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    Herbalife

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    BOTTOM LINE

    Herbalife offers meal replacement shakes, weight loss programs and skincare products for dieters to manage their weight, care for their health and jumpstart a healthy lifestyle.

    PROS

    • Easy for on-the-go lifestyles
    • Vegetarian options
    • 3-day trial sample packs

    CONS

    • Available through independent dealers
    • Expensive

    Top Herbalife Reviews

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    Rated with 5 stars
    02/11/2019
    Verified Reviewer

    I used to have back pain for months and I tried Xtra-calcium or joint support and this made my back feel better and made me more active.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    06/18/2019
    Verified Reviewer

    I had lost 40lbs. with Herbalife products with no side effects. As with any diet or lifestyle change, you have to follow through to get results! … The distributors can be a little pushy, but my distributors were a great support system and wonderful cheerleaders...

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      What is Herbalife?

      Herbalife offers weight-loss and health management products. Herbalife products are sold exclusively through independent distributors, often customers themselves, who have been trained and educated on the Herbalife system. Through the program, Herbalife also allows loyal dieters an opportunity to earn and work part-time or full-time from home.

      With on-the-go drink mix packets, vegetarian shake mixes and high-protein snacks, Herbalife makes it reasonably easy for most people to follow the program. Herbalife consists of three core products — the Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, Formula 2 Multivitamin Complex and Cell Activator. Their Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix comes in 10+ flavors and provides a balanced meal with 9 grams of fat and fiber for weight management. The Formula 2 Multivitamin Complex is a daily vitamin used to maintain essential micronutrients throughout the program. Finally, Cell Activator is an alpha-lipoic acid supplement, which can aid in the body’s processing of carbs and energy production.

      How does Herbalife work?

      The Herbalife program works by helping dieters limit their calorie intake while boosting their metabolism through supplements. The global nutrition company uses Herbalife Nutrition Distributors to sell their products, and you can buy Herbalife products online. Herbalife offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee and can return products within 30 days for a full refund or exchange.

      Herbalife products

      Herbalife offers meal replacement shakes, dietary supplements and other health products for dieters through the Core, Healthy Weight, Specialized Nutrition, Energy and Fitness product lines.

      • Core Products: Herbalife’s flagship line includes the Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, Formula 2 Multivitamin Complex and Cell Activator. Shake mixes come in many different flavors, and protein drink mixes are available in pea, quinoa, and rice protein for vegetarians. Suggested retail price for Core Products ranges from $25 to $42, with their Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix at the top of their price point.
      • Healthy Weight: Herbalife’s Healthy Weight line offers products like the Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake, Total Control tea and caffeine metabolism enhancers. Herbalife also offers a three-day trial pack with six packets of Formula 1 Cookies ’n Cream nutritional shake and vanilla on-the-go protein drink mix packets, as well as two sample packets of Total Control tea and caffeine metabolism enhancers.
      • Specialized Nutrition: Products in the Specialized Nutrition line include Joint Support Advanced, Herbal Aloe Concentrate and a women’s daily booster designed for new moms. Aside from the Digestive Health and 21-Day Herbal Balancing programs, most products in the Specialized Nutrition category can be purchased individually, starting around $13.
      • Energy and Fitness: All of the products in the Energy and Fitness line are designed to help athletes recover faster and endure longer. Protein powders, fitness drinks and green tea supplements start at $37.35.
      • Skin and Hair Care: This line was created to combat dry skin, wrinkles and acne blemishes. Full Herbalife SKIN programs for normal, dry or oily skin start around $100.

      Herbalife FAQ

      Is Herbalife FDA approved?
      No, the FDA can’t approve Herbalife products since the FDA doesn’t approve dietary supplements or cosmetic items. However, Herbalife follows FDA regulations and standards in manufacturing its products and is subject to FDA investigations.
      Is Herbalife gluten-free?
      Some Herbalife products are gluten-free and recognized by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). These include Herbalife’s Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix, Protein Drink Mix Select and Herbal Tea Concentrate.
      Are Herbalife shakes healthy?
      Yes, Herbalife shakes are healthy in moderation. Herbalife’s shakes are designed to replace one meal per day, or as a snack as supplemental nutrition to a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
      Is Herbalife good for diabetes?
      Each diabetic case is different, so Herbalife suggests anyone with diabetes consult a medical professional before using their products.
      Are Herbalife shakes vegan?
      No, Herbalife currently doesn’t offer any vegan shakes.
      How much does Herbalife cost?
      Herbalife offers a variety of products and programs that start around $40 when purchased individually. For more specific price points, contact an Independent Nutrition Distributor.
      Can you drink Herbalife while breastfeeding?
      If you’re breastfeeding, Herbalife advises you consult a healthcare provider or medical professional before drinking or taking any Herbalife products.
      Where can I buy Herbalife?
      Herbalife is available through Independent Nutrition Distributors nationwide. To find a Herbalife distributor near you, head to the Herbalife website where you can buy products from one of Herbalife’s distributors online.
      Can you drink coffee while on Herbalife?
      Yes, however, Herbalife dieters should limit their caffeine intake based on their tolerance. Herbalife does offer a high-protein iced coffee for individuals looking to make caffeine a regular part of their weight management.
      Is Herbalife a scam?
      Many have labeled Herbalife as a scam because of the negative association attached to multi-level marketing (MLM) companies. MLM companies, also known as network marketing or referral marketing, use brand ambassadors to sell and distribute their products.
      Is Herbalife dangerous?
      Herbalife products don’t include dangerous ingredients; however, some dieters have reported unhealthy reactions that they attribute to the program. Experts in nutrition, science, and health who ensure all products comply with government laws comprise The Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board. As part of their program, Herbalife trains their Independent Distributors and sales employees.

