by Melanie Macpherson
(Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, Canada)

It seems everyone I know is getting involved with this company ViSalus.

They provide health shakes for weight loss and nutrition, but it's a home sale thing like Mary Kay.

I don't know if you have heard of it or not, so I'll include an information link.

There are some good ingredients and some I'm not sure of, so I'm wondering what your take on the product is?

They claim to have processed the isoflavones out of the soy protein but I don't know if that makes it okay or not.

Any information or opinion you have on this product would help me make a more informed opinion without having to research every single ingredient individually.


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Sep 26, 2011
Healthy Transitions
by: Misty

Hi Melanie

MLM is quite popular right now. I have been approached by folks with a variety of different products.

I checked out the ingredients of this particular product and yes, there is soy as well, sucralose (splenda) so it would be out for me personally. Though the isoflavones have been removed, soy is still problematic for the gut as a trypsin inhibitor as well as thyroid down regulation.

Nothing else looks alarming. Is this something you can really get behind? Be sure to sell that in which you have conviction about or the selling is difficult.

I wish you much success!

Feb 26, 2013
by: Melanie

I just found your response now. Your thoughts reflected my own for the most part.

I never did buy any, and I wasn't interested in it as a home business.

I am still looking for a protein shake that tastes good though.

I live in Canada so it would need to be sold here.

Any suggestions?

Mar 03, 2013
Healthy Transitions
by: Misty

Hello Again Melanie

You know, I have yet to find a pre-mixed protein beverage that I can stand behind.

Generally when this question comes up, I recommend one purchase a quality protein powder and assemble their own shake.

I do have a friend who is a Nutritionist in Canada so I will pass this question to her and let you know!

In good health

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