There’s a lot of talk about Almased, so we engrossed ourselves in the ingredients, side effects, scientific research and customer service. We studied hundreds of dieter reviews and comments. We then consolidated and summarized to give you the info you need.
What You Need to Know
To start, Almased is a meal-replacement system containing milk and soy proteins, essential amino acids and enzymes. When the powder is combined with water or juice it creates a shake that supposedly promotes weight-loss. It’s suggested you use it twice daily and you can take it with you.
The product, introduced as a weight-loss shake in 1998, is formulated with all-natural ingredients,always a good choice. Almased is available for purchase in retail stores and on the official website. We do like the company’s longevity in the business and the fact that some users like it, but read on…
Taste – Not Pleasant
The first potential problem is Almased taste. “In order for a meal-replacement system to work the powder need to be appealing,” offers our Research Editor. “If Almased expects the dieter to drink the shake two times a day, that may not happen if it’s not palatable.”
“I don’t know how anyone can stomach this. I tried making it using many different recipes I found on the internet, but I threw it up every time. The after taste is awful,” said one user.
“Unless I can find a way to make it taste better I don’t think I’ll be losing any weight with this product,” commented another.
In January 2012, the FDA sent a letter to Almased because the official website and a weight-loss booklet, offered to dieters, contained statements that were not approved companies selling supplements. Almased made medical claims, which is only allowed if the product is reviewed and approved by the government.
Cost – Too Pricey?
According to comments on Almased.com, cost is a concern. The average cost is $200 per month. “The downside is that the product costs are too expensive and it only has 10 servings in the can,” said one dieter.
“I will certainly not buy this again, way too expensive for such a disappointing product,” said an online customer.
“It’s expensive and it’s so horrible that you may not be able to stomach it,” posted one person.
Our research shows that if a weight-loss program has a recurring issue, like bad taste, there is a slim chance of long-term success. If Almased isn’t good, we have concerns.
If you are planning on using meal-replacement systems, dieters should make “long-term sustainable changes,” says Melanie McGrice, an accredited dietician for more than 11 years.
According to the Almased website, the meal-replacement is “scientifically proven”, but there are no clinical studies that show the shake works to support weight-loss. At Vital Health Partners, having published research to back claims is critical. If a company can’t highlight good science, that could be a.
The Bottom Line
After completing a comprehensive review of Almased, we reached a conclusion. There are some positives, like the company’s longevity and some favorable customer reviews, but we can’t recommend it because there’s no published research supporting the weight-loss claims. We also have concerns about the taste and high cost.
If you’d like to shed some pounds, we suggest you go with a supplement that combines a strong ingredient list supported with clinical research and an affordable price tag.
Among the finest products we’ve reviewed in 2015 is Leptigen. The formula is made up of a proprietary blend containing four ingredients, shown in published scientific studies to help accelerate fat loss and invigorate metabolism. We can’t find any talk of adverse side effects and dieter comments show users are seeing great results.
Also, the creators of Leptigen are confident in their product, so they’re providing a special trial offer, which is rare.