Our Rating:
7.2/10

Glucerna can be used as a snack or meal replacement, and contains CARBSTEADY® -- a blend of slow-release carbohydrates designed to help manage blood sugar levels and reduce spikes.

Nutrition Per Serving1

180

Calories

4g

Sugar

4.5mg

Cholesterol

1g

Fat

16g

Carbs

4g

Dietary Fiber

10g

Protein

$1.39

Price Per Serving1


Our Review

To help you to make a more informed decision.

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Calories 90 160 110 110 100
Soy Free Protein
Sugars 0g 1g 2g 0g 0g
No Artifical Sweeteners
Superfoods
Probiotics
Price Per Serving $2.43 $3.50 $2.55 $1.80 $1.95

Glucerna Hunger Smart shakes target themselves towards individuals with diabetes, as they utilize CARBSTEADY.  CARBSTEADY includes slowly digestible carbohydrates designed to help minimize blood sugar spikes.  This is a unique concept that makes this product stand out to us.  The shakes contain 15 grams of protein and include some great vitamins and minerals in the formula.  However, there are some controversial ingredients that we were disappointed to see.

This shake contains a soy protein isolate.  Soy has become controversial recently, as studies have linked it to a variety of health problems including thyroid issues, immune system problems, and can be dangerous for pregnant or nursing women.  Sucralose is also included in this formula.  Sucralose is a synthetic additive made by chlorinating sugar.  Some claim there is no harm to this, but the chemical structure is similar to that in pesticide DDT.  Side effects linked to this ingredient include stomach issues, head and muscle aches, bladder issues, and cramps and diarrhea.  Acesulfame potassium, or Acesulfame-K is present as well, which contains methylene chloride.  Longterm exposure to this  has a variety of side effects and health risks.  

The taste of these shakes is very good, but we wish that they would remove their controversial ingredients.

1Glucerna can be used as a snack or meal replacement, and contains CARBSTEADY® -- a blend of slow-release carbohydrates designed to help manage blood sugar levels and reduce spikes.