Studies have found that consuming meal replacement shakes is an effective means of weight management recognized by the European Food Safety Authority and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the United States.  And for more than 40 years, Herbalife Nutrition has been providing good nutrition through a diverse portfolio of products, including our flagship Formula 1 meal replacement shake.

What Is Formula 1?

For starters, we should make clear what Formula 1 actually is and why it’s one of the world’s most popular shakes. It is a high-quality meal replacement shake that provides vital nutrients, vitamins, and proteins. It is built on sound science. And it’s delicious.

Formula 1 is not meant to supplant smarter eating or regular exercise. Our shakes are intended to supplement it as part of a balanced daily regimen. Whether you’re focused on shedding pounds, building up muscle, maintaining a good diet, or all of the above, Formula 1 is a key addition to your regular routine.

How Can We Trust Formula 1?

We appreciate that people tend to be suspicious of shakes and smoothies and other products that claim to be a cure-all for everything that ails us. And for good reason – too often, companies promote products that simply don’t work or are used for the wrong purpose.

That’s not the case with Formula1. Its current formula was developed by nutritionists and food scientists to help people improve their wellbeing through responsible weight management.

Why Use Formula 1?

So we know what this shake is and why it’s a legitimate product. But now we can get to the final piece of the puzzle: what sets Formula 1 apart.

Besides Herbalife Formula 1’s fantastic nutritional benefits, there’s a benefit to your wallet as well. A breakfast burrito from Nutrisystem will run you about $4.29; Jenny Craig’s pancakes and veggie sausage will cost you $5; a McDonald’s McMuffin Combo Meal goes for $4.88; and a Starbucks latte and muffin is going to set you back $6.60. On the other hand, a Herbalife Formula 1 shake with milk and strawberries will cost just $3.58 – and at just 211 calories, that’s an incredible deal.

Beyond its affordability, here’s maybe the best part about Formula 1 – anyone can customize it to his or her unique needs, goals, tastes, or preferences. Consumers can mix in anything they want or like, from nuts to fruits and vegetables to different flavors and other nutritious add-ons.

Formula 1 is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. It is a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. We provide the cornerstones of a balanced diet, and it’s up to each and every individual to build up the structure of a shake that works for them – because no two customers are the same, and no two shakes should be either.

That’s how we see our job at Herbalife Nutrition. We provide the tools; our users make it fit into their busy schedules and core priorities. Just as long as we all work toward the same overarching objective: improving people’s nutrition.

David Heber

David HeberM.D., Ph.D., FACP, FASN – Chairman, Herbalife Nutrition Institute

Dr. David Heber is the chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute (HNI), which promotes excellence in nutrition education for the public and scientific community and sponsors scientific symposia. The HNI Editorial Board is made up of key scientific opinion leaders from around the world in the fields of nutrition, exercise physiology, behavioral medicine and public health. Dr. Heber holds a degree in chemistry, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. in physiology from UCLA.* In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, reading and painting. Dr. Heber’s favorite Herbalife products are Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix, Herbalife Personalized Protein Powder and the SKIN product line.

*The University of California does not endorse specific products or services as a matter of policy.