Natural and Artificial Flavor * *
Sunflower Oil * *
Maltodextrin * *
Sodium Caseinate * *
Soy Lecithin * *
Mono and Diglycerides * *
DiPotassium Phosphate * *
Ascorbic Acid * *
Gum Arabic * *
Xanthan Gum * *
Suraclose * *
DiMagnesium Phosphate * *
Magnesium Oxide * *
Vitamin E Acetate * *
Chromium Amino Acid Chelate * *
Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate * *
Selenium Amino Acid Chelate * *
Biotin * *
Vitamin A Palimate * *
Niacinamide * *
Potassium Iodine * *
Zinc Oxide * *
Copper Gluconate * *
Calcium Pantothenate * *
Cyanocobalamin * *
Manganese Sulfate * *
Cholecalciferol * *
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride * *
ThiaminE Monoitrate * *
Riboflavin * *
Phytomenadione * *
Folic Acid * *

Other Ingredients: Contains milk and soy.

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

Non-GMO Soy Protein

This is a type of protein from soy beans that haven’t been genetically altered.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Protein is an essential macronutrient, necessary for the production of muscle. When the body has more muscle, it burns fat more efficiently. Protein deficient diets will struggle with weight-loss. There’s also a potential connection with healthy cholesterol levels.

Clinical Research

According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, “The substitution of soy protein for animal protein produced significant decreases in serum concentrations of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides without significantly affecting high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol concentrations.”[1]

Fibersol

Fibersol is a patented blend of fiber that can be added to a variety of products to increase dietary fiber content.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Fiber helps regulate the digestive system, keeping you fuller longer, the bowels regular, and helps lower cholesterol. As such, it can help with weight-loss.

Clinical Research

According to a study published in Nutrition Research, “This study demonstrated that 10 g Fibersol-2 with a meal stimulated production of satiety hormones and enhanced satiety.”[2]

Prebiotics

Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that help promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines. They are classified as fiber compounds and are found in some fiber rich foods.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Higher intakes of prebiotics are associated with a number of health improvements, including lower risk of heart disease, better cholesterol levels, improved digestion, higher immune function, lower risk of obesity and weight gain, and reduced inflammation and autoimmune reactions.

Clinical Research

According to a study published in Gastroenterology, “Alternatively, administration of beneficial bacterial species (probiotics), poorly absorbed dietary oligosaccharides (prebiotics), or combined probiotics and prebiotics (synbiotics) can restore a predominance of beneficial Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species. Current clinical trials do not fulfill evidence-based criteria for using these agents in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), but multiple nonrigorous studies and widespread clinical experience suggest that metronidazole and/or ciprofloxacin can treat Crohn’s colitis and ileocolitis”

Aminogen

Another Herbalife product, this is made of protease and calcium.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Protease is supposed to help with better absorption of protein, and calcium is supposed to help with a number of bodily functions, including strong bones and teeth.

Vitamins

We are not sure what vitamins are in the formula, but each vitamin plays a special role in the body’s normal and healthy function.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Vitamins supply the body with the nutrition they need to function correctly at the cellular level. As such they can be helpful in preventing disease.

Ingredients are a huge part of the equation when it comes to losing weight. We’re all about tested formulas shown to help you reach your goals. We think Leptigen is a good choice.

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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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I just started using the Vi shape shake and it tastes really good. It gets me full for breakfast. But,is it fine if I only drink that and not exercise much and .lose weight?

Hello. All users are different and can experience different weight-loss results, but exercise in conjunction with a healthy diet and supplements have shown to help with weight-loss.

I have a thyroid problem the vi shakes has been wonderful for me i have lost 30 pounds in 3 months the doctor has lowered my medication i walk everyday for 30 to 45 minutes a day ! Feeling great

While on the shake, you still need to count and limit your calories for your other meals, depending on your needs. I had 165 lbs and wanted to lose just 10 lbs. I attended a gym for 1 hour each day/5 days a week for 1 month. I did not lose any weigh but lost an inch or so. I then tried the shake for 1 month, once a day from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, I would eat normally (breakfast – 300 calories; eg. one egg with some vegetables and one slice of toast). After 1 month, I lost 10 lbs. Since then, I continued to use the shake from Monday to Friday, once per day, and ate normally on weekends. I have since maintained the 155 lbs (where I would like to be), and have not returned to the gym. I have been using the shake for 3 months now. As a reminder, whether you are using the shake or not, everyone needs to count and limit their calorie-intake daily. Don’t ‘pig out’ because you are on the shake.

If you would just look at the Testimonies on Youtube. You would hear first hand what it has done for people and their health.

Tell us your thoughts about Vi Shape. I love this shake I have lost 20lbs.in 5 weeks and im almost 70 years old the thing is I have 2 more days of v-shape left purple stripe across the bag please help send me information how to order more I’m need it bad dont wont to gain wt. Back Help PLEASE ITS A 1 LB.20 OZ BAG THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS WT.LOSS SHAKE I LOVE IT ? HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO LOSE WT IN MANY YEARS NOW IM LOSING ITS WONDERFUL

I buy it on amazon and it’s cheaper

I used Visalus a few years ago and lost about 80 lbs. I stopped as I got tired of them. I have tried many different things and always come back to Visalus. Items like this are only a tool and are not magic potions and are not for everyone. I have just started using the shakes again and lost 6 pounds my first week. Everyone needs to use the tools they are most comfortable with.

Can you have more than one shake a day?

