As an essential macronutrient, protein benefits our bodies in a number of ways. It supports bones and tendons, repairs and grows muscles, and is important for transporting nutrients. With all this in mind, it is important to consume protein daily to perform our best. But not everyone’s protein needs are the same.

While there are suggested daily amounts based on one’s weight, gender and lifestyle, each person has unique requirements – in part because protein needs also vary depending on the amount of lean body mass a person has. For example, a 200-pound fireman will have very different intake needs than an elderly woman.

Some people also have different tastes, preferences, and sensitivities to certain types of proteins:

Furthermore, when you consume your protein is as important as ensuring you get the amount your body needs. It’s best to spread your protein intake somewhat evenly throughout the day rather than taking widely varying amounts at meals and snacks. Proper timing of protein intake is important for athletes who want to perform at their best.

When you consider all these factors, it’s fair to say your protein intake will differ from someone else, and it may be a challenge to give your body the right amount of protein at the right time every day.

That’s why we developed a vast portfolio of protein products, including protein boosters, to give consumers choice, simplicity, and convenience to help them meet their intake goals.

In this guide, we discuss:

Herbalife Protein Boosters

What Are Protein Boosters?

A protein booster is a convenient product, often in powder form, that can be added to many foods to increase protein intake.

To help consumers supplement their day with high-quality protein, we developed boosters for different schedules, preferences, tastes, and lifestyles, including ones for athletes, vegetarians, and people on the go.

Comparing Herbalife Nutrition Protein Boosters

In line with our Nutrition Philosophy of helping people achieve the right balance of macro- and micronutrients, we believe in giving consumers choice. Our various protein boosters are nutrient-dense and offer unique uses, ingredients, flavors and protein types, including animal-based and plant-based proteins.


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In the suggested usages and recipes below, you’ll see that while most boosters can be added to shakes, they can also be folded into dishes, snacks, and other beverages.

What Is Protein Drink Mix (PDM)?

Formulated with soy protein, Protein Drink Mix (PDM) is a simple, nutritious way to boost protein, satisfy hunger and sustain energy throughout your day. While it can be added to your Formula 1 shake, it can also be mixed with water as a standalone snack.

Rather than using milk, many of our customers blend one serving of PDM, one serving of Formula 1, and water when making their Formula 1 shake.

Herbalife Protein Drink Mix

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PDM Select

As an alternative product, we also offer Protein Drink Mix Select – a special blend of easily digestible pea, quinoa, and rice proteins for those with soy sensitivities. This product is made with non-GM ingredients, is certified Kosher, and is certified gluten-free.

Overnight French Toast in a Bowl Recipe

Recipe: Overnight French Toast in a Bowl



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What Is Personalized Protein Powder (PPP)?

Our Personalized Protein Powder (PPP) is an unflavored, high-quality, versatile protein booster that helps satisfy hunger, helps build muscle tissue, and supports the maintenance of lean muscle mass, and can be added to a variety of foods.

Herbalife Personalized Protein Powder

Because it doesn’t have a distinct taste, many customers add this convenient powder to foods such as Formula 1 shakes, soups, yogurt, or oatmeal to help them meet their daily protein intake goals.

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Veggie Burger Herbalife Recipe

Recipe: Herby Veggie Burgers



This recipe makes 6 patties.

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What Is Herbalife24 Enhanced Protein Powder (EPP)?

Designed for the everyday athlete, Herbalife24 Enhanced Protein Powder (EPP) releases five different, high-quality dairy and whey proteins into the body in multiple stages to deliver both an immediate and sustained supply of amino acids. It helps provide energy while supporting muscle repair*****, and recovery.

Herbalife Enhanced Protein Powder

EPP is NSF Certified for Sport®, meaning it is tested and analyzed for banned substances, so professional athletes confidently use EPP along with our other sports nutrition products.

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Herbalife Beet Hummus Recipe

Recipe: Herbalife24 Beet Hummus



Makes 4 servings.

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What Is Beverage Mix?

Beverage Mix is a refreshing and delicious drink mix formulated with hydrolyzed gelatin that can be mixed with liquid for a quick and convenient protein snack to help satisfy hunger in between meals.

