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Posted by: tebogo | 2011/09/02

meal replacements

How safe is herbal life products?

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Dear Tebogo
I presume that you are asking how safe the Herbal Life meal replacement products are? If so, I must admit that I have not seen what they contain, but you can judge for yourself: 1) Does a serving of these products with or without water or low-fat milk, provide less than 2100 kJ (1/3 of the daily energy requirement when you are slimming in the case of women)? 2) Does the product contain a balanced mix of proteins and carbs (about 10-15% vs 65%) and less than 30% fat? 3) Does the product contain some vitamins and minerals, but not such high levels (more than 1/3 of the RDA or SDI for each vitamin and/or mineral) that it becomes dangerous? 4) If the products free of potentially harmful herbal ingredients such as synephrine, guarana, or ephedra to name but a few? If the product meets these requirements then it should cause weightloss and not be harmful.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/09/02

Dear Tebogo
I presume that you are asking how safe the Herbal Life meal replacement products are? If so, I must admit that I have not seen what they contain, but you can judge for yourself: 1) Does a serving of these products with or without water or low-fat milk, provide less than 2100 kJ (1/3 of the daily energy requirement when you are slimming in the case of women)? 2) Does the product contain a balanced mix of proteins and carbs (about 10-15% vs 65%) and less than 30% fat? 3) Does the product contain some vitamins and minerals, but not such high levels (more than 1/3 of the RDA or SDI for each vitamin and/or mineral) that it becomes dangerous? 4) If the products free of potentially harmful herbal ingredients such as synephrine, guarana, or ephedra to name but a few? If the product meets these requirements then it should cause weightloss and not be harmful.
Best regards
DietDoc

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