Shaklee 180 is one of the latest formulas meant to cut off body weight with no need to train a lot or take part in physical exercises. It intends to work by boosting the metabolism while increasing the fat burn and boosting the body's ability to manage weight. But before we dive into the ingredients of the product let us take a look at the manufacturer information and the claims made by the company about the Shaklee 180. Well, the product is manufactured by the Shaklee Company that is not very reputable or popular in the country. It is unknown whether the company offers any other products. The company says to manufacture Shaklee 180 with the use of strong fat burn constituents and metabolizers. This is called to be an alternative system through which an individual can lose body weight without the hard workouts. This was actually the idea behind the creation of Shaklee 180 supplement. It is a good alternative for people who cannot afford spending a few hours at the gym and still fail to lose weight. The supplement is said to have a few ingredients such as leucine and useful protein which possess energy-giving and hunger-curbing properties. These are claimed to work by burning fat deposits, increasing the metabolism and energy levels. Does the supplement really work as well as claimed by the manufacturer? To answer this question we will need to discuss the key ingredients used in the product.
The Shaklee official website does not provide the full ingredient list, which is the first red flag, since you never know what you are putting into your body. Our research has shown that the supplement contains a few major ingredients, which sounds too simple to make it an effective product. The first one is Soy Protein Concentrate/Isolate which is made from refined soybeans which have been defatted and hulled. This is said to be a complete protein because it features all the essential amino acids and phytoestrogens, which are able to convert into estrogen hormones. This can be very harmful to men and potentially harmful for women with hormone-sensitive conditions. A study conducted by the NC State University has proven that soy contains endocrine disrupting compounds, which can lead to birth defects and cancerous tumors. It has become known that soy contains goitrogens which suppress the functioning of the thyroid and cause weight gain. The natural trypsin inhibitors found in soy can make the digestion of protein less effective while suppressing the amount of protein taken. Another issue with soy is the content of phytates which can block the intake of vitamins and minerals in the user's body. We will take a look at other health risks of soy further in this review.
L-leucine is an essential amino acid that is usually obtained through the diet. It is found in foods such as beans, soy, meat, eggs, dairy, and other foods. For this reason it does not need to be supplemented unless a person suffers from a rare deficiency. While there are no known side effects linked to the use of L-leucine, you should follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid adverse reactions. Rice Protein Concentrate is a vegetarian form of protein which is easily digested and is often separate from its carbohydrate base. It should be mixed with other forms of protein because it contains little amino acid lysine. It is easy to absorb and is quickly digested, but taking large amounts of this compound can potentially cause nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and digestive problems. Natural Cane Sugar is a sweetener extracted from the sugar cane that is used to provide a sweet flavor to different products and foods. It features trace minerals which are beneficial for the human body. The body breaks down this kind of sugar to fructose and glucose; however, it can have bad impact on metabolism. There are 10 grams of sugar per serving of Shaklee 180 with the soy-vanilla flavor. This is much, especially when taking into account the fact that it has no nutritional value and can make the process of losing weight difficult. Sugar has been proven to make an individual hungry faster.
The manufacturer of Shaklee 180 says nothing about possible side effects of using this supplement. But it does not mean that it is free from adverse reactions. The consumption of this supplement may be linked to possible side effects only because of the content of soy protein. Soy can cause stomach and intestinal reactions such as bloating, constipation, and nausea, as well as allergic reactions such as itching, rash, and anaphylaxis. Some people might feel tired and face problems with their thyroid function, which usually happens in iodine deficient people. Long-term use of too much of soy extract might cause tissue growth in the uterus. Soy Protein Concentrate should not be used by children, people who suffer from hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, endometrial cancer, under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism), kidney stones, milk allergy, kidney failure, urinary bladder cancer. Pregnant or lactating women should avoid using the supplement.
There are quite many customer reviews about Shaklee on third-party websites. Not all people are pleased with the product. One customer reports that she received her purchase on time but it didn't agree with her, so she no longer takes it. Many users think that the product is overpriced when compared to the identical competition. Let us take a look at the actual customers' reviews available online.
"Shaklee Corporation does not allow their distributors to sell the products on Amazon or other websites of the kind. So, there is no guarantee that you will receive a genuine product. If you buy this supplement on Amazon you are expected to support a distributor. As a customer I have the right to buy products from any places I want."
"Shaklee is not guaranteed to provide positive results without any side effects. I suffered from severe nausea while taking this supplement. The Shaklee Corporation seems to be deceitful, since their products may be illegal. By the way, Amazon is prohibited to sell this product. It will not be covered by the Shaklee Warranty."
"Buyers beware! Shaklee is NOT guaranteed as unopened by the Shaklee corporation. Besides, this product did not give me extra energy and I still feel very weak and exhausted. I don't have strength to work out and o haven't noticed any weight loss. I cannot recommend this supplement to anyone."
The supplement can be purchased from the official website of the company, which is the best option to choose. Some retail stores offer the product too. A 30-serving pouch costs $91.20. People who become members of the company, the price is reduced to $77.50. There have been issues with individuals being charged for products that were not sent. The daily price would be $6.08 for two shakes a day. It is quite a pricey meal replacement shake, I should say. Other meal replacements with soy, rice protein and l-leucine are cheaper.
Shaklee 180 has a number of drawbacks. This product is associated with a number of concerns in terms of not be allowed for sale on retail stores. Many users report that it has not shown any positive weight-loss results even after a few weeks of usage. The supplement can cause a number of side effects due to the content of soy protein extract. Besides, it is extremely expensive. The product has not been approved by the FDA. There is a lot of sugar added to this supplement, and there have been issues with soy protein due to its ability to cause potentially harmful effects. The product's overall quality does not cost the money. If you want to lose body weight you will need to look for another product available on the market. Taking into account all pros and cons of Shaklee 180, I cannot recommend this supplement to usage.