      Is Herbalife worth it?

      As supplemental nutrition, Herbalife products are suitable for some individuals who already have an active lifestyle. Herbalife products can only be purchased through Independent Nutrition Distributors, making it a less viable option for individuals looking for a quick and easy solution.

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      Rated with 5 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: June 18, 2019

      I had lost 40lbs. with Herbalife products with no side effects. As with any diet or lifestyle change, you have to follow through to get results! Follow the routine: shake, snack, shake, snack, healthy meal. Snacks should be healthy! The distributors can be a little pushy, but my distributors were a great support system and wonderful cheerleaders for me! I was with the Baltimore, MD. community and the group is fun, supportive, and motivating. My experience has been great!

      46 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 5 stars
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      Original review: Feb. 11, 2019

      Herbalife is a helpful way to lose weight or maintain your weight. People think that losing weight by only try this product and not working out or eating a healthy meal. The results start working after a few weeks or up to a few months, Herbalife should be taken for your entire life, not for the moment. People should stop thinking that is product is going to miracles less than a week. I used to have back pain for months and I tried Xtra-calcium or joint support and this made my back feel better and made me more active.

      148 people found this review helpful
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      Rated with 5 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Oct. 14, 2018

      I started using Herbalife the end of June 2018. The first week I lost 6 pounds! Now here in mid-October I am down a total of 25 lbs! First off the key to these programs are finding a reputable distributor! The person I am dealing with does not ever push product! As a matter of fact they recommended I started out with 4 basic items! The PDM formula which is the protein base. The Formula 1 powder which is your flavor. Those two items make your shake. Then they recommend their tea. And the last item they recommend is the Aloe drink. On my own I decided to purchase a few other products. The Aminogen and the cellulose. As a matter of fact I was asking about certain other products my Herbalife distributor told me I did not need them at that time. Most of the complaints on here and readings are due to unrepresentable unscrupulous distributors.

      The product itself works if you follow the program! I drink two shakes a day and have a very well-balanced healthy meal for dinner. As well as to high protein snacks between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner! I work out moderately. When I walked in the door I was 284 lb at 55 years of age. I am now down to 258 lb! They have tons of different recipes for different flavor shakes so you don't get bored. As well as recipes to make different food items with their protein base! I have tried many programs over the years and none have seem to work for me!

      I find this the best fit for me! I highly recommend finding a reputable distributor in your area and trying this product out! My A1C from my diabetes went from 7.3 to 6.2! Like any other weight loss regimen if you do not follow the regimen you will not lose! Many people do not work the program correctly and want to blame the product! Again I highly recommend Herbalife! It has changed my health and has giving me astounding results! Good luck to everyone!

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      208 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 5 stars
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      Original review: Oct. 6, 2018

      I am so excited to report that in just 4 weeks I lost 2kg. I wake up and drink a shake, take the 5 supplements. For lunch, I drink a shake and take 4 supplements and at dinner, I have vegetables with a small portion of salmon. NO carbs, no snacks, just water all day. I am excited to see how much I can lose in the new few weeks.

      189 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 5 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Sept. 26, 2018

      I am so excited to report that in just one week I lost 8. I wake up and drink a shake, take the 5 supplements. For lunch I drink a shake and take 4 supplements and at dinner I have vegetables with small portion of salmon. NO carbs, no snacks, just water all day. I am excited to see how much I can lose in the new few weeks.

      168 people found this review helpful
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      Rated with 1 star
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: June 15, 2019

      In my experience it is not good for health. I took two months this shake, meantime avoided tea, coffee, sweets, etc as the part of instructions followed by the club persons. And I lose only 1 or two kg weight invariably. But, my sugar level dropped down alarmingly then under treatment of health issues like headache - vision problem, etc... I can't recommended this product to anybody.

      67 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: April 24, 2019

      I started the three day trial and it made me queasy. I spoke with my sponsor and they said they would help me with the return but when I went in for help all they told me was that nothing was wrong with the product. That's fine. I contacted customer service to return and that was three weeks ago. They transfer me from one person to the other and I have gotten nowhere. I would not recommend this company to anyone.

      95 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: April 2, 2019

      Herbalife is a fraud company. They are supplying duplicate/without barcode products to their customers. Their MD ** has also accepted without barcode if his company has sent me products then this is a big mistake. Company itself promotes of buying products directly from them instead of buying from outside. But this so called fraud company has supplied me product without barcode. I have been getting calls from Herbalife to handover them the boxes that doesn’t have the barcode. This means they are trying to capture the boxes in their custody so that I cannot raise a complaint against them. They are not at all bothered about my health. Although I have asked them multiple times to get my health checkup done. I have all the proofs available with me. Pl do not use their products. It's harmful for your health.

      104 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: March 10, 2019

      This product caused me severe liver enlargement, gallstone and gastritis. As per my doctors I could have ended with total liver failure if I had consumed it for a longer time. I was misguided by the agent claiming it's FDA approved, it's not. She also said it's food, it's not, it contains several product unfit for human consumption. Also the agent said it has no side effects. Another lie. Frauds. Cheats.

      279 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: March 2, 2019

      I'm getting excessive cold after using Herbalife milkshakes. The worst part is it has been years I took the shake, still I'm suffering with this side effect. I'm getting cold very often and every time I get cold, it takes a lot of time to subside. Has anyone else suffered this way and have find a solution. Please share with me.

      193 people found this review helpful
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