Herbalife Weight Loss Products!!

Updated on December 04, 2008
D.P. asks from South Gate, CA
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Just curious to know if anyone has tried them and if they have actually worked for you?

I've heard some very good stories about Herbalife and I've also heard bad one's.. about the lead in the protein shakes.

I'd like to hear from actual ladies who have tried them and the experiences they had. Any feedback will be appreciate it.

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answers from Los Angeles on

Unfornuately, Herbal Life used to be a great product...until they decided to infuse it with one of the deadliest ingredients of all time: PHENALALNINE/aka ASPARTAME. This is a know poison, required by the FDA to be listed on the bottom of the ingredient list on any food or drink containing it in bold, black letters. Beware of this deadly toxin! Google it, please! H. Lowinger, mother of 2, grandmother of 1 and recipient of the PKU gene.



answers from Los Angeles on

Hi D.,
I am an Herbalife distributor. Here is a link confirming that the lead report was a fraud
I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the products. We are in 70 countires now (so we had to pass 70 different safety inspections). The products are FANTASTIC - they have truly changed my life. You can contact me at ###-###-#### or ____@____.com and I can give you testimonials from real people taking the products. I can also give you samples to try. Hope that helps!

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answers from Visalia on

Hi D.,

I don't use the Herbalife Brand, but I thought this information was important. The company I purchase my vitamins and supplements from has made a huge discovery regarding free radicals and vitamins/supplements. Leading free radical scientists from independent labs confirmed the findings and has been published.

What they found was that many of the vitamins on the market today, actually release an enormous amount of free radicals when taken. Any of them that contain Sulfates, Oxides or Gluconates are the worst to use. The biggest offenders were Centrum and One-a-Day brands which generated 100% free radicals followed by GNC, Usana and Herbalife brand vitamins which generated over 80% free radicals.

If you aren't familiar with free radicals, they are what causes premature aging, can cause cancer and other illnesses if your body is bombarded by too many of them without the antioxidant protection your vitamins are supposed to supply. Instead, the antioxidants are being used up prematurely (before getting into your bloodstream) to fight off the excess in free radicals. We have developed a vitamin and mineral complex that does not do this and allows maximum absorption of the antioxidants that your body needs to stay healthy and young.

Be very careful with what you take, especially if you are looking to be healthier. Many of us have been doing more damage to our bodies without even knowing it.

Weight loss is a combination of eating healthier foods, getting enough exercise and taking a high quality vitamin supplement.

Best of luck to you with your weight loss. I'd be happy to answer any other questions if you'd like to contact me through my profile.


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answers from Reno on

I used to be on Herbalife. It does help you lose weight, until you stop the product.

I have another idea.

Go to twinow.com/jlwagner, and twihealth.com/jlwagner.

There is a weight loss program here that is exceptional. I am not on the product, but I know it works. I am on a diet supplement that has a side effect of inch loss called generate 1000. This product help with many ailments such as pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabeties, and moany more.

Try out the weight loss program and see if it will help you.


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answers from San Diego on

Hello D.,
I have some good advice for you,
Herbalife does have Ok products,
however they are an older type product,
I have a new product called Osolean that is really working for me and my friends.
I have lost 10 pounds and 2 inches from my waist in the last several weeks, my friend Julie is down 6 inches around her waist, one of my other friends Marla just had two babies almost back to back and she was very unhappy with all the weight she had kept, she has been very diligent and has lost 15 inches total from her body in the last 4 weeks, it goes on and on :)
In any case if you want something that REALLY works,
is safe, healthy and promotes you losing FAT and retaining your muscle and bone desity,
please contact me and I will help you,
thanks so much,



answers from Reno on

I had good luck with Herbalife. It's really the only thing that has worked for me. I lost about 40 lbs using it. The shakes are not bad if you mix with fruit & ice, and the Total Control supplement was a lifesaver. Good luck!



answers from Los Angeles on

I did it several years ago and lost the weight I needed to. But they pills are discusting and you have to take A LOT of them throughout the day.
After having my son I discovered Isagenix and I really liked it. The pills were much fewer and had no taste and their shakes are really nutritious.



answers from Las Vegas on

I am actually a distributor, but stopped selling a few years back and I continue to pay my annual membership fee so me and my family can continue to get the discount.

