GNC Lean Shake 25 Review: Don't Buy Before You Read This!
Let us take a look at a big player in the nutrition industry, GNC, and their weight-loss product Lean Shake 25.
One of the first things we noticed when reviewing this shake is that, surprisingly, it only has about 9 grams of protein per serving. That is a little low for a protein shake and ideally, it should have between 12 and 17 grams of protein per serving.
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Unfortunately, our expectations for this shake were tremendously let down. There are several issues with the shake ranging from the type of protein to the calorie count. First of all, the type of protein used is milk concentrate, which is cheaper than whey concentrate (WPC) and has a higher level of cholesterol.
The shake also does not taste very good because of the low sugar content. Our team tried the vanilla and chocolate flavors and were not impressed with the taste, nor did they find it to be satisfating. The bad taste can also be attributed to the artificial flavoring that the shake uses.
While other meal replacement shakes we tried reduced hunger for a few hours, Lean Shake did not. Because of all of these issues we do not it even classify it as a meal replacement shake.
cheap price, decent appetite suppression
low protein amount per serving, cheap type of protein with high levels of cholesterol, artificial sweeteners
The non-existent reduction in hunger was especially shocking because the shake does have pretty high calorie content of 180 calories per serving. A high calorie content that does not even stave hunger does not make a very lean shake.
There is one good thing about GNC's Lean Shake and that is certainly the price. It is only $1.87 per serving, or about $35 for the pack. But we would argue that you certainly get what you pay for.
GNC Lean is not highly recommended. Its high calories make it good for someone with an active fitness life. It is priced reasonably, but as far as protein quality and taste go, it was not impressive. It also did not work well as a hunger blocker.
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3.5 out of 5 stars:
"Its not bad I just didn't care for taste and its too sweet for me! Price is ok, but flavor is toooo sweet!"
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