Glucerna Shake Reviews
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.
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|Soy Free Protein|
|No Artifical Sweeteners|
|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.