We do not include some ingredients found in our competitors’ products. Some of the most popular meal replacement shakes use cheap ingredients that may not be the best for your health and may hinder reaching your goals.
Formulite Meal Replacement bars have one of the highest protein and lowest carb levels per serve. Unlike any other Meal Replacement bars they come in a convenient two pieces so as one can be eaten as a snack or two as meal substitute.
For protein some meal replacements use skim milk powder, calcium and sodium caseinate. Calcium caseinate is produced using the insoluble portion of milk protein and subjecting it to another chemical reaction to purify it. Instead, Formulite uses a blend of low-temperature cross flow micro-filtered whey protein isolates and concentrates. We also use a superior form of micellar casein, which is produced without the use of chemicals by separating the soluble whey portion of milk protein isolate/concentrate from the insoluble casein portion.
Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), consisting of medium-chain fatty acids, are particularly researched for their fast rate of oxidation by the liver. This means when ingested, MCTs go straight to the liver and broken down to be used as an energy source. MCTs bypass fat tissues vulnerable for fat absorption, and are utilised by the liver as a source of energy.
Other brands use cheaper forms of fats. The fat in Formulite products comes only from MCT oil and whey protein concentrate.
Formulite has over 60% less sugar than majority of leading brands*
*Content of sugar in grams per 100g of powdered product in chocolate meal replacements by Optifast, Fat Blaster & Celebrity Slim
Other brands use added sugar. Countless studies have linked excess sugar to insulin resistance, diabetes, fat gain, blood sugar imbalances etc.
Some brands also use added maltodextrin – this is a cheap carbohydrate that in many cases is used as filler. This is highly processed and can have a negative effect on blood sugar levels.
Formulite prefers you to source your carbohydrates from whole food sources – mainly fibrous vegetables.
Formulite prefers not to use unhealthy artificial sweeteners including Aspartame:
Formulite is naturally sweetened using stevia. Native to Paraguay, the stevia plant is as much as 200 times sweeter than sugar and contains no calories.
Formulite also has added fibre, prebiotics, probiotics and 24 vitamins and minerals to keep you functioning at your best.
Many other shakes available have added fructose, which is stored in the form of glycogen in the liver (making shrinking the liver for bariatric surgery more difficult).
You’ll be happy to know, Formulite has no added fructose in our formulas.