1.Is soy protein as effective and beneficial for building muscle as whey protein?
Both plant-based soy protein and whey protein from dairy milk have been shown to help build and maintain lean body mass. Although not as rapidly digested and absorbed by the body as whey protein, soy protein does help support lean muscle mass.
For many years, a score called Biological Value was used to measure the quality of protein. Whey generally scored much higher than soy because of its unique composition. However, current research shows a more appropriate measure called the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS). Both soy and whey have a PDCAAS score of 1.0.
2.How much EPA & DHA is in Herbalifeline®, Core Complex® and Tri-Shield® capsules?
Products may vary from region to region. For specific product questions, please use the Contact Us form.
3.Do Herbalifeline® and Trishield® capsules contain mercury?
Individuals can use the Herbalifeline® and Tri-Shield® products without concern for mercury contamination. The fish oil used in Herbalifeline® capsules complies with all regulations concerning heavy metal contamination, including mercury. Raw materials from our fish oil suppliers are tested to be sure they conform with strict standards for mercury. Nearly all fish contain traces of mercury because mercury is a naturally-occurring element. However, our quality testing processes ensure that any amount present is within accepted regulatory limits.
4.Do Herbalife® products contain gluten?
Formula 1 Allergen-Free Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix is currently the only certified gluten-free product available. This product is certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). We are currently exploring gluten certification for other shake flavors.
5.Why do you use artificial colors and flavors?
Certain natural flavors and colors are not as stable as artificial flavors and colors. Therefore it is often necessary to use artificial flavors and colors to maintain the physical quality and stability of our products. All of the colors and flavoring ingredients used in our products are approved for use by the U.S. FDA and considered safe as used in our products.
Our entire Herbalife24 line was formulated without the use of artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. All the products are naturally sweetened for a mild, palatable taste.
6.Do Herbalife® products contain a lot of caffeine? Which products contain caffeine?
Individual servings of some Herbalife® products contain slightly less caffeine than an average cup of coffee. One cup of coffee has approximately 85 mg to 100 mg of caffeine. Herbalife® products with caffeine include: Herbal Tea Concentrate with approximately 65 mg per serving; Total Control® tablets with approximately 75 mg per serving; N-R-G Tea and tablets with approximately 65 mg per serving; and Liftoff® tablets, which has 75 mg per serving.
Although caffeine is generally safe for most healthy adults, consumers should be aware of the total caffeine intake in their diets (coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, Herbalife® products, etc.). We recommend not exceeding 300 mg of caffeine per day. Consumers who are sensitive to caffeine should adjust their intake accordingly.
For caffeine content in specific products, please get in touch with us through the Contact Us form as products may vary from region to region.
7.What is the primary type of protein in Formula 1?
Formula 1 contains soy protein. We use a high grade of soybean with a high nutrient content.
8.Why does Formula 1 contain soy protein?
We use high quality soy protein in our products because of the many benefits, including:
- Keep you fuller for longer
- Sustain energy levels
- Build lean muscle mass as part of a fitness program
9.Why do you use sucralose in your products?
We understand that there are consumers who prefer not to use non-nutritive sweeteners, but we are limited by the sweeteners that are approved for use. More than 100 studies have been conducted on sucralose. These studies have been evaluated over a 20-year period and clearly demonstrated its safety. It is the only non-nutritive sweetener that is made from sugar, and only a very small amount of sucralose is used in Herbalife® products.
10.Is it possible to use stevia instead of sucralose as a sweetener in Herbalife® products?
Our Product Development team is exploring the use of stevia. However, we are confident in the safety of sweeteners currently being used. We will offer additional sweetening options as these ingredients are found to provide the same standard of quality that we continue to maintain with current formulations.