We live in a funny world today. Funny because in our craze to live longer, healthier lives, we take the complete opposite route to achieve these goals. One such road we often take is by placing our trust and funds in “instant weight-loss and wellness” products. On this subject we will tackle a Herbalife products review.
Herbalife has been around for about just as long as Jesus has, and has as well promised to deliver onto us a long-lived life, free of obesity, stress, and disease. If it were a political run between the two, I’d still swing my vote towards Jesus on this one.
During my time as part of the not-so-skinny club I have researched each one of their products, of course with the intent to purchase and use until my posterior slides perfectly into those size 2 jeans I’ve been salivating over.
Herbalife “expert” body analysis
My journey to this Herbalife products review began by meeting a 50-something year old sales representative from Herbalife. We shall call her aunt Marge. Now aunt Marge was kind enough to start me off with a “fat reading”. She did not mention its name or what it actually reads, she asked me for my height and weight and then asked me to hold onto a steering wheel looking thing.
It read 36% and she looked at me as if I’d just been diagnosed with cancer. She promptly gave me a brochure and proceeded to book an appointment for me to get a facial, a body analysis and nutritional planning. Once my meeting began I was bombarded with a bunch of fat burning product and food replacements.
None of this was helpful. I was utterly confused. How would that steering wheel know what the percentage of my body fat was? Or what my caloric need was? I must mention I was never during this whole process naked, so under my clothes I could’ve been a body builder, or pregnant. Yet no one asked. The answer I got from aunt Marge was :” because the machine is smart”.
The medical madness behind this Herbalife products review
Now Herbalife weight-loss products include protein shakes with added Calcium and Vitamins which are supposed to completely replace your normal meals, and in doing so offer you all the nutritional value you need to not only survive, but lead a healthy and active life, with the added bonus of losing those extra pounds. Hogwash.
What I found were medical cases and medical research from 2004 leading up to 2015 on hepatotoxicity caused by Herbalife weight-loss products. One particularly interesting study examined 12 patients that have presented acute toxic hepatitis after regular consumption for Herbalife supplements for 1 year. After a full recovery, half of the patients chose to continue their Herbalife regime and were later observed with new hepatic injury.
What leads to all this hepatic toxicity are all the artificial flavors, hydrogenated soy, canola and cottonseed oils, autolyzed yeast extract (MSG),margarine, wheat protein and corn syrup that Herbalife uses in its products.
We live in a world where we are constantly blasted with chemicals and pollution, and in light of this known fact I ask you. Why would you willingly replace your home cooked meals with a sludge of chemical ingredients? Fruits, vegetables and meats are naturally filled with proteins, vitamins and all of the other compounds we need. You can do your own Herbalife products review by reading the ingredient list. Their weight-loss products are simply a dried up concoction of food “extract” spiced up with your garden variety preservatives.
While they might seem as a good alternative for the fast-paced person who does not have time for a well balanced meal, I’m sure bunny hoping your way to the ER in your 40s over a protein shake would not be a happy addition to your already fully packed schedule.
I hope this Herbalife products review turned a few stomachs, before you find yourselves having to get them pumped instead. There are healthier choices out there, and this one my overachieving friends, is not one of them.
If you would like more details on the subject or if you have any questions, objections, hateful comments or highly deserved praises to offer please do not hesitate to leave a comment.
Also if you have a product that you would like me to review and research, I gladly welcome the challenge.
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