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Since 1980, we have been on a mission to change people’s lives by providing high-quality, science-backed nutritional products and a sound business opportunity that transforms communities.

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What is Herbalife Nutrition?

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company offering a range of science-based nutrition products that include weight management, nutritional supplements, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. These products are available exclusively through educated and trained independent distributors. Learn more about who we are.

What is Herbalife Nutrition?

How does Herbalife Nutrition rank in the top nutrition companies in the world?

In 2021, Herbalife Nutrition was ranked the #1 brand in the world in meal replacement and protein supplements combined* by Euromonitor International Ltd, an independent market research firm. The company has also held, for five consecutive years, the titles of being the world’s top brand in weight management**, and meal replacements***.

*Source: Euromonitor International Limited; per Consumer Health 2021ed, meal replacement and protein supplements category definitions; combined % RSP share GBO, 2020 data.
** Source: Euromonitor International Limited; per Consumer Health 2021ed, weight management and wellbeing category definition; % RSP share GBO, 2020 data.
*** Source: Euromonitor International Limited; per Consumer Health 2021ed, meal replacement category definition; % RSP share GBO, 2020 data.

How does Herbalife Nutrition rank in the top nutrition companies in the world?

What does Herbalife Nutrition sell?

Herbalife Nutrition offers a wide range of high-quality, science-backed products, including meal replacement protein shakes, protein bars, teas, aloes, nutritional supplements, sports hydration, and outer nutrition products. Learn more about our product philosophy.

What does Herbalife Nutrition sell?

Who founded Herbalife Nutrition?

Mark R. Hughes founded Herbalife International in 1980.

Our Products

Where to buy Herbalife Nutrition products?

Our products are available exclusively through educated and trained Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors who provide comprehensive and personalized solutions to their customers’ nutrition and wellness goals. When you are connected with your local distributor, they will help you begin your Herbalife Nutrition journey. Your distributor will support you with tips, advice, product recommendations, and continuous mentorship.

Where to buy Herbalife Nutrition products?

Are Herbalife Nutrition products a good way to lose weight?

In 2020, independent researchers investigated the efficacy and safety of Herbalife Nutrition products used as high-protein meal replacements for weight management. According to their meta-analysis, participants who consumed Herbalife Nutrition High Protein products experienced significantly larger decreases in body weight, body mass index, and fat mass – compared to the individuals consuming control diets. For weight loss, we recommend people replace two meals a day with Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1. People who use Herbalife Nutrition® Formula 1 twice a day as part of a healthy lifestyle can generally expect to lose around half a pound to 1 pound per week.

Are Herbalife Nutrition products a good way to lose weight?

Is Herbalife Nutrition gluten-free?

For those with gluten sensitivities, we offer gluten-free versions of our signature products, including the Formula 1 Select line, made with a blend of pea, quinoa, and rice proteins and non-GM ingredients. The nutritious shake is certified gluten-free, vegetarian, and kosher. We also offer the Tri Blend Select shake, which is made with pea, quinoa, and flax seed proteins and is 100 percent vegan and gluten-free. Products not available in all markets. See regional sites for product details and availability.

Is Herbalife Nutrition gluten-free?

How many calories are in an Herbalife Nutrition shake?

A Formula 1 meal replacement shake is a nutrient-dense healthy meal with 170 calories, 21 vitamins and minerals, 17 g of protein, and 3 g of fiber when made with 8 fluid ounces of nonfat milk.

How many calories are in an Herbalife Nutrition shake?

Can I mix Herbalife Nutrition shakes with water?

As an alternative to milk, many of our customers prefer a water-based blend made with a serving of Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 and a serving of our Protein Drink Mix – a combination that serves up 24 grams of protein. To learn more about our products, please visit our Support Center.

Can I mix Herbalife Nutrition shakes with water?

Do Herbalife Nutrition products work?

Yes, Herbalife Nutrition products work. Our independent distributors have helped millions of consumers across the globe achieve their nutritional goals. Every one of our products is researched, developed, and distributed with the same goal in mind – to improve nutritional habits around the world with great-tasting, science-backed nutrition products. This is underpinned by the support, encouragement, and community brought by our distributors to each of their customers. Herbalife Nutrition products work best when incorporated within a balanced diet and as part of a healthy, active lifestyle. Therefore, our distributors across the globe support their customers with individual diet plans and product recommendations based on Herbalife Nutrition materials.

To put it simply, we help individuals across the globe get the right balance of healthy nutrition.

In 2020, 1.9 billion servings of Herbalife Nutrition protein shakes were sold worldwide. We have built long-lasting relationships on the core element of trust. We are committed to maintaining that trust by investing in the quality of our products for millions of consumers around the world.

Does Formula 1 meal replacement work?

Yes, Formula 1 meal replacements work. They can be incorporated into a weight loss program for achieving a healthy weight. A clinical study in the US on Formula 1 and on similar products show that Formula 1 shakes taken twice a day as part of a reduced-calorie diet help people lose weight.

Formula 1 is a complete, convenient meal that provides the nutrients your body needs. Its plant-based protein formula was developed by nutritionists and food scientists and is rooted in the latest research showing the efficacy of meal replacements, along with diet and exercise, as a solution for achieving a healthy weight. According to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 studies, the University of Oxford found that programs incorporating meal replacements led to greater weight loss compared to alternative diets.

Does Formula 1 meal replacement work?

Does Herbalife Nutrition work for weight loss?

