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June 30, 2020

Herbalife Nutrition Reviews - Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix

It’s hard to find the right nutritional shake. Protein shakes help people build muscles and stay fuller longer. They help people with tight schedules get the nutrition they need. They also can be convenient when it comes to getting to and maintaining a healthy weight. However, the sheer versatility of protein shakes and meal replacement shakes has led to a market surplus.

Looking to reviews is the best way to figure out the right nutritional shake option. Reading through dozens of reviews, Herbalife reviews of their flagship product - Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake – a standout among others. It’s a best-seller, and we wanted to understand the reason why. What makes their shake so healthy and desirable? Our review team set out to answer these questions and more.

What is Herbalife Nutrition?

It’s good to know the history of a company before trying their products, so our review team did some research into Herbalife. Herbalife Nutrition has produced healthy, high-quality nutritional products since its creation in 1980. For over 40 years, the company has grown its customer base to nearly 5 million daily users. Health and nutrition aside, company values seem to be a massive part of rave Herbalife reviews worldwide.

First and foremost, Herbalife Nutrition markets its goals as being based around global health. The company’s mission is “to improve nutritional habits around the world with great-tasting, science-backed nutrition products that help people get the right balance of healthy nutrition.” Their products are only one step toward this mission. Realizing that not everyone can afford or access their products, they’ve incorporated social responsibility into their repertoire to help reach this goal.

Herbalife Nutrition is no stranger to corporate social responsibility. The company supports over 140 community-based groups worldwide to improve nutritional education and access to good, nutritional food. Children are at the forefront of this social responsibility target, and in the past decade, they have reached over 90,000 children in more than 50 countries. Reaching out to children in this pursuit was a way to ensure nutritional literacy is passed from generation to generation.

Community involvement is so vital to the group that they’ve supported both community health initiatives and their own health initiatives. They currently run volunteer programs among corporate members and their independent distributors. Additionally, now more than ever, they are focused on investing in environmental sustainability.

Reviewing the Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix

After researching Herbalife, it was clear to our team that Herbalife Nutrition cared about health, wellness, and the environment. But would their values hold up to the quality of their shakes? We tested their Formula 1 product to determine just that. Examining their ingredients, the taste of the shake, and more, we wanted to investigate the shake itself.

First, we investigated the shake’s creation process. Formula 1, Herbalife’s most popular product, is a plant-based meal replacement shake. It’s the brainchild of the collaboration between food scientists and nutritionists. It differs from similar shakes in a few ways. Diet shakes, often low in calories but not particularly healthy, are significantly different from Formula 1. Herbalife shakes aren’t designed to replace a healthy diet or exercise plan but instead support them.

But this isn’t the only reason we found that separated Formula 1 from its competition.

High-Quality Ingredients

We were pleased to discover that Herbalife Nutrition takes the same care in creating its products and ensuring that they exceed safety and quality standards as it does its corporate responsibility. The company employs 50 doctorate-level scientists and more than 300 with years of relevant experience. Their hard work has led to consistent safety standard adherence in over 90 different markets across the globe. This is an enormous feat for a nutritional product and says a lot about the company’s integrity and commitment to quality.

Herbalife Nutrition also avoids adulterating its high-quality ingredients, which many of its competitors cannot say. Herbalife ingredients are carefully sourced from around the world. Herbalife Nutrition works with trusted farmers worldwide with a historical background of consistent, healthy ingredient production.

After ingredient processing, Herbalife Nutrition utilizes DNA-based tools to ensure their nutrition products consist of the exact species of plants and botanicals, meaning that their ingredients are not only free from additives but consistent to the DNA level. Herbalife is also a member of the Natural Health Products Research Alliance, based at the University of Guelph, which aims to develop new, mutually agreed upon industry standards for botanical ingredient authentication.

All of this is to say that Herbalife Nutrition’s growth and processing integrity lead to their shakes’ highest-packed nutritional value.

Herbalife Products Are Packed with Nutrition

We researched their history and their production practices. After this careful research, we got to the fun part – trying the shakes themselves. Herbalife reviews show that Formula 1 is one of the most beloved shakes on their menu, so we were excited to try it.

Before we even tasted it, our team reviewed the label of Herbalife’s Formula 1, and it was a refreshing take. Each shake contains 21 vitamins and minerals and 9 grams of soy-based protein, and 3 grams of fiber. Formula 1 is also a good source of antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, and E. The shake itself contained as much vitamin A as half a cup of cooked broccoli (1750 IU), as much vitamin C as two small peaches (15mg), and as much vitamin E as twenty-five whole almonds (7.5 IU). In all, a single serving of a Formula 1 contains between 15%-25% of a person’s daily vitamin needs.