We swear by their products!! Anytime we've stopped drinking the shakes or taking the vitamins we don't feel as healthy as before. We have a family friend who sees a cardiologist and he even promotes the products. Through all my research before becoming a distributor and since, I have never heard of a doctor saying anything negative about their products.

Not only is everything good for you, but the shakes are like candy!! Me and my mom just mix the Formula 1 with frozen strawberries, half a container of yogurt, juice/lemonade and crushed ice.

I could go on and on, but I hope you try their products. I know you'll like them!!



answers from Los Angeles on

I'm on herbalife now, and I have seemed to plateau-ed after losing only 5 lbs. I started In August. Here are my comments about the product:
-If you like shakes, this is an easy program to do. For me, I'm getting tired of drinking 2 shakes a day (so then I find myself cheating).
-The cell activator tablets are good in a sense that I am not jittery. However, I don't think they do very much for appetite suppression. Also I have a hard time remembering to take 2 pills 3 times a day before eating.
-The instant tea (for energy) is nasty tasting. Hot or cold it tastes terrible. I try to mix it in a little juice, that helps, but I can still taste it.
-The multivitamin smells a little like fish. But then again, so do other multivitamins that I have taken in the past.

Hope this helps. Good luck on your weight loss endeavors!



answers from San Diego on


Why don't you save the money that you would be spending on this diet program. Companies like Herbalife and Jenny Craig are out there to make money by exploiting the wish to lose weight quickly. The best way to lose weight is to eat less and move around more. Calories out should be more than calories in. It's that simple. The problem with special diet programs and supplements is that when you stop the program, you gain the weight back.

The best and most sensible way to lose weight and keep it off is to do it slowly. You can still eat all of your favorite foods, but in smaller amounts. For example, if you drink 5 cans of soda a day (yes, I know people who drink that much), cut back to 4 cans a day and substitute 12 ounces of water for the 5th can. It is also better for your metabolism to eat 5-6 smaller meals a day instead of 3 larger ones. Never skip breakfast because that will make you overeat at lunchtime. Stock your kitchen with healthy snacks like raisins, grapes, nuts, cherry tomatoes, lowfat yogurt or carrot sticks. Have one specific time of day when you allow yourself to have a small amount of junk food. This way you don't feel any deprivation and are better able to stick with your plan.

In addition to diet, you need to exercise. The combo of diet and exercise takes off the pounds and keeps them off. Diet alone may take them off (but won't keep them off), but exercise has so many other benefits. For example, when you do any aerobic exercise, your metabolism stays revved up for up to 8 hours after you've finished your exercise session. Building your muscles also helps you to lose weight because more muscle tissue increases your metabolism. Like with changing your diet, start exercising slowly. Start off with a walk around the block, and gradually increase your time or distance to avoid muscle soreness. When you're at the mall or grocery store, park your car a little farther away than you normally would. Use stairs whenever possible instead of elevators. All of those small changes will add up.



answers from San Diego on

I was introduced to Isagenix over 1.5 years ago. They are the world leader in nutritional cleansing, and they have become the fastest growing nutrtional company in history because of the real and amazing result people are experiencing with their products. I was able to release unwanted pounds and inches safely... and keep them off!

The products and suppliment are all natural and organic, and there are no stimulants. As for their "non-compromising ingredients", the IsaLean shakes are the only ones on the market with a enzyme delivery system and a grade 7 protein whey. This is a pharmecuetical grade for highest-end food in Canada, which ranges from a Grade 1 to 7. The US only has a whey Grade system of 1-5. Puppy Chow has Grade 1 protein whey in it, and almost all other shakes on the market have only a Grade 2 whey with a lot of additional fillers.

