Update 3/8/20. IdealShape is a weight loss shake that's been around for several years and is quite popular. But, popularity aside, is Ideal Shake good for weight loss? Is it healthy? Most importantly, does it really work? In this IdealShape review, you'll learn about the ingredients in the shake including its potato extract Slendesta ingredient. Does IdealShape have any side effects and is it right for you? Let's see what we can discover.
What Is IdealShape
It's a weight-loss shake that you can purchase at various online websites like Amazon. No prescription is required. As you'll see below the supplement contains an interesting ingredient, derived from potatoes which they call Slendesta. This ingredient is not found in most other weight loss shakes.
Ideal Shape Company
The company called IdealShape LLC. Another name for the company is the Hut Group LTD. The company was founded by David Meine, a writer, and motivational speaker. He is the author of many books like this one.
The company is located at 921 W 500 N, Lindon, UT 84042. The Better Business Bureau gives the company a rating of A .See the BBB file for more information.
Ideal Shake Nutrition Facts
Each container of Ideal Shake has 30 servings. Each scoop of the Ideal Shake has 31 grams (about 1 ounce). Each scoop has 120 calories and the following nutrition information:
|Nutrient||Amount Per Serving||Percent Daily Value|
|Total Fat||5 grams||5% DV|
|Saturated Fat||3 grams||5% DV|
|Trans Fat||0 grams||N/A|
|Cholesterol||20 milligrams||7% DV|
|Sodium||270 milligrams||11% DV|
|Potassium||260 milligrams||7% DV|
|Total Carbohydrates||11 grams||4% DV|
|Dietary Fiber||5 grams||20% DV|
In the table above, “N/A” means that no Daily Value has been determined yet for that particular nutrient.
The calories in supplement have been reformulated since the last time the product was reviewed. Originally the supplement had 100 calories per scoop. it now has 120 calories.
What About Trans Fats?
The IdealShape is transfat free. that's good.
Here are all the ingredients:
|Whey protein concentrate||Whey protein isolate||Soy protein isolate||Maltodextrin|
|Sunflower oil creamer||Cocoa powder||Inulin||Potato protein extract|
|Dicalcium phosphate (calcium)||Natural & artificial flavor||Salt||Magnesium oxide (magnesium)|
|Cellulose gum||Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)||Sucralose||Xanthan gum|
|Vitamin E||Copper gluconate (copper)||Biotin||Ascufame potassium|
|Potassium choloride (potassium)||Niacinamide (Niacin)||Vitamin A palmatate||Calcium pantheonate (pantothenic acid)|
|Electrolytic iron (iron)||Bromalen||Papain||Amylase|
|Zinc oxide (zinc)||Cholecalciferol (vitamin D)||Pyridoxine HCL (vitamin B6)||Thiamin Hydrochloride (Thiamin)|
|Riboflavin||Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)||Folic acid||Potassium iodide (iodine)|
Read the ingredients table above from left to right. That will tell you which is present the most and least. Ingredients at the top /front of the list are present the most. Those at the end/bottom of the list are present the least.
Protein In IdealShape
The protein comes from the “IdealShape Protein Blend.” This is composed of:
- Whey protein concentrate
- Whey protein isolate
- Soy protein isolate
IdealShape is mostly whey protein concentrate has the least soy protein isolate.
What Are The Added Sugars?
Each scoop has 3 grams of added sugars. Added sugars are not natural. they are the sugars the company adds to make the product taste better. You should not eat more than 50 grams of added sugars per day.
How Much Fiber In IdealShape?
Each scoop has 5 grams of fiber. This is good. It means the shape is high in fiber. The fiber comes from the “IdealShape Hunger Blocking Blend.” This is a combination of :
- Potato protein extract
Inulin, also called chicory root extract, is a soluble fiber found in many processed foods. Can it help weight loss? One study noted inulin could help weight loss in people with prediabetes. Another study, however, did not show it helped but inulin did appear to lower blood pressure and alter the microbiome. The microbiome eats fiber. Because inulin is a fiber it makes sense it would alter the gut health of those eating it.
Potato Protein Extract
Slendesta is the name given to the potato protein ingredient. The name Slendesta is a reference that the ingredient is supposed to make you slender. Slendesta is a trademarked name and refers to a compound called Proteinase Inhibitor II (“PI2”) found in potato skins.
So how does Slendesta work? It boasts a hormone called cholecystokinin (CCK). CCK, in turn, curbs appetite.
Heres a video the company has put out on Slendesta
Preliminary evidence in mice suggests Slendesta may decrease food intake and promote weight loss. While encouraging, human proof for Slendestra could not be located.
Enzymes in IdealShape
The shake also contains these enzymes too:
Proof that these enzymes help people lose weight cannot be located. Enzymes are proteins are likely digested when they hit the stomach. While they may aid some who have digestion issues, most healthy people probably don't need enzyme supplements.
Is IdealShape Gluten-Free?
Yes. There is no gluten in the supplement.
What About IdealBoost?
The IdealBoost supplement is a powder you mix in water. The supplement is said to provide “healthy energy” and block hunger for up to 3 hours. This supplement contains 80 mg of caffeine. The caffeine comes from a combination of:
- green tea
- green coffee bean (review)
There is also a weight loss blend, which contains:
Does it help the IdealShape work better? This is not known.
IdealShape Side Effects
In healthy people, IdealShape weight loss shake is likely fine to use. If your going to try it for yourself here are some things to consider. This list is not complete:
- Start with less than recommended for the first week
- you may be more “gassy” for while due to the inulin fiber. This should eventually go away.
- Stop taking IdealShape at least 2 weeks before having surgery
- if you take any medications to talk to your doctor first
- Talk to your doctor if your pregnant or nursing
- Soy may inhibit iodine absorption and this can lower thyroid hormone production. Soy does not cause hypothyroidism, however.
Can You Buy IdealShape In Stores
While anything is possible, its more likely to be purchased on its website IdealShape.com or websites like Amazon.
The supplement has a 30-day money-back guarantee. To get a refund call 800-515-0896. You must get a return merchandise number (RMA Number) first before you return it. If you buy IdealShape from Amazon, they will have their own return policy. The price may be different too.
How Much Does IdealShape Cost?
When I checked the product website, one container cost $41.99.
Does IdealShape Work?
IdealShape doesn't have many calories so if you use it in place of a meal, it makes sense it may help people lose weight especially if it's combined with an ideal meal plan. The same is true for all over weight loss shakes also. The Slendesta potato protein ingredient in IdealShape is interesting and I'm looking forward to more studies on it.