Having helped millions across the globe achieve their health and nutrition goals, Herbalife Nutrition works. According to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 studies, the University of Oxford found that programs incorporating meal replacements including Herbalife Nutrition and other brands led to greater weight loss compared to alternative diets. Whether you’re looking to inspire others, or if you need a helping hand, Herbalife Nutrition offers the opportunity to become part of an empowering community and reap the benefits of nutrition products.

Does Herbalife Nutrition work for weight loss?

Is Herbalife vegan?

Herbalife offers vegan products. In 2019, we launched another 100% vegan product, the Tri-Blend Select protein powder, which is a complete protein powder blend made with naturally-sourced ingredients. It contains a unique combination of pea, quinoa, rice, and flaxseed as part of a premium vegan blend to deliver a complete protein source providing all essential amino acids.

We offer Formula 1 Free From in select markets, which is free from soy, lactose, and gluten, and is a delicious shake with a perfect blend of high-quality protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals. Formula 1 offers both great nutrition and convenience in one delicious shake. Our selection of products vary by market. See regional sites for product details.

What is Herbalife Nutrition's quality commitment to consumers?

Herbalife Nutrition advocates for creating an open dialogue between customers and their healthcare providers. This is a key component in promoting consumer safety. Global Consumer Safety helps facilitate these conversations by making our health and safety staff available to consult with any healthcare provider.

Herbalife Nutrition’s Global Consumer Safety team is happy to address any product-related questions that healthcare providers may have. Whether they may be suitable for use by customers with certain dietary restrictions or other unique medical considerations. Healthcare providers can contact the company directly at gcs@herbalife.com.

What is Herbalife Nutrition's quality commitment to consumers?

Is Herbalife expensive?

Herbalife products are competitively priced health and wellbeing products that deliver value for money. Our products are the result of significant investment combining scientific rigor, innovation, and results.

For anyone looking to improve their lifestyle, you won’t find a more cost-effective, nutritionally dense meal replacement solution.

Are Herbalife Nutrition products good quality?

Yes, Herbalife Nutrition products are of the highest quality, going through a rigorous quality assurance process, from sourcing the ingredients to the final package, including quality assurance, safety, science, regulatory, sensory, and label design. We call this our Seed to Feed commitment.

Our Seed to Feed commitment is a 14-step quality control system.

Everything starts with quality ingredients, from the first three steps: plant, cultivate, harvest. These steps provide us complete traceability of the active ingredients in our products.

We then start the manufacturing process. This includes state-of-the-art blending, compression, packaging, and manufacturing. Our customers get the exact same high-quality product every time, whether they are consuming our products in the United Kingdom, France, India, or Mexico.

All of our manufacturing facilities and laboratories meet or exceed Good Manufacturing Practices, and our world-class laboratories have achieved the highest level of accreditation, which reflects our strict adherence to local government regulations and industry-leading standards.

Each of these accreditations ensures that:

  • The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 accreditation sees that Herbalife Nutrition’s laboratory tests are accurate and reliable.
  • The NSF International certification sees that Herbalife Nutrition manufacturing facilities produce our Herbalife24 line of products under the applicable regulations. Ensuring that products continue to meet specifications and label claims.
  • The NSF also sees that Herbalife24 products are free of any banned substances under leading international athletic organizations and leagues.
  • The Natural Health Products (NHP) Alliance sees that Herbalife Nutrition engages DNA-based testing tools so that each ingredient consists of the exact species of plants and botanicals needed to support our products’ health claims.
Are Herbalife Nutrition products good quality?

Can Diabetics use Herbalife Nutrition products?

People who have diabetes may be able to include several Herbalife Nutrition products in their daily diet. Yet, the nutritional value across our product range will vary dependent on flavor, serving size, and product purpose.

For instance, Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 Meal Replacement shake Vanilla Cream contains 21 grams of carbohydrates per 250ml, whereas our Formula 1 Meal Replacement shake Banana Cream contains 20 grams of carbohydrates per 250ml (when made according to product label recommendation).

Products that are appropriate for diabetics will depend on several factors. These include state of health, diabetes type, personal allowance for carbohydrates as recommended by a healthcare provider and use of medications.

It is also important to remember that dietary changes can impact both blood sugar control and medications, in addition to the fact that some people with diabetes may have certain dietary restrictions.

Type 1 Diabetics may have a different nutritional requirement compared to Type 2 Diabetics. Any healthcare provider can contact Herbalife Nutrition directly if they have further questions surrounding our product range – gcs@herbalife.com

Can you use Herbalife Nutrition during pregnancy?

The average woman during pregnancy should be consuming 2,500 calories per day instead of the recommended 2,100 calories necessary before pregnancy. This is to support the growth of a healthy baby.

If your prenatal physician has any questions surrounding our ingredients or products, they can contact us directly at gcs@herbalife.com

Is Herbalife safe to use while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women are advised to discuss dietary changes and supplementation with their healthcare provider to determine individual suitability based on health status, nutritional needs, and any dietary restrictions for mother and/or child prior to use.

It is important to understand that our products have not been specifically tested to demonstrate safety of use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. We recommend expecting or breastfeeding moms to consult with their healthcare provider before supplementing to determine suitability of use.

Even if you have been consuming Herbalife Nutrition products prior to pregnancy or breastfeeding, we recommend consulting your physician. This is so that your healthcare provider can recommend the right nutrients for your specific health needs.

If your healthcare provider or midwife has any questions surrounding our ingredients or products, they can contact us directly at gcs@herbalife.com