Yes. 1 shake a day maintains your weight and 2 per day helps lose weight faster. That’s the rule I go by.

Hi Mindy! For detailed product and usage instructions, please refer to the VI Shape official website for more information.

I’d constantly want to be update on new posts on this site, saved to my bookmarks! .

Their claims are hard to validate.

I’m underactive thyroid sufferer is this product suitable to take

Been using for 2.6 years. Ithe is a complete meal replacement and DOES NOT cost $150 for the shakes. Best tasting meal replacement I’ve ever used. Lost 30 lbs. Now I’ve used it to lose body fat and gain lean muscle. Can’t imagine using anything else. I find many of the findingsame on this report inaccurate. The company has been around much longer than 5 years. They do have scientific backing and actually have placed themselves out there to be scrutinized by industry leaders for their process ando quality.

Hi Paula, Only your doctor can advise you accurately on this.

on my 2nd week of vi shape. honestly, i take 2 vi shape (breakfast and lunch) then eat a nice dinner also work out 4 times a week. i started at 178lbs and current 167lbs so give or take, it working forme. (im also taking water weight loss supplement twice a day found on amazon called water away). the way i see it, its up to each person to whether their body can work with it or not. not gonna lie, i poop much less often so i take some chinese tea that my lady gave me to take bathroom breaks everyday

I have been on the shakes for a month and I have gained! I follow all the rules and can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong!? Plus I walk and exercise regularly. I know a close friend has the same problem. We won’t be continuing with the shakes due to weight gain!!!

For me the shakes have worked and I’m a paediatrician. Perhaps you took the shakes too much with food. Your suppose to replace one or 2 meals with the shakes and have healthy snacks in between and one major carb meal. I replace one meal a day because I believe it’s unhealthy to replace 2 meals a day. I also exercise 3 times per week at the gym. People claim the shakes are unhealthy but the stuff sold in regular grocery stores are unhealthy itself. Some chemicals in products like cookies, chips, crackers, soda pops, juices we can’t even pronounce and have fake sugar in them. Visalus shakes are healthy if you use them right. Don’t replace all 3 meals and don’t eat. Replace one meal, have healthy snacks, eat 2 healthy protein, veggie fruit meals pasta, water, Lemmon water real fruit juice and exersize !!!… Hit the gym and follow the instructions properly and you will see results. Don’t eat shakes with a meal because you will see weight gain.

Prolly because you ate with the shakes… Your suppost to replace a meal with the shake. Or your using it too much. Every body is different. I take my shake once a day and eat 2 healthy meals a day with healthy snacks water orange juice cranberry juice lemon water and I exercise and the product works for me. I’m also a paediatrician. People claim the product is unsafe but what they don’t know the products in stores are more harmful and have no nutrition at all. Like boxes of cookies and bags of chips have chemicals we can’t even pronounce…I suggest a clean healthy diet such as fruits, veggies lean meats, clean fruit juice water and replacing one meal with the shakes smile)

I am into fitness and consume a varity of protiens but mainly whey and cassin. I ran out of my normal whey protien that i take before and after workouts for better results and quicker recovery of lean muscle so my mother in law offered me some of this and said it was for weight loss so i assumed it was or had whey in it. after taking a sip i realised it tasted like casen which has a grittier textur and flavor since it is more of a slow to break down protien that whey is. Casin is also used in weight loss but more for preventing muscle loss over night while sleeping. Overall it taste good but not for that price and you can probably find better quality whey or casin without the other fillers that taste just as good for less of a price. Just my oppinion not an expert.

Omg is a horrible product! Feeling like crap! Gas, bloating, pain in stomach…….TERRIBLE

I have a question it’s good for high blood pressure

Should I still use if I’m pregnant?

Vi Shape advises pregnant and nursing mothers to consult their doctor before starting the program.

Hi my I ha a question, I have two bags of vi-shape but they expire last year I should keep drinking or it’s any risk or I my get seek or they still good, could you please can give me an answer thank you

Did u get an answer on this because mine expired last October is used it and not realised what have I done

I needed to know the exact same thing mine expired 03\15

Is this good for lowering high blood pressure?

This is a weight loss protein formula not for curing high blood pressure. If you are overweight and have high blood pressure it can be cured by transforming your life, eating healthy, loosing weight and exercising.

Dont think it will make a difference by itself it does have something that increases your NO2 levels which is supposed to increase blood flow to muscles and capilaries but not sure if that is a good thing would probably talk to a dr first

From what I can tell it’s expensive. (I got a sample pack.) Also, the cookies are gross and very plain tasting. The mix for your water is disgusting as well. I’m afraid to try the rest! AND PS DIETS ONLY WORK SHORT TERM! Cut your calories the right way, work out, and eat right. Stop trying to take short cuts.

Where can I buy this product at a reasonable price?? Does it sell in any stores Montreal??

You can buy on amazon

I get it on ebay.. way cheaper

Way unsafe

I have been given some of this by my daughter to try, it is very sweet & a bit sickly for my taste but improved by mixing in frozen blueberries & raspberries, there was really too much in a serving for me. I would like a savoury soup version. I will say the complete list of ingredients is on the back of the packet so you know what you are taking. I suppose it works out about £1.50 per Shake which is a lot less than you would spend on an average lunch. I hope it works – 6wks until my daughter’s wedding & I want to shift 7lbs. I haven’t tried other weight loss products. A 35gm serving with 250mls semi skimmed milk is 230 calories. It suggests 2 shakes per day then a normal meal either for lunch or dinner.

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