Herbalife Beverage Mix

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Beauty Blast Herbalife Tea Recipe

Recipe: Wild Berry Beauty Blast



Makes 1 serving.

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Summary of Protein Boosters

In summary, here are the protein boosters featured above.

In addition, we have a global portfolio of other boosters only available in specific regions, catering to the culture’s unique tastes and preferences. These include:

These products are not available in all markets. Please visit your regional site or speak to your local distributor for product details.

Common Questions About Our Boosters

When is the best time to take protein boosters?

It’s important to ensure you’re spreading your protein intake throughout the day. This helps ensure that your body gets the steady supply of amino acids it needs to perform at its best.

EPP, in particular, is useful during the so-called “metabolic window” that occurs within an hour after strenuous exercise. After working out, your body is highly sensitive to protein availability, so providing the body with a source of protein during that time helps to minimize protein breakdown and stimulate muscle protein synthesis.

Can I heat or microwave the protein boosters?

In general, heat does not significantly affect the nutritional value of protein.

Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids, often called the “building blocks” of protein. There are many different amino acids that can be assembled into protein structures, and each protein has its own unique sequence of amino acids. Depending on the amino acid sequence, every protein also assumes its own natural shape. This protein shape can change and unfold in a process called “denaturation.”

Proteins can denature during cooking, but denaturation does not change the total amount of protein in the food.

How much protein should I take per day?

Protein boosters are convenient, but it’s good to know how much protein you actually need. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is a modest 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight; however, that rule is a general guideline.

Since everyone’s diets are different, let me offer two alternative methods to calculate your daily protein requirements:

1. Use Your Lean Body Mass

Lean body mass basically refers to everything in your body that isn’t fat. The suggested amount of protein you should eat every day depends, in part, on that. To find your lean body mass, you can get a body composition measurement done (some home bathroom scales can do this for you). Then, you can easily determine the amount of protein suggested for you.

The guidelines are to consume 0.5 to 1 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass. If using the metric system, that’s about 1 to 2 grams of protein per kilogram of lean body mass.

2. Use Your Body Weight

If you don’t have access to body composition analysis, you can estimate your protein needs based on your current body weight. It’s not a perfect method because it doesn’t consider how much muscle mass you have, but it does at least account for differences in body size.

Here’s how to calculate your protein needs:

In pounds: multiply your body weight by 0.7

In kilograms: multiply your body weight by 1.5

The number you get is a reasonable target for the amount of protein, in grams, you should aim for each day. But remember, timing your intake is critical. Rather than focusing on consuming absolute amounts, focus on spreading your consumption throughout the day.

Quality: At the Heart of Everything We Do

Our commitment to quality begins at the source. And whether it’s soy, quinoa, pea, or rice, we proudly partner with a global network of generational farmers and trusted suppliers to ensure only the highest quality ingredients go into our products.

We also hold our testing practices to the highest standards. From sourcing to manufacturing to distribution, we continuously test our products through a comprehensive protocol that ensures we comply with not only our uniform global standards but also meet or exceed industry standards and government requirements.

All our products, including our protein boosters, are designed to fit into consumers’ lives when and where they need it. We believe personalization is the key to achieving nutrition goals and we’re committed to offering the best products to help our customers reach their nutrition goals every single day.

* Not a low or reduced-calorie food.

**Products that do not contain any meat, poultry, fish, seafood, or insects. Vegetarian products may contain dairy ingredients, egg ingredients, bee products, and shellac.

***Herbalife Nutrition products do not treat diabetes, but diabetics can use them.

****Only when prepared as instructed on the product label does our product deliver the full nutrition benefits described on that label. Always remember when creating new recipes to assure that the cumulative intake of nutrients is not excessive.

*****These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Susan Bowerman

Susan BowermanM.S., R.D., CSSD, CSOWM, FAND – Sr. Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training

Susan Bowerman is the senior director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Dietetic Advisory Board (DAB). As a registered dietitian, she educates distributors about our global nutrition philosophy and is responsible for developing nutrition education and training materials. Bowerman earned a B.S. in Biology with distinction from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and holds two board certifications as a specialist in Sports Dietetics and in Obesity and Weight Management. When she is not busy teaching and writing, Susan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. Her favorite Herbalife products include Simply Probiotic and Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix Banana Caramel.