Despite all this vitamin power packed into a tiny punch, the shakes were also low-calorie. Formula 1 is only 170 calories when added to 8oz. of nonfat milk, making it an ideal meal replacement shake for those hoping to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The formula is also heart-healthy, with no cholesterol and only one gram of fat.

A significant source of contention among protein lovers is soy protein. Formula 1 offers an alternative to the soy protein market saturation. Formula 1 Select includes 15 grams of pea, rice, and quinoa protein and the vitamins and minerals in the base Formula 1 mix. It is certified vegetarian, kosher, and gluten-free and has no milk, soy, artificial flavors, or sweeteners.

With that said, the nutrition profile of Herbalife’s Formula 1 products is easily one of the best on the market.

A Flexible And Convenient Mix

One thing consistently mentioned in Herbalife reviews is Formula 1’s flexible and convenient nature. Formula 1 nutrition products include the Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix, the ultra-convenient Formula 1 + PDM On The Go packets, and Formula 1 Express Meal Bar, among other offerings. The line supports on-the-go lifestyles, perfect for gym-goers or people looking for healthy, fast meal alternatives. The shake mix goes well with various kinds of milk, so it is easy to add to whatever is on hand or whatever you need nutritionally.

First, we tried Formula 1 as a standalone shake by simply mixing it with milk. This was the original recommendation for Formula 1. Even with this most basic preparation option, you get many vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. A quick shake can help you meet many of your nutritional goals. Another thing we liked about Formula 1 is that you can add ingredients based on your taste or nutritional needs. You may add fruits, vegetables, or nuts to adjust the ingredients you want to include in your diet. Plus, it breaks up the routine of drinking the same mix day in and day out.

It’s clear that Herbalife also understands the need to break from routine, which is why there is an entire library of recipes on its website. Some of our favorites? The Antioxidant Boost Shake, which includes mango, and the Hearty Shake, which includes dragon fruit.

Many Flavors to Choose From

Shake mix fans know the feeling of walking down the aisles and staring at the same flavors repeatedly: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Customers in the United States don’t have to worry about bland flavors. The U.S. is home to 14 different Formula 1 Flavors. What’s excellent about Herbalife is that they don’t just have 14 flavors, period. They cater to tastes based on regions. In China, for instance, they have a red bean flavored Formula 1 Shake. Another thing we noticed? Many flavors are unique to Herbalife, including orange cream, café latte, and piña colada flavor.

You might be reading this and worrying about the shakes having too much sugar or sacrificing quality for taste. Fortunately, Herbalife Nutrition has found a way to keep their nutrition consistently nutritionally savvy as well as tasty. One area of potential growth for the company would be to extend their flavor profiles to other formulas, such as Formula 1 select. However, the shake’s versatility has allowed even those with more basic flavor profiles to be endlessly customizable and satisfying.

Better Plant-Based Products

Vegetarians and vegans aren’t just novelty dieters anymore. Every day, more and more people are turning to a plant-based diet for health, well-being, and animal welfare. Herbalife kept this in mind when creating their Formula 1 drinks. These drinks are satisfying and convenient and often help with weight management. The protein in these shakes is critical for maintaining a fullness that keeps a person from overeating. Protein is also great for plant-based athletes, who need protein for good performance.

In addition to the original Formula 1 product, the company’s Formula 1 Select line is a good choice for those who don’t respond well to soy products. Soy is an excellent protein option for those who can handle it, but it remains an allergen for many. Formula 1 select is made from a rich blend of pea, rice, and quinoa proteins. The mix is free of gluten, soy, and dairy and is vegetarian and kosher certified. It also has a low glycemic index (GI), making it a good choice for people with diabetes who are concerned with keeping their blood sugar levels consistent. This vanilla-flavored shake passes the taste test and contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners.

Formula 1 is not the only product in their lineup that offers additional protein. Other protein-rich Herbalife products include the Protein Drink Mix, which mixes with water to substitute for milk in your shake production. It also includes the Formula 1 + PDM On The Go shake mix. This mix has a whopping 24 grams of protein to support workouts and keep you full throughout the day.


 At the end of our research, we gave Herbalife Nutrition’s Formula 1 an A+ for many reasons. Across the net, Herbalife Reviews mentioning their flagship shake have lived up to the hype. The combination of high-quality ingredients, excellent flavor profile, and convenience make it an exceptional product.

David Fournier is a content manager at Buyrealfollows, a global social media service provider with an interest in cyber security, privacy, and gaming.

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