Isagenix is helping real people achieve real results. To date, people have had incredible results losing that last 10-15 pounds, and there are also people who have lost 100, 200 and even over 300 pounds using Isagenix products and programs. Isagenix offers various programs that can help you reach your wellness goals and your target weight!

I love the products so much and so many friends were asking me what I was doing because I looked so great, that I ended up participating in the wealth opportunity with the company and now have a home-based business with Isagenix that allows me to create an additional income stream for my family just from sharing these amazing products.

If you wish to learn more, please visit my web sit at www.livehappyhealthyandfree.com (live happy healthy and free without commas or spaces); Once there, click on "IsaVideos" and then watch "Are You Toxic" , "Testimonials", and "Have It All". Please contact me afterwards with any questions ###-###-####)and let me know how I can help you reach your helath goals. My coaching to your health, wellness and weight loss success comes for free!! I truly enjoy helping others live happy, healthy and free!



answers from Los Angeles on

Do not waste your money.... Just eat half of what u usually do.
Just do not eat late.
You will see good result really fast.
P.d. Try not to eat sugar!!!!!!!!!
Good luck..



answers from Los Angeles on

I did it a few years back & lost 20 pounds. I quit because too many horse pills & too expensive. I use Melaleuca products now because they are natural. They have a weight loss program that I haven't tried but the same idea pills & shakes but a lot less $. Plus no added stuff. I know they have their own website you keep track of your stats & stuff & you could win prizes & such. Melaleuca is one of those companies that is over the internet & you have to sign up in order to purchase. You can purchase through me if you want so you don't have to do all that. Let me know if you want more info.




answers from Reno on

Hi, D.

About 10 years ago I lost about 30 lbs. on HerbalLife. My biggest complaint, and actually why I stopped, is the amount of pills I had to take. I don't know if it's different now, but then I was taking something like 5 pills 3 times a day... and they weren't tiny little pills.. these were horse pills. It got to where I was gagging every time I took them or even took a small pill like for headaches! Ugh But like I said, it did work for me. Oh, and they can cause you to burp some pretty gnarly burps! heeheh I sampled their shakes and they weren't bad tasting.. just not my.."cup of tea". :-)

--L. M



answers from Los Angeles on

Good luck with your weight loss whatever method you use. 15 years ago I used the Herbalife tablets, not the shakes or tea, and cut everything I ate in half, and also cut out all sodas (including diet ones). In like 2 months I dropped 40 pounds. Sounds great, huh? Then I got pregnant. This is what representatives from Herbalife say happens alot. The best weight loss program for me was Lean for Life. I don't have the money that Lindora chargesfor the program or their supplements, so I just bought the book and followed it. Good Luck!



answers from Los Angeles on

I am on it now and have lost 45 pounds since June. I only do it on weekdays and eat whatever I want on weekend.

I love it...I mentally needed a diet that allowed me to eat whatever I want one meal a day. It helps me stay on track.

I highly recommend it.



answers from San Diego on

Hi D., Herbalife is great, I used to sell it and I used to use it, as for the shakes I never used the shakes, I used the tablets, and when i was taking them, I went from a size 18 to a size 12 during a summer, every 2 weeks I was able to get into something that i couldn't before. They are expensive, that's why i no longer use them, I used to get then at a 50% discount, when I quit selling I finished using my inventory, and that was it, Nonwe of my clients at the time ever had any problems with the shakes, this was many many years ago, but If you can afford it go for it, I lost weight with out the shakes. J. L.



answers from San Diego on

I did not care for it, it was a long time ago when I tried it, so maybe the formula has changed. I have found something that works GREAT and I will share it with you. It is called SP6 by Lifewave. I lost 6 lbs. my first week and 2 lbs. the second week. I couldn't beleive it. The product is homeopathic patches and spray. No drugs. Go to this website for more info. Lifewave.com/kherihealth Let me know what you think! Good luck.



answers from San Diego on

Last time I read an herbalife label, it was full of isolates and junk like added sugars. I don't recomend it. Go for something with out all the added stuff.

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